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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
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January 17, 2019

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South Jersey Cultural Alliance

Artist as Entrepreneur: Business Skills for Artists
Workshop Series Teaching Business Skills, Tools, and Networking Opportunities for Artists Offered Through April 2019
Hammonton, NJ

Creative Capital

Grantwriting for Artists Workshop
Online Workshop Covering All Aspects of Grantwriting for Artists
Event Date: January 24, 2019

Studio Montclair

Divergent Evolution
Call for Artists to Submit Two or More Works that Show How Their
Practice has Evolved Over Time
Exhibition Dates: March 17 - April 20, 2019
Submission Deadline: January 27, 2019
Montclair, NJ

Protect Me With 3+

Protect Me With 3+ Poster and Video Contest
Call for New Jersey Students to Create Posters and Videos that Raise Awareness About the Importance of Adolescent Immunizations
Entry Deadline: January 27, 2019

Fondazione Antonio Ratti

XXV CSAV Artists' Research Laboratory
Call for Artists to Apply for a Program of Workshops, Seminars, and Dialogues with Artists of Diverse Nationalities and Backgrounds
Event Dates: June 29 - July 26, 2019 
Application Deadline: January 30, 2019
Como, Italy

The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center

Summer 2019 New Jersey International Film Festival
Call for Entries
Event Dates: June 1-9, 2019
Regular Deadline: January 31, 2019
Late Deadline: February 28, 2019 
Super Late Deadline: March 31, 2019
New Brunswick, NJ

Princeton Area Community Foundation

Thomas George Artists Fund Award
Support for Emerging Artists Engaged In Drawing and Painting
Application Deadline: January 31, 2019

Santorini Biennale

Call for Visual Artists - Including Artist Groups and Students - to Submit Work Focused on the Theme "Neighborhood"
Exhibition Dates: June 1 - July 31, 2019
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2019

Connect the Lots Camden

Call for Visual and Performance Artists to Apply for the 2019 Season of CTL, an Initiative to Activate Camden's Underutilized Spaces
Event Dates: Summer 2019
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2019
Camden, NJ

Adelphi Orchestra

2019 Young Artist Competition
Call for Strings and Woodwinds Musicians to Apply
Finalist Recital: April 27, 2019
Application/Video Submission Deadline: February 1, 2019
Recital Location: National Opera Center of America, NYC

Essex County Park System
South Mountain Conservancy

Call for Artists to Apply for the Annual Sculpture Exhibition in South Mountain Reservation's Wildflower Sculpture Park
Exhibition Dates: May 25, 2019 - April 5, 2020
Application Deadline: February 1, 2019
South Orange, NJ

Alliance of Artists Communities

Wave Farm Residency Program
Call for Artists to Apply
Wave Farm's Transmission Arts Programs Support Artists Who Engage the Transmission Spectrum, Creating Work With, About, and For the Airwaves
Application Deadline: February 1, 2019
Acra, NY

Educational Theatre Association

Democracyworks Essay Competition: What's Your Theatre Story?
Call for Students to Submit Essays About the Impact of Theatre
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2019

Lighthouse International Film Festival

11th Annual Lighthouse International Film Festival
Call for Submissions
Event Dates: June 6 - 9, 2019
Regular Deadline: February 4, 2019
Late Deadline: March 4, 2019
Extended Deadline: April 4, 2019
Long Beach Island, NJ

City of Merriam, Kansas

Call for Artists or Artist Teams to Apply to Design, Fabricate, and Install Two Permanent Outdoor Works as Part of the New Merriam Community Center Project
Target Completion Date: May 2020
Application Deadline: February 4, 2019
Merriam, Kansas

Howard County Arts Council

Merriweather District Artist-in-Residence Program (MD AIR)
Call for Artists to Apply
Residency Dates: May 13 - June 24, 2019
Application Deadline: February 4, 2019
Columbia, MD

Arnot Art Museum

76th Regional Exhibition
Call for Artists to Submit Work to a Juried Exhibition
Submission Deadline: February 6, 2019


Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists
Applications Open for Dance Artists Addressing Social Change
Fellowship Dates: June 1, 2019 - July 31, 2020
Full Proposal Deadline: February 8, 2019

Boonton Arts

Dog Days of Summer (& Some Cool Cats) Public Art Project
Call for Artists of All Levels to Transform a Blank Dog or Cat into Art
Finished Sculptures will be Displayed in the Town of Boonton and Made Available for Purchase at Boonton Arts' Etsy Store
Artists' Reception: February 13, 2019
Opening Reception: May 3, 2019
Submission Deadline: February 9, 2019
Boonton, NJ

Murphy Writing

Get Away to Write - Florida
A Midwinter Retreat Poets and Writers
Retreat Dates: February 10 - 15, 2019
New Smyrna Beach, FL

Mayo Performing Arts Center

Auditions for MPAC's 2019 Spring Musical - Grease
Call for Actors (Ages 15 - 25) for Principle and Ensemble Roles
Performance Dates: May 31 - June 2, 2019
Audition Dates: February 10 - 12, 2019
Morristown, NJ

Flagstaff Arts Council

NightVisions VII Juried Exhibition
Call for Artists to Submit Work in Any Media, Including Poetry, that Celebrates the Beauty of the Night Sky
Exhibition Dates: April 16 - June 1, 2019
Application Deadline: February 12, 2019
Flagstaff, AZ

The Hunterdon Art Tour

Call for Artists to Register for The Hunterdon Art Tour (THAT)
Registered Studio Locations Appear on Online and Printed Maps
Registered Artists Get their Own Page on THAT's Website
Reception at Hunterdon Art Museum: May 3, 2019
Tour Dates: May 4 - 5, 2019
Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
Hunterdon County, NJ

Atlantic Highlands Arts Council

2019 FilmOneFest
Call for Filmmakers to Submit Work Under Two Minutes
Event Date: July 20, 2019
Early Deadline: February 18, 2019
Regular Deadline: March 1, 2019
Late Deadline: April 1, 2019
Extended Deadline: April 15, 2019
Atlantic Highlands, NJ

The Department of Art at Rowan University

AIR 2020 Artist in Residence Program
Call for Visual Artists to Apply
Residency Dates: January 21 - April 30, 2020
Application Deadline: February 24, 2019
Glassboro, NJ

Count Basie Center for the Arts

The Count Basie Center Teen + College Film Fest
Call for New Jersey Student Filmmakers to Submit Work
Festival Date: April 6, 2019
Submission Deadline: March 3, 2019
Red Bank, NJ

Montclair Film

Call for New Jersey Student Filmmakers to Submit Work
Festival Dates: May 3 - May 12, 2019
Submission Deadline: March 4, 2019
Montclair, NJ

Newark Arts

ArtStart Mini Grant Program
Call for Artists and Arts Organizations to Apply for Grants Supporting Newark-based Programs
Application Deadline: March 22, 2019
Newark, NJ

Peters Valley School of Craft

Event Dates: September 28 - 29, 2019
Application Deadline: March 25, 2019
Augusta, NJ

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

USArtists International Grant Program
Support for Dance, Music, and Theatre Performances by
US Artists and Ensembles at Festivals and Marketplaces Worldwide
Application Deadlines: April 3, 2019

New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grants
Awarded to Individuals Annually to Encourage the Preservation of Valued, Traditional Art Forms
The Application Process Requires that Each Apprentice Apply with a Master Artist as a Team.
Application Deadline: April 4, 2019

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

How to Do Creative Placemaking
Webinar Series Offering Practical and Tactical Advice for Artists, Local Leaders, and Community Development Practitioners
Webinars Offered Through April 2019

The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking

Creative Placemaking Leadership Workshops
Learn How To Raise Funds, Map Creative Assets, Research
Zoning and Regulation, Sharpen Your Pitch-making Skills, and More
Ongoing Through May 2019
Burlington and Orange, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA

Filmmakers Without Borders

Filmmaking Grants
Call for Filmmakers to Apply for Support for Projects Aligned with Themes of Social Justice, Empowerment, and Cultural Exchange
Summer Application Deadline: June 1, 2019
Fall Application Deadline: August 1, 2019

The Theater Project

Playwrights Workshop
Call for Playwrights to Submit Work to Become a Playwrights Workshop Member, Providing Multiple Presentation Opportunities
Union, NJ

New Jersey Theatre Alliance
New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Cultural Access Network Project: Access Thursdays
ADA Roundtable Discussions and Peer-to-Peer Learning
Event Dates: January 17, 2018 through May 23, 2019

Artists in Education Residency Grant Program

The AIE Grant Program Places Professional Artists in Schools
Public, Private, Charter, and Parochial Schools are Eligible to Apply
Early Bird Deadline: January 18, 2019
Final Deadline: February 8, 2019

Artpride New Jersey

Audience Insights Manager (AIM)
AIM Puts Patron Data Analysis Tools in the Hands of Arts Organizations, Helping to Target Marketing Materials, Identify New Donors, Strengthen Grantwriting, and Guide Programming
Subscription Deadline: January 22, 2019

Arts Reach

National Arts Marketing, Development, and Ticketing Conference
Event Dates: March 21 - 22, 2019
Early Bird Registration Deadline: January 31, 2019
Advance Registration Deadline: February 28, 2019
Registration Deadline: March 14, 2019
New York, NY

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Student Leaders Program
Call for High School Juniors and Seniors to Apply
The BOA Student Leaders Program Includes Paid Summer Internships and the Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2019

Americans for the Arts
New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Diversity in Arts Leadership Internship Program
Seeking NJ Arts Organizations to Host a DIAL Intern
During Summer 2019
Application Deadline: February 13, 2019

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation

This Program Provides Funding for Presenters Working Collaboratively to Engage Performing Artists and Ensembles
Application Deadline: March 8, 2019
ArtsCONNECT Webinars: January 15 and February 19, 2019
Mid Atlantic Region

Catchafire New Jersey

Free Project Support - Strengthen your Organization with Help from Skilled Volunteers!
This Service is Being Offered Now Through March 2019

New Jersey Council for the Humanities

Public Scholars Project 
Now Accepting Applications from Organizations for PSP Program Subsidies for Events Happening Through October 2019

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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