Vivian Scott Chew Joins NJ State Council on the Arts

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts held its first public meeting of 2020 on Tuesday, February 11 at the Morris Museum in Morristown and announced this year’s Fellowship Awards. The meeting also included the swearing-in of the newest member of the Council board, Vivian Scott Chew.

Vivian’s illustrious career in arts and entertainment make her an excellent addition to the Council’s board. She has been a risk-taker, an innovator, and an inspiration to many. Her company, Time Zone, is the first and only U.S.-based African-American company that provides recording artists with international marketing and promotion, touring, licensing, and distribution services. Its clients include emerging and Grammy-winning artists, major corporations, and record labels.

She created the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards, the annual event honoring African American songwriters and with her husband, music director and producer Ray Chew, owns Chew Entertainment, an event production company whose clients include Carnegie Hall, The Apollo Theater, Sony Music, The Jackie Robinson Foundation, BET Networks, and The National Urban League. In addition, the couple identifies and nurtures new talent through their Power2Inspire Foundation.

As stated by Arts Council Chair Elizabeth Mattson, “Through her extensive experience in arts and entertainment, Vivian will bring important insight to our grant-making process while providing invaluable guidance to our staff as we take a fresh look at programs and initiatives. Vivian is an ardent champion for the arts, and we look forward to working with her to continue elevating the importance of the arts in New Jersey.”

For her part, Vivian remarked, “I am especially proud of this opportunity to serve the great State of New Jersey and to be able to work with my colleagues on the Council. We have the ability to help make aspiring and established artists’ dreams come true.”