Our Mission, Core Values and Vision for New Jersey

Our Mission

Creative New Jersey is dedicated to fostering creativity, collaboration, and inclusion by empowering cross-sector partnerships in commerce, education, philanthropy, government, and culture, in order to ensure dynamic communities and a thriving economy.


What we stand for:

Our core values of creativity, collaboration and inclusion guide everything we do.

We believe that when these values are working in tandem, communities thrive.


Our vision for New Jersey

Long-term we envision:

An ever-expanding number of new cross-sector connections, that recognize the power that creativity, collaboration and inclusion has to yield innovative solutions to intractable problems;

Increased opportunities for informed civic dialogue and an inclusive space for people whose voices are typically excluded from the conversation;

Collaborative approaches to strengthening communities flourish throughout NJ and allows passionate and committed individuals to work together to solve problems and raise the bar on quality of life issues for all their neighbors;

Regional and statewide cross-community thinking, planning, and collaborating;

An expanded understanding of human creativity, individual leadership and the power of collaboration to fuel innovation.