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Opportunities for the Field

September 22, 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

New Jersey Poetry Out Loud Registration Now Open

Poetry Out Loud, a free national program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, encourages high school students across the country to learn about great works of classic and contemporary poetry through memorization and recitation. Not only do they share their interpretation and delivery of poetry; they also vie for awards and scholarships totaling $50,000.


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New Jersey Climate Resilience Community-based Public Art Projects

Call for Artists

This program has selected five NJ organizations to be paired with artists that specialize in environmental topics to create art installations in specific locations within NJ’s coastal zone. This call for artists is to select the artists who will be paired with the organizations to develop and implement a project that is both artistically excellent and communicates to the public coastal hazards impacts, risks, and actions that can be taken to reduce the risk of climate impacts.

Deadline: September 26, 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.

Last Virtual Office Hour: September 27 at 4 PM

Deadline: September 29, 2022


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Creating Change Roundtable: Equity & Access 101

This introductory session will cover key concepts, terms, and concepts related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. Facilitated by Deonté Griffin-Quick, Erica Nagel, and Kayla Kim Votapek, this gathering is specifically designed for those who are just beginning their journey with this work, or who feel the need to review the basics in a brave, judgment-free virtual space.

Date: September 29, 2022


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National Endowment for the Arts

2022 National Medal of Arts

The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. government, and is awarded by the President. Nominations now open.

Deadline: October 1, 2022


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New York Foundation for the Arts Artist as Entrepreneur Program

Artists of all disciplines within a commuting distance of NYFA’s offices in Brooklyn are now invited to register for a one day Artist as Entrepreneur Program, taking place on October 1, 2022.


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New Jersey Theatre Alliance Career Accelerator Program

Call for emerging theatre professionals of color to learn about theatre administration and management in real-world contexts. Applicants who also identify as Trans or non-binary, disabled, or deaf are highly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: October 10, 2022


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Poetry Foundation Equity in Verse Grant

The Equity in Verse grant category was created in direct response to the June 6, 2020 community letter requesting that the Poetry Foundation examine its historic cultural debt to poets of color. These grants are intended to provide support for poetry and literary arts organizations, which include presses and publications, led and staffed by people of color. Poetry and literary arts organizations and programs that predominantly (80%+) serve BIPOC communities and BIPOC poets with programming designed by and for BIPOC communities will also be considered.

Deadline: October 14, 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.

Cycle 5 Deadline: October 14


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Hyperallergic’s Emily Hall Tremaine Journalism Fellowship for Curators

Hyperallergic will award $5,000 fellowships to five curators to support ongoing research and develop their experience creating accessible writing and digital exhibitions for a wide audience.

Deadline: October 15, 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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Atlantic County Arts Renewal Grant

Call for Atlantic County Artists whose Income was Impacted by the

Covid-19 Pandemic

Deadline: October 27, 2022


Learn More

Academy of American Poets Capacity-building Grant Program

Call for Literary Nonprofit Organizations

Deadline: October 28, 2022


Learn More

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.


Learn More

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Dance/NYC Dance Industry Census

Call for dancers, choreographers, administrators, educators, technicians, studios, companies, venues, access providers, and more residing in Hudson and Bergen Counties in New Jersey.

This census is open until October 31, 2022.


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Exhibition: Aging and the Lived Experiences of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (t/gnc)

Call for Artists and Filmmakers Aged 50+ who Identify as Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, Gender Expansive, Gender Non-binary, or Additional Gender Identity Beyond the Binary

Deadline: December 2, 2022


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The Miranda Family ‘Voces Latinx’ National Playwriting Competition

Call for Plays that Resonate with and Accurately Depict the Latinx/Hispanic Experience

Deadline: December 15, 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: March 1, 2023


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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

U.S. General Services Administration Art in Architecture Program

Call for Artists to Join the National Artist Registry for Consideration for an Art in Architecture Commission to Create a Site-specific Artwork at a Federal Building


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Primal Disposition II: Dual Dilemma

Call for Artists

Deadline: September 24, 2022


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The Outlet Dance Project

Call for Short Dance Films

The Outlet Dance Project is an annual festival of artists sharing their vision through site-specific dance and film at Grounds For Sculpture. Championing the work of women and people of marginalized genders, the festival celebrates the intersections of visual and moving arts, exploring relationships between sculpture and dance.

Deadline: September 28, 2022


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Public Art: Changing Space, Changing Minds, and Commemorating History (Virtual Lecture)

Dr. Diana Boros will share stories of public art projects - both recent and historical, in New Jersey and beyond - and discuss how art in our public places can tell stories, share experiences, spread awareness, revitalize neighborhoods, and commemorate historical moments and events.

Date: September 25, 2022


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New Jersey Climate Resilience Community-based Public Art Projects

Call for Artists

This program has selected five NJ organizations to be paired with artists that specialize in environmental topics to create art installations in specific locations within NJ’s coastal zone. This call for artists is to select the artists who will be paired with the organizations to develop and implement a project that is both artistically excellent and communicates to the public coastal hazards impacts, risks, and actions that can be taken to reduce the risk of climate impacts.

Deadline: September 26, 2022


Learn More

Creating Change Roundtable: Equity & Access 101

This introductory session will cover key concepts, terms, and concepts related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. Facilitated by Deonté Griffin-Quick, Erica Nagel, and Kayla Kim Votapek, this gathering is specifically designed for those who are just beginning their journey with this work, or who feel the need to review the basics in a brave, judgment-free virtual space.

Date: September 29, 2022


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Archeology of the Self: Sustaining Racial Literacy in the Education of the Arts (Professional Development)

Part of New Jersey Performing Art Center’s Social Justice Learning Series, this workshop, led by Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Ph.D, will focus on sustaining racial literacy across a life span by engaging in an “Archeology of the Self” - an action-oriented process requiring love, humility, reflection, an understanding of history, and a commitment to working against racial injustice.

Date: September 29, 2022


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New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2023

Call for Entries

Extended Deadline: September 30, 2022

Super Late Deadline: November 10, 2022


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Storyknife Writers Retreat

Residencies in Homer, Alaska for Woman-identified Writers

Deadline: September 30, 2022


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Registration Now Open for Fall 2022 PlayGym

A program of New Jersey Play Lab, PlayGym is a forum for playwrights to hear their work read and to receive feedback from professionals in a supportive environment.

Deadline: October 1, 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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New York Foundation for the Arts Artist as Entrepreneur Program

Artists of all disciplines within a commuting distance of NYFA’s offices in Brooklyn are now invited to register for a one day Artist as Entrepreneur Program, taking place on October 1, 2022.


Learn More

National Endowment for the Arts

2022 National Medal of Arts

The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. government, and is awarded by the President. Nominations now open.

Deadline: October 1, 2022


Learn More

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: October 4, 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-20th-century American history and culture.

Deadline: October 5, 2022


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6th Annual Heroin and Opioid Art Exhibition

Call for Artists

Deadline: November 4, 2022


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Exhibition: Eye of the Beholder

Call for Art

Digital Submissions Deadline: October 7, 2022

Artwork Drop Off: October 9 and 10, 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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Plein Air in Atlantic County Parks

Call for Artists of All Skill Levels

Event Date: October 8, 2022


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Demystifying NFTs

Two-part Workshop Series and Award Program for Artists, Performers, Writers, and Cultural Workers to Learn How to Create Eco-responsible NFTs

Six Workshop Dates Between October 8 and November 17, 2022


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New Jersey Theatre Alliance Career Accelerator Program

Call for emerging theatre professionals of color to learn about theatre administration and management in real-world contexts. Applicants who also identify as Trans or non-binary, disabled, or deaf are highly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: October 10, 2022


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The Latinx Artist Fellowship

Four-part Public Program Featuring Conversations with Fellows from the Second Cohort of the Latinx Artist Fellowship

Upcoming Dates: October 12 and November 16, 2022


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Poetry Foundation Equity in Verse Grant

The Equity in Verse grant category was created in direct response to the June 6, 2020 community letter requesting that the Poetry Foundation examine its historic cultural debt to poets of color. These grants are intended to provide support for poetry and literary arts organizations, which include presses and publications, led and staffed by people of color. Poetry and literary arts organizations and programs that predominantly (80%+) serve BIPOC communities and BIPOC poets with programming designed by and for BIPOC communities will also be considered.

Deadline: October 14, 2022


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Thomas Edison Film Festival

Call for Filmmakers

Final Deadline: October 15, 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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Academy of American Poets Capacity-building Grant Program

Call for Literary Nonprofit Organizations

Deadline: October 28, 2022


Learn More

Dance/NYC Dance Industry Census

Call for dancers, choreographers, administrators, educators, technicians, studios, companies, venues, access providers, and more residing in Hudson and Bergen Counties in New Jersey.

This census is open until October 31, 2022.


Learn More

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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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.

Next Deadline: November 30, 2022 (For projects taking place between

March 15, 2023 and March 14, 2024.)


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Center for Craft Teaching Artist Cohort

21 mid-career craft artists will receive an unrestricted grant of $10,000 and participate in an 8-month cohort experience.

Deadline: November 30, 2022


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Exhibition: Aging and the Lived Experiences of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (t/gnc)

Call for Artists and Filmmakers Aged 50+ who Identify as Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, Gender Expansive, Gender Non-binary, or Additional Gender Identity Beyond the Binary

Deadline: December 2, 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: December 2, 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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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: March 1, 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 Poetry Out Loud Registration Now Open

Poetry Out Loud, a free national program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, encourages high school students across the country to learn about great works of classic and contemporary poetry through memorization and recitation. Not only do they share their interpretation and delivery of poetry; they also vie for awards and scholarships totaling $50,000.


Learn More

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

Upcoming Webinars


September 22: Fire Safety and Preparedness

September 28: Introduction to Festival Safety

October 4: Disaster Response

October 11: Health and Safety


Learn More

Creating Change Roundtable: Equity & Access 101

This introductory session will cover key concepts, terms, and concepts related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. Facilitated by Deonté Griffin-Quick, Erica Nagel, and Kayla Kim Votapek, this gathering is specifically designed for those who are just beginning their journey with this work, or who feel the need to review the basics in a brave, judgment-free virtual space.

Date: September 29, 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.

Last Virtual Office Hour: September 27 at 4 PM

Deadline: September 29, 2022


Learn More

National Endowment for the Arts

2022 National Medal of Arts

The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. government, and is awarded by the President. Nominations now open.

Deadline: October 1, 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

Atlantic County Arts Renewal Grant

Call for Atlantic County Artists whose Income was Impacted by the

Covid-19 Pandemic

Deadline: October 27, 2022


Learn More

Dance/NYC Dance Industry Census

Call for dancers, choreographers, administrators, educators, technicians, studios, companies, venues, access providers, and more residing in Hudson and Bergen Counties in New Jersey.

This census is open until October 31, 2022.


Learn More

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: December 2, 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.


Learn More

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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

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

Upcoming Webinars


September 22: Fire Safety and Preparedness

September 28: Introduction to Festival Safety

October 4: Disaster Response

October 11: Health and Safety


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 Dates: September 23 and October 7, 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.

Cycle 5 Deadline: October 14, 2022


Learn More

Atlantic County Arts Renewal Grant

Call for Atlantic County Artists whose Income was Impacted by the

Covid-19 Pandemic

Deadline: October 27, 2022


Learn More

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.


Learn More

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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

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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