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
Directions

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

Email: Feedback@sos.nj.gov
COVID-19 Resources for Artists & Arts Organizations
March 29, 2021

This week marks one year since we began our COVID-19 Resources for Artists & Arts Organizations newsletter, compiling a weekly list of resources for artists and organizations who are experiencing personal or business losses due to the economic impact of the pandemic. Starting with the next edition, we will shift to a bi-weekly schedule (every other Monday). We hope this newsletter has been helpful to you and/or your organization during this crisis, and we continue to welcome your submissions and feedback. We will continue sharing resources on social media, so please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information.

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

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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!

U.S. Small Business Administration
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established through the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act to provide over $16 billion in economic relief to target industries.
The SVOG application is slated to open April 8, 2021.
There will be an informational webinar on March 30, 2021 at 2:30 PM.

The New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund
The New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund was established to ensure the survival and strength of the state’s arts, cultural and historical sector during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The first phase of the Fund closed in January 2021, awarding $2.6 million to 100 NJ-based non-profits statewide. The second phase begins accepting applications today with a deadline of
April 12, 2021.

New Jersey Economic Development Authority
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has announced that New Jersey businesses with 100 or fewer full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) will be able to receive discounts of nearly 70 percent off purchases of personal protective equipment (PPE) through the NJ Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program until May 28, 2021 or until program funds are exhausted.

National Endowment for the Arts
The American Rescue Plan and the Arts and Creative Industries FAQs

Americans for the Arts
COVID-19's Impact on Arts Organizations, Artists, and Creative Workers
Americans for the Arts has been tracking the human and financial impacts of COVID-19 since March 2020. As the pandemic continues, so does its devastation of the nation’s arts sector. These reports present the live and ongoing findings of Americans for the Arts' 2021 COVID Impact Survey for Arts Organizations, Artists, and Creative Workers.

Americans for the Arts
COVID-19 Impact Survey for Arts Organizations, Artists, and Creative Workers
Attention, arts organizations, artists, and creative workers! Americans for the Arts has revised their COVID-19 Survey, and they need your input. Even if you've already completed the survey, please take five minutes to fill out the new version.

The State of New Jersey
COVID-19 Information Hub
Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 211
Call (Medical COVID-19 Questions): 1-800-962-1253
Call (Vaccine Appointment Support): 1-855-568-0545
Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts.

Deadlines & Webinars
Poetry Foundation
Poetry Foundation Emergency Grant Fund
Support for poetry and affiliated art organizations struggling due to COVID-19.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2021

Artist Relief
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19.
Application Deadlines (Subject to Change):
Cycle X: March 31
Cycle XI: April 30
Cycle XII: May 31
Cycle XIII: June 23

Performing Arts Readiness
Free webinars on various topics related to emergency preparedness:
April 7: Road to Recovery – Performing Arts in the Post-Covid-19 World
April 8: Intro to Emergency Preparedness for Performing Arts Organizations

ArtPride New Jersey
ArtPride COVID-19 Impact Webinar
Tune in for updated and valuable information regarding how New Jersey’s arts community is reacting to and being affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Learn what ArtPride NJ and the NJ State Council on the Arts are doing to advocate for the arts as part of state and federal recovery support. Bring your questions!
Event Date: April 9, 2021

The New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund
The New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund was established to ensure the survival and strength of the state’s arts, cultural and historical sector during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The first phase of the Fund closed in January 2021, awarding $2.6 million to 100 NJ-based non-profits statewide. The second phase begins accepting applications today with a deadline of
April 12, 2021.

Monmouth Arts
New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund
Princeton Area Community Foundation
2021 COVID-19 Artist Relief Grant
Call for Monmouth County Artists to Apply
Grants will be awarded to artists to assist with living or career needs such as housing, childcare, groceries, and bills due to the loss of work caused by the pandemic. Grants will be awarded based upon demonstrated financial need, available funding, and equitable distribution of funds relating to racial/ethnic diversity, geography, and arts disciplines.
Application Deadline: April 15, 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.

New Jersey Economic Development Authority
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has announced that New Jersey businesses with 100 or fewer full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) will be able to receive discounts of nearly 70 percent off purchases of personal protective equipment (PPE) through the NJ Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program until May 28, 2021 or until program funds are exhausted.

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: September 15, 2021

Foundation for Contemporary Arts
2021 Emergency Grants
Financial Relief for Artists Impacted by COVID-19
Eligible Categories: Dance and Performance Art/Theater, Music/Sound, Poetry/Literature, and Visual Arts/Moving Image
Application Deadline: December 13, 2021
National

Americans for the Arts Action Fund
Office Hours with Nina
Based on popular demand, Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs at Americans for the Arts and Executive Director of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund, is extending her weekly Zoom office hours. She will continue to help the arts community to navigate the complex web of federal funding opportunities, regulations, and deadlines related to current and upcoming COVID-19 economic federal aid programs.
Event Dates: Fridays from 11 AM - 12 PM through December 31, 2021

Statewide
ArtPride New Jersey
ArtPride COVID-19 Impact Webinar
Tune in for updated and valuable information regarding how New Jersey’s arts community is reacting to and being affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Learn what ArtPride NJ and the NJ State Council on the Arts are doing to advocate for the arts as part of state and federal recovery support. Bring your questions!
Event Date: April 9, 2021

The New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund
The New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund was established to ensure the survival and strength of the state’s arts, cultural and historical sector during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The first phase of the Fund closed in January 2021, awarding $2.6 million to 100 NJ-based non-profits statewide. The second phase begins accepting applications today with a deadline of
April 12, 2021.

Monmouth Arts
New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund
Princeton Area Community Foundation
2021 COVID-19 Artist Relief Grant
Call for Monmouth County Artists to Apply
Grants will be awarded to artists to assist with living or career needs such as housing, childcare, groceries, and bills due to the loss of work caused by the pandemic. Grants will be awarded based upon demonstrated financial need, available funding, and equitable distribution of funds relating to racial/ethnic diversity, geography, and arts disciplines.
Application Deadline: April 15, 2021

REC Philly
Black Music City
Call for Black creatives working in any medium to submit project ideas honoring Philadelphia’s Black music history.
Projects must be completed by May 27, 2021.
Applicants must reside in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Delaware.

New Jersey Economic Development Authority
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has announced that New Jersey businesses with 100 or fewer full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) will be able to receive discounts of nearly 70 percent off purchases of personal protective equipment (PPE) through the NJ Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program until May 28, 2021 or until program funds are exhausted.

New Jersey Small Business Development Centers
New Jersey Coronavirus Small Business Support and Resources
To better assist New Jersey's small business owners and entrepreneurs,
NJSBDC has prepared a website with coronavirus-related small business updates, resources, and support.

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.

Pro Bono Partnership
Pro Bono Partnership assists qualifying nonprofit organizations in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York (excluding NYC) 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.

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.

The 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).

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

The State of New Jersey
COVID-19 Information Hub
Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 211
Call (Medical COVID-19 Questions): 1-800-962-1253
Call (Vaccine Appointment Support): 1-855-568-0545
Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts.

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
U.S. Small Business Administration
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established through the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act to provide over $16 billion in economic relief to target industries.
The SVOG application is slated to open April 8, 2021.
There will be an informational webinar on March 30, 2021 at 2:30 PM.

Poetry Foundation
Poetry Foundation Emergency Grant Fund
Support for poetry and affiliated art organizations struggling due to COVID-19.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2021

Artist Relief
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19.
Application Deadlines (Subject to Change):
Cycle X: March 31
Cycle XI: April 30
Cycle XII: May 31
Cycle XIII: June 23

Americans for the Arts
2021 National Arts Action Summit
Full Registration Support Now Available
Due to the continued commitment from this year's organizational partners - and in response to the financial challenges that many are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic - opportunities for full registration support are available for anyone who would otherwise be unable to participate.
Event Dates: April 5 - 9, 2021

Performing Arts Readiness
Free webinars on various topics related to emergency preparedness:
April 7: Road to Recovery – Performing Arts in the Post-Covid-19 World
April 8: Intro to Emergency Preparedness for Performing Arts Organizations

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.

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: September 15, 2021

Foundation for Contemporary Arts
2021 Emergency Grants
Financial Relief for Artists Impacted by COVID-19
Eligible Categories: Dance and Performance Art/Theater, Music/Sound, Poetry/Literature, and Visual Arts/Moving Image
Application Deadline: December 13, 2021
National

Americans for the Arts Action Fund
Office Hours with Nina
Based on popular demand, Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs at Americans for the Arts and Executive Director of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund, is extending her weekly Zoom office hours. She will continue to help the arts community to navigate the complex web of federal funding opportunities, regulations, and deadlines related to current and upcoming COVID-19 economic federal aid programs.
Event Dates: Fridays from 11 AM - 12 PM through December 31, 2021

National Endowment for the Arts
The American Rescue Plan and the Arts and Creative Industries FAQs

Americans for the Arts
COVID-19's Impact on Arts Organizations, Artists, and Creative Workers
Americans for the Arts has been tracking the human and financial impacts of COVID-19 since March 2020. As the pandemic continues, so does its devastation of the nation’s arts sector. These reports present the live and ongoing findings of Americans for the Arts' 2021 COVID Impact Survey for Arts Organizations, Artists, and Creative Workers.

Americans for the Arts
COVID-19 Impact Survey for Arts Organizations, Artists, and Creative Workers
Attention, arts organizations, artists, and creative workers! Americans for the Arts has revised their COVID-19 Survey, and they need your input. Even if you've already completed the survey, please take five minutes to fill out the new version.

Authors League Fund
The Authors League Fund helps authors, dramatists, journalists, critics, short story writers, and poets.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Sweet Relief
Sweet Relief provides immediate assistance with a limited amount of funds available to be used specifically for musicians and music industry workers affected by the Coronavirus.

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.

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

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. 

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


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.

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.

Other 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.

National Endowment for the Arts
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.

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists
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.