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Opportunities for the Field

June 27, 2024



We compile opportunities for artists and arts organizations that are available in 

New Jersey, or benefit those working in the arts in New Jersey. You'll find professional development workshops, grant announcements, calls for artists, resources, and more. Check out all three categories: Featured Opportunities, Opportunities for Artists, and Opportunities for Organizations.


While we do not share Job Opportunities, we do recommend the following resources for those looking for work in the arts field: ArtPride NJ Job Bank, NJ Theatre Alliance, Dance NJ, NJ Motion Picture & Television Commission, and Arts Admin Jobs.


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Individual Artist Fellowship Application Now Open!

The 2025 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship rules and instructions, and application, are now available. State Fellowships are awarded to practicing New Jersey artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to help them pursue their artistic goals.

 

Deadline: July 16, 2024


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Featured Opportunities

Call for Artists for Inclusion in ArtsBergen Public Art Roster

Call for Applications

Deadline: June 30, 2024


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Mercer County Culture and Heritage Commission Now Accepting Art and History Grant Applications

Eligible Mercer County organizations may apply for Special Project Support (SP) or General Operating Support (GOS).

Deadline: July 1, 2024


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Peters Valley School of Craft Artist Residencies

Call for Craft Artists

Deadline: July 1, 2024


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Teaching Artist Community of Practice

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts will be hosting regular teaching artist community of practice sessions. These virtual sessions will be provided 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 will 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.


Date: July 10, 2024


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Individual Artist Fellowship Application Now Open!

The 2025 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship rules and instructions, and application, are now available. State Fellowships are awarded to practicing New Jersey artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to help them pursue their artistic goals. The categories for the 2025 NJ Individual Artist Fellowship are:

 

Choreography

Crafts

Music Composition

Photography

Playwriting/Screenwriting

Poetry

Sculpture

 

Deadline: July 16, 2024


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Join us for our Annual Meeting!

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts will convene its 2024 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 30th at 10 AM. The meeting will include committee reports and voting on grants for Fiscal Year 2025.


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Creating Change 2024: Disrupt, Engage, Imagine

Call for proposals for breakout sessions focused on: well-being, organizational transformation, implementing equitable policies and practices, equitable artistic processes, interrupting microaggressions, disrupting oppressive systems, authentic community collaborations, and political/civic engagement in the arts. Presenters receive complimentary summit registration and a $150 honorarium.


Deadline: July 31, 2024


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Rancocas Project

Do you have a personal story about flooding in Burlington County? Submit writing, recordings, or pictures to New Jersey artist Jin Jung's Rancocas Project, an art event happening this October at Perkins Center for the Arts.


Deadline: July 31, 2024


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Guidelines and Application Instructions for NEA Our Town Grant Program Available Now!

Our Town is the NEA’s creative placemaking grants program. Through project-based funding, the program supports activities that integrate arts, culture, and design into local efforts that strengthen communities over the long term.

Part 1 Deadline: August 1, 2024

Part 2 Deadline: August 15, 2024


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Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists

This program supports dance and movement based artists from across the U.S. and its territories who work at the intersection of social and embodied practices. Now in its third iteration, the DFA program remains one of the few regranting programs available to independent U.S. dance artists with an unrestricted financial award. Fellowship awards of $31,000 will be given to at least 25 individual artists to be used at their own discretion.


Deadline: August 15, 2024


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Activation, Revitalization, and Transformation (A.R.T.) Program - Phase 2

Phase II of the A.R.T. program, is aimed at mitigating the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting the development and recovery of New Jersey’s commercial corridors and invigorating community focused arts and cultural organizations. The program will provide grants to projects located in thirty-one commercial corridor municipalities.


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Become an RevolutionNJ Partner Organization!

New Jersey's rich arts community has a unique opportunity to engage their audiences with a once-in-a-generation initiative. RevolutionNJ is New Jersey's official commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States, happening in 2026.


Watch a recorded informational workshop here.


Already in the know? Become a Proud Partner today by submitting an application here.


If you have any questions about this initiative or the application, please reach out to Marc Lorenc: marc.lorenc@sos.nj.gov

Handwork: Celebrating American Craft 2026

This national Semiquincentennial initiative will showcase the importance of the handmade, both throughout our history and in contemporary life. Handwork 2026 is a yearlong collaboration among organizations, educators, and makers to celebrate the diversity of the crafts that define America, bringing compelling stories and underrepresented art and artists into the spotlight.


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Arts on Prescription: A Field Guide for US Communities

From the Massachusetts Cultural Council – A Guide for Communities to Develop Programs that Integrate Arts, Culture, and Nature Resources into Local Health and Social Care Systems


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dPlan|ArtsReady

This newly launched dPlan|ArtsReady tool guides you through the steps of creating elements of your performing arts organization’s emergency plan. Organizations can request a free year of access.


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Opportunities for Artists

New Jersey Film Festival (Spring 2025)

Call for Entries

Super Early Bird Deadline: June 30, 2024


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The Garden State New Play Festival: Bridging Art and Community

Call for Playwrights

Deadline: June 30, 2024


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Exhibition Opportunity: Inspired by Family and Community

Call for Artists

Deadline: July 1, 2024


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Peters Valley School of Craft Artist Residencies

Call for Craft Artists

Deadline: July 1, 2024


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The WAE Open 2024 Juried Exhibition

Call for Artists

Deadline: July 1, 2024


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Teaching Artist Community of Practice

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts will be hosting regular teaching artist community of practice sessions. These virtual sessions will be provided 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 will 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.


Date: July 10, 2024


Learn More

Individual Artist Fellowship Application Now Open!

The 2025 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship rules and instructions, and application, are now available. State Fellowships are awarded to practicing New Jersey artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to help them pursue their artistic goals. The categories for the 2025 NJ Individual Artist Fellowship are:

 

Choreography

Crafts

Music Composition

Photography

Playwriting/Screenwriting

Poetry

Sculpture

 

Deadline: July 16, 2024


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Aqua Dreams: Surf-inspired Art Show

Call for Artists

Digital Submission Deadline: July 24, 2024

Drop Off Submission Deadline: July 27, 2024


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Rancocas Project

Do you have a personal story about flooding in Burlington County? Submit writing, recordings, or pictures to New Jersey artist Jin Jung's Rancocas Project, an art event happening this October at Perkins Center for the Arts.


Deadline: July 31, 2024


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Exhibition Opportunity: Peace/Conflict

Call for Artists

Deadline: August 1, 2024


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Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists

This program supports dance and movement based artists from across the U.S. and its territories who work at the intersection of social and embodied practices. Now in its third iteration, the DFA program remains one of the few regranting programs available to independent U.S. dance artists with an unrestricted financial award. Fellowship awards of $31,000 will be given to at least 25 individual artists to be used at their own discretion.


Deadline: August 15, 2024


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CraftForms 2024: Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft

Call for Art

Deadline: September 10, 2024


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Cultural Center Artist in Residency Program

Call for Writers, Visual Artists, Musicians, and Dancers

Deadlines: October 1, 2024


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1-on-1 Consultation for Immigrant Artists

NYFA 1-on-1 Consultations for Immigrant Artists offers individualized career-centered conversations for creatives of all disciplines. During these free 40-minute online consultation sessions with arts industry experts, you can seek advice on specific topics or general resources and opportunities to help you navigate building your arts career in the U.S.


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Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund

Financial Support for Creators Directly Impacted by the 2022 Invasion of Ukraine

Applications Accepted and Evaluated on a Rolling Basis


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Reel Change Film Fund

Reel Change is a five-year grants and mentorship program for composers of diverse backgrounds who have been marginalized in film composition. 

Rolling Deadline


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Parent Artist Advocacy League for Performing Arts and Media (PAAL)
PAAL is a national network and solutions-generator for caregivers in the arts and media, offering childcare grants, emergency grants, and other resources.

Awesome Foundation Micro-grants

Call for individuals, groups, and organizations to apply for $1,000 micro-grants for an “awesome” project.


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Call for Visual Art Exhibitors

Art groups or collective artists whether local, national, or international are encouraged to apply for exhibitions happening 2025-2030.


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Kemmerer Library Harding Township Art Gallery Wall

Opportunity for Artists to Exhibit Work for One Month

Rolling Deadline


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Guide to Finances for Artists

Establish solid financial practices with this free eGuide download and worksheets.


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Creator Collective

Applications are open to join Eventbrite's Creator Collective, a global community of entrepreneurs and organizers passionate about live experiences. Collective members get exclusive access to our virtual meet-ups with experts, opportunities to speak at Eventbrite events, complimentary product upgrades, and access to Eventbrite's 24/7 online networking platform.


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Catalogue Publication and Online Exhibit

Up to six Best in Show artists will have their work published with a critical review in Aedra Fine Arts' Artist Feature Catalogue. These artists will have two works of art on display and links to their website and social media. Artists keep 100% sales of their work.


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Coffee 4 Creatives

A monthly series for artists to share their work, ideas, and coffee.


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Opportunities for Arts Organizations

Activation, Revitalization, and Transformation (A.R.T.) Program - Phase 2

Phase II of the A.R.T. program, is aimed at mitigating the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting the development and recovery of New Jersey’s commercial corridors and invigorating community focused arts and cultural organizations. The program will provide grants to projects located in thirty-one commercial corridor municipalities.


Learn More

Mercer County Culture and Heritage Commission Now Accepting Art and History Grant Applications

Eligible Mercer County organizations may apply for Special Project Support (SP) or General Operating Support (GOS).

Deadline: July 1, 2024


Learn More

Arts Reach National Arts Marketing, Development, and Ticketing Conference

Registration Deadline: May 17, 2024

Event Dates: July 23 - 24, 2024


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Guidelines and Application Instructions for NEA Our Town Grant Program Available Now!

Our Town is the NEA’s creative placemaking grants program. Through project-based funding, the program supports activities that integrate arts, culture, and design into local efforts that strengthen communities over the long term.

Part 1 Deadline: August 1, 2024

Part 2 Deadline: August 15, 2024


Learn More

Learning and Engagement Funding from Art Bridges

The purpose of an Art Bridges Learning & Engagement Award is to support art museum transformation and the engagement of new and diverse audiences through innovative programming.


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Awesome Foundation Micro-grants

Call for individuals, groups, and organizations to apply for $1,000 micro-grants for an “awesome” project.


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Art Equity

Tools, Resources, and Training for Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Equity, Inclusion, and Justice through the Arts

dPlan|ArtsReady

This newly launched dPlan|ArtsReady tool guides you through the steps of creating elements of your performing arts organization’s emergency plan. Organizations can request a free year of access.


Learn More

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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 www.artscouncil.nj.gov.

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