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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

May 9, 2019

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AFIELD Mentorship 2019
Open Call for Artists Engaged in Social/Artistic Experimentation to Apply for Seed Funding and an AFIELD Network Mentorship
Application Deadline: May 12, 2019

Vision Driven Artists

VDA Workshops for Artists and Arts Organizations
Upcoming Workshops:
May 13, 2019 - "Outreach & Audience Building"
June 10, 2019 - "Social Media Marketing"
July 24, 2019 - "Getting Paid: Grant Writing Tips & Best Practices"
Philadelphia, PA

County of Union, New Jersey

2019 Union County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit
Call for Artists to Submit Work
Exhibition Dates: May 28 - July 8, 2019
Registration Deadline: May 15, 2019
Union, NJ

Creative Capital

Real Life Budgeting
Webinar for Artists of all Disciplines Covering Sustainable Financial Principles, Determining What Your Time Costs, Creating a Realistic Budget for an Artistic Project, and More
Event Date: May 16, 2019

Belmar Arts Council

Bird Tales
Call for Artists to Submit Work Related to Birds and Bird Habitats
Exhibition Dates: June 5 - July 13, 2019
Application Deadline: May 17, 2019
Belmar, NJ

Creative Capital

Designed Interdependence: DIY Residencies
Webinar on Creating a Personalized Residency by Partnering with Local Communities, Organizations, and Companies
Event Date: May 20, 2019

The State of Colorado

Front Range Community College Health Care Careers Center
Request for Qualifications from Artists or Artist Teams Interested in Creating a Site-Specific, Exterior Public Artwork 
Project Completed in Summer 2020
Application Deadline: May 20, 2019
Fort Collins, CO

Arts Writers Grant Program
Creative Capital
The Andy Warhol Foundation

2019 Arts Writers Grant
Call for Emerging and Established Writers Who are Writing About Contemporary Visual Art to Apply for Support
Eligible Categories: Books, Articles, Blogs, and Short-form Writing
Application Deadline: May 20, 2019

CareOne/National Arts Program

1st Annual "CareOne Celebrates the Arts" Exhibit
Registration Open to CareOne Residents, Employees, and Family
Exhibition Dates: June 12 - 27, 2019
Registration Deadline: May 23, 2019
Eligible CareOne Centers in Essex, Morris, and Union County, NJ

The New Jersey Highlands Coalition
Morris Museum

6th Annual Highlands Juried Art Exhibit
Call for Artists to Submit Work Featuring the Landscapes, Flora, Fauna, Natural, Cultural, and Historic Resources of the Highlands
Submissions Accepted August through October 2019
Digital Entry Deadline: May 23, 2019
Morristown and Bernardsville, NJ

Delaware River Waterfront Corp

Exhibitions at Cherry Street Pier in Philadelphia
Call for Artists, Curators, Collectives, Peer Arts Organizations, and Writers to Submit Proposals for Exhibitions at Cherry Street Pier
Application Deadline: May 24, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

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

South Jersey Cultural Alliance

ArtsTank Creative Placemaking Conference
This Event Includes the ArtsTank Competition, a Presentation on Financing Creative Placemaking, and an Atlantic City Mural Tour
Event Date: May 29, 2019
Atlantic City, NJ


"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

Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center

Fall 2019 New Jersey Film Festival
Call for Entries
Event Dates: September 13 - October 13, 2019
Regular Deadline: May 30, 2019
Late Deadline: June 20, 2019
Super Late Deadline: July 10, 2019
New Brunswick, NJ

Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts 2019 Annual Convention
Join More than 1,000 Arts Leaders for this Annual Professional Development Event
Event Dates: June 13 - 16, 2019
Registration Deadline: May 31, 2019
Twin Cities, MN

Filmmakers Without Borders

Filmmaking Grants
Call for Filmmakers to Apply for Support for Projects Aligned with Themes of Social Justice, Empowerment, and Cultural Exchange
Summer Application Deadline: June 1, 2019
Fall Application Deadline: August 1, 2019

The Art School at Old Church
Englewood Health

The Art of Healing
Call for Artists to Submit Work for Display at Englewood Health Hospital, Bringing Art into the Lives of Patients
Exhibition Dates: August 1, 2019 - July 21, 2020
Submission Deadline: June 6, 2019
Englewood, NJ

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Downtown Summit Art Festival: Arts + Cars
Call for Artists to Apply for a Space at this Juried Arts Festival
Event Date: September 15, 2019
Early Bird Application Deadline: June 15, 2019
Final Application Deadline: September 1, 2019
Summit, NJ


Curate a Show at Artworks!
Artworks, Trenton's Visual Arts Center, is Seeking Proposals for Exhibitions for the 2020 Season from Experienced Artists
Proposal Deadline: June 29, 2019
Trenton, NJ

Arts Unbound

Opulent Mobility 2019
Call for Artists to Submit Work that Re-Imagines Disability
Exhibit Opening: September 24, 2019
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2019
Orange, NJ

Studio Montclair

Inspired By Quilts!
Call for Artists to Submit Work Inspired by the Antique Quilt Collection at the Montclair History Center
Exhibit Opening: September 5 - October 19, 2019
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2019
Montclair, NJ

Belmar Arts Council

The Big Painting Show
Call for Artists to Submit Large-scale Paintings
Exhibit Dates: July 17 - August 10, 2019
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2019
Belmar, NJ

Stable Art Gallery

Inside Small: Small Works Juried Art Exhibit
Call for Artists to Submit Work for Exhibit at the Stable Art Gallery
Exhibit Dates: August 2 - 29, 2019
Submission Deadline: July 19, 2019
Ridgewood, NJ

Murphy Writing

Get Away to Write - Scotland
A Week of Workshops, Readings, Excursions, and Writing Time
Event Dates: August 1 - 9, 2019
Registration Open Until Full
Dundee, Scotland

Gallery Aferro

Call for Artists to Submit Work for Exhibitions at Gallery Aferro
Newark, NJ

Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University 

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

The Theater Project

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

Township of Deptford 

Galleria Deptford
Art in the Lobby: Call for Regional Artists to Submit Work for Display Throughout the Year in the Township Municipal Building
Deptford, NJ

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program
One-time Emergency Grants for Painters, Printmakers, and Sculptors

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

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

National Endowment for the Arts
Blue Star Families

Blue Star Museum Program
Participating Museums Provide Free Admission to Active Duty Military Personnel and Up to Five Family Members
The Program Runs from May 18 (Armed Services Day) through September 2, 2019 (Labor Day)
Registration Ongoing

Performing Arts Readiness

Free PAR Webinars
May 9: Crisis Communication and Reputation Management for Performing Arts Organizations
May 15: Risk Assessment for Performing Arts Organizations
May 16: Disaster Response for Performing Arts Organizations
May 21: Networking for Disaster Management in the Performing Arts
May 29: Safety and Security for Performing Arts
June 4: Community Recovery Through Arts and Culture Online

New Jersey Council for the Humanities

NJCH Incubation Grants Workshop
Learn About the Incubation Grant Application and Process and Discuss Potential Humanities Projects!
Event Date: May 16, 2019
Mullica Hill, NJ

The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking

Creative Placemaking Leadership Workshops
Workshops on Creating Public Art, Creating Community Murals,
Crowdmapping, and Creative Urban Design
Workshops Available through May 17, 2019
Orange, NJ and Philadelphia, PA

Rutgers University

Two-Day Professional Grant Development
Comprehensive Workshop Covering the Diversity of Donors, Key Search Engines, and Converting Ideas into Fundable Projects
Event Dates: May 29 - 30, 2019
New Brunswick, NJ

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
May 30, 2019 - Emergency Preparedness: The Importance of Including People with Disabilities

Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts 2019 Annual Convention
Join More than 1,000 Arts Leaders for this Annual Professional Development Event
Event Dates: June 13 - 16, 2019
Registration Deadline: May 31, 2019
Twin Cities, MN


2019-20 Classic Client Application
Call for Nonprofit Organizations with a Mission that Benefits Greater Philadelphia to Apply for a Compass Pro Bono Consulting Project
Application Deadline: June 7, 2019
In NJ, Only Camden County is Eligible

Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

Due Diligence in Grantmaking Workshop
In-depth Workshop Covering Due Diligence Practices for Foundations and Tools for Interpreting Grantees' Financial Data
Event Date: June 20, 2019
Montclair, NJ

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

NASAA 2019 Leadership Institute
Custom-made for State Arts Agency Leaders-Chairs, Council Members, and Top Staff Directors
Event Dates: September 18 - 20, 2019
Providence, RI

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 Kresge Foundation

Arts and Culture Funding Opportunities
Support for Creative Placemaking Initiatives that Integrate Arts, Culture, and Community-engaged Design Strategies

Dance New Jersey  

Become a Member!
Service Organization Committed to Advocating the Excellence of Dance and Dance Education in the State

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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