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
January 20, 2021

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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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!

The Museum Art and Culture Access Consortium
Survey: Mapping Virtual Access in Cultural Institutions
This project will document virtual access practices during COVID-19.
Survey Deadline: January 22, 2021

New Jersey State Council on the Arts
COVID Critical Needs Program for New Jersey Arts Organizations
The COVID Critical Needs Program is a single year grant program that provides support for COVID-19 personal protective equipment and safeguarding needs that meets the Council’s eligibility requirements.
Application Deadline: January 28, 2021

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.

Deadlines & Webinars
Performing Arts Readiness
Free webinars on various topics related to emergency preparedness:
January 21: Risk Assessment for Performing Arts Organizations
February 9: Health and Safety in the Performing Arts
February 16: Disaster Response for Performing Arts Organizations

The Museum Art and Culture Access Consortium
Survey: Mapping Virtual Access in Cultural Institutions
This project will document virtual access practices during COVID-19.
Survey Deadline: January 22, 2021

Americans for the Arts
Arts Action Fund
Two-part Webinar Series: Learn How to Tap the New COVID-19 Economic Relief Funds for the Arts
Part 2: January 22, 2021

New Jersey State Council on the Arts
COVID Critical Needs Program for New Jersey Arts Organizations
The COVID Critical Needs Program is a single year grant program that provides support for COVID-19 personal protective equipment and safeguarding needs that meets the Council’s eligibility requirements.
Application Deadline: January 28, 2021

New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response
New Jersey State Library
Disaster Preparedness for Cultural Institutions
This webinar will teach how to write a disaster plan for small to mid-sized libraries and cultural institutions, and includes an interactive tabletop exercise.
Two dates available: January 28 and February 23, 2021

CERF+
COVID-19 Relief Grant
$1,000 grants for artists working in craft disciplines facing dire circumstances due to food, housing, and/or medical insecurities as a result of COVID-19.
Application Deadline: February 3, 2021
National

ArtPride New Jersey
Tune in for the latest news on state and federal support and to hear how ArtPride is partnering with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts to promote the arts industry, both now and moving into 2021.
Next Meeting: February 12, 2021

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

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

The Actors Fund
Support Group for Entertainment Professionals
Virtually join other performing arts and entertainment professionals to discuss the stress of change and the unknown during the COVID-19 pandemic. This eight-week group will be a way to connect with others in the community, reflect on the new normal, and develop coping strategies.
Every Tuesday through March 2, 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: March 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.

Statewide
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
COVID Critical Needs Program for New Jersey Arts Organizations
The COVID Critical Needs Program is a single year grant program that provides support for COVID-19 personal protective equipment and safeguarding needs that meets the Council’s eligibility requirements.
Application Deadline: January 28, 2021

ArtPride New Jersey
Tune in for the latest news on state and federal support and to hear how ArtPride is partnering with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts to promote the arts industry, both now and moving into 2021.
Next Meeting: February 12, 2021

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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
The Museum Art and Culture Access Consortium
Survey: Mapping Virtual Access in Cultural Institutions
This project will document virtual access practices during COVID-19.
Survey Deadline: January 22, 2021

CERF+
COVID-19 Relief Grant
$1,000 grants for artists working in craft disciplines facing dire circumstances due to food, housing, and/or medical insecurities as a result of COVID-19.
Application Deadline: February 3, 2021

League of American Orchestras
Ford Motor Company Fund
Ford Musician Impact Fund
Assistance for musicians in need of hardware and accessories to make their digital presence stronger, giving them the professional tools they need to deliver at the highest level during COVID-19.
Application portal is currently open.

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.

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.

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.