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August 15, 2019

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New Jersey Film Festival

Spring 2020 New Jersey Film Festival
Call for Entries
Event Dates: January 24 - February 23, 2020
Early Bird Deadline: August 15, 2019
Regular Deadline: September 6, 2019
Late Deadline: September 30, 2019
Super Late Deadline: October 25, 2019
New Brunswick, NJ

Murphy Writing

Only One Spot Left!
Live Free and Write: A Writing Retreat in Scenic New England
Workshops in Memoir and Poetry
Event Dates: August 18 - 23, 2019
Sunapee, NH

FireWorks
Camden Shipyard and Maritime Museum

"A New Berth" - Juried Art Show at Camden FireWorks
Call for Artists to Submit Maritime-themed Work
Exhibition Dates: September 15 - October 18, 2019
Registration Deadline: August 19, 2019
Camden, NJ

Nimbus Dance

Nimbus Company Men's Audition 2019/2020
Call for Dancer's to Audition!
Event Date: August 22, 2019
Location: Gina Gibney Dance, New York, NY

DC Commission on Arts and Humanities
DC Office of Planning

Request for Qualifications: Playable Art DC Design Competition
Call for Artists and Design Professionals to Design, Fabricate and Install Playable Artworks at Three Unique Sites in Washington, DC
Submission Deadline: August 23, 2019
Washington, DC

Arts and Sciences Public Art Program
City of Charlotte, North Carolina

Request for Qualifications: Public Art Project at Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department - South Division Station
Call for Artists with Experience Creating Low-Relief Images on Exterior Architectural Facades
Submission Deadline: August 23, 2019
Charlotte, NC

Metro Nashville Arts Commission

National Call To Artists: Nashville Fairgrounds Public Art Project
Metro Arts Seeks to Commission Public Artwork Celebrating the
Nashville Fairgrounds and the Surrounding Community
Submission Deadline: August 23, 2019
Nashville, TN

Arts and Sciences Public Art Program
City of Charlotte, North Carolina

Request for Qualifications: Public Art Project at Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department - Independence Division Station
Call for Artists
Submission Deadline: August 30, 2019
Charlotte, NC

City of Ocala Cultural Arts Office

5th Biennial Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition
Call for Artists to Submit Work for a Two-year Outdoor Exhibition in Tuscawilla Park in Ocala, Florida
Submission Deadline: August 30, 2019
Ocala, FL

Aesthetica Magazine

Aesthetica Art Prize is Open for Entries
Call for Emerging and Established Artists to Submit Work
Categories: Photographic/Digital Art, 3D Design and Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, Video, Installation, Performance
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2019
International

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Fall 2020 Artists-in-Residence
Call for Artists to Apply
In Addition to Studio Spaces, Artists will have Access to a
Large-scale Sculpture Fabrication Space and Workshop
Application Deadline: August 31, 2019
Omaha, NE

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Program
Call for Poets of All Backgrounds to Join the Roster of Dodge Poets
Dodge Poets Visit Schools to Engage Students with Original Poetry Read Aloud, and Free-Ranging Conversations about Working as a Professional Poet
Application Deadline: September 1, 2019
Regional

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
Summit Downtown
Summit Police Athletic League

Downtown Summit Art Festival: Arts + Cars
Call for Artists to Apply for a Space at this Juried Arts Festival
Event Date: September 15, 2019
Final Deadline: September 1, 2019
Summit, NJ

Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts

Twelfth Annual Sculpture Walk Exhibition
Call for Artists
Exhibition Dates: October 2019 - October 2020
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2019
Kingsport, TN

The Norfolk Public Art Commission
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Request for Qualifications
Call for Artists to Design and Create Public Artwork for the New Waitzer Hall at Eastern Virginia Medical School
Submission Deadline: September 3, 2019
Norfolk, VA

Four Corners Public Arts

Request for Proposals: The Treat Place and Beaver Street Initiative
Call for Artists to Submit Proposals for Mural Concepts Based on the Histories of over 20 Sites in Newark's Downtown District
Submission Deadline: September 3, 2019
Newark, NJ

City of Camden, New Jersey
Cooper's Ferry Partnership
Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts

Request for Proposals: A New View Camden
Call for Visual and Performing Artists to Submit Proposals for Public Art Projects that Show Camden as a Place of Creative Possibility
Application Deadline: September 6, 2019
Camden, NJ

Oregon Arts Commission

Oregon Art in Public Places Roster
Call for Artists to Submit Qualifications
Submission Deadline: September 10, 2019
International

BSB Gallery

Fiber Bombing at Mill Hill Park
Call for Artists to Install Fiber Creations on the Trees of Mill Hill Park Alongside Food and Fiber Craft Vendors and Live Local Music!
Event Date: October 5, 2019
Registration Deadline: September 11, 2019
Trenton, NJ

Morris Museum

A Cache of Kinetic Art: Tiny Intricacies
Call for Artists to Submit Kinetic Work for a Juried Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: March 13 - July 12, 2020
Submission Deadline: September 12, 2019
Morristown, NJ

Frontline Arts

War on the World
National Call for Artists to Submit Up to Three Pieces of Original Artwork in Any Printmaking Medium
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2019
Branchburg, NJ

Montville Stigma-Free Taskforce

"Expressions of Hope" Community Art Exhibition
Call for Visual Artists to Submit Work About Reducing the Stigma Associated with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders
Exhibition Date: October 19, 2019
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2019
Montville, NJ

The Center for Contemporary Art

2019 International Juried Ceramics Exhibition
Call for Artists to Submit Work
Exhibition Dates: November 8 - December 21, 2019
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2019
Bedminster, NJ

Community Foundation of South Jersey

Transform South Jersey Workshops
Local Municipalities are Invited to Learn about a New Grant Opportunity for Five South Jersey Communities
Event Dates: September 17 - 20, 2019
Workshops Offered in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem Counties

The Lewis Center for the Arts

Applications Open for 2020-22 Princeton Arts Fellowships and
2020-21 Hodder Fellowships
Both Opportunities are Designed to Support Artists in all Disciplines
Submission Deadline: September 17, 2019
Princeton, NJ

Murphy Writing

Mini Writing Getaway
Writing Retreat Designed for Writers of Fiction, Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry
Event Date: September 21, 2019
Atlantic City, NJ

Pascack Art Association

7th Annual Tri-State Juried Exhibition
Call for NJ, NY, and CT Artists to Submit Original Work
Exhibition Dates: November 3 - 30, 2019
Submission Deadline: September 28, 2019
Washington, Township, NJ

Roselle Park Loves Art

The 5th Annual Roselle Park Arts Festival
Call for Artists, Musicians, and Performers to Apply
Event Date: September 28, 2019
Roselle Park, NJ

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
Juried Show Application Deadline: December 14, 2020
Exhibition Space Application Deadline: December 10, 2020
Jersey City, 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

Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University 

Opportunities for Artists to Exhibit and Sell their Work
The Noyes Arts Garage is Looking for Work in Diverse Media to Exhibit and Sell in their Osprey Gallery
Atlantic City, NJ
Ongoing

The Theater Project

Playwrights Workshop
Call for Playwrights to Submit Work to Become a Playwrights Workshop Member, Providing Multiple Presentation Opportunities
Union, NJ
Ongoing

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program
One-time Emergency Grants for Painters, Printmakers, and Sculptors
Ongoing

Foundation for Contemporary Art

Emergency Grants
Find Out if You are Eligible for Emergency Funding!
Immediate Assistance Available for Artists Living and Working in the United States, and for Projects in the US and Abroad
Ongoing

Ballinglen Arts Foundation

BAF Artist Fellowship Programme
Call for Professional and Emerging Artists to Apply for a
Residency in Rural Ireland
Artists from Outside the European Union are Encouraged to Plan a Six-week Residency - Family and Companions are Welcome!
Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland
Ongoing

Township of Deptford 

Galleria Deptford
Art in the Lobby: Call for Regional Artists to Submit Work for Display Throughout the Year in the Township Municipal Building
Deptford, NJ

Studio Montclair

The Windows at Studio Montclair Gallery
Call for Members to Submit Proposals for Art Installations or Solo/Small Group Exhibitions in the Gallery's Display Windows
Montclair, NJ
Ongoing

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: September 4 - December 12, 2019
Online

Community Foundation of South Jersey

Transform South Jersey Workshops
Local Municipalities are Invited to Learn about a New Grant Opportunity for Five South Jersey Communities
Event Dates: September 17 - 20, 2019
Workshops Offered in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem Counties

The Levitt Foundation

The 2020 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards
Bring Free, Outdoor Concerts to Your Town or City!
Application Deadline: September 20, 2019
Nationwide

New Jersey Poetry Out Loud

Registration for NJ Poetry Out Loud 2019-2020 is Now Open!
Open to Public, Charter, Parochial, and Home Schools
Help Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Poetry Out Loud by Registering for this Unique Program
Registration Deadline: November 29, 2019
Statewide

The Kresge Foundation

Arts and Culture Funding Opportunities
Support for Creative Placemaking Initiatives that Integrate Arts, Culture, and Community-engaged Design Strategies
Ongoing

Dance New Jersey  

Become a Member!
Service Organization Committed to Advocating the Excellence of Dance and Dance Education in the State
Statewide

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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