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
July 2, 2020

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.

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The New Jersey Highlands Coalition

The Seventh Highlands Juried Art Exhibit
Call for Artists to Submit Work Featuring the Landscapes, Flora, Fauna, Natural, Cultural, and Historic Resources of the Highlands Region of NY, NJ, PA and CT
Entry Deadline: July 6, 2020

The Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts

Leaning into the Unknown - an Artist Response to COVID-19
Call for New Jersey Musicians, Theater Artists, Dancers, Poets, and Filmmakers to Present New Works in Progress
Event Date: September 19, 2020
Application Deadline: July 6, 2020
Event Location: Sharp Theater, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ

Sustainable Washington Township Creative Team

Gallery in the Park: "eARTh without ART is just eh"
Call for Artists 
Entry Deadline: July 6, 2020
Washington Lake Park, Sewell, NJ

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Public Art Opportunity: NJ Department of Health 2D Art Purchase
Call for Artists
Entry Deadline: July 7, 2020
Permanent Residents of Mercer County, NJ, or Artists who Maintain a Permanent Art Studio Address in Mercer County, are Eligible
Trenton, NJ

New Jersey International Film Festival

Fall 2020 New Jersey Film Festival
Call for Entries
Super Late Deadline: July 9, 2020
New Brunswick, NJ

WBGO/Newark Public Radio

WBGO/Newark Public Radio Mini-Grants Program
Call for Essex County Writers, Photographers, Videographers, Audio Journalists, Community Groups, and Organizations to Create Projects that Address COVID-19 and Other Issues Impacting their Community
Application Deadline: July 10, 2020

Montclair Art Museum

JAM at MAM - Jersey Artist Marketplace at Montclair Art Museum
Open Call for Submissions from New Jersey Artists
Extended Deadline: July 10, 2020
Online

New Jersey Historical Commission

NJ Women Vote Digital Exhibition
Call for Letters of Interest for the Commissioning of Digital Content Commemorating the Centennial of Women's Suffrage
Entry Deadline: July 12, 2020
Statewide

Newark Arts Festival
Express Newark
NYC Filmmakers

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

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Township of Millburn

Public Art Opportunity: Art Installation in Taylor Park
Call for Expressions of Interest
Submission Deadline: July 15, 2020
Millburn, NJ

The Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College

The 54th annual Senior Citizens Juried Art Contest and Exhibition
Call for Camden County Artists Age 60 and Above
Virtual Exhibition Opening: August 3, 2020
Submission Deadline: July 20, 2020
Online

The Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation
City of Jersey City
Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs

Public Art Opportunity: Central Avenue Artwork Installation Project
Request for Proposals
Submission Deadline: July 24, 2020
Jersey City, NJ

Compass Greater Philadelphia

2020-21 Classic Project Client Application
Compass Grants Pro Bono Consulting Services to Nonprofits that Benefit the Greater Philadelphia Community
Application Deadline: July 24, 2020
Residents of Camden County, NJ are Eligible

West Windsor Arts Council

Art and Healing Visual Art Show
Call for Artists
Exhibition Dates: August 31 - October 23, 2020
Submission Deadline: July 26, 2020
Online/Princeton Junction, NJ

Nails in the Wall Gallery

Music and the Soul
Call for Artists to Submit Music-themed Visual Art
Exhibition Dates: September 12 - December 11, 2020
Submission Deadline: July 27, 2020
Metuchen, NJ

Garden State Film Festival

2021 Garden State Film Festival
Call for Entries
Festival Dates: March 24 - 28, 2021
Earlybird Deadline: July 30, 2020
Regular Deadline: October 15, 2020
Late Deadline: November 10, 2020
Extended Deadline: December 1, 2020
Asbury Park, NJ

ITSLIQUID

CANVAS International Art Fair
Call for Artists
Exhibition Dates: September 3, 2020 - January 15, 2021
Submission Deadline: July 30, 2020
THE LINE Gallery, London, England

National Endowment for the Arts

Bess Lomax Hawes National Heritage Fellowship
Call for Nominations for Individuals Working in the Folk and Traditional Arts
Nomination Deadline: July 31, 2020
Nationwide
(Recorded Webinar Available)

Premiere Stages at Kean University

The Senior Endeavor Awards
"Combat COVID-19 with the Power of the Pen"
Call for New Jersey-based Rising Seniors, Seniors at Kean University, and Seniors Living in Residential/Assisted Living Facilities
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2020
Statewide

Public Art Dialogue

The PAD Journal Serves as a Forum for Critical Discourse and Commentary About the Practice of Public Art
Call for Submissions to the Public Art and Gender Issue of PAD
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2020

Ramapo College of New Jersey
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Public Art Opportunity: Ramapo College of NJ Learning Commons
Call for Expressions of Interest
Entry Deadline: August 3, 2020
Mahwah, NJ

coLAB Arts
Elijah's Promise

Artist Residency Opportunity
coLAB Arts Seeks an Experienced, Socially-engaged Artist for a Nine-month Residency
Artists of all Disciplines Encouraged to Apply!
Application Deadline: August 7, 2020
New Brunswick, NJ

coLAB Arts
Reformed Church of Highland Park-Affordable Housing Corporation

Artist Residency Opportunity
coLAB Arts Seeks an Experienced, Socially-engaged Artists for a Nine-month Residency
Artists of all Disciplines Encouraged to Apply!
Application Deadline: August 7, 2020
Highland Park, NJ

Premiere Stages at Kean

2021/22 Liberty Live Commission
Call for New Jersey Playwrights of All Backgrounds, Ages, and Levels of Experience to Submit Proposals for New Plays that Celebrate New Jersey's Rich and Diverse History
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2020
The Project will Culminate with a Full Equity Production at Kean University's Liberty Hall Museum in October 2022
Union, NJ

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
September 23: "Art as a Tool to Build Community Resilience and Mindfulness" and "Successful Strategies for More Inclusive Communities"
October 14: "How Can Creative Placemaking Be Both Sustainable and Equitable?" and "How Can Creative Placemaking Better Support Small, Local Merchants?"
More Sessions Continue through March 2021
Online

Currently Sold Out - Please Contact [email protected] for More Information

East Windsor Township

Public Art Opportunity: Gateway to East Windsor
Call for Artists to Submit Proposals
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2020
East Windsor, New Jersey

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours
Call for Artists to Register
Event Dates: October 10 and 11, and October 17 and 18, 2020
Philadelphia, PA

Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival

2021 Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival
Call for Entries
Festival Dates: February 5 - December 29, 2021
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2020
International

Arts for the Future
Peninsula Museum of Art
Innovative Bay

2020 International Student Art Contest
Theme: "Art and Tech"
Call for Students Between 3 and 18 to Submit Work
Submission Deadline: October 30, 2020
Burlingame, CA

Studio Montclair

Pandemic Gallery
Call for Artists to Post Work on Instagram with #smipandemicgallery
All Artists Welcome

ArtPride New Jersey

Select Fridays at 10 AM, join ArtPride staff for a free, weekly webinar to discuss updated and valuable information regarding how New Jersey's arts community is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Also at this link: ArtPride's regularly updated list of recommendations and resources for the New Jersey arts sector.

Newark Arts

Newark Arts at Home
Visit Newark Arts' New Listing of Virtual Events and Offerings from Greater Newark Artists and Creatives

Murphy Writing of Stockton University

Online Writing Workshops and Retreats

Western States Arts Federation

Public Art Opportunity: Public Art Archive
Call for Artists and Public Art Program Administrators to 
Submit Work for Inclusion in an Online Database of Public Art
National

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

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

Americans for the Arts

Attention, 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.

Nonprofit Quarterly

Mastering QuickBooks: A How-to Clinic for Nonprofit Bookkeepers
A Two-part Webinar Series Designed for Nonprofit Organizations
July 8 and 9: Desktop QuickBooks Users
July 15 and 16: Cloud-based QuickBooks Users
Online

The National Endowment for the Arts

Grants for Arts Projects
Support for Artistically Excellent Projects that Celebrate our Creativity and Cultural Heritage, Invite Mutual Respect for Differing Beliefs and Values, and Enrich Humanity
Submission Deadline: July 9, 2020
Nationwide

WBGO/Newark Public Radio

WBGO/Newark Public Radio Mini-Grants Program
Call for Essex County Writers, Photographers, Videographers, Audio Journalists, Community Groups, and Organizations to Create Projects that Address COVID-19 and Other Issues Impacting their Community
Application Deadline: July 10, 2020

Arts Reach

Arts Reach: New Ways Forward
Webinars, Roundtables, Consulting, and More for Arts Organizations
Programming Begins July 14, 2020

The National Endowment for the Arts

Our Town Grant Program
Support for Projects that Leverage Creative Placemaking and Innovative Partnerships Aiming to Mitigate the Social, Economic, and Physical Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Local Communities
Application Deadline: August 6, 2020
Nationwide

Performing Arts Readiness

2020/22 Emergency Preparedness Consultant/Circuit Rider Program
will Support Five EPC/Circuit Riders to Work Directly with Performing Arts Organizations on a Local Level, Providing Expertise, Training, Consulting, and Mentoring to Staffs and Boards Regarding Effective Emergency Preparedness.
Interest Form Submission Deadline: November 15, 2020
US and Canada

ArtPride New Jersey

Select Fridays at 10 AM, join ArtPride staff for a free, weekly webinar to discuss updated and valuable information regarding how New Jersey's arts community is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Also at this link: ArtPride's regularly updated list of recommendations and resources for the New Jersey arts sector.

Discover Jersey Arts

Jersey Arts at Home
Stay Connected with the Public During the COVID-19 Crisis by Getting your Virtual Events Highlighted in the Jersey Arts at Home Guide

Performing Arts Readiness

The Performing Arts Readiness project Offers Free Webinars, On-site Training, and Presentations at Professional Conferences on Various Topics Related to Emergency Preparedness
Recorded Webinars Available!


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.  
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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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