Jacqueline Arias - Jersey Art Exchange

Jacqueline Arias – Jersey Art Exchange

Date grant awarded: May 1, 2018

The Jersey Art Exchange (JAX) is a contemporary arts space that provides free media, arts and tech after-school programs for teens in an underserved area of Jersey City. JAX provides a space to inspire the next generation of artists and media makers through intergenerational technology training, STEAM skills development, music workshops, career-centered field trips, community events and more. With a coalition of artists, educators, local leaders, and families, JAX hopes to create an arts community that will ignite economic growth and inspire neighborhood consciousness.

JAX invests in and makes a long-term commitment to teens, helping them gain the knowledge, skills and motivation to build a foundation for long-term success.