The Allen and Joan Bildner NJPAC Family and Children’s Ticket Subsidy Fund Now Accepting Applications

The Allen and Joan Bildner NJPAC Family and Children’s Ticket Subsidy Fund Now Accepting Applications
Running a non-profit in or near Newark? Interested in taking your community to select NJPAC performances for only $6 a seat? the New Jersey Performing Arts Center is now accepting applications for its Ticket Subsidy Fund for the 2008-2009 season.

Applications for participation in the 2008-2009 Allen and Joan Bildner NJPAC Family and Children’s Ticket Subsidy Fund are sought from community-based social service organizations operating in the State of New Jersey. Special consideration will be given to agencies within a 20-mile radius of the Arts Center’s hometown of Newark and to organizations serving diverse communities with constituencies of limited means. However, any qualified social service agency with IRS 501©(3) status will be considered.

Find the full press release after the jump.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
JEFFREY NORMAN: 973.297.5838
jnorman@njpac.org

THE ALLEN AND JOAN BILDNER NJPAC FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S TICKET SUBSIDY FUND NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Successful Ticket Fund Has Introduced Over 10,000 Children, Adults, Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons to Arts Center programs

Community-Based Organizations Sought for Partnerships in Distributing $6 Tickets, in all Seating Sections, for Selected NJPAC Performances

Newark, NJ (July 22, 2008) – Unique across the nation in its breadth and scope, the Allen and Joan Bildner NJPAC Family and Children’s Ticket Subsidy Fund has, for eleven seasons, provided low-cost access to NJPAC performances to over 10,000 individuals with limited means. At a cost of $6 per ticket, constituents of more than 38 community-based social service organizations have attended 380-plus performances at NJPAC under the auspices of The Allen and Joan Bildner NJPAC Family and Children’s Ticket Subsidy Fund. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center announced today that it is accepting applications from new organizations to participate in the subsidy program in the Arts Center’s 2008-2009 season.

The Allen and Joan Bildner NJPAC Family and Children’s Ticket Subsidy Fund was created through a generous grant by Allen and Joan Bildner and the Bildner Family Foundation, which continues to be a major funder. Additional funding has been received from Meg and Howard Jacobs. Individuals, corporations or foundations interested in contributing to the Allen and Joan Bildner NJPAC Family and Children’s Ticket Subsidy Fund may contact the Arts Center’s Development Department at 973-642-8989.

Applications for participation in the 2008-2009 Allen and Joan Bildner NJPAC Family and Children’s Ticket Subsidy Fund are sought from community-based social service organizations operating in the State of New Jersey. Special consideration will be given to agencies within a 20-mile radius of the Arts Center’s hometown of Newark and to organizations serving diverse communities with constituencies of limited means. However, any qualified social service agency with IRS 501©(3) status will be considered. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to meet the financial commitment of the program and commit the organizational resources necessary to ensure usage of tickets to NJPAC performances. To receive an application, call 973-642-8989, ext. 3192. Applications must be completed and returned to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center no later than September 30th., 2008. Schools and churches are NOT eligible for this program

“The Allen and Joan Bildner NJPAC Family and Children’s Ticket Subsidy Fund helps NJPAC fulfill one of its most essential missions – to make the Arts Center accessible to all New Jerseyans,” said Catrina Logan Boisson, NJPAC Vice President of Marketing. “We decided very early on that a select number of seats would be made available in all seating sections, at $6 per ticket, for a variety of performances each season. The Allen and Joan Bildner NJPAC Family and Children’s Ticket Subsidy Fund helps bridge the economic gap critical for NJPAC operations and, at the same time, ensures that price is not an obstacle for thousands of New Jersey residents.”

Among the organizations participating in the Allen and Joan Bildner NJPAC Family and Children’s Ticket Subsidy Fund during its first ten seasons include: Broadway House for Continuing Care, Community Food Bank of New Jersey, La Casa de Don Pedro, Inc., Newark Best Friends, New Jersey Korean American Youth Center; North Ward Cultural Center, The READY Foundation, Salvation Army; Success Stories; United Vailsburg Services Organization; and Westfield Community Center Association.

NJPAC programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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