#GivingTuesday: A Message From Courtney Brettle

by Courtney BrettleNovember 26, 2017

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. It’s celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, (this year on November 28), and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on end-of-year giving. As the year comes to a close, we often think of holidays and time with friends and family. It’s also a time of reflection – what we’re thankful for and what we still have yet to accomplish. For me, I like to think

50 Years Of Building Community Through The Arts

by ACP Board of TrusteesNovember 19, 2017

This year the Arts Council of Princeton celebrates fifty years of transforming lives and building community through the arts. We do this via our arts education, camps, outreach programs, gallery exhibitions, stage performances and community events. We are especially proud of our outreach work which comprises several hundreds of hours of free programs annually for our most vulnerable residents. We provide low-income children a safe place to be creative and seniors an opportunity to heal through the artistic process. We depend on donors who understand

A New Initiative For Our Solley Theater: Community Stage

by Arts Council Marketing TeamNovember 12, 2017

The Arts Council of Princeton is pleased to bring our Community Stage initiative to the Solley Theater throughout the year. Community Stage productions are free (or nearly free) events hosted by the Arts Council at the Solley Theater in collaboration with local artists and organizations. This is just one of the ways we bring accessible, innovative, entertaining, and cultural performances to the Princeton community. Here’s what’s happening in our Solley Theater: Wednesday, November 15 at 7pm, poet, novelist and cultural icon Ntozake Shange will be

My Amazing Summer at the ACP

by Chelsea Mia PierreAugust 21, 2017

As I was approaching the end of my junior year at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, I grew anxious about my lack of experience in a professional work setting. I was accepted into an internship program at a recording studio, but it was hours away from my home in Princeton, and it just wouldn’t work. My mom suggested I contact the Arts Council of Princeton – after all, I did have a history there. I interviewed for the position the same week I came home

Pop Into ACP’s Pop In Space

by Arts Council Marketing TeamAugust 13, 2017

If you’ve been enjoying the warm summer days in Princeton, you may have noticed something new “pop” up on Palmer Square. The Arts Council of Princeton’s new Pop In space at 10 Hulfish Street has given the public another setting this summer to invest in their creative energy by offering donation-based workshops in interests ranging from the arts, robotics, the environment, toys, and more! The Arts Council kicked off Pop In programming on July 20 with the Affirmative Art Project. This free, all-ages workshop encouraged

Summer’s Not Over Yet!

by ACP Education TeamJuly 27, 2017

The Arts Council of Princeton’s summer camps are in full swing and we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming hundreds of energized campers, ages 5-16. The time has flown by since the start of camp in June, but there is still so much more fun to be had, and creativity to be explored, until our camp concludes on September 1st. This summer’s camps have brought an air of excitement into the Paul Robeson Center’s halls and studios, along with the echoing sounds of laughter as art

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

by Drew GriffithsJuly 3, 2017

This summer, silence your cell phones and get ready to laugh! Princeton-based Chimera Productions is proud to bring something a little different to the stage from July 20-22 at the Arts Council of Princeton: a comedy. After eleven previous productions, including dramas such as After Ashley, Love Song, Never Swim Alone, and the original play Bottle Factory, this year the local theater company decided to produce Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. As Chimera co-founders, Jeffrey Davis and I are looking

School’s Out for the Summer!

by Arts Council Marketing TeamJune 23, 2017

Summer is here! After a busy, productive spring, it’s time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the creative opportunities the Arts Council of Princeton has planned for this summer. The Arts Council of Princeton’s Summer Art Camps and Art Studios provide the perfect setting for children, tweens, and teens to stay cool and explore artistic opportunities in a creative environment. This year, we are excited to offer 10 weekly options of camp programming for ages 5-16 in the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts’ state-of-the-art

Meet Us In The Courtyard!

by Arts Council Marketing TeamJune 2, 2017

Summer is right around the corner, and you know what that means: it’s time for the Summer Courtyard Concert Series! Now in its 32nd year, the series is best known for featuring the best in local and regional jazz, folk, world, rock, and blues year after year. The Arts Council is thrilled to once again partner with the Princeton Shopping Center to deliver family-friendly entertainment in their beautiful courtyard every Thursday. This year’s lineup boasts diverse performers from a wide range of genres. Here’s your

Meet the Staff: Stephanie Nazario

by Stephanie NazarioMay 11, 2017

Welcome to our Meet the ACP Staff blog series! This is our way of introducing the community to the incredible individuals behind the day-to-day operations of the Arts Council of Princeton. Meet Stephanie Nazario, the Arts Council of Princeton’s Financial Administrator. Hi, Steph! Tell us a little bit about your role at the Arts Council. I am the Financial Administrator. I am pretty much the accounting department with some HR duties as well. I take care of the day-to-day financial duties as well as help