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Our Mission

To demonstrate our commitment to sustained engagement and participation of all of Toms River’s residents in the arts, we developed the Engage Toms River Program.

We want to encourage every citizen in Toms River to awaken their creativity, individuality, artistic and technical abilities to embed interaction with the arts and culture in our community.

We will host two to three Engage Toms River programs every year, open to everyone in Toms River AND with a minimum prize of $10,000.

The Engage Toms River Giving Tuesday Theater Group Challenge People’s Choice Award Winner is…

Find out who won $5,000 based on the people’s vote!

It’s time to vote!!!!  The Engage Toms River Giving Tuesday Theater Group Challenge People’s Choice Award!

The judges have spoken and now it’s YOUR turn.  Vote today!

Announcing the Engage Toms River Giving Tuesday Theater Group Challenge TOP FIVE!!!

The judges have spoken and now the PEOPLE have voted.  Find out who will be performing for a chance to win $10,000 on November 29, 2016!

Announcing the Engage Toms River Giving Tuesday Theater Group Challenge TOP FIVE!!!

The judges have spoken and now the PEOPLE have voted.  Find out who will be performing for a chance to win $10,000 on November 29, 2016!

The judges have spoken – now it’s time for YOU to vote!!!!!  Who will compete for $10,000 at the Engage Toms River Giving Tuesday Theater Group Challenge?

Find out which top 3 groups are moving forward and vote for the additional 2 groups to perform!

The Engage Toms River Giving Tuesday Theater Group Challenge Prospectus

Read all the details about our next Engage Toms River $10,000 Challenge!

The Engage Toms River Giving Tuesday Theater Group Challenge

Calling all functioning Ocean and Monmouth County Theater Troupes…want a chance to win $10,000????

The Engage Toms River Lemonade Day Video Challenge winner has been announced!

Who won the $10,000???

The Engage Toms River Lemonade Day Video Challenge top three have been named!

Watch the top 3 videos and vote for your favorite to win $10,000!

The Engage Toms River 2016 Great Arts Challenge – the people have spoken!

Find out who won each category and who had the most overall votes, taking home the grand prize!

The Engage Toms River 2016 Great Arts Challenge – AND THE WINNERS ARE….

The judges have made their decisions and it was not easy!  Find out who is on the shortlist!

The Engage Toms River 2016 Great Arts Challenge Submissions are in!!!!!

What an outstanding response!  We have some of the most talented people in our community.  Wait until you see these beautiful works of art – and you can check them all out from the comfort of your own home!  They’ve all been uploaded to our website.

THEME ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! Engage Toms River 2016 Great Arts Challenge

The time has come and the theme is “REMEMBERING OUR VETERANS”!

Engage Toms River 2016 Great Arts Challenge

Once again the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation are challenging the creatives members of our community!  Learn more about this unique summer competition and how you can win up to $4,000.

2016 Toms River Lemonade Day Becomes Sweeter With a Chance to Win $10,000

Lemonade Day is a fun learning experience that teaches our youth how to build a business plan to make money with their own lemonade stand. Once their business plan is complete, they will tell us how they developed their unique selling proposition (USP) and how they will spend, save and share their profits. Explaining their USP and business plan in a video could win them $10,000!

Community Mural Project Documentary

On February 29, the community came together in the historic Bishop Building of the Ocean County Library to watch to Community Mural Project documentary put together by The Production House.

Halloween Parade Challenge – TRopoly a HUGE Success

We challenged and we received fantastic submissions from the people, schools and non profits of TR who created designs for the best Toms River Halloween Parade float.

Toms River High School North Nautical Stars Theatre Company created TRopoly…a decidedly excellent piece of production with the aid of the Toms River Artists Community.

Check out the final float as it made its way down the Toms River Fire Company No. 1 Halloween Parade.

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