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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

June 6, 2019

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Vision Driven Artists

VDA Workshops for Artists and Arts Organizations
"Getting Paid: Grant Writing Tips & Best Practices" - July 24, 2019
"Social Media Marketing" - June 10, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

Artworks Trenton

Art All Night
Call for Emerging and Professional Artists to Submit a Piece of Art
Event Dates: June 15 - 16, 2019
Submission Deadline: June 13, 2019
Trenton, NJ

Arts and Science Council
City of Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte Water Zone Four Field Operations Facility
Request for Qualifications: Call for Artists to Create Artwork that is Complementary to the Architectural Design of the Facility
Submission Deadline (Extended): June 14, 2019
Charlotte, NC

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
Early Bird Application Deadline: June 15, 2019
Summit, NJ

Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center

Fall 2019 New Jersey Film Festival
Call for Entries
Event Dates: September 13 - October 13, 2019
Super Late Deadline: July 10, 2019
Late Deadline: June 20, 2019
New Brunswick, NJ

Gallery Aferro

Gallery Aferro Studio Residency
Call for Artists, Collectives, and Writers to Apply for a Six-month Residency Starting August 20, 2019
Application Deadline: June 20, 2019
Newark, NJ

Gallery Aferro

2019-2020 Sustainable Arts Fellowship at Gallery Aferro
Fully Funded Studio Residency for Artists who are Parents
Residency Dates: August 20, 2019 through February 20, 2020
Application Deadline: June 20, 2019
Newark, NJ


2020 Residency
Call for Artists to Apply for a Six-month Residency
Residency Dates: January through June 2020
Application Deadline: June 21, 2019
Brooklyn, NY

Murphy Writing

Shore Thing Writing Getaway
A One-day Retreat at the Iconic Jersey Shore
Event Date: June 22, 2019
Atlantic City, NJ

The City of Worcester, Massachusetts

The Main Street Reimagined Project
Public Art RFP - Benches and Bike Racks
Call for Artists, Designers, and Makers to Submit Proposals
Submission Deadline: June 28, 2019
Worcester, MA

The City of Worcester, Massachusetts

The Main Street Reimagined Project
Public Art RFP - 2D Panels
Call for Artists and Designers to Submit Proposals
Submission Deadline: June 28, 2019
Worcester, MA


Curate a Show at Artworks!
Now Accepting Curatorial Proposals for the 2020 Exhibition Season
Proposal Deadline: June 29, 2019
Trenton, NJ

The Kennedy Center Office of VSA and Accessibility

2019 LEAD Conference Agenda Cover Art
Call for Artwork by Artists with Disabilities for the LEAD Conference Program that Addresses Accessibility and Inclusion in the Arts
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2019

We, Women

We, Women - 2019 Artist Proposal
Call for Community Engagement and Collaborative Photo-based Projects from Women, Transgender, and Non-binary Artists
Selected Artists will Receive a Cash Grant, Mentorship and Production Support, and Inclusion in a Fall 2020 Exhibit
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2019

Arts Unbound

Opulent Mobility 2019
Call for Artists to Submit Work that Re-Imagines Disability
Exhibit Opening: September 24, 2019
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2019
Orange, NJ

Studio Montclair

Inspired By Quilts!
Call for Artists to Submit Work Inspired by the Antique Quilt Collection at the Montclair History Center
Exhibit Opening: September 5 - October 19, 2019
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2019
Montclair, NJ

Carolyn Dorfman Dance

NJ SummerDance Intensive
Open to Beginners and Professionals - Daily Classes, Carolyn Dorfman Repertory, Discussion, and a Culminating Performance
Professional Development for Teachers Available
Event Dates: August 12 - 16, 2019
Early Bird Registration Deadline: July 1, 2019
Union, NJ

Belmar Arts Council

The Big Painting Show
Call for Artists to Submit Large-scale Paintings
Exhibit Dates: July 17 - August 10, 2019
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2019
Belmar, NJ

Thomas Edison Media Arts Consortium

2020 Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival
Call for Entries
Early Bird Deadline: July 15, 2019

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts

2020 Individual Artist Fellowship Program
Call for Artists to Apply for a Fellowship in Choreography, Music Composition, Poetry, and Sculpture
Application Deadline: July 16, 2019

Stable Art Gallery

Inside Small: Small Works Juried Art Exhibit
Call for Artists to Submit Work for Exhibit at the Stable Art Gallery
Exhibit Dates: August 2 - 29, 2019
Submission Deadline: July 19, 2019
Ridgewood, NJ

Filmmakers Without Borders

Filmmaking Grants
Call for Filmmakers to Apply for Support for Projects Aligned with Themes of Social Justice, Empowerment, and Cultural Exchange
Fall Application Deadline: August 1, 2019

Murphy Writing

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

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

The Theater Project

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

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation

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

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

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

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

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

New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response

NJCAR Regional Kick Off Meetings
NJ Arts, History, and Cultural Organizations are Invited to Learn More About NJCAR, Build Regional Networks, and Find Resources to Better Prepare for Emergencies
June 17: Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen's Museum, Tuckerton
June 12: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark
June 10: Monmouth Conservatory of Music, Red Bank

Performing Arts Readiness

"Community Recovery Through Arts and Culture" Webinar
Free Webinar for Performing Arts Organizations Focused on Basic Disaster Management Principles
Event Date: June 10, 2019

Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

Due Diligence in Grantmaking Workshop
In-depth Workshop Covering Due Diligence Practices for Foundations and Tools for Interpreting Grantees' Financial Data
Event Date: June 20, 2019
Montclair, NJ

The National Endowment for the Arts
The Housing Assistance Council
buildingcommunity WORKSHOP

Citizen's Institute on Rural Design
Want to Bring Rural Design to your Local Community?
Rural Communities are Invited to Apply to Receive Design Support and Technical Assistance to Host a Local Rural Design Workshop or Participate in a Learning Cohort
Application Deadline: July 22, 2019

New Jersey Council for the Humanities

Public Scholars Project 
Now Accepting Applications from Organizations for PSP Program Subsidies for Events Happening through October 2019

The Kresge Foundation

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

Dance New Jersey  

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

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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