Contact The NJ State Council
on the Arts
Mailing Address:
NJ State Council on the Arts
P.O. Box 306
Trenton, NJ 08625-0306

Office Address:
33 West State Street, 4th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608

Tel: (609) 292-6130
NJ Relay: 711

January 4, 2018

We compile opportunities for artists and arts organizations that are available in  
New Jersey or benefit those working in the arts in New Jersey. You'll find professional development workshops, grant announcements, calls for artists and more.
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Mercer County's Division of Culture & Heritage
Mercer County Courthouse Public Art Project 
Request For Qualifications
Call for Visual Artists
Round 1 Entry Deadline: January 10, 2018
Trenton, NJ

Montclair Film Festival 
7th Annual Montclair Film Festival
Festival Dates: April 26 - May 6, 2018
Extended Deadline: January 12, 2018
Montclair, NJ

Murphy Writing of Stockton University 
Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway 
Advance your craft and energize your writing 
Getaway Dates: January 12 - 15, 2018
Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Resort 
Atlantic City, NJ

Quail Hollow Events 
2018 Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair
Call for Fine Art & Craft Artists
Spring Dates: May 26 - 28, 2018 
Fall Dates: September 1 - 3, 2018
Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
New Paltz, NY


Disability. Dance. Artistry. Conversation Series: 
Conversation with Jess Curtis and Claire Cunningham 
Additional Events Available
Event Date: January 16, 2018

Atlantic Health System, New Jersey Theatre Alliance, Writers Theatre of New Jersey & Premiere Stages at Kean University
3rd Annual Healing Voices OnStage: Caregivers' Stories
Call for Writers
Submission Deadline: January 16, 2018
Morristown, NJ

University Galleries at William Paterson University

Ink, Press, Repeat: National Juried Printmaking & 
Book Art Exhibition
Call for Visual Artists
Exhibition Dates: April 2 - May 9, 2018
Submission Deadline: January 17, 2018
Wayne, NJ

Rowan University Art Gallery & The New Jersey State Council on the Arts

"Navigating Elements"
2018 New Jersey Arts Annual for Fine Art
Call for Visual Artists
Exhibit Dates: April 28 to July 28, 2018
Submission Deadline: January 29, 2018
Glassboro, NJ

The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center

Annual New Jersey International Film Festival Summer 2018 
Call for Entries
Festival Dates: June 1-10, 2018 
Late Deadline: January 30, 3018
Super Late Deadline: February 28, 2018
New Brunswick, NJ

Monmouth University Center for the Arts
"Artivism": An Exhibition
Call for Entries: Visual Artists 
Exhibition Dates: April 1 - May 31st, 2018
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2018
West Long Branch, NJ

Adelphi Chamber Orchestra

14th Annual Young Artist Competition 2018
Call for Musicians up to 23 yrs old
Finalist Recital Date: April 21, 2018
Deadline for Video Round: February 1, 2018
River Edge, NJ & NYC

The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College
Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards: The Paterson Poetry Prize & 
The Paterson Prize for Books for Young People
Call for Writers 
Submission Deadlines: February 1, 2018
Paterson, NJ

The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes
The ArtEffect Project & The Discovery Award - Student Competitions
Call for Entries - open to students grades 4 - 12
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2018

The National Academy of Medicine
Expressions of Clinician Well-Being: An Art Exhibition
Open Call to Visual Artists
Submission Deadline: February 16, 2018
Washington, D.C.

Sugarloaf Craft Festivals
Spring and Fall 2018 Tours
Call for Fine & Craft Artists
Application Deadline: February 23, 2018
Various Dates & Locations

Creative Capital
Creative Capital Award
Open to Artists of All Disciplines
Application opens February 1, 2018
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018

Ginosko Literary Journal
2018 Ginosko Flash Fiction Contest
Call for Entries
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2018
Fairfax, CA

Monmouth University Center for the Arts
Art+Autism: looking to showcase work from artists with autism
Call for Entries
Submission Deadline: March 8, 2018
West Long Branch, NJ

New Jersey Repertory Company
"The Circus Comes To Town" 
NJRep's West End Festival of the Arts - 6TH Theatre Brut 
Short-Play Festival
Call for Playwrights
Event Dates: September 21 - 30, 2018  
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2018
Long Branch, NJ

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
The 2018 French-American Jazz Exchange Program
Creative Projects Grant Guidelines Available 
Application Webinar Dates: February 6 & March 1, 2018 
Submission Deadline: March 16, 2018
Mid Atlantic Region

Peters Valley School of Craft 
48th Annual Peters Valley Craft Fair
Call for Fine Craft Exhibitors
Event Dates: September 29 & 30 
Application Deadline: April 1, 2018
Sussex County Fairgrounds 
Augusta, NJ

Shen Yun Promotions International
Professional Development Program
Enrich Your Curriculum with Wisdom & Insight from 
Traditional Chinese Culture
Event Date: May 2, 2018
Registration Deadline: April 18, 2018
Newark, NJ

Frontline Arts/Printmaking Center of NJ 
Winter/Spring Classes 2018
NEW 2018 schedule is online now continuing latest 
Non-Toxic Series! 
Branchburg, NJ

Visions Photographic Workshops
Winter Workshops
A Journey of Creative Exploration
Belmar Arts Center
Avon-by-the Sea, NJ

Hunterdon Art Museum Center for Art, Craft
& Design 
Winter Classes, Workshops, and Professional Development
Registration open for programs offered through March, 2018
Clinton, NJ

Artworks Trenton 

Adult and Youth Workshops
Call for Artist Proposals to Instruct 
Trenton, NJ

Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University

Open Calls For Artists
New Brunswick, NJ

Creative Capital 
Online Professional Development Program
Upcoming Webinars for Artists

Dance New Jersey
Service Organization Committed to Advocating the Excellence of Dance & Dance Education in the State
Become a Member!

International Sculpture Center
Individual Membership Benefits for Artists:
Member benefits include opportunity listings, online portfolios, residency programs, and more!
Hamilton, NJ


Disability. Dance. Artistry. Conversation Series: 
Conversation with Jess Curtis and Claire Cunningham 
Additional Events Available
Event Date: January 16, 2018

U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs & World Learning

Communities Connecting Heritage - sponsored by World Learning
Expose Your Community to Unique Cultures From Around the World
Calling All Cultural Heritage Organizations
Submission Deadline: January 18, 2018

New Jersey State Council on the Arts & The New Jersey Theatre Alliance

Cultural Access Network Project 
2018 Access Roundtable Series
Event Dates: January 18, February 15, March 22, April 19, and 
May 17, 2018
See Dates for Specific Topics
Various Locations in NJ

Performing Arts Readiness Project (PAR)

Understanding Cybersecurity for Performing Arts Organizations
Instructor: Blake Carver
Webinar Date: January 18, 2017

New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Arts Project Support (APS) 
Guidelines Available
Submission Deadline: February 5, 2018
Trenton, NJ

New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Arts Education Special Initiative (AESI)
Guidelines Available
Submission Deadline: February 5, 2018
Trenton, NJ

National Endowment For The Arts
Art Works
Grant Guidelines Available
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2018

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

ArtsCONNECT - funding for mid-Atlantic-based presenters working collaboratively to engage a performing artist or ensemble
Application Deadline: March 9, 2018
Mid Atlantic Region

New Jersey Council on the Humanities

Public Scholars Project 
Providing high quality humanities programs to organizations throughout NJ
Now Accepting Submissions for Intent to Apply
Rolling Deadline

Americans For The Arts 

Americans For The Arts Career Center
Connecting Employers and Employees in the Arts Field

Dance New Jersey
Service Organization Committed to Advocating the Excellence of Dance & Dance Education in the State
Become a Member!

The Kresge Foundation

Funding Opportunities
Place-based initiatives & Local systems

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Performing Arts Regranting Programs 
Offered in the areas of: Creation & Production, Travel & Cultural Exchange, Professional Development & more! 
Various Deadlines

Wells Fargo Foundation

Funding Opportunities
Corporate Giving - New Jersey Guidelines

The Foundation Center

Grantseeker's Network
Funding database & fundraising resource

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, created in 1966, is a division of the NJ Department of State. The Council was established to encourage and foster public interest in the arts; enlarge public and private resources devoted to the arts; promote freedom of expression in the arts; and facilitate the inclusion of art in every public building in New Jersey. The Council receives direct appropriations from the State of New Jersey through a dedicated, renewable Hotel/Motel Occupancy fee, as well as competitive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. To learn more about the Council, please visit  

Information provided in this notice is accurate at the time of publication. The inclusion of an opportunity does not constitute an endorsement by the State Arts Council. 

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