State of the Arts goes on location with creative personalities and productions throughout New Jersey. The New York and Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award-winning program features documentary shorts about important issues and events, as well as studio visits with an extraordinary range of artists, musicians, and poets. State of the Arts also visits New Jersey’s best performance spaces – from jazz clubs to opera houses to coffee houses.
State of the Arts debuted on NJN Public Television in 1981, and aired as a co-production of NJN and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts until 2011. It is now a cornerstone program of NJTV, with new episodes co-produced by the Arts Council and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, in cooperation with PCK Media. The series also airs on WHYY in Philadelphia.