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Opportunities for the Field

January 25, 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.


Sign up to receive Opportunities via email, read the Submission Guidelines or 

submit an opportunity for consideration.


Featured Opportunities

Healing Voices: Caregiver Stories on Stage

Call for Prose, Poetry, and Theatrical Pieces

Theme: Caregiving or the Personal Healing Experience

Deadline: January 31, 2024


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Public Art Opportunity: Public Park Sculpture/Monument Commemorating America’s 250th Birthday (Red Bank, NJ)

Request for Qualifications

Deadline: February 1, 2024


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Access Thursdays

Open to the full arts and culture community of New Jersey, the Cultural Access Network Project’s “Access Thursday” series offers peer-to-peer learning around specific issues related to cultural access. Individuals with knowledge and experience in a specific area will be invited to join in the discussion, and representatives from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Cultural Access Network Project committee will also participate in the discussions. Check out the 2023-2024 schedule:



February 1, 2024: Accessibility for Arts Programs at a University

March 7, 2024: Accessibility Awareness Training for Staff, Volunteers, Board

April 4, 2024: Conducting an Access Audit of Your Facility

May 2, 2024: Making Film and Videos Accessible


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Cultural Equity Learning Community

Offered on a pay-what-you-can scale, the Cultural Equity Learning Community offers affinity tracks for BIPOC and white arts leaders, both featuring inspiring lectures, guided reflections, and more.


Deadline: February 2, 2024


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The Business of Being an Artist Virtual Workshop Series

Calling All Artists: Registration Now Open for Parts 2 & 3 of The Business of Being an Artist Workshop Series


February 21, 2024: “Business Essentials and Knowing Your Resources”

February 28, 2024: “Financial Literacy and Best Practices”


Registration Deadline: February 13, 2024


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Request for Information to Gather Insights into the Arts and Culture Sector

Call for feedback about the challenges and opportunities faced by arts and cultural non-profit and for-profit organizations, institutions, and arts entrepreneurs in accessing capital.

Deadline: February 13, 2024


Learn More

Creating Change Roundtables

Creating Change roundtables, offered free to the arts community, will feature guest speakers and peer-to-peer discussion.



February 13, 2024: Recognizing, Interrupting, and Navigating Microaggressions


Learn More

Webinar Watch Party Series: Financial Management for New Jersey Arts Nonprofits

Join New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Nonprofit Finance Fund, and other nonprofit leaders for a Webinar Watch Party series on key financial management concepts for arts nonprofits. Each session will be a Watch Party during which nonprofit leaders will come together virtually, watch the webinar together, and have the opportunity to ask NFF staff members questions following the session.



February 14, 2024: Strategic Budgeting and Scenario Planning

March 13, 2024: Understanding Your Mission/Money Mix

April 10, 2024: Managing Risks and Opportunities

May 8, 2024: Understanding Full Cost

May 29, 2024: Partnerships and Collaborations

June 12, 2024: Telling Your Financial Story to Different Audiences


Learn More

Registration Now Open: Making it Public Virtual Professional Development Series

Free five-week training series designed for New Jersey artists interested in exploring their public artmaking practice, and arts administrators interested in strengthening local capacity to support, create, and promote public art.

Every Thursday from February 29 – March 28, 2024


Artists register here.


Arts Administrators register here.


Registration Deadline: February 20, 2024.

Join us for our next public meeting!

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts will convene a regularly scheduled public meeting on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. In addition to committee reports, the Council will vote on the FY24 Individual Artist Fellowship Awards.


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Performing Arts Readiness Network Grants

Seven grants of between $5,000 - $25,000 each will be awarded for projects to support both the development of new or emerging disaster preparedness networks that include performing arts and culture organizations, and the expansion of existing networks to increase participation among performing arts organizations.

Deadline: March 1, 2024


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Jersey City Arts + Culture Trust Fund

Applications for Program Grants, Arts Education Grants, and General Operating Support Open January 29, 2024 

Deadline: March 4, 2024 


Learn More

ArtsCONNECT

2+ presenters from 2+ states/jurisdictions in the mid-Atlantic region partner to present the same artist/ company of their choice. Presenters may receive up to 50% of the roster artist's artist fee (up to $10,000) plus up to $2,000 in other program expenses.

Deadline: March 7, 2024


Learn More

Join the State Arts Council for the Teaching Artist Community of Practice!

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is hosting quarterly Teaching Artist Community of Practice meetings. These virtual sessions serve 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 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.

Next Meeting: March 27, 2024


Learn More

Mid Atlantic Tours

A roster-based program for presenters in the mid-Atlantic region to receive up to 50% of the roster artist's artist fee plus up to $2,000 in other program expenses. Connect with a Tour Manager and complete a letter of agreement by March 28, 2024 to be considered for this program.


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John Cotton Dana Award

Call for Nominations

Any individual member or staff of a member institution of the New Jersey Association of Museums may nominate a candidate for the award, which is selected by a subcommittee of NJAM Board Members.

The recipient will be honored for advancing the service of museums to the region, for demonstrating visionary and innovative leadership and /or exemplifying the highest standards of professional commitment. Special consideration should be given to the achievements of people in mid-career.

Deadline: May 1, 2024


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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

Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival

Call for Performers for Both the Development Workshop and Production for the 2023/24 BMPFest Season


Learn More

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.


Learn More

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NJ State Arts Council Now Seeking Grant Panelists

We’re looking for grant review panelists for these FY25 grant program opportunities: General Operating Support, General Program Support, Projects Serving Artists, Folk & Traditional Arts Project.


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Opportunities for Artists

Exhibition: Celebrating African American Elegance

Call for Artists

Delivery and Installation Date: January 27, 2024


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Healing Voices: Caregiver Stories on Stage

Call for Prose, Poetry, and Theatrical Pieces

Theme: Caregiving or the Personal Healing Experience

Deadline: January 31, 2024


Learn More

Lake George Arts Project

Call for Artists and Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: January 31, 2024


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Public Art Opportunity: Public Park Sculpture/Monument Commemorating America’s 250th Birthday (Red Bank, NJ)

Request for Qualifications

Deadline: February 1, 2024


Learn More

Access Thursdays

Open to the full arts and culture community of New Jersey, the Cultural Access Network Project’s “Access Thursday” series offers peer-to-peer learning around specific issues related to cultural access. Individuals with knowledge and experience in a specific area will be invited to join in the discussion, and representatives from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Cultural Access Network Project committee will also participate in the discussions. Check out the 2023-2024 schedule:



February 1, 2024: Accessibility for Arts Programs at a University

March 7, 2024: Accessibility Awareness Training for Staff, Volunteers, Board

April 4, 2024: Conducting an Access Audit of Your Facility

May 2, 2024: Making Film and Videos Accessible


Learn More

Here Artist Residency Program (HARP)

HARP provides a commission, developmental support, career planning, and an opportunity for a full production to cross-genre artists within a collaborative environment of peers working across disparate art forms – including theatre, dance, music, puppetry, visual art, and new media. 

Deadline: February 1, 2024 


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Wave Farm Radio Art Fellowships

Learn about the Radio Art Fellowship here.


Learn about Transmission Art Residencies here.


Deadline: February 1, 2024

2025 Arts/Industry Residency

Call for Emerging and Established Artists Working in All Media

Deadline: February 2, 2024


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Public Art Opportunity: Golden Haiku Poetry Competition

Call for Poetry 

Deadline: February 4, 2024 


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Exhibition: ViewPoints 2024

Call for Entries 

Deadline: February 6, 2024 


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Exhibition: Love is in the Air

Call for Art About Love

Deadline: February 7, 2024 


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Exhibition: The Color of Skin

Call for Art

Deadline: February 9, 2024


Learn More

The Artist Bootcamp Series at Powell Lane Arts

February 11: Essentials for Submissions

February 18: Photographing Your Artwork

February 25: Writing Your Artist Statement


Learn More

The Business of Being an Artist Virtual Workshop Series

Calling All Artists: Registration Now Open for Parts 2 & 3 of The Business of Being an Artist Workshop Series


February 21, 2024: “Business Essentials and Knowing Your Resources”

February 28, 2024: “Financial Literacy and Best Practices”


Registration Deadline: February 13, 2024


Learn More

Creating Change Roundtables

These roundtables, offered free to the arts community, will feature guest speakers and peer-to-peer discussion.



February 13, 2024: Recognizing, Interrupting, and Navigating Microaggressions


Learn More

Vermont Studio Center Fellowships

Visual Artists apply here.


Writers apply here.


Deadline: February 15, 2024

Registration Now Open: Making it Public Virtual Professional Development Series

Free five-week training series designed for New Jersey artists interested in exploring their public artmaking practice.



Every Thursday from February 29 – March 28, 2024


Registration Deadline: February 20, 2024


Register Here

2024 New Jersey Symphony Edward T. Cone Composition Institute

Call for Emerging Composers

Deadline: February 23, 2024


Learn More

WheatonArts Glass Studio Internship

Call for Emerging Arts

Deadline: March 1, 2024


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Paadmaan Video Event

Call for Video Art About Dreams and Dreaming

Earlybird Deadline: March 10, 2024

Deadline: March 30, 2024


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Exhibition: Works on Paper 2024

Call for Art

Deadline: March 15, 2024


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Art That Tracks: Visual Artists Explore Trains and Locomotives

Call for Artists

Deadline: March 25, 2024


Learn More

Join the State Arts Council for the Teaching Artist Community of Practice!

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is hosting quarterly Teaching Artist Community of Practice meetings. These virtual sessions serve 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 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.

Next Meeting: March 27, 2024


Learn More

Exhibition: Materials Matter

Call for Artists

Deadline: April 13, 2024


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Exhibition: 35 Under 35

Call for Artists Ages 18 - 35

Deadline: May 10, 2024


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Plein Air Plus Competition and Exhibition

Call for Artists

Deadline: May 15, 2024


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Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival

Call for Performers for Both the Development Workshop and Production for the 2023/24 BMPFest Season


Learn More

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


Learn More

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.


Learn More

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 & worksheets.


Learn More

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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Coffee 4 Creatives

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


Learn More

Opportunities for Arts Organizations

Access Thursdays

Open to the full arts and culture community of New Jersey, the Cultural Access Network Project’s “Access Thursday” series offers peer-to-peer learning around specific issues related to cultural access. Individuals with knowledge and experience in a specific area will be invited to join in the discussion, and representatives from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Cultural Access Network Project committee will also participate in the discussions. Check out the 2023-2024 schedule:




February 1, 2024: Accessibility for Arts Programs at a University

March 7, 2024: Accessibility Awareness Training for Staff, Volunteers, Board

April 4, 2024: Conducting an Access Audit of Your Facility

May 2, 2024: Making Film and Videos Accessible


Learn More

Request for Information to Gather Insights into the Arts and Culture Sector

Call for feedback about the challenges and opportunities faced by arts and cultural non-profit and for-profit organizations, institutions, and arts entrepreneurs in accessing capital.

Deadline: February 13, 2024


Learn More

Creating Change Roundtables

These roundtables, offered free to the arts community, will feature guest speakers and peer-to-peer discussion.



February 13, 2024: Recognizing, Interrupting, and Navigating Microaggressions


Learn More

Webinar Watch Party Series: Financial Management for New Jersey Arts Nonprofits

Join New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Nonprofit Finance Fund, and other nonprofit leaders for a Webinar Watch Party series on key financial management concepts for arts nonprofits. Each session will be a Watch Party during which nonprofit leaders will come together virtually, watch the webinar together, and have the opportunity to ask NFF staff members questions following the session.



February 14, 2024: Strategic Budgeting and Scenario Planning

March 13, 2024: Understanding Your Mission/Money Mix

April 10, 2024: Managing Risks and Opportunities

May 8, 2024: Understanding Full Cost

May 29, 2024: Partnerships and Collaborations

June 12, 2024: Telling Your Financial Story to Different Audiences


Learn More

Registration Now Open: Making it Public Virtual Professional Development Series

Free five-week training series designed for New Jersey arts administrators interested in strengthening local capacity to support, create, and promote public art.


Every Thursday from February 29 – March 28, 2024


Registration Deadline: February 20, 2024


Register Here

Jersey City Arts + Culture Trust Fund

Applications for Program Grants, Arts Education Grants, and General Operating Support Open January 29, 2024 

Deadline: March 4, 2024 


Learn More

ArtsCONNECT

2+ presenters from 2+ states/jurisdictions in the mid-Atlantic region partner to present the same artist/ company of their choice. Presenters may receive up to 50% of the roster artist's artist fee (up to $10,000) plus up to $2,000 in other program expenses.

Deadline: March 7, 2024


Learn More

Mid Atlantic Tours

A roster-based program for presenters in the mid-Atlantic region to receive up to 50% of the roster artist's artist fee plus up to $2,000 in other program expenses. Connect with a Tour Manager and complete a letter of agreement by March 28, 2024 to be considered for this program.


Learn More

John Cotton Dana Award

Call for Nominations

Any individual member or staff of a member institution of the New Jersey Association of Museums may nominate a candidate for the award, which is selected by a subcommittee of NJAM Board Members.

The recipient will be honored for advancing the service of museums to the region, for demonstrating visionary and innovative leadership and /or exemplifying the highest standards of professional commitment. Special consideration should be given to the achievements of people in mid-career.

Deadline: May 1, 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.


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

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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