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Trenton, NJ 08625-0306

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March 27, 2020

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We're working closely with our federal, state, and local partners to help inform recovery funding and technical assistance for artists and arts organizations in New Jersey who have financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The biggest question we need to answer immediately can only be answered with input from you: What is the economic impact on the arts in New Jersey, and how much financial need is there in our sector? Please answer our brief survey by Monday, March 30, 2020. Thank you!

The Real Art Awards and Exhibitions
Call for Entries from Artists from New England, NY, and NJ
Six Artists Will Receive a Solo Exhibition and a $2,500 Prize
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2020
Hartford, CT

Art Educators of New Jersey

Art in Focus: AENJ 2020
Call for Educators to Submit Conference Proposals
Conference Dates: October 7 - 9, 2020
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2020
Location: Ocean Place Resort and Spa, Long Branch, NJ

FilmOneFest

Now Accepting 2020 Entries!
Call for Short-format Films
Festival Date: July 18, 2020
Regular Deadline: April 3, 2020
Late Deadline: April 17, 2020
Extended Deadline: May 15, 2020
Atlantic Highlands, NJ

University of Colorado Denver

Public Art Opportunity: Benson Terrace
Request for Qualifications
Submission Deadline: April 3, 2020
Denver, CO

Katonah Museum of Art

Cladogram: KMA International Juried Biennial
Call for Visual Artists, Sound Artists, Book Artists, Craft-based Artists, Poets, and Authors
Exhibition Dates: June 28 - October 4, 2020
Submission Deadline: April 3, 2020
International

The Belmar Arts Council

The Horse in Art
Call for Artists to Submit Work Depicting New Jersey's
State Animal - the Horse!
Exhibition Dates: April 28 - May 15, 2020
Submission Deadline: April 13, 2020
Belmar, NJ

The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo

Public Art Opportunity: Chop House Atrium Project
Request for Qualifications
Submission Deadline: April 13, 2020
Toledo, OH

The City of Allentown

Public Art Opportunity: New Gateway Public Art Project
Call for Artist Proposals
Submission Deadline: April 13, 2020
Allentown, PA

Santa Fe Art Institute

2021 Revolution Residency
Applications Open for Artists who Identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Disabled, LGBTQ+, Women, and Immigrants
Application Deadline: April 15, 2020
International

The Miranda Family Foundation

'Voces Latinx' National Playwriting Competition
Call for Playwrights to Submit Plays Depicting the LatinX Experience
Submission Deadline: April 15, 2020
National (Including Puerto Rico)

The City of Georgetown

Public Art Opportunity: Recycled Street Sign Sculpture
Request for Qualifications
Submission Deadline: April 15, 2020
Georgetown, TX

The Georgetown Business Improvement District

Georgetown GLOW Public Art Exhibition
Call for Artists
Exhibition Dates: December 4, 2020 - January 2021
Submission Deadline: April 17, 2020
Georgetown, Washington, DC

The City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places Program

International Kinetic Art Biennial
Call for Artists
Exhibition Dates: October 2020 - October 2021
Submission Deadline: April 17, 2020
Boynton Beach, FL

The Arts Council of Rockland
Suffrage-Forward

Women's Voices
Call for Women Artists to Submit Artwork Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote
Exhibition Dates: May 11 - July 30, 2020
Submission Deadline: April 17, 2020
New City, NY

The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo

Public Art Opportunity: Toledo Tunnel System Project
Request for Qualifications
Submission Deadline: April 17, 2020
Toledo, OH

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

2020-21 NJSO Colton Fellowship
Call for Early-career Black and Latinx Musicians in the Orchestra Field to Apply
Application Deadline: April 19, 2020
Audition Dates: June 1 - 3, 2020
Fellowship Dates: September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021
Audition Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ

South Arts

Jazz Road Tours
Call for Emerging and Mid-career Artists to Apply for Support of Small Tours (Three to Six Sites)
Grant Period: August 15, 2020 - August 14, 2021
Application Deadline: April 21, 2020
National

Earth Day Network

Artists for the Earth/Earth Day 2020 Campaign
Call for New Jersey Artists and Arts Organizations to Register Performances, Programs, Projects, or Events Connected to the Environment with the Artists for the Earth Online Platform
Earth Day: April 22, 2020

Utah Division of Arts and Museums

Public Art Opportunity: Utah DABC, Taylorsville
Request for Qualifications from Artists and Artist Teams
Submission Deadline: April 24, 2020
Taylorsville, UT

Utah Division of Arts and Museums

Request for Qualifications from Artists and Artist Teams
Submission Deadline: April 24, 2020
St. George, UT

Murphy Writing of Stockton University

Writing in the Pines
A One-day Spring Retreat for Poets and Writers
Event Date: April 25, 2020
Location: Stockton University, Galloway, NJ


Newark Arts

ArtStart Mini Grant Program
Apply for Support for Art-based Events in Newark, NJ Taking Place Between July 1 and June 30, 2021
Application Deadline: April 30, 2020
Newark, NJ

The City of Worcester

Public Art Opportunity: Wayfinding Signage
Call for Artists
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2020
Worcester, MA

The Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association

2020 Pat MacKay Diversity in Design Scholarships
Call for Undergraduate Students to Apply
Application Deadline: May 4, 2020
National

Hudson County Public Art Committee

Public Art Opportunity
Request for Proposals for a Permanent Outdoor Art Installation in Stephen R. Gregg Park
Submission Deadline: May 5, 2020
Bayonne, NJ

Monmouth University Center for the Arts

The Fine Art of Denim
Call for Entries
Exhibition Dates: June 17 - August 14, 2020
Submission Deadline: May 8, 2020
Location: Monmouth University's Pollack Gallery

ArtVenture

2020 Plein Air Festival
Call for Artists
Festival Date: May 16, 2020
Registration Deadline: May 10, 2020
Flemington, NJ

American Association of Retired Persons

The 2020 ARRP Community Challenge
Quick-action Grants Now Available
Application Deadline: May 15, 2020
National

Stevens Point Sculpture Park

2020 Stevens Point Sculpture Park Juried Exhibition
Call for Artists to Submit Work
Exhibition Dates: August 2020 - August 2023
Submission Deadline: May 22, 2020
Stevens Point, WI

New Mexico Arts

Public Art Opportunity: Bataan Memorial Building
Call for Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native Artists who Reside in the US, and US Galleries who Sell Work by Native Artists, to Submit Qualifications
Submission Deadline: May 29, 2020
Santa Fe, NM

East Windsor Township

Public Art Opportunity: Gateway to East Windsor
Request for Proposals
Notice of Interest Deadline: May 30, 2020
Proposal Submission Deadline: September 30, 2020
East Windsor, NJ

Packard Group

Call for Artists to Submit Work
Submission Deadline: May 30, 2020
Vermillion, SD

Eastern State Penitentiary

2021 Artist Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Call for Artists
Artist Orientations Available (Recommended)
Proposal Deadline: June 17, 2020
Philadelphia, PA

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
Event Dates: June 18 and 19, 2020
Philadelphia, PA

NCCP Scholarships
This Scholarship Program is Designed to Provide Greater Access to Under-represented People Who Want to Attend NCCP Summits
Statewide

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: June 30, 2020
Burlingame, CA

San José Light Tower Corporation

Urban Confluence Silicon Valley Competition
Call for Artists, Architects, Designers, and Anyone with a Passion for Place-making to Submit Ideas for the Creation of an Iconic Landmark Project to Enhance Community Life in San José, California
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2020
International

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

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

Partnership for Drug-Free New Jersey

5th Annual Heroin and Opioid Art Exhibition
Call for Artists to Submit Art About Heroin and Opioid Use, Abuse, Addiction, and Recovery
Submission Deadline: August 3, 2020
Statewide

We're working closely with our federal, state, and local partners to help inform recovery funding and technical assistance for artists and arts organizations in New Jersey who have financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The biggest question we need to answer immediately can only be answered with input from you: What is the economic impact on the arts in New Jersey, and how much financial need is there in our sector? Please answer our brief survey by Monday, March 30, 2020. Thank you!

New Jersey Poetry Out Loud
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is Seeking a Partner for the New Jersey Poetry Out Loud Program
Call for Proposals from Eligible Organizations to Serve as the Lead Partner to Manage, Strengthen, and Grow POL in New Jersey
Application Deadline: April 7, 2020
Statewide

New Jersey Theatre Alliance

Access Thursdays: Peer-to-peer Learning Around Specific Issues Related to Cultural Access
April 16, 2020: Relaxed Performances/Sensory Friendly Events
May 21, 2020: Touring Companies and Presenters
Statewide

New Jersey Department of State
AmeriCorps

2020 AmeriCorps Formula Notice of Funding Opportunity
Funding Available for Local Initiatives that Utilize the AmeriCorps Model to Increase Civic Engagement and
Improve New Jersey's Communities.
The Six Focus Areas are: Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education (including STEM), Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, and Veterans and Military Families.
Application Deadline: April 20, 2020
Statewide

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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