WHAT IS THE CAPITAL ARTS - HISTORIC LOCATIONS GRANT PROGRAM?
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:
• 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.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
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.
CAPITAL ARTS GRANT PERIOD
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.