State of the Arts has been taking you on location with the most creative people in New Jersey and beyond since 1981. The New York and Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award-winning series features documentary shorts about an extraordinary range of artists – musicians, dancers, playwrights, poets, painters, photographers, and more. State of the Arts visits New Jersey’s best performance spaces – from little-known jazz clubs to outdoor festivals to the state’s exceptional professional theaters. Through our video features, newsletters, and social media, State of the Arts is on the frontlines of the creative and cultural worlds of New Jersey, one of the nation’s most diverse and populous states.

State of the Arts is a cornerstone program of NJ PBS, with episodes co-produced by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Stockton University, in cooperation with PCK Media. The series also airs on WNET and ALL ARTS. Full episodes and individual stories can be seen on, by searching, or right here on this website. Or, subscribe to the State of the Arts NJ YouTube channel.

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The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, encouraging excellence and public engagement in the arts since 1966, is proud to co-produce State of the Arts with Stockton University, in cooperation with PCK Media.

State of the Arts is funded by:

Stockton University

New Jersey State Council on the Arts logo

Friends of State of the Arts

Producers Circle: 

Pheasant Hill Foundation

Philip E. Lian & Joan L. Mueller
in memory of
Judith McCartin Scheide
Peter A. Benoliel & Willo Carey
Monica & Carlos Camin
Melanie & John Clarke
Elizabeth G. Christopherson
Hella & Scott McVay

PCK Media

PCK Media is an Emmy award-winning production company creating arts, cultural, historical, and environmental documentaries.