Arts in the Workplace

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Janet Peterson, Marketing and Public Relations Director


Millville, NJ - Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center is sponsoring an “Arts in the Workplace” contest. Beginning July 1 businesses throughout the region are being challenged to bring art and creativity into their workspace by bringing two-dimensional or three dimensional art into offices, warehouses or break rooms, by launching collaborative art projects for employees to engage in, by utilizing technology to share favorite works of art among employees, or by any means a company believes would bring art and creative process into the workdays of their employees. Participation in this contest is free of charge and the contest is open to businesses throughout the region.

Companies interested in participating are asked to register by July 31, 2014. Registration forms and additional information about the Wheaton “Arts in the Workplace” contest is available online at or by contacting Angela Speakman, WheatonArts Development Coordinator of Special Projects, at 856.825.6800, ext. 118, or


After the registration is complete, businesses can develop their art initiatives and are asked to submit a 30-second video clip on the WheatonArts Facebook page describing and showing their efforts.  Video submissions will be accepted from August 1 to August 31, 2014. If any company is unable to participate in a Facebook submission, they should contact the WheatonArts office to make alternative arrangements for submission. Submissions will be judged by WheatonArts staff, artists and volunteers and will be based on three categories – originality, creativity and impact. Finalists will be contacted around September 3, 2014.

Contest winners will be officially announced on September 20, 2014 at 1 p.m. at WheatonArts during Wheaton Wide Open Weekend. Winning companies will receive one-of-a-kind glass trophies and complimentary day passes for their employees. Companies are allowed to submit contest entries based on artistic and creative efforts they are already utilizing to benefit their employees. WheatonArts will periodically post tips and ideas on their Facebook page to benefit companies developing their art concepts and submissions. 

WheatonArts is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open Labor Day. Admission: Adults $10.00, Senior Adults $9.00 and Students $7.00. Children five and under are free. Shopping and strolling is free except during outdoor special events. For information about WheatonArts, call 856-825-6800 or 800-998-4552 or visit

WheatonArts strives to ensure the accessibility of its exhibitions, events and programs to all persons with additional needs. Individuals needing special assistance or accommodations should provide notice at least two weeks in advance. Patrons with hearing and speech disabilities may contact WheatonArts through the New Jersey Relay Service (TRS) 800-852-7899 or by dialing 711.

Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, New Jersey Cultural Trust and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. WheatonArts receives general operating support from the New Jersey Historical Commission, Division of Cultural Affairs in the New Jersey Department of State. Additional funding provided through a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.

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