New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Danielle Bursk

Director of Arts Education

Danielle Bursk is the Director of Arts Education for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. In this role, she manages the Council’s arts education and visual arts grants portfolios. Danielle is also involved with the New Jersey Cultural Trust Arts Stabilization Grants program, and is excitedly learning more about the Council’s Public Art Program throughout the state.

Danielle brings more than twenty years of experience in arts administration and education to her role, and remains a practicing and exhibiting visual artist. Danielle earned an MFA from Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts, a BFA from Temple’s Tyler School of Art, and also has a certificate in Nonprofit Management from LaSalle University’s School of Business. A seasoned arts administrator and presenter at national and regional education conferences, she has years of development experience, taught visual arts at the post-secondary level and managed programs for special needs and at-risk youth. She has previously served on the board of directors for Artworks, Trenton, NJ’s downtown community art center, as the treasurer to the New Jersey Arts Education Collective, and co-chaired the annual Connect Arts Education Conference. She currently serves on the board of her hometown’s Langhorne Council for the Arts.

Chaundra Cameron


“Creative, Passionate, Positive”

Chaundra Cameron is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. She has performed on Broadway in various productions. Ms Cameron has toured in Europe, Carribean Islands, South America, Canada and most of the United states as an actress/singer. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Xavier University of New Orleans, Louisiana in Mass Communications. Her Master of Arts Degree was from University of Maryland College Park with a Major in Directing Theatre and a minor in Acting. Her dedication to the Arts results in her proud membership of the Actor’s Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild. She received her teacher certification from Rutger’s University in Newark, New Jersey which has led to her present profession, during the past decade, of teaching Theatre in the Newark, N.J. school system. She has also served as adjunct faculty for several community colleges as a Speech Instructor. She loves her daughter and wants to inspire others by encouraging the importance of knowing yourself.

Overview of NJ State Council on the Arts: Since 1966, the Arts Council’s volunteer members and professional staff have worked to improve the quality of life in New Jersey by helping the arts to flourish. The Arts Council’s array of programs and services are supported by a direct appropriation from the State of New Jersey through a dedicated Hotel/Motel Occupancy fee and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

What makes the NJ State Council on the Arts unique and necessary: In 1966, the legislature passed and the governor signed a law creating the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and directing us to do all that is necessary and appropriate to: support, encourage, and foster public interest in the arts; enlarge public and private resources devoted to the arts; promote freedom of expression in the arts; and facilitate the inclusion of art in every public building in New Jersey.

Services provided by NJ State Council on the Arts: With annual appropriations from the State Legislature as well as annual federal grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Council designs and carries out a dynamic program of financial and technical support services for New Jersey artists and nonprofit organizations. The Council has priority programs in arts education, artists’ services, community arts development, folk arts, cultural facilities development, community cultural planning and arts marketing.


Arts Ed Newark is made possible by the generous support of: Turrell Fund, The Prudential Foundation, The Horizon Foundation of New Jersey, The Victoria Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and The National Endowment for the Arts



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