Arts Council of Princeton

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The Arts Council of Princeton
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Founded 1967
Founder Bill Selden
Type Non-profit
Location
Key people
Anne Reeves, Jeff Nathanson, Taneshia Nash Laird

The Arts Council of Princeton was established in 1967, by Bill Selden, in Princeton, New Jersey. Selden was also the first President of the organization.[1][2]

History[edit]

In 1982, Anne Reeves, then President of Arts Council of Princeton, entered into an agreement with the Borough of New Jersey for the occupation of 102 Witherspoon Street.[3]

In April 1997, the Arts Council of Princeton purchased its facility at 102 Witherspoon Street from the Borough of Princeton. Michael Graves, an American architect and native to Princeton, designed the renovated building and agreed to donate his design to the Council.[4][5] Anne Reeves announced her retirement in 2005 and assumed the role as Founding Director. She served as Executive Director since the founding of the Council. The Board of Trustees hired current Executive Director, Jeff Nathanson, in May 2005.[6] In November 2016, the board announced it had appointed Taneshia Nash Laird to succeed Nathanson who announced his intent to retire in June 2016. Laird is scheduled to begin in January 2017.[7]

In June 2008, the Arts Council of Princeton’s building at 102 Witherspoon Street was re-opened. The arts center includes a gallery, theater, multi-disciplinary art studios and public meeting space. The Arts Council of Princeton will commemorate its 50th anniversary in 2017 with a year-long celebration.[8]

Awards[edit]

  • New Jersey State Council on the Arts – Citation of Excellence - (2008), (2009), (2010), (2011), (2012), (2013), (2014), (2015)
  • New Jersey State Council on the Arts – Major Service Organization - (2008), (2009), (2010), (2011), (2012), (2013), (2014), (2015)
  • Discover Jersey Arts – People’s Choice Award for Favorite Art Gallery - (2011), (2012), (2013), (2014), (2016), (2017), (2018)
  • Homefront of Trenton – Recognition for Program Partnership - (2011)
  • NJ Governor’s Award for Excellence in Arts Education - (2011)
  • Princeton Nursery School – School House Partner Award - (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Director Named at Arts Council Retrieved on 5 December 2016
  2. ^ Princeton arts council hosts Day of the Dead celebration Retrieved on 5 December 2016
  3. ^ Smith, Richard D. (2014). Legendary Locals of Princeton. Arcadia Publishing. p. 110.  Retrieved on 5 December 2016
  4. ^ Arts Council Breaks New Ground By Matthew Hersh Retrieved on 5 December 2016
  5. ^ The Arts Council of Princeton Announces Annual Fall Open House Retrieved on 5 December 2016
  6. ^ PRINCETON: Margaret Johnson's 'Where' artwork now there in the municipal building Retrieved on 5 December 2016
  7. ^ New Director Named at Arts Council Retrieved on 5 December 2016
  8. ^ The Arts Council Debuts Its New Paul Robeson Center By Helen Schwartz Retrieved on 5 December 2016

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