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

Tel: (609) 292-6130
NJ Relay: 711

COVID-19 Resources for Artists & Arts Organizations

March 31, 2020

During the COVID-19 crisis, the Arts Council will be compiling resources for artists and organizations who are experiencing personal or business losses due to the economic impact of the pandemic. This list will be updated weekly as news and information become available, with new resources listed towards the top. We are continually updating our social media pages with information, so be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

For up-to-date statewide information, please visit the NJ COVID-19 Information Hub.

If you know of a resource not listed below, please email Michelle Baxter-Schaffer.
National Council of Nonprofits

WEBINAR: Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills: What Do They Mean
for Nonprofits
Webinar Date: March 31, 2020

Jersey City Arts Council

Weekly Zoom Meeting for Artists and Arts Administrators
In partnership with the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs, NJCU Center for the Arts, and Rising Tide Capital
Tuesdays at 7 PM
For Zoom link please email

Creative New Jersey

Creative New Jersey Community Calls: COVID-19 Response
Connect, support, and learn from colleagues in communities around the state.
Every Wednesday in April at 10 AM

Association of Fundraising Professionals, New Jersey Chapter

WEBINAR: Fundraising and Communication Strategies During the COVID-19 Crisis
Webinar Date: April 9, 2020

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority

The NJEDA Board has created new programs designed to support businesses and workers facing economic hardship due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Center for Non-profits

SURVEY REPORT: The COVID-19 Crisis and New Jersey's 
Non-profit Community

ArtPride New Jersey

Coronavirus Recommendations and Resources

New Jersey Theatre Alliance

Coronavirus Recommendations and Resources

South Jersey Cultural Alliance

Coronavirus Resources and Information

Arts Administrators of Color Network

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
The Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund is intended to help those pursuing careers as artists or arts administrators whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nonprofit Finance Fund

COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Nonprofits

New York Foundation for the Arts

Anonymous Was A Woman Emergency Relief Grant
An emergency relief grant program to support women-identifying visual artists over the age of 40 who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Application goes live on April 6, 2020 and closes on April 8, 2020.


Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund
Freelance dance workers and organizations from Bergen and Hudson counties are eligible!
Temporarily closed due to overwhelming response, but will reopen April 10, 2020.

The National Endowment for the Arts is keeping a comprehensive list of COVID-19 resources for artists and arts organizations.

Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts closely monitors recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the Federal and D.C. governments as developments evolve concerning the coronavirus. This page is updated daily as news and information becomes available.

New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response

NJCAR's primary aims are to prevent and mitigate the loss of cultural and historic resources in the event of a disaster and to serve as a statewide resource. Click here for resources about the coronavirus.

Arts Ed NJ

The Arts Ed NJ staff have compiled a list of resources, technologies, and instructional tools to support our arts educators and teaching artists.

This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community.

Creative Capital

A list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals.

In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions.


To help music professionals and their loved ones navigate the coronavirus crisis, Billboard has compiled a list of resources at both the national and state levels, including more than four dozen relief funds.

Artwork Archive

COVID-19 resources for artists, including financial relief, digital tools for working remotely, and more.

I Care If You Listen

I Care If You Listen has compiled a list of emergency funding and artist resources for artists impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.

CERF+ is committed to providing artists with the information they need to sustain their careers, and will be sharing resources and opportunities related to navigating the COVID-19 crisis.


Follow ArtsReady for up-to-date resources and opportunities for artists and arts organizations impacted by COVID-19, including webinars, legal guidance, emergency funding, and more.

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.

New Jersey nonprofits and small businesses can now apply to the U.S. Small Business Administration's Economic Injury Disaster Loans program.


A comprehensive list of tips, tools, and examples for event organizers during the coronavirus outbreak.

The State of New Jersey's official COVID-19 information hub. Find services and information, ask questions, and get live updates.

The New Jersey Department of Health has a 24-hour public hotline to address questions regarding the coronavirus.

Call the NJ Coronavirus & Poison Center Hotline at (800) 222-1222 or (800) 962-1253 if using out-of-state phone line.

Here are some services offering special video conferencing deals in response to the coronavirus from Cisco Webex, Google, Logmein, Microsoft, and Zoom.

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 a resource or opportunity does not constitute an endorsement by the State Arts Council.