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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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December 5, 2019

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New Jersey International Film Festival

25th Anniversary NJ International Film Festival
Call for Entries
Event Date: May 29-June 7, 2020
Super Earlybird Deadline: December 7, 2019
Earlybird Deadline: December 30, 2019
Regular Deadline: January 20, 2020
Late Deadline: February 17, 2020
Super Late Deadline: March 10, 2020
New Brunswick, NJ

Montclair Art Museum

Personal Landscapes: Juried Exhibition
Call for Submissions from Essex County Artists
Exhibition Dates: February 8 - June 21, 2020
Submission Deadline: December 8, 2019
Montclair, NJ

West Windsor Arts Council

Doom and Bloom
Call for Art that has a Positive Impact on the Environment
Exhibition Dates: January 6 - February 28, 2020
Submission Deadline: December 8, 2019
Princeton Junction, NJ

Monument Lab

2020 Monument Lab Transnational Fellowship
Call for Fellows
This Fellowship Recognizes Individuals whose Ongoing Projects Address Long-term Inequities in Monuments and Engage New Creative Approaches to Public Art, History, and Memory
Application Deadline: December 8, 2019

Lake Forest College Sonnenschein Gallery

States of Democracy
Open Call for Video Art Focused on Democracy in the United States
Exhibition Dates: January 23 - February 20, 2020
Submission Deadline: December 8, 2019
Lake Forest, IL

Marble House Project

2020 Artist in Residence Program
Family-friendly Artist Residency Open to Artists in all Disciplines
Residency Dates: July 13 - July 28, 2020
Application Deadline: December 9, 2019
Dorset, VT

Monmouth Museum
Monmouth County Arts Council

41st Annual Juried Art Exhibition
Call for Submissions
Exhibition Dates: January 18 - March 15, 2020
Submission Deadline: December 10, 2019

Art Fair 14C

Applications Now Open for Exhibition Spaces and the Juried Show
Call for New Jersey Visual Artists to Apply
Event Dates: February 21 - 23, 2019
Exhibition Space Application Deadline: December 10, 2020
Juried Show Application Deadline: December 14, 2020
Jersey City, NJ

Arts Educators of New Jersey

2020 Youth Art Month Poster Design Contest
Call for Entries
Designs Must be Created by Students of Current AENJ Members, and Must Include the Theme "Take a Journey through Art"
Submission Deadline: December 11, 2019

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

NASAA Web Seminar: National Endowment for the Arts Living Traditions Report
Join NASAA and the NEA for a Look at the First-ever Statistical Analysis of the Arts Endowment's Folk & Traditional Arts Awards Program
Event Date: December 11, 2019

The City of Philadelphia, Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy

Public Art Opportunity: Delaware River Trail, Central Segment
Request for Qualifications
Submission Deadline: December 12, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Asphalt Art Initiative
Grant Opportunity for Visual Art Interventions on Roadways, Pedestrian Spaces, and Public Infrastructure in Small and
Medium-sized Cities
Application Deadline: December 12, 2019

The Puffin Foundation

2020 Grants - Music, Photography, and Theater
Call for Artists to Apply
Application Request Deadline: December 15, 2019
Application Deadline: December 30, 2019

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Museum of American Glass

Immigration and the South Jersey Glass Tradition Symposium
Call for Papers
Symposium Dates: June 5 - 6, 2020
Submission Deadline: December 16, 2019
Millville, NJ

The City of Pendleton, Oregon

Pendleton Veterans Memorial Park Public Artwork
Request for Qualifications: Call for Artists with Public Art Experience to Submit Qualifications for the Design and Installation of a Project Honoring Veterans
Submission Deadline: December 16, 2019
Pendleton, OR

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Public Meeting
Please Join Us for a Brief Public Meeting that will Include Reports from Council Committees and a Presentation by the Meeting Host
Event Date: December 17, 2019
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, New Brunswick, NJ

Montclair Film

2020 Montclair Film Festival
Call for Entries
Festival Dates: May 1 - 10, 2020
Regular Deadline: December 20, 2019
Late Deadline: January 17, 2020
Montclair, NJ

Metro Art

2020 Artist Pool
Request for Qualifications: Visual Artists are Invited to be Considered for New Artist Opportunities in LA County
Submission Deadline: December 23, 2019

Eastern State Penitentiary

2021 Artist Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Call for Artists
Orientation Dates Begin December 27, 2019 (Recommended)
Proposal Deadline: June 17, 2020
Philadelphia, PA

City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy
Bethel Burying Ground Historic Site Memorial Committee

Public Art Opportunity: Bethel Burying Ground Memorial Project at Weccacoe Playground
Request for Qualifications: Call for Artists and Design Professional Teams to Submit
The City Seeks to Commission a Memorialization of this Sacred, Historic Site that Reflects the African-American Experience in 19th Century Philadelphia
Submission Deadline: December 30, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

Paul Robeson Galleries

2020 Artist in Residence
Call for New Jersey Artists to Apply
Residency Dates: March 2 - September 2, 2020
Application Deadline: December 31, 2019
Newark, NJ

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
Photo Finish Juried Photography Exhibition
Call for Photographers to Submit Work that Relates to the Sport of Thoroughbred Racing in America
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2019
Saratoga Springs, NY

Kennedy Center Office of VSA and Accessibility

2020 VSA Playwright Discovery Program
Call for Scripts from Young Writers with Disabilities and Collaborative Groups that Include Students with Disabilities
Application Deadline: January 2, 2020

BSB Gallery

2020 Exhibition Proposals @G2
Call for Artistic and Curatorial Proposals for BSB Gallery's 2020 Exhibition Season
Submission Deadline: January 5, 2020
Trenton, NJ

Colorado Creative Industries

Public Art Opportunity: University of Colorado - Anschutz Health Sciences Building
Request for Qualifications
Submission Deadline: January 6, 2020
Aurora, CO

Count Basie Center for the Arts

2020 Count Basie Center Teen + College Film Fest
Call for New Jersey students (7th Grade to College) to Submit Work
Event Date: April 4, 2019
Early Bird Deadline: January 6, 2020
Regular Deadline: March 1, 2020

Johnson City Public Art

Public Art Opportunity: Mural Project Addressing the Theme of "Bounty"
Request for Qualifications
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2020
Johnson City, TN

Colorado Creative Industries

Public Art Opportunity: Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan
Request for Qualifications
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2020
Denver, CO

SOMA Film Festival

5th Annual SOMA Film Festival
Call for Entries
Festival Dates: March 18 - 22, 2019
Late Deadline: January 16, 2020
Maplewood, NJ

Murphy Writing of Stockton University

26th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
A Supportive, Participant-focused Writers' Conference
Event Date: January 17 - 20, 2020
Seaview Hotel, Galloway, NJ

New Brunswick Public Sculpture
Civic League of Greater New Brunswick
The City of New Brunswick

Public Art Opportunity
Call for Artists to Create an Outdoor Sculpture Representing the Life and Work of Actor, Singer, Athlete, and Scholar Paul Robeson
Submission Deadline: January 20, 2020
New Brunswick, NJ

The Theater Project

Young Playwrights Competition
Call for New Jersey High School Playwrights to Submit Scripts
Awards Event Date: TBD
Submission Deadline: January 24, 2019

Adelphi Orchestra

2020 Young Artist Competition
Call for Musicians 23 and Under
Finalist Recital: April 18, 2020
Application Deadline: February 1, 2020

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute
Call for Composers to Apply
This Tuition-free Institute Will Culminate in an NJSO Premiere of Each Composer's Work in a Public Concert at Princeton University
Institute Dates: July 13 - 18, 2020
Application Deadline: February 14, 2019

Klaire Lockheart

Subversive Celebration: International Altered Card Exhibition
Call for Artists to Submit Altered Greeting Cards
Exhibition Dates: March 4 - 27, 2020
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2020
Location: Gallery 110 in the Warren M. Lee Center of Fine Arts at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

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: April 3, 2020


Now Accepting 2020 Entries!
Call for Short-format Films
Festival Date: July 18, 2020
Late Submission Deadline: May 15, 2019
Atlantic Highlands, NJ

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Projects Serving Artists Grants
PSA Grants Provide Support for Programs Offering Technical Support or Services to New Jersey Artists or Artists Whose Work Benefits New Jersey Residents
Notice of Intent to Apply Deadline: December 5, 2019
Application Deadline: February 13, 2020

New Jersey Poetry Out Loud

Registration for NJ Poetry Out Loud 2019-2020 is Open to
Public, Charter, Parochial, and Home Schools!
Help Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of POL by Registering for this Unique Program and Bring Poetry into the Classroom
Registration Deadline: December 8, 2019

Artists in Education Residency Grant Program

Technical Assistance Workshops for All New Jersey Public, Charter, Private, and Parochial Schools Serving Grades Pre-K through 12
December 6, 2019: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, Elmer, NJ
December 9, 2019: Young Audiences Arts for Learning New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania, Princeton, NJ

Performing Arts Readiness

Free Preparedness Webinars for Performing Arts Organizations!
Topics Include Safety and Security, Risk Assessment, Community Recovery Through Arts and Culture, Cybersecurity, Disaster Response, Reputation Management, and More!
Webinar Dates: December 11 - 17, 2019

New Jersey Council for the Humanities
NJ Women Vote: The 19th Amendment at 100

Public Scholars Project
New Program Category: "Women's Suffrage and Beyond"
Applications Now Open for Subsidized Programs Taking Place Between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020

Artists in Education Residency Grant Program

Applications Open for 2020-2021 AIE Grants!
AIE Grants Place Teaching Artists in Classrooms, Make it Possible to Offer Professional Development in the Arts, and More
Early Bird Deadline: January 17, 2020
Final Application Deadline: February 17, 2020

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

ArtsCONNECT: 2020-2021 Projects in Development Listing
The Projects in Development Listing Includes all ArtsCONNECT Consortia Projects Currently in Development 
Presenters Can Seek Potential Presenting Partners by Submitting Artist and Project Information, and Learn About Other Developing Consortia to Join
Final Application Deadline: March 13, 2020
Projects in Development Listing Submission Deadline: February 21, 2020
Mid Atlantic Region

New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission

Arts Organizations! Get Listed with NJMPTC to be Available for Consideration by Location Professionals Worldwide Seeking Sites for Film and Television Projects.

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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