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Opportunities for the Field

August 11, 2022


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, Covid recovery resources and more.


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Featured Opportunities

Public Art Opportunity: Rowan University Wilson Hall Dance Program Expansion

Call for Expressions of Interest

Deadline: August 11, 2022


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Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants

This program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers in need, who have a dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences.

Deadline: August 19, 2022


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2023 General Operating Support, Historic Preservation & Capital, Program Support I & II Grants

The Arts Institute of Middlesex County and the Board of County Commissioners are pleased to offer grants to municipal and not-for-profit organizations based in Middlesex County through a competitive application process. These grants can be used for Arts, History, and Historic Preservation and Capital projects. Projects must serve the public and take place in Middlesex County.

Declaration of Intent Deadline: August 23, 2022

Application Deadline: September 20, 2022


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Gallery Aferro’s Poem Booth Project

Call for Poetry

If your poem is selected to be a part of the exhibition, Gallery Aferro will ask that you record an audio version of your poem that will then be shared with visitors via our retrofitted 1960s-era phone booth located in our main gallery at 73 Market Street, Newark, New Jersey.

Deadline: August 27, 2022


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New Jersey Cultural Trust Grant

The New Jersey Cultural Trust provides grants to support institutional and financial stabilization of arts, history, and humanities organizations in NJ.

Grant Application Deadline: August 30, 2022


Watch the NJ Cultural Trust FY23 Application and SAGE Overview here.


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Leaders of Color Fellowship Professional Development Program

This fellowship is designed as a robust strategic leadership development program for leaders of color who have promise and/or demonstrated performance aligned with equity.

Deadline: August 31, 2022


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Cultural Equity Learning Community 2.0

CELC is an asynchronous, intersectional anti-racism course focused on cultural equity and creative justice.

Fall Cohort Deadline: August 31, 2022


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Cape May County Arts & History Re-grant Program

Call for Cape May County Art and History Organizations to Apply for Funding

Letter of Intent Deadline: September 2, 2022


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Creative Aging Initiative (CAI)

CAI Guidelines Now Available

The CAI grant provides $10,000 to eligible arts organizations, libraries, veterans homes, and senior and community centers to cover costs for two 8-day residencies for New Jersey seniors/aging adults.

Technical Assistance webinars and Office Hours available.

Applications open September 1, 2022.

Deadline: September 29, 2022


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Arts and History Grants for Atlantic County Organizations

Arts Grant Workshop: August 31, 2022

Deadline: October 14, 2022


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The Vitality Arts Project for Arts Museums

Call for Art Museums to Submit Proposals for Reframing Relationships with Older Adults

20 museums will be selected to receive grants of up to $250,000.

Deadline: October 21, 2022


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Opportunities for Artists

Public Art Opportunity: Rowan University Wilson Hall Dance Program Expansion

Call for Expressions of Interest

Deadline: August 11, 2022


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Beautiful Sea: The Belmar Anniversary Show

Call for Art

Digital Submissions Deadline: August 12, 2022

Drop Off Deadline: August 14, 2022


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Arts Ed Now! Action Lab

Two Upcoming Zoom Workshops:

August 13: Shared Vision

October 15: Putting It Into Practice


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Thomas Edison Film Festival

Call for Filmmakers

Early Bird Deadline: August 15, 2022

Final Deadline: October 15, 2022


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Public Art Opportunities in Maryland: Frostburg State University and Towson University

Call for RFQs

Deadline: August 15, 2022


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New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2023

Call for Entries

Early Bird Deadline: August 20, 2022

Super Late Deadline: November 10, 2022


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Open Summer Sing and Social

Call for singers to sing through excerpts from the 2022-2023 Voices Chorale NJ repertoire.

Event Date: August 22, 2022


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Art Comes Alive 2022

Call for Visual Art

Deadline: August 26, 2022


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Gallery Aferro’s Poem Booth Project

Call for Poetry

If your poem is selected to be a part of the exhibition, Gallery Aferro will ask that you record an audio version of your poem that will then be shared with visitors via our retrofitted 1960s-era phone booth located in our main gallery at 73 Market Street, Newark, New Jersey.

Deadline: August 27, 2022


Learn More

Leaders of Color Fellowship Professional Development Program

This fellowship is designed as a robust strategic leadership development program for leaders of color who have promise and/or demonstrated performance aligned with equity.

Deadline: August 31, 2022


Learn More

Cultural Equity Learning Community 2.0

CELC is an asynchronous, intersectional anti-racism course focused on cultural equity and creative justice.

Fall Cohort Deadline: August 31, 2022


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INKubator New Play Program

Call for New Jersey-associated Playwrights

Eight-month program for a select group of playwrights-in-residence in Jersey City, culminating in the annual INKubator New Play Festival.

Deadline: September 1, 2022


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Call for New Jersey Composers and Performers to Apply for Commissions and Project Support

Composers may be in any stage of their careers, and composers with non-standard career paths are particularly encouraged to apply.

Next Deadline: September 1, 2022


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USArtists International

Call for Individual Performers and Ensembles of All Performing Arts Practices and Disciplines

USArtists International supports in-person and virtual performances by American artists at engagements at international festivals and global presenting arts marketplaces outside of the United States.

First-round Deadline: September 1, 2022


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The Color of Nature

Call for Artists

Deadline: September 2, 2022


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Entertainment Community Fund

Budgeting Nuts and Bolts Workshops Designed for Creative Professionals

This workshop is two hours and is held monthly on the first Tuesday of each month (except July), and some Wednesdays.

Open to everyone in entertainment.

Next Workshop: September 6, 2022


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Art House JC Fridays: Jersey City’s Free Quarterly Arts Festival

Artists, curators, creative organizers, galleries, institutions, and businesses are invited to get involved.

Next Date: September 9, 2022


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Montgomery Arts Council’s A Return To Art Fall Pop-up Exhibition

Call for Artists

Deadline: October 1, 2022


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Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) Emerging Program

Call for Emerging Artists

Deadline: October 5, 2022

The application fee is $65 ($35 for applicants who identify as Indigenous).


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Fellowships for Artists and Writers

The American Antiquarian Society offers visiting fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, filmmakers, journalists, and others whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history and culture.

Deadline: October 5, 2022


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6th Annual Heroin and Opioid Art Exhibition

Call for Artists

Deadline: October 6, 2022


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The Bennet Prize

Call for Women Figurative Realist Painters

10 finalists will be featured in a group exhibition. The Grand Prize Winner receives $50,000 and a solo exhibition, the first runner up gets $10,000.

Deadline: October 7, 2022


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26th Annual Sphinx Competition

Call for Black and Latinx Classical String Players

Application Deadline: October 20, 2022


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Smithsonian American Art Museum

2022-2023 Research Fellowships

Available at graduate, doctoral, postdoctoral, and senior levels, residential fellowships at SAAM and its Renwick Gallery support full-time independent research and study on US art, craft, and visual culture.

Deadline: November 1, 2022


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Porter Fleming Literary Competition

Call for Entries

Categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, One-act Play

Deadline: February 13, 2023


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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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The Hopper Prize
The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and digital archiving platform offering a series of individual artist grants on a bi-annual basis.

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism

Artists and artist-journalist teams can apply for grants to support topical work. Grants range from $500 - $5,000 per project.


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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.

The Russell J. Efros Foundation Sprout Fund

Direct Funds for Visual and Performing Artists


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

Keep Jersey Arts Alive

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!

Opportunities for Arts Organizations

New Jersey Cultural Trust Grant

The New Jersey Cultural Trust provides grants to support institutional and financial stabilization of arts, history, and humanities organizations in NJ.

Grant Application Deadline: August 30, 2022


Watch the NJ Cultural Trust FY23 Application and SAGE Overview here.


Learn More

Cultural Equity Learning Community 2.0

CELC is an asynchronous, intersectional anti-racism course focused on cultural equity and creative justice.

Fall Cohort Deadline: August 31, 2022


Learn More

Cape May County Arts & History Re-grant Program

Call for Cape May County Art and History Organizations to Apply for Funding

Letter of Intent Deadline: September 2, 2022


Learn More

Free Emergency Preparedness Webinars Focused on the Needs of Performing Arts Organizations

Upcoming Webinars


September 8: Intro to Emergency Preparedness

September 13: Crisis Communication and Reputation Management

September 14: Active Shooters and Hostile Activity at Venues


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Art House JC Fridays: Jersey City’s Free Quarterly Arts Festival

Artists, curators, creative organizers, galleries, institutions, and businesses are invited to get involved.

Next Date: September 9, 2022


Learn More

2023 General Operating Support, Historic Preservation & Capital, Program Support I & II Grants

The Arts Institute of Middlesex County and the Board of County Commissioners are pleased to offer grants to municipal and not-for-profit organizations based in Middlesex County through a competitive application process. These grants can be used for Arts, History, and Historic Preservation and Capital projects. Projects must serve the public and take place in Middlesex County.

Application Deadline: September 20, 2022


Learn More

Creative Aging Initiative (CAI)

CAI Guidelines Now Available

The CAI grant provides $10,000 to eligible arts organizations, libraries, veterans homes, and senior and community centers to cover costs for two 8-day residencies for New Jersey seniors/aging adults.

Technical Assistance webinars and Office Hours available.

Applications open September 1, 2022.

Deadline: September 29, 2022


Learn More

Arts and History Grants for Atlantic County Organizations

Arts Grant Workshop: August 31, 2022

Deadline: October 14, 2022


Learn More

The Vitality Arts Project for Arts Museums

Call for Art Museums to Submit Proposals for Reframing Relationships with Older Adults

20 museums will be selected to receive grants of up to $250,000.

Deadline: October 21, 2022


Learn More

Awesome Foundation Micro-grants

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


Learn More

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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SCORE Business Learning Center

The SCORE Business Learning Center provides aspiring and existing small business owners in-depth online learning paths for deep dives into critical business topics.


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

Keep Jersey Arts Alive

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!

COVID-19 Recovery Resources

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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Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants

This program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers in need, who have a dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences.

Deadline: August 19, 2022


Learn More

Free Emergency Preparedness Webinars Focused on the Needs of Performing Arts Organizations

Upcoming Webinars


September 8: Intro to Emergency Preparedness

September 13: Crisis Communication and Reputation Management

September 14: Active Shooters and Hostile Activity at Venues


Learn More

Americans for the Arts Action Fund's

Office Hours with Nina

Based on popular demand, Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs at AFTA and Executive Director of the AFTA Action Fund, is extending her Zoom office hours through 2022. 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.

Next Date: September 9, 2022


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Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants

One-time grants for artists practicing in the visual arts, choreography, and film/video/electronic/digital arts who have a dire financial emergency due

to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cycle 15 will open September 27, with a deadline of October 28, for emergencies occurring February 1, 2022 and later.


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Foundation for Contemporary Arts 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 12, 2022


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Main Street Lenders Grant

This pilot product, funded with $15 million from the NJEDA's Main Street Recovery Program, provides grants to eligible micro business lenders, which the lenders can use to create new loan micro business loan products or supplement existing micro business loan products. Lenders can also qualify for additional grant funding to provide technical assistance to micro businesses, to better prepare these businesses to qualify for loan products.


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Leveler: Peer to Peer Wealth Distribution

Leveler is a peer-to-peer wealth distribution platform that facilitates donations from people who have job security or funds to distribute to those people whose work status has been impacted by COVID-19.


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New Jersey's 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.


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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.

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