Idamis Perez-Margicin, Division Chief
|Mail:||640 S. Broad St., P.O. Box 8068|
Trenton, NJ 08650-0068
Mercer County's Cultural and Heritage Commission is committed to enriching the lives of County residents through the promotion of art, cultural and historic programming. It does so by supporting existing County-based arts and history organizations as well as offering special cultural events and supporting exhibition opportunities for local artists.
Programs and services are offered through the Mercer County Division of Culture & Heritage, the government arm of the Commission. The Division partners and works with local arts, history and cultural groups, civic and governmental organizations, and public and private educational institutions annually. The Division offers two grant programs for local non-profits: a Local Arts Program Grant, offered through a State/County Block Grant Partnership from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (NJSCA) with funding from the National Endowment of the Arts; and a Mercer County History Regrant program, offered with support from the New Jersey Historical Commission.
The Division sponsors two annual cultural festival: Teen Arts (in May) and the County's Cultural Festival (in October). It also supports an annual Mercer County Artists show and a biennial Mercer County Photo exhibitions. It partners with the County's Office on Aging in offering the annual Mercer County Senior Art Show, and administers the statewide New Jersey Senior Citizen Art Show as a co-sponsor with the NJSCA. "Purchase Award Winners" from the Mercer County Artists and Photo shows become a part of the County's Permanent Art Collection, on display at the McDade Administration Building in Trenton.