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
November 19, 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.
Opportunities for Artists
ArtPride 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!

New Jersey Poetry Out Loud (NJPOL)
Help NJPOL Find NJ’s Next State Poetry Out Loud Champion!
Call for Poets, Teaching Artists, Educators, Professors, Writers, and Poetry Lovers to Serve as Regional and State Final Judges
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2020
Contact: admin@njpol.org
Statewide

Americans for the Arts
Attention, artists and 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.

National Endowment for the Arts
Volunteer to Be a National Endowment for the Arts Panelist
The NEA is looking for individuals who represent a broad range of artistic and cultural viewpoints, as well as wide geographic and ethnic diversity, to provide advice about the artistic excellence and artistic merit of proposals in a variety of funding categories.

ArtPride New Jersey
Tune in for the latest news on state and federal support and to hear how ArtPride is partnering with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts to promote the arts industry, both now and moving into 2021.
At the next meeting, hear from TRG Arts on how the Audience Insights Manager can be best utilized during the pandemic - including as a tool for increasing individual giving - and learn about their partnership with Purple Seven and SMU DataArts on a COVID-19 Sector Benchmark project and how it might apply to cultural organizations in New Jersey.
Next Meeting: November 20, 2020

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

New Jersey Poetry Out Loud
Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition for high school students across the country.
New this year: Non-school organizations, such as after school clubs, libraries, or non-profit organizations, may also choose to run Poetry Out Loud. Students may only compete in one stream-either with their school or an organization.
Registration Deadline: November 20, 2020
Statewide

National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response (NCAPER)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Field Guide for the Arts for Navigating Federal Support Assistance Programs After Disasters
Request for Proposals to Translate FEMA Guidelines for the Arts Sector
Submission Deadline: November 23, 2020
National

The University of Maryland
Public Art Opportunity: The University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Building
Request for Qualifications
Application Deadline: November 24, 2020
National

Coppin State University
Public Art Opportunity: Coppin State University College of Business
Request for Qualifications
Application Deadline: November 24, 2020
National

The Center for Contemporary Art
2021 Juried Exhibition
Call for Artists
Exhibition Dates: January 15, 2021 - February 27, 2021
Submission Deadline: November 29, 2020
Bedminster, NJ

City of Seattle
Office of Arts and Culture
Public Art Roster for 2021 - 2023
This Public Art Artist Roster is a Pre-selected List of Artists who May Receive Calls for Upcoming Temporary and Permanent Public Art Projects Commissioned through the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.
Application Deadline: November 30, 2020

Mattatuck Museum
MIXMASTER @ The Matt 2021
Call for Artists
Exhibition Dates: January 17 - February 21, 2021
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2020
New England and Tri-State Region

Princeton Area Community Foundation
New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund
NJACRF was established to ensure the survival and strength of 
New Jersey's arts and culture sector during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund was created with a lead contribution from the Grunin Foundation. Other founding funders include the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Prudential Foundation. NJACRF has subsequently received generous support from the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Evelyn McGee Colbert and Stephen Colbert, Tracey and Jon Stewart, the Stone Foundation of New Jersey, the E.J. Grassmann Trust, and a growing list of donors.  
Rolling Application Deadline: December 1, 2020

A New View Camden
WHYY
Calling All Camden Writers!
Enter this Essay Contest on Camden’s Illegal Dumping Problem for a Chance to be Featured on WHYY Public Radio
Entry Deadline: December 1, 2020
Camden, NJ

Garden State Film Festival
2021 Garden State Film Festival
Call for Entries
Festival Dates: March 24 - 28, 2021
Extended Deadline: December 1, 2020
Asbury Park, NJ

Performing Arts Readiness
Free webinars on various topics related to emergency preparedness:
December 1: Safety and Security for Performing Arts
December 8: Introduction to Emergency Preparedness
December 16: Optimizing Online Events

Ohio University Press
Hollis Summers Poetry Prize
Call for Submissions from Both Published and Unpublished Poets
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2020
National

Arts & Science Council, City of Charlotte, NC
Public Art Opportunity: Rembemrance Memorial, University of North Carolina
Request for Qualifications
Submission Deadline: December 2, 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina

The Arts Professional Learning Institute (APLI)
APLI's mission is to provide professional learning opportunities to New Jersey's teaching artists, classroom teachers, and school administrators. APLI aims to engage the arts educator in inclusive, progressive, arts-based professional learning experiences so that the whole student can be reached, inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and perceived ability.
Application Deadline: December 5, 2020
Statewide

Cambridge Arts
Public Art Opportunity: Site-responsive Outdoor Artwork, New School Complex
Request for Qualifications
Deadline Extended: December 4, 2020
Cambridge, MA

City of Kansas City
Public Art Opportunity: New Single Terminal and Parking at Kansas City International Airport
Request for Qualifications
Submission Deadline: December 6, 2020
Kansas City, MO

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Risk Communication: A Campaign for Coastal New Jersey
Funding Available for Risk Communication Art Grant Program
Application Deadline: December 7, 2020
Statewide

Americans for the Arts
2020 National Art Marketing Project Conference
Two Days of Programming and Networking Opportunities with Experts in Social Media, Email Marketing, Audience Development, Fundraising, Research, and More
Event Dates: December 7 and 8, 2020
Online

Play + Inspire Gallery
2020-21 Winter Juried Exhibition
Call for Art
Theme: Change, Coping with Change, and Being a Change-maker
Submission Deadline: December 13, 2020
Online

New York Foundation for the Arts
The Tri-State Relief Fund to Support Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts
Call for Eligible Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts
Cycle 4 Deadline: December 14, 2020
Tri-State Region

MetLife
New York Giants
New York Jets
Public Art Opportunity: MetLife Workforce Mural Contest to Honor Tri-State Essential Workers at MetLife Stadium
Call for Design Submissions
Submission Deadline: December 14, 2020
National

New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Individual Artist Recovery (IAR) Grants
Support for Practicing New Jersey Professional Artists to Assist with Financial Recovery from the COVID-19 Crisis
Application Deadline: December 15, 2020
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: December 15, 2020
Burlingame, CA

City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy
Public Art Opportunity: Maplewood Mall, Philadelphia
Request for Qualifications from Artists and Artist Teams
Applicant partnerships between emerging and established artists, diverse participation on applicant teams, and working with community residents is encouraged.
Submission Deadline: December 21, 2020
National

The Newark Museum of Art
2021 New Jersey Arts Annual: ReVision and Respond
Call for Visual Artists
Exhibition Dates: June 15 – August 22, 2021
Submission Deadline: January 8, 2021
Statewide

Perkins Center for the Arts
Photography 40: Celebrating 40 Years
Call for Works
Exhibition Dates: January 23 - March 19, 2021
Delivery Dates: January 15 or 16, 2021
Moorestown, NJ

Arts Ed NJ
Music for All
New Jersey State Solo and Ensemble Festival
Call for Submissions
Regional Festival Registration Deadline: January 15, 2021
Statewide

Repertorio
The Miranda Family 'Voces Latinx' National Playwriting Competition
Call for Plays that Resonate with Latinx Audiences and Accurately Depict the Latinx/Hispanic Experience
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2021
National

Dance/NYC
2021 Digital Symposium
A meeting place for the dance field to exchange ideas, expand networks, sharpen organizational practices, and deepen the inquiry around the NYC region’s legacy and trajectory of dance-making.
Event Dates: March 17 – 20, 2021
Online

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
USArtists International
Call for Performing Artists to Apply for Support in Touring Outside the United States
Application Deadline: March 31, 2021
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

No Boundaries Art Workshops
Plein Air Painting Workshops Around the World
Provence Plein Air Workshop: June 5 - June 11, 2021
Croatia Watercolor Workshop: October 3 - October 9, 2021

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Creative Capital
The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
Call for Art Historians, Artists, Critics, Curators, Journalists, or a Writer in an Outside Field who is Strongly Engaged with the Contemporary Visual Arts
Next Grant Cycle Opens April 14, 2021
Submission Deadline: May 19, 2021
National

South Arts
Jazz Road Tours
$5,000 - $15,000 Grants for Emerging and Mid-career Jazz Artists to Develop Tours into Communities Across the United States
Grant Period: Now through 2022
Rolling Deadline
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

Doors for a Cure
Call for Artists to Register
Create Original Art Using a Door as a Canvas to Memorialize the Lives Lost to Covid-19, 9/11, Heart Disease, Cancer, or Diabetes.

Arts Reach
Free One-month Membership Including Over 25 Webinar Recordings
"Monetizing On-Line Content", "Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility for a New World", "Rethinking the Future of Your Organization", and more.

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

Opportunities for Arts Organizations
ArtPride New Jersey
Tune in for the latest news on state and federal support and to hear how ArtPride is partnering with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts to promote the arts industry, both now and moving into 2021.
At the next meeting, hear from TRG Arts on how the Audience Insights Manager can be best utilized during the pandemic - including as a tool for increasing individual giving - and learn about their partnership with Purple Seven and SMU DataArts on a COVID-19 Sector Benchmark project and how it might apply to cultural organizations in New Jersey.
Next Meeting: November 20, 2020

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

New Jersey Poetry Out Loud
Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition for high school students across the country.
New this year: Non-school organizations, such as after school clubs, libraries, or non-profit organizations, may also choose to run Poetry Out Loud. Students may only compete in one stream-either with their school or an organization.
Registration Deadline: November 20, 2020
Statewide

DeVos Institute of Arts Management
Online Intensives to Address Fundraising and Capital Projects in the Pandemic Era
November 20: Advancing Capital Infrastructure Projects During a Period of Uncertainty
November 23: Catalytic Fundraising in the Pandemic Era

New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Women's Suffrage Mural Project
Request for Proposals for a Mural Arts Initiative Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Vote for Women's Suffrage
Application Deadline: November 24, 2020
Statewide

Princeton Area Community Foundation
New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund
NJACRF was established to ensure the survival and strength of 
New Jersey's arts and culture sector during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund was created with a lead contribution from the Grunin Foundation. Other founding funders include the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Prudential Foundation. NJACRF has subsequently received generous support from the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Evelyn McGee Colbert and Stephen Colbert, Tracey and Jon Stewart, the Stone Foundation of New Jersey, the E.J. Grassmann Trust, and a growing list of donors.  
Rolling Application Deadline: December 1, 2020

Event Safety Alliance
2020 Event Safety Summit
Over Two Dozen Sessions, Live Q&As with Presenters, Virtual Networking Opportunities, an Exhibitor Area, and More
Event Dates: December 7 - 11, 2020
Online

Performing Arts Readiness
PAR Network Grants
Ten grants of between $5,000 - $25,000 each will be awarded for projects to support both the development of new or emerging disaster preparedness networks that include performing arts and culture organizations, and the expansion of existing networks to increase participation among performing arts organizations.
Rolling deadline through April 30, 2021.

Americans for the Arts
Attention, artists and 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.

ArtPride 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!

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.