New Opportunities for

New Jersey Artists!

Call for artists! Sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the 2024 Arts Annual is open to New Jersey artists working in any medium (visual, audio, video) who wish to broadly explore the themes of family, community, and belonging in relation to diversity and inclusion. Hosted by Montclair Art Museum, the exhibition complements a concurrent show of historic, modern, and contemporary artworks from MAM’s collection: Family, Community, Belonging: Works From the Collection. 

Artists are encouraged to offer local to global perspectives on such questions as: How do we define who are our families in an increasingly polarized society? How do we understand different ways of experiencing and navigating the world around us? 

Applications are processed through Call for Entry. There is no entry fee to apply.

Deadline: April 29, 2024

For relevant queries, please email Alexandra Lebovitz, Curatorial Assistant, and Gail Stavitsky, Chief Curator.

Submit your work here!

Call for artists! The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is now accepting submissions for a digital mural project to be installed at the PATH Exchange Place Station in Jersey City.

This project is open to artists/artist teams who are at least 18 years of age, legally able to complete a contract with the Port Authority of NY/NJ, and meet the eligibility criteria stated in the call for artists. Artists must be either a NJ resident or live within 150 miles of the border of New Jersey. Preference will be considered for artists with a strong connection to Jersey City.

Applications are processed through Call for Entry. There is no entry fee to apply.

Deadline: April 30, 2024

Please direct any questions to the State Arts Council: Danielle Bursk, Director of Community Partnerships and Artist Services or Steph Nerbak, Artist Services Manager.

Submit your work here!

Calling all New Jersey Teaching Artists!

Join the Teaching Artist Community of Practice.

Next Meeting: July 10, 2024 | 9:00 AM ET

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is hosting quarterly Teaching Artist Community of Practice meetings. These virtual sessions serve as a platform for teaching artists to share their experiences, discuss new opportunities, and connect with each other and the State Arts Council. Through loosely moderated discussions, the sessions provide an opportunity to network with other New Jersey teaching artists, share challenges and successes of working in the state, and discuss what teaching artistry could look like as we move into the future.

Register for the July 10, 2024 Teaching Artist COP

If you have any questions, please contact the following Program Officers:

For Artists and Folk Artists: Steph Nerbak | 609-292-4474

For Teaching Artists: Samantha Clarke | 609-984-7019

Sign up for Opportunities for the Field to learn more about offerings for artists, such as the 2025 Individual Artist Fellowship application and the upcoming Teaching Artist Speed Networking event.

The 2025 Individual Artist Fellowship application will open on May 30, 2024 for the following disciplines: choreography; crafts; music composition; photography; playwriting/screenwriting; poetry; sculpture. The deadline is July 16, 2024. More information at
Teaching Artist Speed Networking - Save the date for June 3, 2024.

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, created in 1966, is a division of the NJ Department of State and a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. 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 believes the arts are central to every element we value most in a modern society including: human understanding; cultural and civic pride; strong communities; excellent schools; lifelong learning; creative expression; and economic opportunity.

To learn more about the Council, please visit

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