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
September 10, 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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Art Pride 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!

ADC Fine Art

Art Comes Alive 2020
Call for North American Artists
Exhibition Dates: November 14, 2020 - January 15, 2021
Entry Deadline: September 11, 2020
Location: ADC Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Newark Arts Festival
Express Newark
NYC Filmmakers

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

Philadelphia Photo Center

2020-2021 Artist Residency Program
Call for Artists to Apply for a One-month Residency Occurring Between October 1, 2020 and June 1, 2021
Submission Deadline: September 13, 2020
Philadelphia, PA

The City of Dubuque

Public Art Opportunity: Storm Drain Mural Project
Call for Artists
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2020
Dubuque, IA

Project Studios

Project Studios Art Residency and Solo Exhibition in NYC
A Work-only Visual Art Residency Focused on Production of New Work Within a Well-equipped Suite of Studios, Culminating in a Solo Exhibition at PROTO GOMEZ Gallery in New York City
Residency Dates: November 15, 2020 - January 15, 2021
Application Deadline: September 15, 2020
Hoboken, NJ

TopNonprofits

Virtual Summit for Nonprofit Changemakers
Two Days, Twenty Experts, Live Online
Event Dates: September 15 and 17, 2020
Online

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.
Next Meeting: September 18, 2020

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

Perkins Center for the Arts

2020 Fall Annual Juried Exhibition
Call for Artists
Exhibition Dates: October 10 - November 22, 2020
Submission Deadline: September 18 or September 20, 2020 (Hand Delivery Only)
Moorestown, NJ

American Craft Week

Photo Contest: Capture the Magic
Call for Photographs of Artists Creating Crafts
Entry Deadline: September 20, 2020
Online

The Paterson Performing Arts Development Council

Show Me The Monologue Playwriting Competition
Hamilton Arts Festival: April 15 - 25, 2020
Regular Deadline: September 21, 2020
Late Deadline: October 11, 2020
Paterson, NJ

Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

Public Art Opportunity: The Duval County Courthouse Plaza
Call for Artists
Application Deadline: September 22, 2020
Zoom Pre-proposal Q & A: September 15, 2020
Jacksonville, FL

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

Rutgers University

Art Against Racism: Memorial.Monument.Movement
Interactive Exhibition: Visual Arts, Performance, and 
Community Stories
Exhibition Opening: October 17, 2020
Submission Deadline: September 28, 2020
Online

New Jersey Film Festival

Spring 2021 New Jersey Film Festival
Call For Entries
Extended Deadline: September 30, 2020
Late Deadline: October 20, 2020
Super Late Deadline: November 9, 2020
New Brunswick, NJ

Oyster Point Hotel

2021 Artist in Residence Program
Call for New Jersey Artists
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2020
Red Bank, NJ

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

Santa Fe Art Institute
HARPO Foundation

HARPO Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute
Call for Under-recognized Visual Artists
Application Deadline: October 1, 2020
Santa Fe, NM

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

USArtists International
Call for Performing Artists to Apply for Support in Touring Outside the United States
Application Deadlines: October 1, 2020 and March 31, 2020
National

Inside Small

Virtual Exhibition: The Color of Music
Call for Artists to Submit Work Inspired by Music
Exhibition Dates: October 16 - November 20, 2020
Submission Deadline: October 2, 2020
Online

Imagine Museum

OP ART/GLASS
Call to Artists
Submission Deadline: October 11, 2020
St. Petersburg, FL

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

Garden State Film Festival

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

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

Artists Sunday

Artists Sunday: A Nationwide Campaign Encouraging Consumers to Shop with Artists and Craftsmen
Call for Artists, Cities, Counties and Chambers, Art Agencies and 
Art Organizations tp Participate
Event Date: November 29, 2020
National

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours
Call for Artists to Register
Event Dates: April 10, 11 and 17, 18, 2021
Philadelphia, PA

Studio Montclair

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

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

Art Pride 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

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.

Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs

2021 Local Arts Grant Program
Call for Union County Arts Organizations to Apply
Application Deadline: September 14, 2020
Union County, NJ

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

Shifting Policy and Practice: Insights and Actions for States
A Series of Online Learning Events Offering Perspectives and Actionable Ideas
Event Dates: September 17 - October 22, 2020

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.
Next Meeting: September 18, 2020

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

National Institutes of Health
National Endowment for the Arts

Promoting Research on Music and Health: Phased Innovation Award for Music Interventions
First Application Deadline: October 2, 2020
National

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

Artists Sunday

Artists Sunday: A Nationwide Campaign Encouraging Consumers to Shop with Artists and Craftsmen
Call for Artists, Cities, Counties and Chambers, Art Agencies and 
Art Organizations tp Participate
Event Date: November 29, 2020
National

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


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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