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

Email: Feedback@sos.nj.gov
COVID-19 Resources for Artists & Arts Organizations

October 19, 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.

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

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Resources specific to NJ artists and arts organizations are listed here.
National resources available to NJ artists and organizations are listed here.
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 Economic Development Authority

Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program
Phase 3 Pre-registration is now open. Important reminder: Pre-registered applicants must complete the full application next week to be considered for grant funding.
Pre-registration Deadline: October 27, 2020
Statewide






The New Jersey State Council on the Arts
The Actors Fund

Understanding the Affordable Care Act: Information for New Jersey Freelance Artists & Arts Workers
Join the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and The Actors Fund
for a free webinar to help NJ freelance artists and arts workers understand what's available to them through the Affordable Care Act.
Webinar Dates: October 28 and November 12, 2020






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.






Deadline
ArtPride New Jersey

Join ArtPride staff for free, weekly webinars to discuss updated and valuable information regarding how New Jersey's arts community is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
Next Meeting: October 20, 2020

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







New Jersey City University Center for the Arts
Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs
Rising Tide Capital

Monthly Call for Artists and Arts Organizations
Olga Levina, Co-Founder/Artistic Director of Jersey City Theatre Center and Executive Producer of the Voices International Theatre Festival, will lead a discussion about how artists are faring throughout the world, and what strategies US artists and international artists can learn from each other to thrive.
Event Date: October 20, 2020






Performing Arts Readiness

Free webinars on various topics related to emergency preparedness:
October 20: Health and Safety in the Performing Arts
October 22: Customizing the New Pocket Response Resource
October 29: How to Revive Your Donor Relationships






Artist Relief

$5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19, such as the lack or imminent endangerment of essentials such as housing, medicine, childcare, and food.
Cycle VII Application Deadline: October 21, 2020








Creative Capital

Artist Finances: Getting Through the Pandemic and Beyond
This workshop will be run by Elaine Grogan Luttrull, CPA-PFS, AFC®, founder of Minerva Financial Arts, a company devoted to building financial literacy and empowerment in creative individuals and organizations.
Workshop Date: October 21, 2020
Online







Shifting Policy and Practice: Insights and Actions for States
This special series of online learning events offers provocative perspectives and actionable ideas. Participation is free for all state arts agency staff and council members, as well as regional arts organizations.
October 22: Business Bash






Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants
New York Foundation for the Arts

The Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies.
Cycle 4 Application Deadline: October 26, 2020






New Jersey Economic Development Authority

Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program
Phase 3 Pre-registration is now open. Important reminder: Pre-registered applicants must complete the full application next week to be considered for grant funding.
Pre-registration Deadline: October 27, 2020
Statewide






The New Jersey State Council on the Arts
The Actors Fund

Understanding the Affordable Care Act: Information for New Jersey Freelance Artists & Arts Workers
Join the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and The Actors Fund
for a free webinar to help NJ freelance artists and arts workers understand what's available to them through the Affordable Care Act.
Webinar Dates: October 28 and November 12, 2020






Small Business Administration

New Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Application Form
The Small Business Administration has issued a new PPP Forgiveness Application Form 3508S&nnbsp;(and 3508S Instructions) for those small businesses that secured a PPP loan of $50,000 or less. 
Application Deadline: October 31, 2020






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






Foundation for Contemporary Arts

FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund
One-time grants of $1,500 for experimental artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled/postponed due to COVID-19.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2020






Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation

The Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant
In response to the unprecedented economic circumstances of the year 2020, the Gottlieb Foundation has delayed the application schedule for its annual Individual Support Grant program.
Application Deadline: February 26, 2021





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.



Statewide
New Jersey Economic Development Authority

Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program
Phase 3 Pre-registration is now open. Important reminder: Pre-registered applicants must complete the full application next week to be considered for grant funding.
Pre-registration Deadline: October 27, 2020
Statewide






The New Jersey State Council on the Arts
The Actors Fund

Understanding the Affordable Care Act: Information for New Jersey Freelance Artists & Arts Workers
Join the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and The Actors Fund
for a free webinar to help NJ freelance artists and arts workers understand what's available to them through the Affordable Care Act.
Webinar Dates: October 28 and November 12, 2020






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






The State of New Jersey
Department of Human Services
Division of Family Development

The New Jersey School-Age Tuition Assistance Program
Financial support for care for school-age children in need of child care as a result of COVID-19 remote learning schools schedules.
This assistance is available until December 30, 2020, and applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted.






Dance/NYC

New Coronavirus Dance Impact Survey
In order for Dance/NYC to better understand and advocate for dance organizations and individuals in the metropolitan New York City dance community, Dance/NYC has developed a new, follow-up Coronavirus Dance Impact Survey.







The New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Ramapo College

The New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Ramapo College is a federal-state-education partnership, primarily funded by the United States Small Business Administration, that provides no-cost business management counseling and information services to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.






The State of New Jersey

Guidelines for Reopened Businesses
Links to industry-specific guidance, a timeline of reopening dates, and more information about the framework guiding the State of New Jersey's decisions.







The State of New Jersey

The NJ Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program
The NJ PPE Access Program will help ensure that New Jersey's small and micro businesses and non-profit organizations have access to the PPE they need for their operations, their employees, and their customers.






Pro Bono Partnership

Pro Bono Partnership assists qualifying nonprofit organizations in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York (excluding New York City) with their business legal needs.







Discover Jersey Arts

Jersey Arts at Home Event Submission
Stay connected with the public during the COVID-19 crisis by getting your virtual events highlighted in the Jersey Arts at Home guide.







Newark Arts

Newark Arts at Home
A platform for Greater Newark artists and arts organizations to share their virtual events and offerings.






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.





New Jersey Economic Development Authority

CDFI Emergency Loan Loss Reserve Fund
The CDFI Emergency Loan Loss Reserve Fund is a $10 million capital reserve fund that the NJEDA will use to take a first loss position on CDFI COVID-related loans that provide low-interest working capital to microbusinesses that have been negatively impacted by the outbreak.






New Jersey Community Capital

Garden State Relief Fund
The Garden State Relief Fund offers loans to small businesses and nonprofits negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.







New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Division of Unemployment Insurance

Assistance is available to self-employed workers, independent contractors, gig and platform workers who are impacted by COVID-19 through Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and possibly the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).







Have general questions about COVID-19? The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information to the public on COVID-19.
24/7 Hotline: (800) 962-1253 
Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211






Center for Non-profits

Survey Report: The COVID-19 Crisis and New Jersey's Non-profit Community








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!



National
National Resources
Small Business Administration

New Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Application Form
The Small Business Administration has issued a new PPP Forgiveness Application Form 3508S (and 3508S Instructions) for those small businesses that secured a PPP loan of $50,000 or less. 
Application Deadline: October 31, 2020






ArtsReady
dPlan

Resource Library for Pocket Response Resource
An annotated library of free emergency-planning resources curated by ArtsReady and dPlan.






Sound Diplomacy

#CaresForMusic
A toolkit to support cities, towns, and counties to utilize existing CARES Act relief to invest in their local music economies.








ArtsWA
Oregon Arts Commission
Idaho Comission on the Arts

Free Webinar: "Creative Borrowing for your COVID-19 Comeback"
This webinar provides information about how nonprofit organizations can use fully secured borrowing to help them through a financial crisis. Arts leaders share how their organizations used fully-secured borrowing to manage their financial crises and ultimately become
stronger, more resilient organizations.
Recorded June 10, 2020






American Alliance of Museums

2020 Special Membership
In recognition of the devastating impacts of COVID-19 on museum professionals, AAM has created a special membership specifically for those who have been furloughed or laid off in 2020.






The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program

Interim financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.






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.






The Actors Fund

COVID-19 Emergency Relief for the Entertainment Community








Sweet Relief

COVID-19 Resources for Musicians and Music Industry Workers










Equal Sound

Corona Relief Fund
Financial Assistance for Musicians







American Guild of Musical Artists

AGMA Relief Fund
Emergency financial assistance to members in need.








The Blues Foundation

COVID-19 Blues Musician Emergency Relief Fund
Immediate resources to full-time blues musicians whose revenue streams have been severely diminished by the current coronavirus pandemic. 







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







Artist Relief Tree

Relief Fund for Artists Affected by Cancellations Due to COVID-19
At the moment, new requests are not being accepted, but artists can join the waitlist to be informed if and when the opportunity becomes available again.







Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

The Artist Power Center
The Artist Power Center is a digital platform created to help artists and cultural workers navigate emergency relief and continue to build long-term careers, allowing artists to share knowledge, exchange resources and opportunities, advocate for what matters, and create connections across sectors to strengthen the creative community across the United States.







WolfBrown

Audience Outlook Monitor
An international collaboration between top researchers, funders, service organizations, and hundreds of cultural organizations who want to make informed decisions about how and when to re-start programming based on rigorous research data.




Other
Other Resource Lists
New Jersey Business Action Center

Resources for New Jersey businesses as they reopen and recover.








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 the link below for resources about navigating the coronavirus pandemic.







New Jersey Theatre Alliance

Coronavirus Recommendations and Resources









Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

Coronavirus Response
Articles, Resources, and Events for the Philanthropy Field








Dance New Jersey

Resources for Dancers and Dance Organizations









South Jersey Cultural Alliance

Coronavirus Resources and Information









Noyes Museum of Art
Stockton University

Coronavirus and Art Resources








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.






Morris Arts

Arts in Education Virtual Learning Portal
A compendium of information to assist teachers, students, and families during the coronavirus pandemic.







The Discovery Orchestra

Virtual Teaching Resources for Music Educators









National Guild for Community Arts Education

Virtual conversation series, digital resources, and social platforms for arts education providers in their response to COVID-19.







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







National Endowment for the Arts

Resources to Help Ensure Accessibility of Virtual Events for People with Disabilities









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.






National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

Resources for state arts agencies and other public arts funders as they develop more policies and practices to address COVID-19.








Creative Capital

Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak









Alliance of Artist Communities

COVID-19 Arts Preparedness and Response Resource List








CERF+

COVID-19 Emergency Funds, Resource Lists, and Webinars









Freelancers Union

What freelancers need to know about the coronavirus.









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







Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative

COVID-19 Resource Hub








ArtPlace America

COVID-19 Resources








Artwork Archive

COVID-19 Resources for Artists









Coalition of State Museum Associations

COVID-19 Resources








North Carolina Arts Council

COVID-19 Content Resource Guide for Artists








Backstage

COVID-19 Resources for Actors, Creators, and Performing Artists








Association of Performing Arts Professionals

Guide to Government Relief for Artists and Arts Organizations








National Council of Nonprofits

COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofit Organizations








American Craft Council

COVID-19 Resources for Makers









Nonprofit Finance Fund

COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Nonprofits








Billboard

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.






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.







ArtsReady

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 PAR project is offering resources that will contribute to the sustainability of organizations during the COVID-19 crisis.








Pro Bono Partnership

COVID-19 Nonprofit Resources








CMX

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






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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