Count Basie Center for the Arts
The Count Basie Center for the Arts is New Jersey’s premier center for the cultural arts, dedicated to fostering powerful, inclusive artistic experiences and creative exchange of ideas.
The Basie mission is to inspire, educate and entertain through its distinct and engaging cultural and artistic offerings that reflect the diversity of the region. As a nonprofit organization, the Basie is committed to enriching the community’s quality of life by generating opportunities for participation in the arts, partnering with schools, collaborating with other mission-based organizations and driving regional economic prosperity.
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When you make a donation to the Count Basie Center for the Arts, you’re making an investment. You’re acting as an advocate for the arts. You are preserving this historic landmark. You are assuring the arts and arts education remain a vibrant part of our lives in central New Jersey.
Your gift helps sustain the Basie’s commitment to arts education. Each year, the Count Basie Center reaches tens of thousands of students through its work onsite and in classrooms, with one of the largest arts education programs in New Jersey.
Subsidized arts classes at partner schools reach more than 600 Abbott, Title I and other at-risk students, while their teachers are trained in arts integration through our affiliation with the Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education program, our collective impact initiative for schools in Monmouth and Ocean counties, and other organizations and projects.