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NJ State Council on the Arts
P.O. Box 306
Trenton, NJ 08625-0306

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Trenton, NJ 08608
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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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Opportunities for Artists

Boonton Main Street
Artist's On Main - Boonton, NJ
Call to Artists

Deadline: August 15, 2014
Event: September 5, 2014

Boonton Main Street is looking for artists to paint, draw and create live art during the Artist's On Main event in Boonton on Friday, September 5th between 4-9pm. Subject matter and medium is up to the participant. Artists must supply materials and an easel if necessary. There is no entry fee to join this event.

Learn more: Artist's On Main, 973-587-9107 or email info@boontonmainstreet.org

Printmaking Center of NJ
Fall Education Program
On-line Registration, now open
Branchburg, NJ


The Printmaking Center of New Jersey announces on-line registration for their Fall Education Program. New Workshops include: Safe Etching Using BIG with Liz Chaflin; Relief Printing: Working Large with Francine K. Affourtit of Philadelphia; Mezzotint with Doug Bosley, Visiting Instructor from Madison, Wisconsin; Pronto Plate Lithograph with Justin Sanz, Studio Manager at Robert Blackburn; and Silkscreening with Adhesives: Flocking and Leafing with Dylan McManus.

Learn more: PCNJ Fall Classes

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

Centenary Stage Company
Actors Workshop and Conservatory of Dance, Fall semester
Hackettstown, NJ
Registration Deadline:
August 20, 2014

Centenary Stage Company (CSC) is accepting enrollment for their Acting Workshop and Dance Conservatory courses for the fall semester. The Conservatory of Dance at Centenary provides the community with affordable, high-quality dance classes and is designed to introduce dancers to professionals who are currently working as choreographers, dancers and educators in dance and theatre at a collegiate level. CSC is committed to providing affordable quality performing arts education to the Northwest New Jersey Skylands region.

Learn more: Acting Workshop & Conservatory of Dance Classes or call 908 979-0900

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 mmathias@schac.org 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

Harmonium Choral Society
Auditions for the 2014-2015 concert season
Madison, NJ
Auditions by appointment only:
August 23 & 30, 2014

Harmonium Choral Society has a limited number of openings in all voice parts for experienced singers with good sight-reading skills. To audition for the 2014-2015 concert season email artistic director Dr. Anne Matlack.

Learn more: Harmonium Auditions

Paper Mill Playhouse
Open Auditions for its Broadway Show Choir
Millburn, NJ
Auditions, by appointment only:
August 24, 25 & 26, 2014, 6:00pm-9:00pm

The Paper Mill Playhouse announces open auditions for its Broadway Show Choir. The Show Choir is a tuition-free, audition based, performance show choir that stems from Paper Mill Playhouse's awardwinning Arts Education and Outreach programs. The choir consists of 40 to 50 singer/dancers between the ages of 16 and 22. Over the last two seasons, the choir reached more than 100,000 people with performances at major venues throughout the state.

Learn more: Broadway Show Choir Auditions, Jzeitoun@papermill.org or call 973-315-1640

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, 571-215-4815, email Kirby Clark or dwighthiscano@gmail.com

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 Gallery at Mercer County Community College
Playful Transcendence: Unveiling Digital Interactivity
Call for Entries
Submission Deadline:
September 1, 2014
Exhibit Dates: November 11 - December 4, 2014

Artists, programmers, designers, and engineers over the age of 18 are invited to submit work with significant digital media components or multimodal interfaces and user/audience interactivity for the exhibition Playful Transcendence: Unveiling Digital Interactivity. Digital interactivity engages and immerses audiences in active learning experiences of depth and meaning. It encourages play, evokes emotional responses, reacts to user input, rewards participation, and bridges visual contents to physical environments. This show is in search of those who create works that exemplify these traits and transcend common technological convention and compliance.

Learn more: Digital Interactivity at MCC or email Gallery Director Dylan Wolfe

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
Fall classes & Workshops
Summit, NJ
Registration Deadline:
September 1, 2014
Classes begin: September 8, 2014

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is currently registering students for their fall semester. The center provides students of all ages and abilities with a broad selection of classes and workshops taught by professional artists and arts educators. Students can choose classes in painting and drawing, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, digital media, printmaking and special subjects. More than forty new classes and workshops have been added to the existing line-up.

Learn more: Visual Arts Center, or call 908-273-9121

High Bridge Paint Out
A Juried Plein Air Art Show & Silent Auction
Call for Artists
High Bridge, NJ
Registration Deadline:
September 5, 2014
Event: October 4, 2014

Registration is open to outdoor artists for the High Bridge Paint Out; a one day event. Registered artists check-in at 9am and then paint subjects of history, nature and/or everyday life. At 3pm, the art created will be exhibited downtown and judged by jurors Stephanie Amato and Doreen Tighe. Artists are encouraged to sell their art via silent auction from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Space is limited, so please inquire about registration via email first.

Learn more: High Bridge Paint Out, email hbpaintout@yahoo.com or on Facebook

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
USArtists International 2015
Guidelines and Application Available
First Round Dealdine:
September 5, 2014

The guidelines and online application are now available for the 2015 USArtists International program. The program provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists from across the country who have been invited to perform at significant international festivals and, new this year, performing arts markets anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. The application deadline for the first of three grant rounds of the 2015 program is for projects taking place between November 1, 2014 and October 31, 2015.

Learn more: USArtists International, or email Brigid Zuknick at brigid@midatlanticarts.org

Guild of Creative Art
22nd Annual Open Juried Show
Call for Artists
Deadline:
September 5, 2014

The Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury is seeking artists for its 22nd Annual Open Juried Show. Douglas Ferrari, Assistant Director of the Arts Guild New Jersey will jury the show. Registration begins August 8, 2014; All media and subjects are welcome. The show will be on view between September 27, 2014 and October 29, 2014.

Learn more: Guild of Creative Art Show, 732-741-1441, or email guildofcreativeart@verizon.net

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

Verismo Opera
Chorus Auditions
Englewood, NJ
Auditions:
September 10 & 17, 2014, 6:30PM

Verismo Opera invites professional, amateur, and retired professional vocalists to audition for their chorus. Applicants should have a working ability to read music and experience singing. Choristers will perform in the company's fall production of Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème on Sundays, October 19 and 26, 2014. Both performances will be presented at 3 p.m. at the Bergen Performing Arts Center. An audition appointment is required and must be made in advance.

Learn more: Opera Auditions, on Facebook, 201-886-0561 or email rohmet@nj.rr.com

Florida State University
U.S. Cultural Workers: A National Study
Deadline:
September 11, 2014

Dr. Antonio C. Cuyler at the Florida State University is conducting a national study of U.S. cultural workers. The purpose of this study is to describe the demographic profile, early exposure to arts education, income levels, benefits, and job satisfaction of U.S. cultural workers. If you agree to participate in this study, you will complete an 8-10 minute on-line survey.

Learn more: Cultural Workers Study

Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers University
MTV: Momentum Technology Videos
Call to women and transgender artists and filmmakers
Submission Deadline:
September 12, 2014

The Institute for Women and Art (IWA) is seeking women and transgender artists working with technology, gender, and feminism for an opportunity to participate in an online directory and film festival. The directory and film festival are part of Momentum: Women/Art/Technology, an exploration into the intersection of technology, art practice and feminism. The juried works will appear on the IWA website in a video playlist that will run continuously, giving access to viewers 24/7. This is an opportunity for filmmakers and other screen artists to present work in a gallery without walls.

Learn more: Momentum, 848-932-3726, or email womenart@rci.rutgers.edu

The NJ Department of Human Services & Rutgers School of Social Work
Preventing Post-Disaster Financial Exploitation: Lessons Learned from Superstorm Sandy
Free Conference, Pre-registration required
Piscataway, NJ
Date:
September 19, 2014, 9:00AM- 4:00PM

Preventing Post-Disaster Financial Exploitation: Lessons Learned from Superstorm Sandy is a one-day conference presented by the NJ Department of Human Services and the Office of Continuing Education, School of Social Work at Rutgers University. Learn how to prevent identify and address post-disaster financial exploitation particular to seniors and other vulnerable populations. The conference is geared towards professionals in a variety of fields ranging from behavioral health to business, emergency management to healthcare.

Learn more: Post-Disaster Exploitation Conference, call 848-932-8438 or 848-932-5010

Healing Arts Program of Atlantic Health System and Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers
Healing Through Arts: A Collaborative Exhibition
Call for Artists
Deadline:
September 24, 2014

Healing Arts and Paul Robeson Galleries invite artists from the community and around the world to share their vision of the restorative effects of art. Artists may submit works on paper in any two-dimensional format, including but not limited to painting in acrylic or watercolor, collage, photography, etc. for this juried exhibition. Many artists have experienced art-making as a healing tool to help them navigate through life's physical and emotional difficulties and to improve their spirit and well-being. When submitting, artists are encouraged to consider the healing properties and benefits of art as related to their work. The exhibition will begin January 2015 and run through July 2015 at the Paul Robeson Galleries in Newark, NJ.

Learn more: Healing Arts Program of Atlantic Health System, Paul Robeson Galleries or email healingart@atlantichealth.org

Northern NJ Community Foundation
ArtsBergen Regional Arts Council
Call for Volunteers
Deadline:
Ongoing

The Northern NJ Community Foundation is working to establish a Regional Arts Council called ArtsBergen. Task forces have been formed and are working toward designing a brand and identity; creating collateral materials that illustrate the case that "arts are good for business"; and planning networking events. We are seeking more volunteers excited about encouraging the arts in Bergen County to help us build and launch this new organization. Participation in any capacity is welcome. Learn More: Danielle De Laurentisor 201-568-5608, ArtsBergen Call for Volunteers

Tennessee Tech University
Call for Artists
Deadline:
September 26, 2014

Tennessee Tech University seeks an artist or artist team to design and implement exterior site-specific artwork, or multiple and related artworks, of original design and intended for permanent display. The artwork should communicate energy and vitality and celebrate the spirit of the university and the local community. It will be an important component in visitors' first impressions of the university. The budget for this project is $50,000.

Learn more: Judy Hull, RFP coordinator at 931-372-3452 or Project Guidelines

VSA New Jersey
Joyce Indik New Jersey Wordsmith Competition
Deadline:
September 29, 2014

The Unlimited Potential Theater Co., a project of VSA New Jersey, is seeking poems, essays, short stories and plays for its 21st annual Joyce Indik New Jersey Wordsmith Competition. The contest is open to all New Jersey writers age 18 and over. Submissions by writers with disabilities are encouraged. Winning works will be showcased at the New Jersey Readers Theatre in the spring of 2015. In lieu of an entry fee, a donation of any amount is welcomed to cover the cost of the competition.

Learn more: VSA; call 732-745-3885 or 732-745-3913 (TTY); email info@vsanj.org

The GRAMMY Foundation
GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program
Now accepting, 2015 Letter of Inquiry Online
Deadline:
October 1, 2014

The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program is seeking applications to help facilitate the support of music preservation and research projects. With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of music and the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition. A letter of inquiry is required before submission of a full application.

Learn more: GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program

Creative Glass Center of America at WheatonArts
2015 CGCA Fellowship Application
Call for Artists
Deadline:
October 14, 2014

Applications for the Creative Glass Center of America (CGCA) Fellowship Program are now being accepted. Up to four traditional three-month fellowships will be awarded for the Spring of 2015. During the remainder of the year, CGCA will work to accommodate artists' needs with custom fellowships of various lengths and flexible schedules. In addition to the residency, artists are encouraged to submit proposals for six-week residencies, intermittent residencies, short-term project support and performance-based work.

Learn more: CGCA Fellowship

Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery & Society of International Printmakers and Artists
"I Live Here" S.I.P.M.A Contemporary Juried Exhibit
2014 Deadline for entries:
October 15, 2014
Exhibit: November 3rd - December 17th, 2014

S.I.P.M.A presents "I Live Here" a show that addresses individual space - in varying expressions; irrespective of one's place of residence. Artists are invited to explore the concept of home and habitat, sense of belonging or the lack thereof, and shifting paradigms of locality and neighborhood. Works submitted may include prints, sculpture, mixed media, and installation. The application fee of $35 can be submitted via paypal. A CV and statement will be required later in the selection process.

Learn more: Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery or sipma.juried2014@gmail.com

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! Savings are between 70% and 80% depending on the chosen plan. 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

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

Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH)
Omeka, Content Management System Workshop
Location:
Rutgers University-Camden library
Date: August 26, 2014, 9:00 am-2:30 pm

This workshop is meant for galleries, libraries, archives and museums that would like to create an online exhibition, but don't know how to get started. Omeka is a free-to-inexpensive open-source content management system used by institutions from the Smithsonian Institution for their "Elvis at 21" exhibit to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's "Land of Penn and Plenty" exhibit. Omeka gives users flexibility in creating visually appealing digital exhibitions using your digital collections. This workshop will give participants a thorough introduction to Omeka.

Learn more: Omeka Workshop

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
USArtists International 2015
Guidelines and Application Available
First Round Deadline:
September 5, 2014

The guidelines and online application are now available for the 2015 USArtists International program. The program provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists from across the country who have been invited to perform at significant international festivals and, new this year, performing arts markets anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories.The application deadline for the first of three grant rounds of the 2015 program is for projects taking place between November 1, 2014 and October 31, 2015.

Learn more: USArtists International, or email Brigid Zuknick at brigid@midatlanticarts.org

Florida State University
U.S. Cultural Workers: A National Study
Deadline:
September 11, 2014

Dr. Antonio C. Cuyler at the Florida State University is conducting a national study of U.S. cultural workers. The purpose of this study is to describe the demographic profile, early exposure to arts education, income levels, benefits, and job satisfaction of U.S. cultural workers. If you agree to participate in this study, you will complete an 8-10 minute on-line survey.

Learn more: Cultural Workers Study

The NJ Department of Human Services & Rutgers School of Social Work
Preventing Post-Disaster Financial Exploitation: Lessons Learned from Superstorm Sandy
Free Conference, Pre-registration required
Piscataway, NJ
Date:
September 19, 2014, 9:00AM- 4:00PM

Preventing Post-Disaster Financial Exploitation: Lessons Learned from Superstorm Sandy is a one-day conference presented by the NJ Department of Human Services and the Office of Continuing Education, School of Social Work at Rutgers University. Learn how to prevent identify and address post-disaster financial exploitation particular to seniors and other vulnerable populations. The conference is geared towards professionals in a variety of fields ranging from behavioral health to business, emergency management to healthcare.

Learn more: Post-Disaster Exploitation Conference, call 848-932-8438 or 848-932-5010

The GRAMMY Foundation
GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program
Now accepting, 2015 Letter of Inquiry Online
Deadline:
October 1, 2014

The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program is seeking applications to help facilitate the support of music preservation and research projects. With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of music and the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition. A letter of inquiry is required before submission of a full application.

Learn more: GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program

Levitt Pavilions
Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards
Deadline:
October 15, 2014

Levitt Pavilions announces a new matching grant opportunity serving small and mid-sized cities across the country. Ten grantees will be awarded up to $25K each in matching funds to produce their own outdoor, free concert series. Online public voting will determine the Top 20 finalists.

Learn more: LevittAMP

Atlantic Health System
5th Annual Arts in Healing Coalition Conference: Growing Up Autism
Save the Date! Registration opens early September
Location:
Montclair Art Museum
Event: November 21, 2014, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This conference brings together the Arts and Healthcare Community through a multidisciplinary look at how the Arts play a vital role in healing. Highlights include: Art Therapy, Music Therapy and Community Resources. Join the conversation and be part of the movement into the future! The conference is free and lunch will be provided.

Learn more: Growing up Autism or healingarts@atlantichealth.org

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The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is a division of the NJ Department of State. It receives funding in direct appropriations from the State of New Jersey through a dedicated Hotel/Motel Occupancy fee and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Since 1966, its volunteer members and professional staff have worked to improve the quality of life in New Jersey by helping the arts to flourish. To learn more about the Council, please visit www.artscouncil.nj.gov. For more information about what's happening in the arts statewide, visit www.jerseyarts.com.