Any teen/school can register and attend the festival to participate in workshops and demonstrations which runs from May 31 – June 2 at Ocean County College.
To perform or exhibit at State requires an invitation:
To perform or exhibit at the NJ State Teen Arts festival a teen must exhibit or perform at a county festival – such as the Atlantic County Teen Arts Festival – and be selected by a reviewer and then receive an official invitation by that Festival's coordinator – such as the Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. There is no exception to this.
Notifications of teens invited to represent Atlantic County at State Teen Arts will be made via email to the students’ coordinating teachers by Noon on Friday, May 26. Therefore, it is essential that accurate email addresses have been submitted to the Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs when registering for the May 24 County Teen Arts Festival. Note: Participants from the Atlantic County Teen Arts Festival would most likely receive performance slots for June 2, which is the third day of the state festival.
Become eligible for a scholarship award:
Any high school junior or senior who does perform or exhibit at the NJ State Festival has the potential to be selected by reviewers at the State level to be the recipient of a $1000 scholarship funded by the Dodge Foundation.
About artwork on exhibit at State Festival:
Artwork selected to be on exhibit at the State Festival will be on display there for the full three day run of the Festival. The Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs will transport it to and from the State Festival. Artwork will be returned to the school office or adult contact by the Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.
About statewide tour of artwork:
Up to four pieces of artwork will be selected at the State level to tour to various sites around New Jersey for one year. The NJ State Teen Arts Program and the Arts & Education Center will be responsible for coordinating the Statewide tour.