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
February 25, 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!

Americans for the Arts
NEW: Attention, artists and arts organizations! Americans for the Arts has revised their COVID-19 Survey for Organizations, and they need your input. Even if you've already completed the survey, please take five minutes to fill out the new version.

The Hunterdon Art Tour
Call for Artists to Participate in The Hunterdon Art Tour
Event Dates: May 1 and 2, 2021
Registration Deadline: February 28, 2021
Hunterdon County, NJ

Reimagine Runnemede
Public Art Opportunity: Labyrinth Gateway Project
Call for Artists or Artist Teams to Submit Proposals for a Gateway to a Meditative Walking Labyrinth in Beaver Branch Park
Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
Runnemede, NJ

Studio Montclair
Viewpoints 2021
Call for Artists
Exhibition Dates: April 23 – May 28, 2021
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2021
Montclair, NJ

National Dance Education Organization
Professional Development Scholarships
Call for Dance Educators Working in K-12 Schools, Private Studios of Dance, Higher Education, Performing Arts Organizations, and Other Settings
Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
National

The City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy
Public Art Opportunity: Mann Rivera Renovation Project
Call for Artists
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2021
Philadelphia, PA

Rockland Arts Festival
Rockland Arts Virtual Festival
Call for Artists
Event Dates: April 1 - 30, 2021
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2021
Open to artists and arts organization in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

The Center for Emerging Visual Arts
Fairmont Water Works
Art in the Open
Using the Schuylkill River Banks Park as studio space, participating artists will have the opportunity to explore new working methods, develop process-oriented works, and interpret a compelling intersection of urban and natural environments in the public realm.
Event Dates: May 14 - May 16, 2021
Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
Philadelphia Region

The Bergman Prize
The Bergman Prize awards $10,000 and publication to the author of a first or second collection of poetry.
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2021
National

Forecast
Change Lab National Research Fellowships
Research Topic: Racial Justice in Public Art
Call for Graduate Students, Recent College Graduates, Doctoral and Post-doctoral Researchers, Artists, and Public Art Professionals
Application Deadline: March 2, 2021

Performing Arts Readiness
Free webinars on various topics related to emergency preparedness:
March 3: Crisis Communication and Reputation Management for Performing Arts Organizations
March 9: Managing Legacy Materials for Performing Arts Organizations

Artists in Education Residency Grant Program
The Artists in Education Residency Grant Program places highly qualified professional artists in schools for 20 days or more. The residencies occur during the school day and are designed to enhance arts education for students and faculty. Any New Jersey public, private, charter, or parochial school serving grades Pre-K through 12 is eligible to apply.
Final Grant Application Deadline: March 5, 2021
Statewide

Museum Council of Greater Philadelphia
Micro-grant & Nano-grant Application
Up to $5,000 will be made available in the form of ten $250 nano-grants and five $500 micro-grants to support projects, or components of projects, with sustainable high-potential-impact for institutions and communities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
Application Deadline: March 5, 2021

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
New Jersey Climate Resilience Public Art Projects
Call for Artists
This project (part of the Coastal Risk Communications Campaign) seeks to engage for artists, or artist teams, to create original, site-specific artwork and related community engagement(s) that address the theme of climate resilience and coastal flooding, particularly as related to coastal communities in New Jersey.
Application Deadline: March 8, 2021
New Jersey residents and people living within 100 miles of the NJ state border are eligible.

Belmar Arts Council
The Horse in Art
Call for Artists
Exhibition Dates: March 21 - May 1, 2021
Submission Deadline: March 8, 2021
Belmar, NJ

National Endowment for the Arts
Research Awards
The National Endowment for the Arts invites applicants to engage with the agency’s five-year research agenda through two funding opportunities for research projects: Research Grants in the Arts and NEA Research Labs.
SAM.gov Registration Deadline: March 8, 2021
Grants.gov Registration Deadline: March 19, 2021
Grants.gov Submission Deadline: March 29, 2021
Applicant Portal Submission Period: April 1 – 8, 2021
National

National Consortium for Creative Placemaking
Creative Placemaking Leadership Webinars
Get insights on timely topics to help communities heal and recover faster, and become more resilient through creative placemaking.
March 9: History of Creative Placemaking in the United States Part 1
March 16: History of Creative Placemaking in the United States Part 2

The Manville Arts Council
2021 Manville Arts Council Art Expo
Call for Artists Ages 15 and Up
Exhibition Dates: June 11 - 25, 2021
To be eligible to submit, all artists must register and take part in an online coffee house on March 14, 2021.
Registration Deadline: March 11, 2021
Manville, NJ

Atlantic City Cruise Thru
The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University
Cruise Thru Events: Artistic Drive Thru Experiences
Call for Artists, Schools, and Organizations to Register
Event Dates: March 19 – April 5, 2021
Art drop-off closes March 11, 2021.

New Jersey International Film Festival
New Jersey International Film Festival Summer 2021
Call for Entries
Super Late Deadline: March 11, 2021
Super Super Late Deadline: March 31, 2021
New Brunswick, NJ

Citizens’s Institute on Rural Design
National Endowment for the Arts
Housing Assistance Council
Local Design Workshops/Design Learning Cohort
With support from a wide range of design, planning, and creative placemaking professionals, the workshops bring together local residents and local leaders from non-profits, community organizations, and government to develop actionable solutions to a specific design challenge. Up to 15 rural communities will be selected to participate in a Design Learning Cohort, which will participate in virtual training, receive technical assistance, support in navigating funding opportunities, and more.
Application Deadline: March 12, 2021
National

Creative Bergen
Arts Amble Information Session
Call for Bergen County Artists, Venues, and Businesses
Arts Amble Dates: June 11 - 13, 2021
Session Dates: March 14, 2021

Morris Arts
New Jersey Arts & Culture Recovery Fund
Princeton Area Community Foundation
Morris Arts Teaching Artist Relief Grant
Call for Practicing New Jersey Teaching Artists
This grant is intended to help New Jersey Teaching Artists experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants awards are unrestricted and can be used for any kind of emergency relief.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
Statewide

Peters Valley School of Craft
Artist Fellowships and Studio Assistantships
Fellowships and Assistantships Available in Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Fibers, Fine metals/jewelry, and Woodworking
Application Deadline: March 15, 2021

Monmouth County Park System
Creative Arts and Music Festival
Call for Entries
Event Date: May 1, 2021
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2021
Lincroft, NJ

With Intentions Holistic Studio
Spring Cleaning
Call for Artists
Exhibition Deadline: March 27 - June 7, 2021
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2021
Lake Como, NJ

Summit Public Art
Public Art Opportunity: Fountain Project
Request for Qualifications
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2021
Summit, NJ

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2021 VSA International Young Soloists Competition
Call for Young Soloists or Ensembles with Disabilities
Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
National

Disability Studies, Arts & Education
The 3rd International Conference on Disability Studies, Arts & Education
Theme: Disability Justice
Call for Proposals
Event Dates: October 7 - 9, 2021
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2021
Online

National Endowment for the Arts
National Medal of Arts
2021 Nominations Open
The National Medal of Arts is a White House program administered in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, and is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government.
Deadline: March 15, 2021
National

National Dance Education Organization
Ruth Lovell Murray Book Award
Call for Book Award Nominations
Nomination Deadline: March 15, 2021

The Center for Emerging Visual Arts
Visual Artist Fellowship 2021
Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
Philadelphia Region

The Packard Group
Packard Group National Exhibition 2021
Call for Artists
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2021
National

Dance/NYC
2021 Digital Symposium
A meeting place for the dance field to exchange ideas, expand networks, sharpen organizational practices, and deepen the inquiry around the NYC region’s legacy and trajectory of dance-making.
Event Dates: March 17 – 20, 2021
Online

Sustainable Washington Township
Gallery in the Park
Call for Artists
Exhibition Dates: April - July 2021
Submission Deadline: March 20, 2021
Washington Township, NJ

Griffin Museum of Photography
Griffin Museum of Photography's 27th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition
Call for Entries
Entry Deadline: March 21, 2021
Winchester, MA

Arts Scottsdale
Canal Convergence: Water + Light + Art
Request for Temporary Public Art Proposals
Submission Deadline: March 26, 2021
Scottsdale, AZ

New Jersey Department of Human Services
Annual Teen Media Contest
Call for New Jersey Middle and High School Students to Submit Work Focusing on Parental Responsibility
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2021
Statewide

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
USArtists International
Call for Performing Artists to Apply for Support in Touring Outside the United States
Application Deadline: March 31, 2021
National

Real Art Ways
Real Art Ways Awards
Call for Entries
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2021
Emerging artists in New England, New York, and New Jersey are eligible.

Stevens Point Sculpture Park
Stevens Point Sculpture Park Ash Tree Call
Call for Site-specific Outdoor Sculpture
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2021
Stevens Point, WI

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours
Call for Artists to Register
Event Dates: April 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2021
Philadelphia, PA

New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grant Program
Folk Arts Apprenticeship grants encourage communities to continue passing on their valued traditions in traditional settings, by providing stipends so that master folk artists and craftsmen can help apprentices develop greater skill.
Application Deadline: April 8, 2021
Statewide

Lighthouse International Film Festival
2021 Lighthouse International Film Festival
Call for Submissions
Event Dates: June 3 - 6, 2021
Extended Deadline: April 8, 2021
Long Beach Island, NJ

Montclair Film
2021 Emerging Filmmaker Competition
Call for Entries from Students (Grades 6 - 12)
Submission Deadline: April 12, 2021
Montclair, NJ

West Orange Arts Council
2021 Black Lives Matter: For Justice, For Equality, For Liberty!
Call for Artists
Exhibition Dates: May - July, 2021
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2021
West Orange, NJ

Newark Arts
ArtStart Grants for Newark-based Artists, Organizations, and Schools
Application Deadline: April 30, 2021
Newark, 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
West Long Branch, 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

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
Next Grant Cycle Opens April 14, 2021
Submission Deadline: May 20, 2021
National

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

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

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

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

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
Utah Division of Arts and Museums
Thanksgiving Point
Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Measurement of Museum Social Impact Project
Measurement of Museum Social Impact (MOMSI) project addresses the critical need of establishing best practices for measuring social impact within the museum field. It advances museum practice by measuring the social impact museums have on visitors and developing a tool for museums to better understand their social impact on individuals and communities. MOMSI will test the scalability of a tool developed in Utah nationwide to provide museums of all sizes the opportunity to measure their own social impact. Learn more about MOMSI, and what your museum can gain by participating.

American Alliance of Museums
2021 American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo
Event Dates: May 24 and June 7 – 9, 2021
Registration Deadline: March 3, 2021

Performing Arts Readiness
Free webinars on various topics related to emergency preparedness:
March 3: Crisis Communication and Reputation Management for Performing Arts Organizations
March 9: Managing Legacy Materials for Performing Arts Organizations

Museum Council of Greater Philadelphia
Micro-grant & Nano-grant Application
Up to $5,000 will be made available in the form of ten $250 nano-grants and five $500 micro-grants to support projects, or components of projects, with sustainable high-potential-impact for institutions and communities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
Application Deadline: March 5, 2021

National Consortium for Creative Placemaking
Creative Placemaking Leadership Webinars
Get insights on timely topics to help communities heal and recover faster, and become more resilient through creative placemaking.
March 9: History of Creative Placemaking in the United States Part 1
March 16: History of Creative Placemaking in the United States Part 2

U.S. Small Business Administration
U.S. Small Business Administration Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program
If your organization employs fewer than 20 people and is interested in a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgivable loan, now may be the best time to apply. For a two-week period, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and PPP lenders will process loan applications ONLY from businesses with fewer than 20 employees, including non-profits and sole proprietors.
Application Deadline: March 10, 2021

National Endowment for the Arts
Challenge America
Challenge America offers support primarily to small organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to populations that are underserved.
Live Q&A Webinar: March 10, 2021
Application Deadline: April 22, 2021
National

Creative Bergen
Arts Amble Information Session
Call for Bergen County Artists, Venues, and Businesses
Arts Amble Dates: June 11 - 13, 2021
Session Dates: March 14, 2021

Dance/NYC
2021 Digital Symposium
A meeting place for the dance field to exchange ideas, expand networks, sharpen organizational practices, and deepen the inquiry around the NYC region’s legacy and trajectory of dance-making.
Event Dates: March 17 – 20, 2021
Online

Newark Arts
ArtStart Grants for Newark-based Artists, Organizations, and Schools
Application Deadline: April 30, 2021
Newark, NJ

Performing Arts Readiness
PAR Network Grants
Ten grants of between $5,000 - $25,000 each will be awarded for projects to support both the development of new or emerging disaster preparedness networks that include performing arts and culture organizations, and the expansion of existing networks to increase participation among performing arts organizations.
Rolling deadline through April 30, 2021.

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
NEW: Attention, artists and arts organizations! Americans for the Arts has revised their COVID-19 Survey for Organizations, and they need your input. Even if you've already completed the survey, please take five minutes to fill out the new version.

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.