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Please refer to the answers below for any questions you may have. If you cannot find an answer to your question here, call 908.273.9121 for assistance.

STUDIO SCHOOL QUESTIONS

How do I register for a class or workshop?

Please click here or contact our Registrar, Barbara Smith at 908.273.9121, ext. 223 or barbara@artcenternj.org.

Where’s my Member Discount?

The Art Center offers a Member’s tuition rate for classes only; no discount applies to workshops or summer programs. Children only receive the Member’s tuition rate if covered by a Dual/Family-level Membership or above. If you have registered for a class and did not receive the appropriate discount, your Membership may have expired. For assistance, contact the Art Center at 908.273.9121.

Why didn’t I get a confirmation email?

The Art Center does not confirm registrations, however receipts are sent automatically at the time of online enrollment. Check your spam or junk mail folder for receipts from noreply@artcenternj.org and add us to your safe-sender list.

If you cannot find this email in your spam or junk mail folders, you may have not fully completed the registration process.

Can my teen take an adult class or workshop?

Adult classes and workshops are open to all students ages 16 and older. However, students under 18 years of age must have written permission from a parent or guardian to attend any class which uses a life model.

Can I withdraw from or transfer to another class?

All withdrawls and transfers must be handled in person or by phone. To withdraw or transfer, contact the Studio School Registrar at 908.273.9121, ext. 223. Also see our Studio School Policies page for more information.

Can I take private lessons with one of your instructors?

Yes. Our mentor program is perfect for the student seeking individualized, one-on-one instruction. Learn more.

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS

Why haven’t I received my Membership card?

Your membership card and acknowledgement letter are mailed within 30 days of enrollment.

EXHIBITION QUESTIONS

How do I get invited to your Opening Receptions?

The Art Center’s Exhibition Opening Receptions are free and open to the public. Invitations are mailed to current members as well as other individuals and organizations. To be added to our mailing list, please send your name and mailing address to info@artcenternj.org.

Do you offer tours of your exhibitions?

Yes. The Art Center’s Gallery Education Tours encourage students and visitors to view, learn, and share their ideas about the art on view. Tours must be booked in advance and are offered for all ages, pre-K through adult. Learn more.

How can I exhibit my artwork at the Art Center?

Exhibition opportunities are available for members and students both on- and off-site. Learn more on our Artist Opportunities page.

OTHER QUESTIONS

Can I host my child’s birthday party at the Art Center?

Yes. The Art Center offers custom art parties for children and artists of all ages. Learn more.

Can I host my event at the Art Center?

There are many ways to partner with Visual Arts Center of New Jersey to host your event. Please email info@artcenternj.org or call 908.237.9121.

Do you offer Professional Development credit?

Yes. The Art Center offers several ways to earn professional development hours as a certified professional development provider of the New Jersey Department of Education. Learn more.

Do you offer internships?

Yes. The Art Center offers arts internship opportunities for students interested in gaining hands-on experience with an accredited arts organization. Learn more.

Privacy Policy

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is committed to protecting your privacy. The following privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for www.artcenternj.org and www.artcenternj.augusoft.net. This privacy notice will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, when we collect it, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

We do not sell, trade, or transfer your personal information. We do work with trusted 3rd parties that help us with serving you. These 3rd parties must agree not to share your personal information as well.

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Registration
In order to register for an event, class or service, a user must first complete a registration form. During registration, a user is required to give certain information (your name, email address, phone number, and mailing address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.

Information Collected Via Technology
In addition to personal information, we also collect anonymous information from you.

    • To make our website easier to use, our servers (which are hosted by another provider) collect information from you. This information includes your browser, IP address, Operating System, Domain, and date/time that you visit our site.
    • We also use cookies, temporary files stored on your computer, to remember your cart information and make the site more efficient and convenient for you.

When Does the Art Center Use Your Personal Data?
Generally, personal data you submit to us is used to respond to requests that you make and to aid us in serving you better. We use your Personal Data in the following ways:

      1. • To assist you in creating an account or purchasing classes
      1. • To identify you as a returning user
      1. • To provide the services that you request
      1. • To send you administrative notifications, such as security or support emails
      1. • To send surveys, offers, and other promotional materials related to the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.
      1. • To provide a better overall experience when you visit our website and use our services.

Third Party Data Collection
We use outside advertising companies to display ads when you visit 3rd Party Websites. These companies may collect non-identifying information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements to you.

Links
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site and our services.

 

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 908-273-9121 or via email at info@artcenternj.org.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming community where lives are transformed and enriched through the shared experience of art.
It is our policy to prohibit discrimination and to ensure that no current employee or qualified applicant for employment or registration is discriminated against on the basis of disabilities and that qualified citizens with disabilities have equal access to all programs, services, and activities. The Art Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and complies with applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination. No person shall be discriminated against with regard to employment, educational programs, or admission on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, status, disability, or veteran status. The Art Center holds that equal access, as applied to the disabled, places certain obligations on the institution. Moreover, both Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and the Art Center’s own commitment to its audience require certain adjustments, including structural modifications when necessary to ensure adequate program accessibility for disabled participants. The Art Center has a designated coordinator to facilitate compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as required by Section 35.107 of the U.S. Department of Justice regulations, and to coordinate compliance with Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Art Center maintains that its goals as a non-profit, educational institution do not conflict with its Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs. The Art Center further maintains that the educational climate is greatly enriched by the diversity of its student body and staff.

The building is wheelchair accessible; and a wheelchair is available on site for guest use. If an individual requires other special accommodations to assist with disabilities, the Art Center requires a request in writing by mail, fax, or email. All requests must be received 15 business days in advance of the program or event.
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
Attn: Assistive Services
68 Elm Street
Summit, NJ 07901

Phone: 908.273.9121
Fax: 908.273.1457
Email: assistiveservices@artcenternj.org

Grievance Procedure

This procedure is defined for use in the event that the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey receives a complaint from the public in response to its action or inaction as it endeavors to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. All concerns voiced by the public will be considered as serious and will be addressed and documented. The purpose and goal of this grievance procedure is to:

  • Resolve problems within the limits of the organization’s resources
  • Determine a solution that is mutually acceptable to the complainant and the organization
  • Recommend later solutions that permit greater access
  • Provide a forum for public discussion of concerns.

Under sections 504 and 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, all public facilities, programs, and information must be accessible to all members of the public. If you experience difficulty with programming, information, or physical barriers at the Art Center, please contact us at:

ADA Coordinator
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
68 Elm Street
Summit, NJ 07901

Phone: 908.273.9121
Fax: 908.273.1457
Email: assistiveservices@artcenternj.org

If you do not feel satisfied and wish to file a formal grievance, please submit that grievance in writing to the above address. Once a grievance is received, our ADA Advisory Committee will undertake the following actions:

  1. Telephone the aggrieved person and notify them that the grievance has been received.
  2. Review the grievance.
  3. Notify, in writing, the staff or board person responsible for addressing the grievance.
  4. Discuss the grievance with that staff or board person
  5. Ensure that the aggrieved person is notified within seven days regarding the actions which will be taken to address the grievance and the timeline for resolution.
  6. Review all grievances, the responses to them, and present the results to Visual Arts Center’s Board of Trustees via the human resources committee.

Upon request of the aggrieved person, our human resources committee will give a written opinion as to the response to the grievance. The ADA advisory committee is scheduled to meet once per year to update the ADA plan, report changes, review objectives, and recommend solutions to permit greater access to the Board of Trustees.