Contact The NJ State Council
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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

February 13, 2020

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Now Accepting 2020 Entries!
Call for Short-format Films
Festival Date: July 18, 2020
Early Bird Deadline: February 16, 2020
Regular Deadline: April 3, 2020
Late Deadline: April 17, 2020
Extended Deadline: May 15, 2020
Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Creative Capital

Grantwriting for Artists
Online Workshop Series for Artists who have a Project in Development and are Ready to Start the Grant Application Process
Workshop Dates: February 17 and 24, and March 2 and 9, 2020

New Jersey International Film Festival

25th Annual New Jersey International Film Festival
Call for Entries
Event Date: May 29 - June 7, 2020
Late Deadline: February 17, 2020
Super Late Deadline: March 10, 2020
New Brunswick, NJ

Morris Museum
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts

New Jersey Arts Annual 2020
Call for Artists
Exhibition Dates: April 2 - September 6, 2020
Submission Deadline: February 21, 2020

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grants
Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grants Encourage Cultural Communities to Pass on Traditional Art Forms by Providing Stipends to Master Folk Artists who help Apprentices Develop and Preserve Skills
Apprenticeship Period: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
Application Deadline: April 2, 2020
Technical Assistance Workshop Dates: February 22, 23, 27, 28 and March 7, 11, 2020

Academy of American Poets

Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships
Call for Poets to Apply
Application Deadline: February 23, 2020

West Windsor Arts Center

2020 West Windsor Arts Center Member Show: Built Environment
Call for Artists
Exhibition Dates: March 23 - May 15, 2020
Submission Deadline: February 23, 2020
Princeton Junction, NJ

The City of Beaverton, Oregon

Public Art Opportunity: Patricia Reser Center for the Arts
Call for Artists to Apply
Application Deadline: February 27, 2020

BSB Gallery

Free Enterprise
Call for Artists
Exhibition Dates: April 2 - May 2, 2020
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2020
Trenton, NJ

Utah Public Art Program

Spike 150 Legacy Project
Public Art Opportunity: Golden Spike National Historical Park
Request for Qualifications
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2020

Arts Reach

National Arts Marketing, Development, And Ticketing Conference
Conference Dates: March 16 - 17, 2020
Advance Registration Deadline (Discount): February 29, 2020
New York, NY

Art House Productions

Jersey City Comedy Festival
Call for Stand-up, Sketch, and Improv Artists
Festival Dates: June 10 - 13, 2020
Late Submissions: February 29, 2020

Studio Montclair

Viewpoints 2020
Call for Artists to Submit Work for a Juried Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: April 24 - May 30, 2020
Entry Deadline: March 1, 2020

Count Basie Center for the Arts

2020 Count Basie Center Teen + College Film Fest
Call for New Jersey Students (7th Grade to College) to Submit Work
Event Date: April 4, 2020
Regular Deadline: March 1, 2020

Public Art Dialogue

Public Art Dialogue Journal, Fall 2020 Issue: The Failure of Public Art
Call for Artist Project Submissions
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2020

Chautauqua Institution

2020 Visual Arts at Chautauqua Residency Program
Call for Students and Emerging Artists to Apply
Residency Dates: June 27 - August 15, 2020
Application Deadline: March 1, 2020
Chautauqua, NY

Community Engagement Lab

One World Festival of Arts and Imagination
Call for Artists
Festival Dates: July 24 - 25, 2020
Application Deadline: March 1, 2020
Montpelier, VT

Newark Arts Festival
Express Newark
NYC Filmmakers

Newark Short Film Awards
Call for Entries
Festival Dates: October 10 - 11, 2020
Early Bird Deadline: March 2, 2020
Regular Deadline: July 14, 2020
Late Deadline: September 12, 2020
Newark, NJ

Monmouth County Park System

Creative Arts and Music Festival
Call for Entries
Exhibition Date: May 2, 2020
Submission Deadline: March 2, 2020
Lincroft, NJ

The Masterwork Music and Art Foundation

Masterwork Music and Art Foundation Vocal Music Competition
Call for Emerging Artists to Enter
Competition Date: May 3, 2020
Application Deadline: March 2, 2020
Competition Location: Madison, NJ

Midtown Detroit, Inc.
DTE Foundation

Call for Artists Create Outdoor Installations, Performances, and Activities for the 2020 DLECTRICITY Festival
Event Dates: Septemtember 25 - 26, 2020
Application Deadline: March 3, 2020
Detroit, MI

The Belmar Arts Council

Fiber Arts Plus
Call for Artists Working with Fiber-related Media and Techniques
Exhibition Dates: March 10 - April 24, 2020
Submission Deadline: March 4, 2020
Belmar, NJ

The National Endowment for the Arts
American Theatre Wing

Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge
Call for High School Students with a Passion for Writing Songs!
Application Deadline: March 6, 2020

NJ Transit
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts

TRANSITional Art Project: Atlantic City
Call for Artists to Submit Proposals for Temporary Public Art Projects
Entry Deadline: March 9, 2020
Open to Artists Living in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem County

The New Jersey Department of Human Services
Division of Family Development

The 25th Annual Teen Media Contest
Call for All New Jersey Middle School and High School Students to Submit Drawings, Paintings, Essays, or Poems Illustrating a "Valuable Life Lesson or Moment You Will Never Forget"
Submission Deadline: March 11, 2020

The National Endowment for the Arts

Creative Writing Fellowships
Fellowships Available in Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction
Application Deadline: March 11, 2020

SMUSH Gallery

Summer 2020 Arts Residencies
Call for Artists of All Disciplines to Apply for 1 to 3-Week Residencies
Residency Start Dates Range from June 29 - August 24, 2020
Application Deadline: March 15, 2020
Jersey City, NJ

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton, New Jersey

Teacher's Workshop: Alternative Photography Processes
Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers and Artists!
Workshop Date: March 25, 2020
Registration Deadline: March 18, 2020
Workshop Location: Noyes Galleries at Kramer Hall, Hammonton, NJ

The Packard Group National Exhibition
Call for Artists to Submit Work
Submission Deadline: March 20, 2020
Vermillion, SD

50th Annual Peters Valley Craft Fair
Call for Artists to Apply
Event Dates: September 26 - 27, 2020
Application Deadline: March 25, 2020
Augusta, New Jersey

2020 Northeast Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit
Join Influential Leaders from the Worlds of Arts and Culture, Government, Economic Development, and Grantmaking for Guided Conversations, Social Events, and Workshops
Event Dates: March 26 - 27, 2020
Philadelphia, PA

NCCP Scholarships
This Scholarship Program is Designed to Provide Greater Access to Under-represented People Who Want to Attend NCCP Summits

Art Educators of New Jersey

Art in Focus: AENJ 2020
Call for Educators to Submit Conference Proposals
Conference Dates: October 7 - 9, 2020
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2020
Location: Ocean Place Resort and Spa, Long Branch, NJ

Santa Fe Art Institute

2021 Revolution Residency
Applications Open for Artists who Identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Disabled, LGBTQ+, Women, and Immigrants
Application Deadline: April 1, 2020

The Miranda Family Foundation

'Voces Latinx' National Playwriting Competition
Call for Playwrights to Submit Plays Depicting the LatinX Experience
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2020
National (Including Puerto Rico)

San José Light Tower Corporation

Urban Confluence Silicon Valley Competition
Call for Artists, Architects, Designers, and Anyone with a Passion for Place-making to Submit Ideas for the Creation of an Iconic Landmark Project to Enhance Community Life in San José, California
Submission Deadline: April 3, 2020

The Belmar Arts Council

The Horse in Art
Call for Artists to Submit Work Depicting New Jersey's
State Animal - the Horse!
Exhibition Dates: April 28 - May 15, 2020
Submission Deadline: April 13, 2020
Belmar, NJ

South Arts

Jazz Road Tours
Call for Emerging and Mid-career Artists to Apply for Support of Small, Three- to Six-site Tours
Grant Period: August 15, 2020 - August 14, 2021
Application Deadline: April 21, 2020

Newark Arts

ArtStart Mini Grant Program
Apply for Support for Art-based Events in Newark, NJ Taking Place Between July 1 and June 30, 2021
Application Deadline: April 30, 2020
Newark, NJ

New Mexico Arts

Public Art Opportunity: Bataan Memorial Building
Call for Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native Artists who Reside in the US, and US Galleries who Sell Work by Native Artists, to Submit Qualifications
Submission Deadline: May 29, 2020
Santa Fe, NM

The New Jersey Play Lab

Dramaturgical Script Consultation Services for Playwrights
One-on-one Script Consultations with Professional Dramaturgs at a Variety of Pricing Options to Meet all Budgets and Stages of Play Development

Performing Arts Readiness

Free Performing Arts Readiness Webinars!
February 13, 2020: Safety and Security
February 18, 2020: Risk Assessment
February 20, 2020: Introduction to Emergency Preparedness
February 25, 2020: Health and Safety
March 3, 2020: Disaster Response
March 12, 2020: Protecting Your Assets: Managing Legacy Materials
March 24, 2020: Networking for Disaster Management
March 25, 2020: Crisis Communication and Reputation Management

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Cultural Trust Grants for New Jersey Arts Organizations
Call for NJ Arts Organizations to Apply for Funding to Improve Accessibility to the Arts and Institutional/Financial Stabilization Grants
Application for Qualification Deadline: February 20, 2020
Notice of Intent to Apply Deadline: February 20, 2020
Application Deadline for Eligible Applicants: April 9, 2020

New Jersey Theatre Alliance

Access Thursdays: Peer-to-peer Learning Around Specific Issues Related to Cultural Access
February 20, 2020: Access and the Visual Arts
March 19, 2020: Teaching Artists and Arts Educators
April 16, 2020: Relaxed Performances/Sensory Friendly Events
May 21, 2020: Touring Companies and Presenters

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

ArtsCONNECT: 2020-2021 Projects in Development Listing
Presenters Can Seek Potential Presenting Partners by Submitting Artist and Project Information
Project Listing Submission Deadline: February 21, 2020
Final Application Deadline: March 13, 2020
Mid Atlantic Region

New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response

Protect Your Organization from Cyber-Attacks!
Hear from Colleagues in the Arts Community Who Experienced the Recent Ransomware Attack
Event Date: February 25, 2020
Location: Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts

Performing Arts Global Exchange
Support for Nonprofit Presenting Venues and Units of State, Local, or Tribal Government
PAGE Roster Booking Deadline: March 25, 2020 (For Engagements Taking Place Between July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Arts Ed NJ

New Jersey Arts in Our Schools Month
March is Arts in the Schools Month! Find Out What Arts Ed NJ has Planned and how your School Can Get Involved!

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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