Prestigious New Jersey Council on the Arts Award

Prestigious New Jersey Council on the Arts Award

January, 2011 (Trenton, NJ) — People & Stories / Gente y Cuentos received a Citation of Excellence from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for excellence in artistic quality, programming and public service in the arts, achieving among the highest evaluation through the Council’s peer panel grant review process. Cited organizations demonstrate high artistic quality, sound management, financial accountability, significant public benefit and broad accessibility. Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno along with State Arts Council leadership held an awards reception on January 25, 2011 in Trenton to recognize the excellent work of People & Stories / Gente Cuentos.

“We’re honored and delighted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ recognition of our work.” Patricia Andres, Director

This award, the State Arts Council’s most prestigious mark of distinction, is designated based on grant application review and conferred upon People & Stories / Gente y Cuentos for the duration of the grant period for which funding is received.

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is a division of the NJ Department of State. It receives funding in direct appropriations from the State of New Jersey through a dedicated Hotel/Motel Occupancy fee, as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Since 1966, its volunteer members and professional staff have worked to improve the quality of life in New Jersey by helping the arts to flourish. For more information about the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, visit www.njartscouncil.org.

Steve Runk, Executive Director, NJ State Council on the Arts;
Ofelia Garcia, Council Member, NJ State Council on the Arts;
Sharon Burton Turner, Chair, NJ State Council on the Arts;
Georgia Whidden, President, People and Stories/ Gente y Cuentos,
Patricia Andres, Executive Director, People and Stories/ Gente y Cuentos;
Kim Guadagno, NJ Lieutenant Governor/Secretary of State;
Germaine B. Trabert, Council Member, NJ State Council on the Arts