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

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

December 13, 2018

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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

Center for Contemporary Art

Annual Members' Juried Exhibition
Call for Members to Submit Work
(Entrants May Join and Enter at the Same Time)
Exhibition Dates: March 3 - 28, 2019
Entry Deadline: December 18, 2018
Bernardsville, NJ

Montclair Film

8th Annual Montclair Film Festival
Call for Submissions
Regular Deadline: December 21, 2018
Late Deadline: January 4, 2019
Extended Deadline: January 11, 2019
Montclair, NJ

Lighthouse International Film Festival

11th Annual Lighthouse International Film Festival
Call for Submissions
Early Bird Deadline: December 25, 2018
Regular Deadline: February 4, 2019
Late Deadline: March 4, 2019
Extended Deadline: April 4, 2019
Long Beach Island, NJ

County College of Morris

The Tangible Mystery of Fire: The Northern New Jersey
Ceramics Survey Exhibition

Call for Northern NJ Ceramic Artists to Submit Work
Exhibition Dates: February 4 - 28, 2019
Entry Deadline: December 30, 2018
Northern New Jersey, Including Mercer and Middlesex Counties

The Kennedy Center

Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards
Now Accepting Nominations from the General Public for Teachers Who Made a Significant Difference in Their Lives
Application Deadline: December 31, 2018

coLAB Arts

2019 Esperanza Neighborhood Project Theater Artist Residency
Call for Trained and Experienced Spanish-speaking/Latinx Theater Artists to Apply for a Nine-month Residency
Application Deadline: December 31, 2018
New Brunswick, NJ

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
Early Bird Deadline: December 31, 2018
Regular Deadline: January 31, 2019
Late Deadline: February 28, 2019 
Super Late Deadline: March 31, 2019
New Brunswick, 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
Spring Application Deadline: January 1, 2019
Summer Application Deadline: June 1, 2019
Fall Application Deadline: August 1, 2019

Young Audiences NJ and Eastern PA

Poetry Assembly Program 
Call for Performance Poetry Groups to Apply to Join
Young Audiences' Roster of Teaching Artists
Application Deadline: January 1, 2019

Dance NYC

Disability. Dance. Artistry. Residency Program
Call for Residency Proposals from Disabled Dance Artists or Integrated Companies

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs CreateNYC Disability Forward Fund Residency Dates: March 15 - June 15, 2019

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Residency Dates: March 15 - September 15, 2019

Application Deadline: January 4, 2019
New York City, NY

Murphy Writing of Stockton University

New Year's Writing Retreat: A Weekend of Workshops for Poets and Writers at Stockton University's New Beachfront Campus
Event Dates: January 12-13, 2019
Atlantic City, NJ

Idaherma Museum of Art Foundation

First Annual National Works on Paper Online Exhibition 
Call for Visual Artists to Submit Images of Works on Paper for
Use in Online Exhibition and Sale
Entry Deadline: January 15, 2019

The Theater Project

17th Annual NJ High School Young Playwrights Competition
Call for New Jersey Students to Submit Original Scripts
Entry Deadline: January 21, 2019

Department of VSA and Accessibility at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Call for Students with Disabilities, and Groups Including Students with Disabilities, to Submit Work Exploring the Disability Experience
Application Deadline: January 23, 2019

Protect Me With 3+

Protect Me With 3+ Poster and Video Contest
Call for New Jersey Students to Create Posters and Videos that Raise Awareness About the Importance of Adolescent Immunizations
Entry Deadline: January 27, 2019

Fondazione Antonio Ratti

XXV CSAV Artists' Research Laboratory
Call for Artists to Apply for a Program of Workshops, Seminars, and Dialogues with Artists of Diverse Nationalities and Backgrounds
Application Deadline: January 30, 2019
Event Dates: June 29 - July 26, 2019 
Como, Italy

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Internship Program
Practical Museum Training Experience for Students and Professional Artists Interested in Pursuing Careers in the Arts and Museum Fields

Application Deadline for Summer (June - August): January 30, 2019
Application Deadline for Fall (September - December): June 1, 2019

New York, NY

Princeton Area Community Foundation

Thomas George Artists Fund Award
Support for Emerging Artists Engaged In Drawing and Painting
Application Deadline: January 31, 2019

Essex County Park System
South Mountain Conservancy

Annual Sculpture Exhibition in Essex County South Mountain Reservation's Wildflower Sculpture Park
Call for Artists to Apply to Exhibit at Wildflower Sculpture Park
Exhibition Dates: May 25, 2019 - April 5, 2020
Application Deadline: February 1, 2019
South Orange, NJ

Alliance of Artists Communities

Wave Farm Residency Program
Call for Artists to Apply for a 10-day Residency Focused on Creative Use of Media and the Airwaves
Application Deadline: February 1, 2019
Acra, NY

Educational Theatre Association

Democracyworks Essay Competition: What's Your Theatre Story?
Call for Students to Submit Essays About the Impact of Theatre
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2019

Arnot Art Museum

76th Regional Exhibition
Call for Artists to Submit Work to a Juried Exhibition
Submission Deadline: February 6, 2019


Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists
Applications Open for Dance Artists Addressing Social Change
Fellowship Dates: June 1, 2019 - July 31, 2020
Application Deadline: February 8, 2019

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

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

Montclair Film

Call for New Jersey Student Filmmakers to Submit Work
Festival Dates: May 3 - May 12, 2019
Submission Deadline: March 4, 2019
Montclair, NJ

Newark Arts

ArtStart Mini Grant Program
Call for Artists and Arts Organizations to Apply for Grants Supporting Newark-based Programs (Opens January 9th, 2019)
Application Deadline: March 22, 2019
Information Session 1: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Information Session 2: Monday, January 14, 2019
Information Session 3: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Newark, NJ

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

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

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

Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University 

Opportunities for Artists to Exhibit and Sell their Work
Call for Artists: The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University is Looking for Work in Diverse Media to Exhibit in their Osprey Gallery
Atlantic City, NJ

New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

NJOHSP Requests Your Assistance as it Compiles a Statewide Listing of Special Events that it Sends to All Law Enforcement Agencies for Situational Awareness and Assistance in Local Planning Requirements. Send Notice of Upcoming Special Events By Form Found at:

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: December 13, 2018 through May 23, 2019

Artists in Education Residency Grant Program

The AIE Grant Program Places Professional Artists in Schools
Public, Private, Charter, and Parochial Schools are Eligible to Apply
Early Bird Deadline: January 18, 2019
Final Deadline: February 8, 2019

Artpride New Jersey

Audience Insights Manager (AIM)
AIM Puts Patron Data Analysis Tools in the Hands of Arts Organizations, Helping to Target Marketing Materials, Identify New Donors, Strengthen Grantwriting, and Guide Programming
Subscription Deadline: January 22, 2019

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Student Leaders Program
Call for High School Juniors and Seniors to Apply
The BOA Student Leaders Program Includes Paid Summer Internships and the Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2019

New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Grants for New Jersey Organizations: General Operating Support, General Program Support, Arts Project Support
Application Deadline: February 13, 2019
(Application Available Mid-January)

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation

This Program Provides Funding for Presenters Working Collaboratively to Engage Performing Artists and Ensembles
Application Deadline: March 8, 2019
ArtsCONNECT Webinars: January 15 and February 19, 2019
Mid Atlantic Region

New Jersey Council for the Humanities

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

Catchafire New Jersey

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

Dance New Jersey  
Become an Organizational Member!
Service Organization Committed to Advocating the Excellence of Dance and Dance Education in the State

The Foundation Center

Grantseeker's Network
Funding Database & Fundraising Resource

The Kresge Foundation

Funding Opportunities
Place-based Initiatives & Local systems

Wells Fargo Foundation

Funding Opportunities
Corporate Giving - New Jersey Guidelines

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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