Guidelines and Application for

Capital Arts Grants for Historic Locations Now Available

Technical assistance available through March.

Deadline to Apply: March 31, 2023, 4:00 PM EST


The Capital Arts - Historic Locations Grant Program supports capital projects for nonprofit arts organizations located in New Jersey. In FY23, the program will be presented in partnership with the New Jersey Historic Trust and will include the distribution of approximately $2.7 million in State Arts Council grant funds.

The grant program is designed to help New Jersey’s nonprofit arts organizations operating locations with historic designation(s) or certified eligible for historic designation, build operational stability and capacity and improve or enhance a historic facility through:

• construction

• repair or expansion of existing facilities

• acquisition/installation of building service equipment

A request to fund a bundle of unrelated components will be considered, but may not be fully funded.

For this grant opportunity, priority will be given to projects directly addressing/stopping the deterioration of a historic location.

FY23 Program Guidelines are available in English and Spanish.


During Virtual Office Hours, staff will be available via Zoom to answer general questions about the guidelines and/or application process. The full schedule is here:

February 24, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Register Here

March 3, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Register Here

March 10, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Register Here

March 17, 2023 , 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Register Here

March 24, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Register Here

Please read the guidelines thoroughly prior to Virtual Office Hours.


The grant period runs from June 15, 2023 to June 15, 2025 (24-month period). Grant funds must be fully expended, and the work must be completed by the end of the grant period.


The Arts Council and New Jersey Historic Trust will administer the application and selection process for these grants. All applications received by the deadline will be reviewed against the listed criteria for eligibility. Applications that have been deemed complete and eligible will be placed into a review process that may include a review by a panel of historic professionals and site visits.

Please contact Diane Felcyn ([email protected] or 609-633-1244) with questions about arts-related eligibility, or the New Jersey Historic Trust (609-984-0473) for historic and project based questions.

Capital Arts Historic Locations FY23 Grant Program Guidelines
Capital Arts - Lugares históricos Directrices del Programa de Subvenciones para el Año Fiscal 23

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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