Calling all NJ teaching artists!

The State Arts Council wants to hear from you.

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts will be hosting teaching artist listening sessions in March and April. These listening sessions will be provided as a platform for teaching artists to share their experiences of the past two years with each other and the State Arts Council. Through loosely moderated discussions, the sessions will provide an opportunity to network with other New Jersey teaching artists, share challenges and successes of working through the pandemic, and discuss what teaching artistry could look like as we move into the future.
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts will serve as a connector and resource during the listening sessions. Funding for projects, fellowships, or additional work opportunities will not be discussed during these sessions. To keep up to date on opportunities for artists, please sign up for the Council’s Opportunities for the Field newsletter. 
Registration is required to attend the sessions, however attendance at any session is voluntary. To ensure all attendees are able to contribute to a robust, thoughtful conversation, registration will be capped at 50 teaching artists per event.
Please note that these sessions are for teaching artists only. Arts education administrators and organizations who wish to connect with the Council can contact Samantha Clarke.

March 30, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | REGISTER
April 27, 2022 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | REGISTER

If you require accessibility services, please contact Mary Eileen Fouratt at: 609-984-6815 (NJ Relay711) or

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Samantha Clarke at or by phone at 609-984-7019.
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