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

Meetings & Events
Public Meetings
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts meets a minimum of five times annually in open public session at which it acts on matters of policy, funding, and program development. The Council's Annual Meeting, at which it elects officers, adopts a program plan and budget, and approves the majority of grant awards, is traditionally held on the 4th Tuesday in July, in Trenton, New Jersey.

Other meetings are conducted either virtually or at various locations around the state. All are conducted at fully accessible sites and the public is enthusiastically invited to attend. Persons who have sight, hearing or other disabilities are encouraged to notify the Council office two weeks in advance of any meeting so that appropriate accommodations may be arranged. In keeping with the Open Public Meetings Act, notice of each public meeting is shared with the required media outlets, posted in the Office of the Secretary of State, on the Council’s website, and shared via social media.

FY23 Council Public Meeting Dates
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 11:00 AM (virtual meeting via Zoom)
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 11:00 AM (virtual meeting via Zoom)
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 11:00 AM (in-person, location TBA)
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 11:00 AM (virtual meeting via Zoom)
Tuesday, July 25, 2023 (in-person, Trenton – time and specific location TBA)

Information for each meeting will be shared via the Council’s website, newsletters, and social media at least four weeks prior to each meeting date. Please note: Dates and times listed here are subject to change.
Grant Application Workshops
In order to better familiarize prospective applicants with the Council’s various organizational and individual artist grant programs, Council staff annually conduct a battery of technical assistance workshops, webinars, and open office hours. Information about the Council’s technical assistance workshops are shared widely in grant guidelines, on the Council website, and via social media. Please visit the Grant Opportunities page for more information about grant application technical assistance.
Arts Annual
Starting in 1984, the Council cosponsored two major exhibitions of the work of New Jersey artists - one in fine arts and the other in crafts - at major New Jersey museums. Since 2010, the Arts Annual has consisted of one exhibition per year.

Each exhibition will continue to be featured at one of five major New Jersey museums and will be curated by the host museum. The participating museums include The Newark Museum of Art, Montclair Art Museum, Morris Museum, New Jersey State Museum, and The Noyes Museum of Art. Artists living and working in New Jersey are invited to submit entries.

The 2023 Arts Annual: Mother Nature vs Human Nature, will be hosted by the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University and is accepting artist submissions through December 4, 2022.

ALERT: It has been brought to our attention that someone is posing as a representative of the NJ Arts Annual and soliciting payment for submissions via email. The NJ Arts Annual does not require a submission fee.
Visual Arts Fellowship Showcase
Every other year, the Council cosponsors a major exhibition of the work of those artists who received fellowships in the preceding awards cycle in painting, sculpture, photography, works on paper, crafts, design and emerging visual arts genres. Participation in this show is a condition of Fellowship acceptance.
Choreography Fellowship Showcase
Every other year, the Council cosponsors at major venues an evening showcase of dance and interdisciplinary performance by the recipients of Council choreography and interdisciplinary performance fellowships from the previous cycle. Participation in this show is a condition of Fellowship acceptance.
Literary Arts Fellowship Reading Series
Every other year, the Council cosponsors a series of readings by the poets, playwrights and prose writers that received Council fellowships from the previous funding cycle. Participation in this series is a condition of Fellowship acceptance.