As a partner of Arts Ed Newark (Arts Ed), you and/or your organization are a part of a collective effort to ensure that all Newark children in grades PreK-12 have equitable access to high quality, sequential arts education opportunities both in and out of school.

  • Access opportunities for individual and organizational professional development

  • Opportunities to network and collaborate with the Newark Board of Education (NBOE), with independent schools, arts organizations and other advocates

  • Access to regular updates and information affecting the field;

  • Create significant and lasting impact with our collective voice and coordinated efforts.​

BENEFITS: You and/or your organization will receive exclusive access to the following resources through the AEN Partner Portal...

Funding Opportunities
  • Opportunities to be considered to receive funding from NBOE in SummerPlus programming, through 21st century grants and the Victoria Schools Grants Fund

  • Exclusive partner grant postings through the Arts Ed Newark website.


Networking, Access, Trainings:
  • Shared network/publicity to showcase your work and successes

  • Listing in the Arts Ed program directory, which is shared with all NBOE arts education staff and Arts Ed partners annually

  • Representation with Arts Ed Newark Arts Education Agenda at other collective tables

  • Access to capacity building for you and your staff incl. evaluation how-tos, analysis, marketing, etc.

  • Access to trauma-informed care trainings for you and your staff


  • Liasing for community events, to share your organization’s work to more parts of the city and community

  • Opportunities within the Newark arts education community including: access to relationship-building, learning and community-building

  • Opportunity to grow the arts ed community in Newark


YOUR COMMITMENT: You and/or your organization will contribute:


Time Commitment & Required Participation:
  • At least 12 hours of partnership representation annual (which includes all 4 annual partner meetings – 2hrs each). See Calendar

  • Committee Work: Consistently participate in the work of (at least) one committee

  • Community events representing Arts Ed Newark


Shared Communication/s: At least one “Share out” via any/all of these methods:
  • Monthly eblast

  • June end of year partner meeting reflection/celebration

  • Blog post on Arts Ed Newark website


Data sharing:
  • Commit to sharing data via Dodge’s Arts Ed Data Dashboard, a statewide data collection system

  • Commit to using the Arts Ed survey tools to evaluate your programs

  • Share your own data and impact stories to show how arts education in Newark transforms lives


  • Volunteer at at least one Arts Ed Newark/community event or partner meeting

  • Host a meeting or event if possible

Partner Meeting
June 14th, 2022 via Zoom
and in person at 
Newark Public Library
Register Here

Make Music Day Newark
June 21st, 2022
learn more here!

Engagement Committee Meeting
June 16th, 2022 via Zoom


National Night Out 

w/ United Parks As One

Tuesday, August 2, 2022, from 4-8 pm at Mildred Helms Park

Reach 100+ Newark families with your programs and activities!

Learn More here