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2005: ArtsCAP  is founded as an outgrowth of an arts focus group hosted by Monmouth County Arts Council; one of many held county wide and funded by NJ State Council on the Arts.  
Black Box Theater and the Asbury Park UEZ became collaborative partners with ArtsCAP to develop the first Asbury Park Ten Year Cultural Plan which was officially adopted by the City Council.
2006 - 2011:  As a coalition of artists, citizens and cultural organizations ArtsCAP creates a variety of events and programs during the following years.  
2012-2016:  ArtsCAP embarked on  6-month planning process which led to a new mission statement the creation of a 5 year strategic plan for growth through 20-6 including the New Mission: ArtsCAP promotes the arts as a positive force for growth in Asbury Park through: ADVOCATING for supportive public policies that promote creative communities; SUPPORTING  arts based enterprises and INITIATING public/private partnerships.
2016: Reinventing itself once again the Board of Directors has decided to plan a new direction for the next five-year phase. Watch this website for revised Mission Statement and details