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Welcome to Essex County Online
Experience the Arts in Essex County

Welcome to Essex County’s online guide to the arts!  The Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs is committed to promoting further awareness of its vibrant arts community. We seek to expand opportunities for artists and arts organizations and increase public accessibility to arts programs.


Events Calendar

Essex County is a dynamic cultural center, brimming with activities for all people.  Please join us this season as we continue to celebrate the arts! 

View Calendar
This calendar includes ALL events hosted by the Essex County Parks Department and CULTURAL events hosted by different organizations throughout the county.

2015 Local Arts and History Grant Programs Information Sessions

Exhibition Form

Calendar of Events Form


For your convenience, the below items are available for downloading.

Riker Hill Art Park Permit Application Requirements and Procedures

Riker Application

2013 ECLAP Final Report Budget Charts

2013 ECLAP Final Report Budget Charts


What’s New

Essex County: Arts & Economic Prosperity Study"

Learn more about New Jersey arts through the following websites.

Local Arts Grant Program
The Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs receives generous grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State which we regrant to support local arts organizations.
Log on or create a new account and start filling out your application today:
2014 Online Application

  • NEW! 2015 Essex County Local Arts Grant Program

FUNDING PERIOD: January 1st, 2015 –December 31, 2015
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: August 11, 2015 at 4pm

Grant Interface Log-In



Contact Us
For further information or to be added to our email distribution service, please feel free to contact us.

Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs
Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs
Kips Castle Park
22 Crestmont Road
Verona, NJ 07044| 973.239.2485


Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs
115 Clifton Ave, Newark, NJ 07104 ~ (T) 973-268-3500 ~ (F) 973-481-5302
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