Arts Ed NJ Presents the Youth Arts Ed Summit: Shaping the Future of Arts Education in New Jersey

Press Release


Burlington, NJ - March 19, 2024 – Arts Ed NJ is proud to announce its inaugural Youth Arts Ed Summit, a groundbreaking virtual event set to take place on Saturday, April 20th, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST. This summit marks a significant milestone for Arts Ed NJ in the advocacy and promotion of arts education among high school-aged youth across the state of New Jersey.

The Youth Arts Ed Summit promises an engaging and informative experience, featuring panel discussions and workshops on a variety of topics crucial to the future of arts education. Participants will have the opportunity to delve into discussions on Careers in the Arts, Mental Health and the Arts, Art for Social Justice and Awareness, STEAM and Arts Integration, and Arts Education Advocacy. Additionally, attendees can look forward to exciting giveaways and surprises throughout the day.

"This summit isn't just about discussions; it's a platform for you to learn, grow, and make a difference," says Wendy Liscow, Executive Director of Arts Ed NJ. "Be a part of shaping the future of arts education in our state by connecting with peers who share your passion, engaging with professionals in various arts fields, and gaining valuable insights into topics such as arts' impact on mental health, pathways to successful careers in the arts, and most importantly, empowering yourself to speak up on the issues that matter most to you in shaping the future of arts education in New Jersey."

The Youth Arts Ed Summit is open to all high school-aged youth in the state of New Jersey and will be held virtually via Zoom with FREE admission.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, April 20th, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

Location: Virtual Event via Zoom (FREE Admission)

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Arts Ed NJ encourages everyone to spread the word about this transformative event, urging youth to seize this incredible opportunity to immerse themselves in a day filled with enriching experiences and invaluable insights.  There are still opportunities to sponsor the event; learn more via this brochure

The Youth Arts Ed Summit is made possible with generous support from the Grunin Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

For more information and to register for the Youth Arts Ed Summit, visit

Join us as we shape the future of arts education in New Jersey!

For further questions and information:

Contact Priscilla Hopkins-Smith

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About Arts Ed NJ

Arts Ed NJ was founded in 2007 with the mission to provide a unified voice for a diverse group of constituents who agree on the educational benefits and impact of the arts, specifically the contribution they make to student achievement and a civilized, sustainable society. A major component of Arts Ed NJ’s work is the Arts Ed Now campaign which offers customizable grassroot tools to increase participation in arts education at a local level and garners public support to ensure every NJ child receives the quality arts education mandated by the state. Arts Ed NJ’s Arts Education and Social Emotional Learning Center supports the advancement of practices that are healing centered, culturally responsive, and grounded in the best practices offered by our social emotional learning framework.

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