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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

The New Jersey Arts and Culture Administrators of Color Network (NJACAC) is a project of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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

Kareem Willis, Yendor Productions