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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

February 14, 2019

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The Hunterdon Art Tour

Call for Artists to Register for The Hunterdon Art Tour (THAT)
Registered Studio Locations Appear on Online and Printed Maps
Registered Artists Get their Own Page on THAT's Website
Reception at Hunterdon Art Museum: May 3, 2019
Tour Dates: May 4 - 5, 2019
Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
Hunterdon County, NJ

Atlantic City Ballet

2019/2020 Company Auditions
Audition Date: February 16, 2019
School of American Ballet, New York, NY

Atlantic Highlands Arts Council

2019 FilmOneFest
Call for Filmmakers to Submit Work Under Two Minutes
Event Date: July 20, 2019
Early Deadline: February 18, 2019
Regular Deadline: March 1, 2019
Late Deadline: April 1, 2019
Extended Deadline: April 15, 2019
Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Performing Arts Readiness

Free Emergency Preparedness Webinars

February 19, 2019: Disaster Response for Performing Arts Organizations

February 21, 2019: Risk Assessment for Performing Arts Organizations

February 25, 2019: Protecting Your Assets: Managing Legacy Materials for Performing Arts Organizations

February 26, 2019: Understanding Cybersecurity for Performing Arts Organizations

February 27, 2019: Networking for Disaster Management in the Performing Arts

Warrior Writers

Writing Workshops for Veterans
Open to Any Veteran - No Experience Required!

February 20, 2019: 305 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ

February 23, 2019: Stockton University, Galloway, NJ

New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response

NJCAR Annual Meeting 2019
Registration Now Open - Free to All!
Attend a Short Business Meeting Followed by a Presentation on 
Global Warming & Climate Change Effects on Disaster Preparedness
Event Date: February 21, 2019
Belmar, NJ

Essex County Park System
South Mountain Conservancy

Call for Artists to Apply for the Annual Sculpture Exhibition in South Mountain Reservation's Wildflower Sculpture Park
Exhibition Dates: May 25, 2019 - April 5, 2020
Application Deadline: February 22, 2019
South Orange, NJ

The Department of Art at Rowan University

AIR 2020 Artist in Residence Program
Call for Visual Artists to Apply
Residency Dates: January 21 - April 30, 2020
Application Deadline: February 24, 2019
Glassboro, NJ

The County of Durham, North Carolina

Public Art at the Durham County Main Library
Call for Artists/Artist Teams to Submit Qualifications for the Design, Fabrication, and Installation of Public Art Around the Library
Application Deadline: February 26, 2019
Durham, NC

Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) Program
Call for Submissions of Public Art Projects Completed and
Open to the Public from January 1 through December 31, 2018
Submission Deadline: February 27, 2019

Cortex Innovation Community

Cortex Garage Artwork
Call for Artists to Create a Site-specific Exterior Mural or Graphic for a New Parking Facility in the Cortex Innovation Community
Fabrication/Installation: July through November 2019
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2019
St. Louis, MO

The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center

Summer 2019 New Jersey International Film Festival
Call for Entries
Event Dates: June 1-9, 2019
Late Deadline: February 28, 2019 
Super Late Deadline: March 31, 2019
New Brunswick, NJ


Open Call for Exhibition Proposals from Curators, Artists, and Writers
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019
This Call is Open to Creative Individuals from Anywhere in the World Except New York, NY

The Louisiana Division of the Arts

Louisiana State University Human Development Center Installation
Call for Artists or Artist Teams to Submit Qualifications for the 
Design of a Safe, Child-friendly Partition to be Installed at a Playground at the LSU Human Development Center
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019
New Orleans, LA

The City of San Antonio

FY2019 Call for Public Art Qualifications
The City of San Antonio is Implementing a Public Art Program Utilizing the Pre-qualified Public Artist List Generated by this Call
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019
San Antonio, TX

Frontline Arts

Winter/Spring Classes 2019
Registration Open for Photography, Printmaking, Papermaking,
Book Arts, and More
Classes Available March 2 through April 27, 2019
Branchburg, NJ

Count Basie Center for the Arts

The Count Basie Center Teen + College Film Fest
Call for New Jersey Student Filmmakers to Submit Work
Festival Date: April 6, 2019
Submission Deadline: March 3, 2019
Red Bank, NJ

Lighthouse International Film Festival

11th Annual Lighthouse International Film Festival
Call for Submissions
Event Dates: June 6 - 9, 2019
Late Deadline: March 4, 2019
Extended Deadline: April 4, 2019
Long Beach Island, NJ

Montclair Film

Call for NJ Student Filmmakers to Submit Work (Grades 6 - 12)
Festival Dates: May 3 - May 12, 2019
Submission Deadline: March 4, 2019
Montclair, NJ

Nick Virgilio Haiku Association

The Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku & Senryu Competition
Call for Students Grades 7 - 12 to Submit Haiku Poetry
Six Winners Will Receive $100, and the Winning Poem Will Be Published by the Haiku Society of America
Submission Deadline: March 21, 2019

Maplewood Arts Council

Art in Motion
Call for Artists to Submit Proposals for Public Art for the Maplewood Train Station - Paintings, Mosaics, Textiles, Photography, or Graffiti
Submission Deadline: March 22, 2019
Maplewood, NJ

Newark Arts

ArtStart Mini Grant Program
Call for Artists and Arts Organizations to Apply for Grants Supporting Newark-based Programs
Application Deadline: March 22, 2019
Newark, NJ

Peters Valley School of Craft

Event Dates: September 28 - 29, 2019
Application Deadline: March 25, 2019
Augusta, NJ

Real Art Ways
Austin Veteran Arts

Austin Veteran Arts Festival (AVA Fest)
Call for Visual Art by Veterans and their Family Members for an Exhibit at AVA Fest
Event Dates: October 18 - November 17, 2019
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
Austin, TX

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

USArtists International Grant Program
Support for Dance, Music, and Theatre Performances by
US Artists and Ensembles at Festivals and Marketplaces Worldwide
Application Deadlines: April 3, 2019

New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grants
Awarded to Individuals Annually to Encourage the Preservation of Valued, Traditional Art Forms
The Application Process Requires that Each Apprentice Apply with a Master Artist as a Team
Technical Assistance Workshops Available
Application Deadline: April 4, 2019

Rochester Contemporary Art Center

6x6x2019 - The International Small Art Phenomenon
Call for Artists to Submit Small Work
Exhibition Dates: June 1 - July 14, 2019
Submission Deadline: April 14, 2019
Rochester, NY

Drug Enforcement Administration, New Jersey Division

4th Annual Heroin and Opioid Art Exhibition
Statewide Call for Artists to Submit Work that Raises Awareness of Heroin and Opioid Addiction, Abuse, and Recovery
Exhibition Dates: May 16 - 18, 2019
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
Gateway Center, Newark, NJ

The Monmouth Museum

NJ Emerging Artists Series 2019 - 2020
Call for Artists to Submit Wall-mountable Work 
Six Artists Will Be Selected for Solo Shows Beginning July 2019
Submission Deadline: April 16, 2019
Lincroft, NJ

South Jersey Cultural Alliance

Artist as Entrepreneur: Business Skills for Artists
Workshop Series Teaching Business Skills, Tools, and Networking Opportunities for Artists Offered through April 2019
Hammonton, NJ

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

How to Do Creative Placemaking
Webinar Series Offering Practical and Tactical Advice for Artists, Local Leaders, and Community Development Practitioners
Webinars Offered through April 2019

Stevens Point Sculpture Park

2018 Stevens Point Sculpture Park Juried Call
Call for Artists to Submit Work for Three-year Sculpture Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: September 21, 2019 through August 2022
Submission Deadline: May 24, 2019
Stevens Point, WI


"Living With Autism" Screenplay Contest
Call for Screenplays About Living with Autism
FilmAcademy360 will Produce the Short Film that Wins!
Submission Deadline: May 30, 2019

The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking

Creative Placemaking Leadership Workshops
Learn How To Raise Funds, Map Creative Assets, Research
Zoning and Regulation, Sharpen Your Pitch-making Skills, and More
Ongoing through May 2019
Burlington and Orange, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA

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

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

The Theater Project

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

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

New Jersey Theatre Alliance
New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Cultural Access Network Project: Access Thursdays
ADA Roundtable Discussions and Peer-to-Peer Learning
Event Dates: February 21, 2019 through May 23, 2019

Arts Reach

National Arts Marketing, Development, and Ticketing Conference
Event Dates: March 21 - 22, 2019
Advance Registration Deadline: February 28, 2019
Registration Deadline: March 14, 2019
New York, NY

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation

This Program Provides Funding for Presenters Working Collaboratively to Engage Performing Artists and Ensembles
Application Deadline: March 8, 2019
ArtsCONNECT Webinar: February 19, 2019
Mid Atlantic Region

Catchafire New Jersey

Free Project Support - Strengthen your Organization with Help from Skilled Volunteers!
This Service is Being Offered Now through March 2019

The National Endowment for the Arts

Challenge America
Support for Small and Mid-sized Organizations for Projects that Extend the Reach of the Arts to Underserved Populations
Application Deadline: April 11, 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 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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