NJ Arts and Culture Administrators of Color
New Jersey Arts and Culture Administrators of Color (NJACAC) is a network of professional arts administrators of color dedicated to advancing efforts related to equity, diversity, and inclusion within New Jersey’s arts community. This initiative is a partnership between New Jersey Theatre Alliance, ArtPride New Jersey, and New Jersey State Council on the Arts. New Jersey Theatre Alliance spearheads this project to provide self-identified people of color working in the state’s arts organizations a safe space to connect, and a platform to share their expertise, experiences, and creativity.
NJACAC’s objective is to connect, empower, and cultivate professional arts and cultural leaders throughout the Garden State. The program aims to build a community that affords members the opportunity to develop personal and professional connections, share resources, and foster emerging leaders.
To date, there are currently over 200 members in the NJACAC network from diverse backgrounds, organizations, communities, and management levels.
Quarterly gatherings are in development for network members. Future gatherings may include social outings, panels on the importance of producing art in urban communities, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities focused on fundraising.
To learn more, please contact Daria M. Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NJACAC Steering Committee:
Andy Chiang, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Jessica Gaines, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
April Grier, New Dawn Multimedia LLC
Vincent Hall, ArtPride NJ
Porché Hardy, The Wallace Foundation
Sam Hwang, Grounds For Sculpture
Jeff Key, CoLAB Arts
Asiyah Kurtz, Camden FireWorks
Chiara Quinn, Newark Symphony Hall
Summer Dawn Reyes, Young Audiences & In Full Color
Carmen Santos-Robson, Pace University
Shoanne Seijas, South Jersey Cultural Alliance
Sheldon Steele, Newark Symphony Hall
Daryl L. Stewart, Daryl Stewart Productions & Newark Arts Festival
Daria M. Sullivan, New Jersey Theatre Alliance
Carolina Vargas, McCarter Theatre Center
Kayla Kim Votapek, Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts
Isha Vyas, Middlesex County Arts Agency & ArtPride
Kareem Willis, Yendor Productions