Ages: 10-18
Price: Free add-on to Saturday Programs

In the Mix is a student-driven, collaborative and multidisciplinary program with a civic engagement focus. It was conceived as a safe space for students to discuss and produce art as activism while building social and emotional skills. In the Mix emerged from parents expressing a desire for more opportunities for their children to collaborate with other students across multiple NJPAC arts education genres. The intent is for students to recognize their potential to become community-engaged artists and leaders, and establish their voices in creative, civic initiatives to make the world a better place.

In The Mix students gather once a week to discuss, conceive and develop innovative projects centered around social justice topics that are important to them. These topics are discussed with the support of a licensed social worker and our Teaching Artists assist students in developing and producing their creative project.

Students also attend workshops and have the opportunity to interview professional artists who use their creative platform to shine a light on specific social issues. In the end, the students showcase their project on a podcast they create, produce and host themselves. In the Mix is a free, hour-long program, open to all NJPAC students, ages 10–18, offered on Saturdays, October-May.

Check out the feedback and stories from the program HERE!

For more information about In The Mix contact Roe Bell, Senior Manager of Schools and Onsite Programs at


Led by

Roe Bell

Director of Programs Operations & Advancement
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Barbara Brownsword

clinical social worker
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Antonella Sanchez

Senior Program Coordinator of Operations
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