Projects to Inspire the Arts

The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation recognizes that when residents are engaged in the arts, their communities become vibrant beacons for economic development. Our Foundation has focused on engaging residents and tourists of the Central Jersey Shore with all forms of the arts, from school curriculums to creative arts community contests to public monuments, running the gamut of visual and performing endeavors.  We want to encourage all residents of the Central Jersey Shore to awaken their creativity, individuality, artistic, and technical abilities to embed interaction with the arts and culture in our community.

Count Basie Theatre

New Jersey State
Teen Arts Festival

Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College

OCVTS Performing Arts Academy at Ocean County College

Creative Placemaking