The Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission was established by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders on January 9, 1969. By encouraging creative and cultural expressions through inclusiveness and education, the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission promotes public interest in the arts and the preservation of culture and heritage.
Cultural and Heritage Commission is a division of The Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation
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New Jersey State Council on the Arts - Artist Fellowship Webinar
June 29 at 12:00 PM
Salute to Ocean County: A Celebration of Arts and Heritage
June 29, presented virtually on Ocean County College Cable Channel 20 or Verizon-FiOS Channel 24
2021 History and Historic Preservation Conference!
Thursday,June 3, Thursday, June 10 and June 17

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Making history and the arts accessible to all people is a major priority of the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission. Every organization receiving grant funds is expected to encourage and develop the participation of a broad cross section of citizens, including, but not limited to, diverse ethnic populations, individuals with disabilities, older adults, and women. Accessibility involves both the facilities used for programming and offices, as well as the content of the programming activity, or product.
Approved: January 17, 2012 Learn more about our ADA.

The Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission receives grants from both the New Jersey Council on the Arts and the New Jersey Historical Commission in the Department of State.

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