The annual awards ceremony will be held on Friday, June 2, 2023 at 5:00PM during Arts Ed NJ Day 2023. The Awards will be live streamed on YouTube and Facebook Live 

Guests are invited to capture the moment in our photo booth, get an interview on the Live Red Carpet, experience award winning performances, and peruse the statewide award-winning visual art exhibit.

JUNE 2, 2023 

ARTS ED NJ DAY Schedule:

  • 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM – Gathering Ground Call to Collaboration (WAITING LIST)
  • 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM – Red Carpet Experience, Art Exhibit and Networking
  • 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM – 2023 New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education

Learn More about Arts Ed NJ Day 

Frequently Asked Questions

The College of New Jersey
Link for Tickets:
No, Individuals cannot nominate. Please review the handbook for more information on the awards and contact a participating organizations with your recommendation.
Business professional attire.
The show will begin at 5pm Registration Opens at 3:30PM Theatre Opens at 4:30PM Show begins at 5:00PM
It is a free and public event.
Performers should arrive at 2:30 unless told otherwise by their organization representative

A Program of Arts Ed NJ 

The Governor’s Awards in Arts Education began in 1980 to promote awareness and appreciation of the arts, recognizing the creativity, talent and leadership of the award winners. Each year, awards are presented to approximately 20 educators and 80 students. National and statewide organizations select the students for their exemplary work in creative writing, speech, dance, music, theatre and visual arts and the leaders for their exceptional commitment and contribution to arts education. The program also recognizes arts educators and arts education advocates, whose leadership has helped nurture the development of students in the arts across the state.

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The Governor’s Awards event is a partnership of the Arts Ed NJ, the Department of Education, Art Pride New Jersey Foundation, the Department of State and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Additional support is provided by: the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics; Art Educators of New Jersey; Art Administrators of New Jersey; Dance New Jersey; New Jersey Council of Teachers of English; New Jersey Speech and Debate League; New Jersey Music Educators Association; New Jersey Performing Arts Center; Writer's Theatre of New Jersey; Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey; New Jersey Thespians and Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. The cooperating organizations, award sponsors and individual members of the planning council dedicate their time to make sure that excellence in the arts is rewarded, and work tirelessly throughout the year to plan this special event. The Governor's Awards in Arts Education ceremony are a major collaborative effort of the arts, education and state government.