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Opportunities for the Field

We compile opportunities for artists and arts organizations that are either happening in New Jersey or benefit those working in the arts in New Jersey. You'll find professional development workshops and seminars, grant announcements, calls for artists and more. Read the Submission Guidelines or Submit an Opportunity for consideration.

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New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Annual Meeting
Wyndham Garden Trenton Trenton, NJ
Meeting: July 29, 2014, 10:00AM

The NJ State Council on the Arts will convene its FY15 Annual Meeting at the Wyndham Garden Trenton in Trenton, NJ (formerly the Lafayette Yard Hotel). Among the business to be discussed will be the election of Council officers and the voting of grants for Fiscal Year 2015. The Annual Meeting always proves to be a valuable networking experience for hundreds of artists, arts administrators, board members and funders from all around the state.

Learn more: NJ State Council on the Arts Annual Meeting or (609) 292-6130

Opportunities for Artists

South Orange Performing Arts Center
Playin' Around South Orange, A Public Art Project
Call for Visual Artists
Application Deadline: July 18, 2014

South Orange Performing Arts Center, the Village of South Orange, Seton Hall University and South Orange Village Community Alliance (SOVCA) announce the application process for the second annual Playin' Around South Orange, a public art project that features artist-decorated pianos displayed in various locations throughout the Village of South Orange. Local artists, or teams of artists are encouraged toapply. The pianos will be placed in highly trafficked outdoor spaces from Aug. 23-Oct.4, 2014 and will be available for the public and professional musicians to play.

Learn more: SOPAC Piano Project or (973) 382-1035

Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center
Call For Entries - New Jersey Film Festival
Deadline: July 21, 2014

The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center is accepting submissions for the Fall 2014 New Jersey Film Festival. This competition is open to U.S. and International entries, and limited to films made within the last two years. The fall festival will be held on select evenings between September 5 and October 12, 2014, and will showcase the best in independent film. The Festival will include premiere screenings and special guest appearances by film directors, screenwriters, cast and crew.

Learn more: New Jersey Film Festival, call (848) 932-8482, e-mail New Jersey Media Arts Center (aol) or New Jersey Media Arts Center (g-mail).

Printmaking Center of NJ
Silkscreen Basics Workshop
Dates: July 28 and July 29, 2014, 10AM-4PM

Students will learn the basic steps of silkscreen to create a small edition of prints using water-based inks and various printing techniques. Students will start from original drawings or photographs to create their work; learn how to produce a transparency; prepare the screen with photo emulsion; expose image; and print a small silkscreen edition (10 prints) with 2 or 3 colors. Artists working at all levels are welcome.

Learn more: Silkscreen Basics

New Jersey Equine Artists' Association
NJEAA Art of the Horse, Call for Artists
Submission Deadline: July 31, 2014
Exhibit: October 18-November 29, 2014

The New Jersey Equine Artists' Association (NJEAA) was founded in 1999 as a nonprofit organization with the purpose of promoting Equine Art and Artists in the state of New Jersey. National Juried shows are held biennially, and invitational exhibits on alternate years. This show is open to all artists 18 and over. To be eligible, art must be original work and the subject must be equine. Work in oil acrylic, watercolor, pastel, drawing and mixed media as well as sculpture and photography may be entered.

Learn more:, call (908) 284-9751, or on Facebook

University Galleries at William Paterson University
Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition of Traditional and Digital Print Media
Ink, Press, Repeat 2014, Call for Entries
Submissions Deadline: July 31, 2014
Exhibition Dates: November 3 - December 12, 2014

The University Galleries at William Paterson University is holding its annual juried printmaking exhibition featuring traditional and digital print media and book art. One artist will be selected to have a solo exhibition at the University Galleries. Select works will receive cash prizes. The competition is open to all artists residing in the United States. Works must have been completed within the past two years and may not exceed 60 inches. Work previously shown at the William Paterson University Galleries will not be accepted.

Learn more: Ink, Press, Repeat 2014

Healing Arts Program of Atlantic Health System
Call for Sculptors
Deadline: August 1, 2014

The Healing Arts Program of Atlantic Health System is looking for 3-D sculptural work for their Institute of Rheumatic and Autoimmune Disease in Summit, NJ. The piece should express the themes of the Institute, as well as "high-tech, high-touch" advanced technologies in healthcare paired with direct and caring human interaction. Those interested in receiving a prospectus, please e-mail healingarts or send a SASE to: Healing Arts, Atlantic Health System, 475 South Street, Morristown NJ 07962.

Learn more: Healing Arts Program of Atlantic Health System

Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs
2014 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show
Call for Artists
Deadline: August 7, 2014

Essex County invites all visual artists, non-professional and professional, at least 60 years of age, and residing in Essex County to participate in the 2014 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show and Exhibition. Artists may submit two works of art completed within the last three years. The exhibition will run August 8th through September 2, 2014. Entry to the exhibition is free.

Learn more: Senior Art Show email Lisa Payne or call (973) 239-7056

John F. Peto Studio Museum
Juried Show of Contemporary Trompe l'oeil
Call for Artists
Deadline: August 8, 2014

The John F. Peto Studio Museum invites artists working in the trompe l'oeil style to participate in the National Juried Show of Contemporary Trompe l'oeil. Works in any medium (excluding photography) are encouraged. The purpose of this exhibition is to showcase contemporary art work that "fools the eye" and demonstrates the innovative ways in which artists continue to express themselves through trompe l'oeil.

Learn more: Juried Show

Nimbus Dance Works
Company Audition & Audition Workshops
Workshops: August 18 & 19, 2014
Audition: August 20, 2014

Nimbus Dance Works seeks male and female company and apprentice dancers for the company's 2014-15 season. Dancers should have professional experience and excellent modern and ballet technique. Nimbus' repertory includes work by Artistic Director Samuel Pott and by guest choreographers including Pedro Ruiz, Francesca Harper, Xiao-xiong Zhang, Randy James, Huang Yi, Korhan Basaran and Charles Weidman. With a home studio in Jersey City, the company performs bi-annual home seasons in Jersey City, annually in New York City and on tour. The company also does extensive community and educational work weaving together high level concert dance and community involvement.

Learn more: Nimbus Audition on Facebook or email Nimbus Dance Works

Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council
Festival of Art - Sparta, NJ
Call for Artists
Registration Deadline: August 22, 2014
Event: September 7, 2014 from 11:00AM-5:00PM

The "Festival of Art" is non-juried and open to all artists who are 21 years or older. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional work is welcome. The event will take place at the Lake Mohawk Pool. There will be wine tasting, food tasting, entertainment, and tents set up by the artists to sell their art and promote themselves.

Learn more: Festival of Art email or call 973-383-0027

New Jersey Highlands Coalition
Wildlife of the Highlands Exhibition
Call for Artists
Deadline: August 31, 2014

The second annual Highlands Festival at Waterloo will include a juried exhibit featuring art of the New Jersey Highlands. Artists are invited to submit work for this weekend-long celebration at Waterloo Village on September 20 and 21, 2014. Art and photography should feature flora, fauna, landscapes, or resources of the New Jersey Highlands. Accepted work will also be featured on the Festival's website and social media sites.

Learn more: Wildlife of the Highlands or email Bryan McElroy

Sumei Art Center
Pulaski Skyway Juried Exhibition
Call for Entries
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2014

The Sumei Art Center is sponsoring a juried competition for artists to create and exhibit recent works with a cash prize for each of two categories: The best work documenting the existing Pulaski Skyway structure; and the best imaginative work using the Pulaski Skyway as inspiration or a point of departure. The Competition is open to artists in all media, and original works created within the last three years will be accepted

Learn more: Pulaski Skyway Juried Exhibition

The Center for Contemporary Art
2014 International Juried Exhibition, Call for Entries
Submission Deadline: September 5, 2014
Exhibition Dates: November 7 - December 13, 2014

The Center for Contemporary Art is seeking work for its 2014 International Juried Exhibition. Evonne M. Davis, Co-founder and Artistic Director of Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ will jury the show. The exhibition will consist of two- and three-dimensional work in all media. Awards will include a Solo Exhibition at The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster.

Learn more: International Juried Exhibition

Opportunities for Arts Organizations

South Jersey Cultural Alliance and the Foundation Center
Foundation Directory Online
Discounted Subscription

The SJCA is currently offering two discounted options to subscribe to the Foundation Directory Online: a search engine for grantors and funders! The directory is updated weekly and provides access to 120,000+ foundations and corporate donors, 3 million recent grants and more than half a million key decision makers.

Learn more: FC Database or email Olga Korolev

New Jersey State Library
New Jersey Collections Care Network
Training Programs 2014
Multiple Dates: July 2014

The New Jersey State Library is leading a two-year statewide initiative to address urgent collections care needs in NJ through educational programs and training. Intended to reach collections care professionals and volunteers, these programs will encourage the use of best practices, support targeted fundraising and marketing, increase the use of existing resources, and accelerate the development of collaborative strategies.

Learn more: NJ State Library

National Council of Nonprofits
Budgeting Process, Best Practices for the Small Nonprofit
Date & Time: July 23, 2014, 11:00AM to 12:30PM (EDT)

Presenters from the New York Council of Nonprofits will provide a customized presentation about the budgeting process for those managing small nonprofit organizations. Participants in this workshop will learn practical tips to start, manage and stay on task during the critical budgeting process and throughout the year. Members of the Center for Non-Profits can participate at the "State Association Member" rate.

Learn more: Budgeting Webinar

The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
NJ Statewide Emergency Response Conference
Monmouth University, West Long Branch
Date: July 30, 2014 from 9:00AM - 5:00PM

The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts presents the Cultural Institutions & Emergency Management: Partners in Disaster Response & Recovery Conference. Presenters will include first responders and representatives from organizations such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management. Presentations will address important facets of emergency response, disaster recovery and building local networks for collaborative mutual aid.

Learn more: Emergency Response Conference

Arts in the Workplace Contest
Registration Deadline: July 31, 2014

Companies throughout the region are being challenged to bring art and creativity into the workplace to enrich the lives of their employees. Even if it's simply artwork added to a corner of the break-room, objects and processes that spark thought and response make a difference. Participation in this contest is free of charge.

Learn more: Arts in the Workplace or email Angela Speakman

Newark Arts Council & Newark Public School District
Arts Education Program Directory of Vendor Services, Registration
Application Deadline: July 31, 2014

The Newark Arts Council and Newark Public School District have established an Arts Education vendor directory. Arts organizations can apply to be included in this directory which is specifically for programs that connect to curriculum and meet district arts plan guidelines.

Learn more:Arts Education Directory

The Donor Management Systems Toolkit - Webinar
Date & Time: August 5, 1:00PM - 2:30PM (EST)

Elizabeth Pope, Director of Research and Operations, Idealware presents The Donor Management Systems Toolkit. Participants in the course will do the following: Learn about the features and considerations when choosing a donor management system; analyze an organization's needs and the constituent data that you want to track; and learn about highly-rated donor management systems. This is the second of Two Live 90-Minute Sessions. All registrants will have access to recordings of the webinars to revisit.

Learn more: Donor Management Webinar

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Jazz Touring Network Membership Guidelines
Application Deadline: August 15, 2014

The Jazz Touring Network is a presenter-based membership program designed to expand the presentation of jazz in the Mid Atlantic region. Members receive fee subsidies for jazz engagements that are part of network developed tours, and financial support to attend annual meetings that provide opportunities for professional development and peer interaction. The Jazz Touring Network is open to applications from nonprofit presenting organizations within the Mid Atlantic region that have limited experience presenting jazz and also work with communities under-served by the arts.

Learn more: Jazz Touring Network or email Josh Kohn

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