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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

November 8, 2018

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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
October 2018 - April 2019
Hammonton, NJ

Newark School of the Arts

Jeffrey Carollo and Frank Calabrese Music Scholarship Program
Call for New Jersey Students to Audition for Financial Assistance to Study Classical Music Privately at Newark School of the Arts
Audition Date: November 11, 2018
Newark, NJ

Paul Robeson Galleries

Spring 2019 Artist in Residence Application (AiR)
Call for Newark Artists to Apply for a Six-Month Residency that Includes a Studio Space, a Stipend, and an Exhibition
Residency Dates: March 1 - August 31, 2019
Application Deadline: November 12, 2018
Newark, NJ

Morris Arts

Morristown Public Art Program: Market and Bank Project
Call for Qualification Statements from Artists or Artist Teams
Entry Deadline: November 12, 2018
Morristown, NJ

Arts Ed NJ
Foundation for Educational Administration

Arts Education Workshop Series: Transforming Schools Through the Power of the Arts
"Embracing the Arts - A Pathway to Well-Rounded Education"
Event Date: November 14, 2018
Monroe Township, NJ

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

How to Do Creative Placemaking
Webinar Series Offering Practical and Tactical Advice for Artists, Local Leaders, and Community Development Practitioners
November 14, 2018 - April 10, 2019

Bound Brook Revitalization Partnership

"Grantwriting Basics for Educators, Businesses, and Non-profits"
Free Workshop on Grant Proposals, Funding, and More
Workshop Date: November 15, 2018
Bound Brook, 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
Webinar for Applicants: November 15, 2018 (Sign up here.)
Application Deadlines: November 30, 2018 and April 3, 2019

Montclair Film Festival

8th Annual Montclair Film Festival
Call for Submissions
Early Bird Deadline: November 16, 2018
Regular Deadline: December 21, 2018
Late Deadline: January 4, 2019
Extended Deadline: January 11, 2018
Montclair, NJ

A Blade of Grass

The ABOG Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art
Applications Open for Artists Creating Exchanges, Experiences, and
Structures to Enact Social Change
Application Deadline: November 16, 2018


Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists
Applications Open for Dance Artists Addressing Social Change
Fellowship Dates: June 1, 2019 - July 31, 2020
Letter of Inquiry Deadline: November 16, 2018

BSB Gallery

Revolutionary Resolve
Call for Artists to Submit Work Inspired by The Revolutionary War
Exhibit Dates: December 7 - 31, 2018
Submission Deadline: November 18, 2018
Trenton, NJ

Express Newark

Two Open Calls for Video Artists
Apply to be a Community Media Center Partner or a CMC Resident
Application Deadline: November 19, 2018
Newark, NJ

Belmar Arts Council

Affordable Art: A Holiday Sales Exhibit
Call for Artists to Participate in an Exhibit and Sale of
Small, Affordable Work that is Appealing to a General Audience
Registration Deadline: November 21, 2018
Exhibit Dates: November 28 - December 28, 2018
Belmar, NJ

Monmouth University Center for the Arts

Juried Exhibition: Beyond #MeToo
Call for Artists to Submit Work Depicting How to Honor Women
Exhibit Dates: January 22 - April 30, 2018
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018
West Long Branch, NJ

Arts Unbound

2019 Black History Month Exhibit
Open Call for Black Artists with Disabilities to Submit Work
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2018
Orange, NJ

Monmouth Museum

Two Calls for Artists to Submit Work to a Juried Exhibit
Exhibit Dates: January 12 - March 10, 2019
Submission Deadline: December 3, 2018
Lincroft, NJ

National Endowment for the Arts

Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects
Grants for Translating Works of Prose, Poetry, or Drama into English
Application Deadline: December 5, 2018

Arts Ed NJ
Foundation for Educational Administration

Arts Education Workshop Series: Transforming Schools Through the Power of the Arts
"An Introduction to the National Arts Standards and the Vision for the New NJ Student Learning Standards"
Event Date: December 6, 2018
Monroe Township, NJ

New Jersey Poetry Out Loud

Poetic License: Driving the Beat Across the Curriculum
Free Professional Development Workshop for Educators and Teaching Artists on Using Poetry in the Classroom
Workshop Date: December 7, 2018
Appel Farm Arts and Music Center, Elmer, NJ

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

2019-2020 On Screen/In Person Program
Call for Film Submissions
Get Paid to Take Your Independent Film on the Road!
Submission Deadline: December 7, 2018
Mid Atlantic Region

Mattatuck Museum

Mixmaster: Juried Members Exhibition
Call for Artists to Submit Work
Exhibition Dates: January 20 - February 28, 2018
Submission Deadline: December 14, 2018
Waterbury, CT

Premiere Stages at Kean University

2019 Premiere Play Festival
Now Accepting New Play Submissions
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2018
Union, NJ

Young Audiences NJ and Eastern PA

Poetry Assembly Program 
Call for Performance Poetry Groups to Apply to Join
Young Audiences' Roster of Teaching Artists
Application Deadline: January 1, 2019

Idaherma Museum of Art Foundation

First Annual National Works on Paper Online Exhibition 
Call for Visual Artists to Submit Images of Works on Paper for
Use in Online Exhibition and Sale
Entry Deadline: January 15, 2019

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

Arnot Art Museum

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

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Internship Program
Practical Museum Training Experience for Students and Professional Artists Interested in Pursuing Careers in the Arts and Museum Fields

Application Deadline for Summer (June - August): January 30, 2019
Application Deadline for Fall (September - December): June 1, 2019

New York, NY

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

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

Disability. Dance. Artistry. Dance Maker Directory.
Join the DDA Network to Receive Information on Integrated
Dance Activity in NYC Metropolitan Area

Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University 

Opportunities for Artists to Exhibit and Sell their Work
Call for Artists: The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University is Looking for Work in Diverse Media to Exhibit in their Osprey Gallery
Atlantic City, NJ

Township of Deptford 

Galleria Deptford
Art in the Lobby: Call for Regional Artists to Submit Work for Display Throughout the Year in the Township Municipal Building
Deptford, NJ

Dance New Jersey  
Become a Member!
Service Organization Committed to Advocating the Excellence of Dance and Dance Education in the State

Catchafire New Jersey

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

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation

2019-2020 On Screen/In Person Program
Now Accepting Applications from Regional Nonprofit Venues and Arts Organizations Looking for Effective Ways to Develop their Independent Film Programs
Application Deadline: December 3, 2018
Mid Atlantic Region

AIE: The Artists in Education Residency Grant Program

AIE Residency Grant Program Technical Assistance Workshops for NJ Public, Charter, Private, and Parochial School Representatives

Workshop Dates:
December 4, 2018 - Young Audiences NJ and Eastern PA, Princeton
December 7, 2018 - Appel Farm Arts and Music Center, Elmer

New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Grants Are Now Available for New Jersey Organizations: General Operating Support, General Program Support, Arts Project Support
Notice of Intent to Apply Deadline: December 4, 2018
Application Deadline: February 13, 2019
Application Available Mid-January

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation

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

New Jersey Council for the Humanities

Public Scholars Project 
Now Accepting Applications from Eligible Organizations for
PSP Program Subsidies for Events Taking Place Between
November 2018 and October 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

Dance New Jersey  
Become an Organizational Member!
Service Organization Committed to Advocating the Excellence of Dance and Dance Education in the State

The Foundation Center

Grantseeker's Network
Funding Database & Fundraising Resource

The Kresge Foundation

Funding Opportunities
Place-based Initiatives & Local systems

Wells Fargo Foundation

Funding Opportunities
Corporate Giving - New Jersey Guidelines

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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