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
Directions

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

Email: Feedback@sos.nj.gov
May 6, 2021

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.


Also, during the COVID-19 crisis, we will be compiling resources for artists and organizations who are experiencing personal or business losses due to the economic impact of the pandemic. The COVID-19 Resources for Artists & Arts Organizations list will be updated weekly as news and information become available.
Opportunities for Artists
ArtPride New Jersey Foundation
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Keep Jersey Arts Alive is a digital public value campaign that highlights the importance of the arts in New Jersey, and why the industry's survival is critical to the state's overall recovery. The Keep Jersey Arts Alive website offers videos and state- and county-wide impact data to illustrate how the arts affect every corner of the state. Check it out to learn what you can do to Keep Jersey Arts Alive!

Arts Professional Learning Institute
New Jersey Arts Education Collective
reCONNECT 2021
The virtual conference will focus on arts educator health and wellness, joy, and connection through the act of creating, and centering our work through a lens of social justice and equity. Open to any teaching artist, arts educator, and arts administrator living or working in the state of New Jersey.
Event Dates: June 11 - 12, 2021

ArtPride New Jersey
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Lewis Center for the Arts
Thrive Arts Conference
Thrive will tackle challenges facing the arts industry as it looks forward toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Sessions are being planned to examine how our field can recover from the COVID-era stronger and be more equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible.
Event Dates: June 15 and 22, 2021

Rutgers University - Newark
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Public Arts Opportunity: Life Sciences Center II Project, Rutgers - Newark
Call for Artists/Artist Teams
Submission Deadline: May 7, 2021
To be eligible, artists/artist teams must live or maintain a permanent art studio in the city of Newark, New Jersey, and must be residents of New Jersey.

Township of Millburn
Public Art Opportunity: 9/11 Memorial
Call for Expressions of Interest
Submission Deadline: May 7, 2021
Short Hills, NJ

Monmouth University Center for the Arts
The Fine Art of Denim
Call for Entries
Exhibition Dates: June 17 - August 14, 2021
Submission Deadline: May 7, 2021
Millburn, NJ

Lucia Bocchino Fund for Promising Young Artists
Lucia Bocchino Fund for Promising Young Artists 2021 Virtual Exhibition
"WONDER WOMEN: An Exhibition of Women in Our Lives that Inspire Us!"
Call for Artists Pre-K - 12
Exhibition Date: May 9, 2021 (Mother's Day)
Submission Deadline: May 8, 2021

Murphy Writing
Stockton University
Expand Your Imagination: An Online Poetry Workshop
A five-week poetry workshop offering prompts, feedback, and a supportive community of writers.
Workshop Dates: May 9 - June 13, 2021
Online

Middletown Arts Center
The MAC One Acts Play Festival
Call for Entries
Festival Dates: June 4 and June 5, 2021
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2021
Middletown, NJ

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
"Photo Finish" Juried Photography Exhibition
Call for Submissions from Amateurs and Professionals
Theme: Thoroughbred Racing in America.
Exhibition Opens November 2021
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2021
Saratoga Springs, NY

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Unconscious Bias Series
Explore how Unconscious Bias impacts arts and cultural organizations and affects their ability to connect and engage new and existing audiences.
Workshop Dates: May 10, and May 17, 2021

New Jersey International Film Festival
New Jersey International Film Festival Fall 2021
Call for Entries
Festival Dates: September 10 - October 10, 2021
Early Bird Deadline: May 11, 2021
Regular Deadline: May 31, 2021
Late Deadline: June 20, 2021
Super Late Deadline: July 10, 2021
New Brunswick, NJ

New Jersey Business Action Center
Resources for Recovery and Growth Virtual Series
This free, six-part webinar series presented by the New Jersey Business Action Center will feature tips, processes, and resources from state departments and partners to help your business.
May 11: Let's Talk COVID Safety in the Workplace
May 13: Let's Talk Lesser-Known Resources Provided by the Government

RedLine Contemporary Art Center
48 Hours of Socially Engaged Art & Conversation Summit
Annual Theme: Afrofuturism + Beyond
Event Dates: August 13 and 14, 2021
Call for Programming Deadline: May 11, 2021
Call for Artwork Deadline: May 11, 2021
Call for Papers Deadline: June 2, 2021
Denver, CO

Dance New Jersey
Show Up & Dance: Dancing Outside 2021
Call for Dance New Jersey Individual and Organization Members
Performance Dates: June 10 and June 11, 2021
Submission Deadline: May 13, 2021
Online

Artwork Archive
Art Business Accelerator Grant
Artwork Archive’s Art Business Accelerator Grant provides ten visual artists with unrestricted funds of $2,500, resources, and a curriculum to help establish, grow, and manage their art careers.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2021
International

Denise Bibro Fine Art
Virtual Exhibition
Call for Entries
Entry Deadline: May 15, 2021
This exhibition will run for three weeks on the gallery website, Artsy, Instagram, Facebook, and weekly email campaigns.
National (New York City-based artists are not eligible.)

ITSLIQUID
Borders - Venice International Art Fair
Call for Artists
Event Dates: June - September 2021
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2021
Venice, Italy

Art Fair 14C
Art House Productions
Summer/Fall 2021 Residency for a Recent MFA Graduate
Residency Dates: July 1 - December 31, 2021
Application Deadline: May 16, 2021
Jersey City, NJ

National Endowment for the Arts
American Theatre Wing
2021 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge
Call for High School Student Songwriters
Submission Deadline: May 17, 2021
National

The City of Oklahoma City
Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
Public Art Opportunity: Sculpture for MAPS 3 Lower Scissortail Park
Request for Qualifications
Submission Deadline: May 19, 2021
Oklahoma City, OK

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Creative Capital
The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
Call for Art Historians, Artists, Critics, Curators, Journalists, or a Writer in an Outside Field who is Strongly Engaged with the Contemporary Visual Arts
Submission Deadline: May 19, 2021
National

Performing Arts Readiness
Free webinars on various topics related to emergency preparedness:
May 20: Fire and Emergency Protection Plan Development
May 25: Health and Safety in the Performing Arts
May 26: The Art of Mass Gatherings

Stevens Point Sculpture Park
2021 Stevens Point Sculpture Park Juried Call
Call for Artists
Submission Deadline: May 21, 2021
Stevens Point, WI

Peters Valley School of Craft
51st Craft Fair
Call for Artists
Application Deadline: May 27, 2021
Augusta, NJ

Museum of Craft and Design
Call & Response: Craft as a Tool for Activism
Call for Entries
Online Exhibition Opens: July 30, 2021
Entry Deadline: May 31, 2021

Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium
47th Annual New Jersey Young Filmmakers’ Festival
Call for Entries
Festival Date: July 10, 2021
Entry Deadline: June 1, 2021
West Orange, NJ

Foam Magazine
Foam Talent Call 2021
Call for Submissions to Foam Magazine's Annual Talent Issue
Submission Deadline: June 2, 2021
International

No Boundaries Art Workshops
Plein Air Painting Workshops Around the World
Provence Plein Air Workshop: June 5 - June 11, 2021
Croatia Watercolor Workshop: October 3 - October 9, 2021

Arts Council of Princeton
Call for Exhibition Proposals for 2022
Theme: On Optimism
Submission Deadline: June 12, 2021
Princeton, NJ

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Rhode Island Governor's Portrait Commission
Call for Artists
Entry Deadline: June 30, 2021
National

City of San Jose
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Public Art Opportunity: Santa Clara Valley Capitol Light Rail Extension
Request for Qualifications
Submission Deadline: July 2, 2021
San Jose, CA

Highlands Film Fest
2021 Highlands Film Fest
Call for Entries
Festival Dates: October 8 – 9, 2021
Regular Deadline: July 15, 2021
Late Deadline: August 15, 2021
Highlands, NJ

Ocala Cultural Arts
6th Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition
Call for Entries
Entry Deadline: August, 30, 2021
Ocala, FL

Monmouth Museum
New Jersey Emerging Artist Series 2021-2022
Call for New Jersey Artists
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2021
Lincroft, NJ

Aesthetica
2022 Aesthetica Art Prize
Call for Artists
Entry Deadline: August 31, 2021
International

Composers Guild of New Jersey
Call for New Jersey Composers and Performers to Apply for Commissions and Project Support
Current Cycle Deadline: September 5, 2021

Dodge Poetry Festival
2022 Dodge Poetry Festival
Call for Poets
Festival Dates: October 22 - November 1, 2022
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2021
International

The Russell J. Efros Foundation
The Russell J. Efros Foundation Sprout Fund
Direct Funds for Visual and Performing Artists
Rolling Deadline
National

South Arts
Jazz Road Tours
$5,000 - $15,000 Grants for Emerging and Mid-career Jazz Artists to Develop Tours into Communities Across the United States
Grant Period: Now through 2022
Rolling Deadline
National

National Endowment for the Arts
Creative Forces National Resource Center
New Research Opportunities for Art Therapy and Music Therapy
Over the next five years, the Creative Forces National Endowment for the Arts Military Healing Arts Network intends to provide $2.5 million in new research funding.

American Alliance of Museums
Call for Stories, Ideas, and Insights for Museum magazine, Alliance blog, or Center for the Future of Museums

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Teaching Artists Present...
Call for Teaching Artists to Submit Content for an Online Library of Arts-based Activities Geared Towards Students in Grades 2 - 6
National

National Endowment for the Arts
Volunteer to Be a National Endowment for the Arts Panelist
The NEA is looking for individuals who represent a broad range of artistic and cultural viewpoints, as well as wide geographic and ethnic diversity, to provide advice about the artistic excellence and artistic merit of proposals in a variety of funding categories.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
2020-21 NJSO Colton Fellowship
Call for Early-career Black and Latinx Musicians in the 
Orchestra Field to Apply
Ongoing

Doors for a Cure
Call for Artists to Register
Create Original Art Using a Door as a Canvas to Memorialize the Lives Lost to Covid-19, 9/11, Heart Disease, Cancer, or Diabetes.

Murphy Writing of Stockton University
Online Writing Workshops and Retreats

Opportunities for Arts Organizations
ArtPride New Jersey
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Lewis Center for the Arts
Thrive Arts Conference
Thrive will tackle challenges facing the arts industry as it looks forward toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Sessions are being planned to examine how our field can recover from the COVID-era stronger and be more equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible.
Event Dates: June 15 and 22, 2021

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Americans for the Arts
Accessibility Training for Mid Atlantic Region Arts Organizations
Free, two-part webinar package on arts and disability justice for programming staff, ADA coordinators, grant coordinators, and local and state arts agencies in the mid-Atlantic region who are eager to gain a better understanding of the importance of accessibility in cultural equity.
Webinar Date: May 13, 2021

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Unconscious Bias Series
Explore how Unconscious Bias impacts arts and cultural organizations and affects their ability to connect and engage new and existing audiences.
Workshop Dates: May 10, and May 17, 2021

Dance New Jersey
Show Up & Dance: Dancing Outside 2021
Call for Dance New Jersey Individual and Organization Members
Performance Dates: June 10 and June 11, 2021
Submission Deadline: May 13, 2021
Online

DeVos Institute of Arts Management
University of Maryland
Pro Bono Consultation in Support of Organizations Focused on Social Cohesion through the Arts
The DeVos Institute invites US-based, non-profit organizations committed to enhancing social cohesion to apply for pro bono planning support underwritten in full by the University of Maryland.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2021
National

Performing Arts Readiness
Free webinars on various topics related to emergency preparedness:
May 20: Fire and Emergency Protection Plan Development
May 25: Health and Safety in the Performing Arts
May 26: The Art of Mass Gatherings

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
ArtsCONNECT
ArtsCONNECT supports touring projects developed by presenter consortia based in the region that includes public performances and community engagement activities.
Project Period: September 1, 2021 - December 31, 2022
Application Deadline: Friday, May 21, 2021
Presenters must be located in DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, USVI or WV.

National Endowment for the Arts
Grants for Arts Projects
Grants of $10,000 to $100,000 for Project Support
Second Grants for Arts Projects Deadlines:
SAM.gov Registration Deadline: June 16, 2021
Grants.gov Registration Deadline: June 29, 2021
Grants.gov Submission Deadline: July 8, 2021
Applicant Portal Submission Period: July 13 - 20, 2021
National

Americans for the Arts
Arts and Economic Prosperity 6
Americans for the Arts seeks 250 partner organizations to participate in AEP6, their sixth national economic impact study of America’s nonprofit arts and cultural industry.
Contracts must be completed by September 30, 2021.
Data collection begins on January 1, 2022.
Final reports will be delivered by May 31, 2023.
All national, statewide, and local findings will be released in June 2023.

National Endowment for the Arts
Creative Forces National Resource Center
New Research Opportunities for Art Therapy and Music Therapy
Over the next five years, the Creative Forces National Endowment for the Arts Military Healing Arts Network intends to provide $2.5 million in new research funding.

ArtPride New Jersey Foundation
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Keep Jersey Arts Alive is a digital public value campaign that highlights the importance of the arts in New Jersey, and why the industry's survival is critical to the state's overall recovery. The Keep Jersey Arts Alive website offers videos and state- and county-wide impact data to illustrate how the arts affect every corner of the state. Check it out to learn what you can do to Keep Jersey Arts Alive!

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 www.artscouncil.nj.gov.