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
May 10, 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 is updated every other Monday, with new resources listed towards the top. 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!

Arts Professional Learning Institute
New Jersey Arts Education Collective
reCONNECT 2021
The virtual conference will focus on arts educator health and wellness, joy, and connection through the act of creating, and centering our work through a lens of social justice and equity. Open to any teaching artist, arts educator, and arts administrator living or working in the state of New Jersey.
Event Dates: June 11 - 12, 2021

Joan Mitchell Foundation
Joan Mitchell Emergency Grant
The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides grants of up to $6,000 to US-based visual artists who have suffered significant physical losses after natural or man-made disasters.

Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation
Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program
This emergency grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.

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
New Jersey Business Action Center
Resources for Recovery and Growth Virtual Series
This free, six-part webinar series presented by the New Jersey Business Action Center will feature tips, processes, and resources from state departments and partners to help your business.
May 11: Let's Talk COVID Safety in the Workplace
May 13: Let's Talk Lesser-Known Resources Provided by the Government

Americans for the Arts
Webinar: Marketing Your Virtual Venue Now and Into the Future
Learn about case studies of digital programming marketing successes from the last year, how some organizations are thinking about the role of digital programming in a new, hybrid world, and explore the impact that digital programming can have on audiences now and in the future.
Event Date: May 18, 2021

Performing Arts Readiness
Free webinars on various topics related to emergency preparedness:
May 20: Fire and Emergency Protection Plan Development
May 25: Health and Safety in the Performing Arts
May 26: The Art of Mass Gatherings

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: May 21, 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.

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 XII: May 31
Cycle XIII: June 23

U.S. Small Business Administration
Paycheck Protection Program
An SBA-backed loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2021

Arts Professional Learning Institute
New Jersey Arts Education Collective
reCONNECT 2021
The virtual conference will focus on arts educator health and wellness, joy, and connection through the act of creating, and centering our work through a lens of social justice and equity. Open to any teaching artist, arts educator, and arts administrator living or working in the state of New Jersey.
Event Dates: June 11 - 12, 2021

New York Foundation for the Arts
Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants
The Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies experienced by artists in the past six months.
Cycle 8 will open on Tuesday, June 8, and close on Tuesday, June 29, for emergencies occurring November 1, 2020 and later.

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

Americans for the Arts
Arts and Economic Prosperity 6
Americans for the Arts seeks 250 partner organizations to participate in AEP6, their sixth national economic impact study of America’s nonprofit arts and cultural industry.
Contracts must be completed by September 30, 2021.
Data collection begins on January 1, 2022.
Final reports will be delivered by May 31, 2023.
All national, statewide, and local findings will be released in June 2023.

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: May 21, 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.

U.S. Small Business Administration
Paycheck Protection Program
An SBA-backed loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2021

Arts Professional Learning Institute
New Jersey Arts Education Collective
reCONNECT 2021
The virtual conference will focus on arts educator health and wellness, joy, and connection through the act of creating, and centering our work through a lens of social justice and equity. Open to any teaching artist, arts educator, and arts administrator living or working in the state of New Jersey.
Event Dates: June 11 - 12, 2021

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 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
Americans for the Arts
Webinar: Marketing Your Virtual Venue Now and Into the Future
Learn about case studies of digital programming marketing successes from the last year, how some organizations are thinking about the role of digital programming in a new, hybrid world, and explore the impact that digital programming can have on audiences now and in the future.
Event Date: May 18, 2021

Performing Arts Readiness
Free webinars on various topics related to emergency preparedness:
May 20: Fire and Emergency Protection Plan Development
May 25: Health and Safety in the Performing Arts
May 26: The Art of Mass Gatherings

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 XII: May 31
Cycle XIII: June 23

New York Foundation for the Arts
Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants
The Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies experienced by artists in the past six months.
Cycle 8 will open on Tuesday, June 8, and close on Tuesday, June 29, for emergencies occurring November 1, 2020 and later.

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

Americans for the Arts
Arts and Economic Prosperity 6
Americans for the Arts seeks 250 partner organizations to participate in AEP6, their sixth national economic impact study of America’s nonprofit arts and cultural industry.
Contracts must be completed by September 30, 2021.
Data collection begins on January 1, 2022.
Final reports will be delivered by May 31, 2023.
All national, statewide, and local findings will be released in June 2023.

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

Joan Mitchell Foundation
Joan Mitchell Emergency Grant
The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides grants of up to $6,000 to US-based visual artists who have suffered significant physical losses after natural or man-made disasters.

Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation
Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program
This emergency grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.

U.S. Small Business Administration
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
Emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by the COVID pandemic.

Artist Rescue Trust
The mission of Artist Rescue Trust is to provide relief funding to musicians and artists totaling $1,500 over three months and amplify their stories, performances, and art to the world.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

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.

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.

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.

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.