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Fouratt, Mary Eileen




Mary Eileen Fouratt is a Program Officer and Accessibility Coordinator with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts where she works with arts groups throughout the state to build their capacity, make the arts more accessible and emergency preparedness for arts organizations. She was previously the Executive Director of Monmouth Arts for nearly two decades where her tenure saw unprecedented growth including the development of the award-winning Monmouth County Arts Plan, now incorporated into the County Master Plan; the MoCo Arts Corridor, a creative placemaking initiative; and ArtHelps, Monmouth Arts’ response to Hurricane Sandy. She has been involved in municipal, county and regional arts, community and economic development planning initiatives. She has led the boards of ArtPride NJ, Red Bank RiverCenter, Red Bank Visitors Center and the Association of New Jersey County Cultural & Historic Agencies. Since 2015 she has been a member of the Americans for the Arts Private Sector Network Council seeking to strengthen the connection between the private sector and local arts agencies. In 2012 she was appointed to the Gateway National Park Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee. A 2001 alumnus of Leadership Shore and a 2005 graduate of Leadership NJ, she received the Count Basie Theatre’s inaugural Vanguard Award honoring lifelong devotion to the arts in 2014. Ms. Fouratt has a B.A. in History from the College of the Holy Cross and an M.S. in Education, Museum Leadership from Bank Street College.