Community Engagement

The welcome mat is out at NJPAC, even when the stage lights are off. You’ll find our staff at your schools, churches and street fairs, spreading the conversation about NJPAC. We value our partnerships with civic, community and professional organizations when programming entertainment of special interest to you and your network.

NJPAC is one of the few performing arts centers in the country to have a department dedicated to community engagement.


Our mission

The Department of Community Engagement is focused on responding to the rapidly changing demographics and cultural mosaic of New Jersey and the nation. The department's function is to strengthen NJPAC's strategies for building relationships with the state's many diverse communities, according to culture, class, ethnicity, lifestyle and race. These goals are accomplished through innovative and targeted events designed to educate, inform and entertain, in collaboration with cultural and educational partners. Events are aligned with genre-based NJPAC programs—specifically classical music, dance, jazz and theater—in a sincere, robust and holistic manner.


Your ideas help us continue the dialogue.

NJPAC is all ears when it comes to suggestions about strengthening current collaborations or building new relationships with organizations. Send your comments to [email protected]



Advisory Council

NJPAC’s “cultural ambassadors” get the word out and the audiences in.


NJPAC in Your Community!

Discover the power of the performing arts. We look forward to getting to know you at these special events.


Our Champions

These steadfast supporters help NJPAC by promoting shows and sharing resources.