Artist OpportunitiesThe NJ State Council on the Arts compiles 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, and more.

Sign up to receive Opportunities via email, read the Submission Guidelines or submit an opportunity for consideration.

Also, during the COVID-19 crisis, we will be compiling resources for artists and organizations who are experiencing personal or business losses due to the economic impact of the pandemic. The COVID-19 Resources for Artists & Arts Organizations list will be updated weekly as news and information become available.

 

ArtPride New Jersey Foundation

New Jersey State Council on the Arts
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!

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Black Theatre Coalition

BTC Fellowship Grant

Applications are now open for a new fellowship program that aims to end racial inequality across 20 offstage industry groups.

Two 12-month fellows will be selected in each of these categories: writing, composition, directing, choreography, set design, lighting design, costume design, sound design, video design, wig and hair design, stage management, theatre management, musical direction, casting, marketing and advertising, public relations, digital media, and talent representation.

Six 24-month fellows will be selected for fellowships in producing and general management.

Application Deadline: July 16, 2021
Location: National

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DesignShed

Montclair Design Week

Call for Designers
Call for Event and Venue Proposals
Call for 100-second Films for the MADflash Film Fest

Event Dates: October 1 – 10, 2021
Submission Deadline: July 23, 2021
Location: Montclair, NJ

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Studio Montclair

Inspired by an Object

Call for Artists to Submit Work that Transforms Public Opinion of an Object
Exhibition Dates: September 10 – October 15, 2021
Entry Deadline: July 24, 2021
Location: Montclair, NJ

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Payne Gallery of Moravian College

New Normal: Working Through Quarantine

Call for Visual Artists
Submission Deadline: July 26, 2021
Location: Bethlehem, PA

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Sustainable Washington Township Creative Team

Gallery in the Park

Call for Artists
Exhibition Dates: Summer – Fall 2021
Submission Deadline: July 26, 2021
Location: Washington Lake Park, Sewell, NJ

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Somerset County

Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission

Arts, Heritage, and History as Social & Economic Drivers

Join Somerset County Commissioner Melonie Marano and the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission for a symposium about how to use the arts and history to make Somerset County an even better place to live, work, and play.
Event Date: July 27, 2021

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South Jersey Cultural Alliance

South Jersey Artist Conversations

Attend one or both free sessions to connect with your fellow South Jersey artists and SJCA during these informal, artist-centered virtual discussions.
Session Dates: July 27 and August 25, 2021.
Location: Online

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New Jersey State Council on the Arts

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts will convene its 2021 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The meeting will include the election of Council officers and voting on grants for Fiscal Year 2022.

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The Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts

Ramapo College – Healing Hands

Call for musicians, theater artists, dancers, filmmakers, and other performing artists to present new works-in-progress based on how the arts are contributing to healing.

Event Dates: February 19 and 20, 2022
Application Deadline: July 29, 2021
Location: Mahwah, NJ

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Salem County Art League

Salem County Senior Juried Virtual Art Show

Call for Entries from Salem County Artists Aged 60 Years and Up
Entry Deadline: July 31, 2021
Location: Salem County, NJ

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New Jersey Film Festival

Spring 2022 New Jersey Film Festival

Call For Entries

Festival Dates: January 28 – February 20, 2022
Super Late Deadline: November 10, 2021
Late Deadline: October 20, 2021
Extended Deadline: September 30, 2021
Regular Deadline: September 10, 2021
Early Bird Deadline: August 20, 2021
Super Early Bird Deadline: July 31, 2021

Location: New Brunswick, NJ

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Monument Lab

Re: Generation

Call for Collaborative Teams to Propose a New or Expand Upon an Existing Public-facing Art, Research, Commemoration, and Social Justice Project
Webinar Date: July 22, 2021
Application Deadline: July 31, 2021

Location: National, Inclusive of Indigenous Nations and Communities, U.S. Territories, and Cross-border Collectives

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Art + Bio Collaborative

Cultivo Field Residency
Call for Artists, Scientists, Art and Science Educators, and Students of Color
Residency Dates: August 14 – 18, 2021
Application Deadline: July 31, 2021

Locations: Various Field Sites in New Mexico and Texas

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Newark Arts

2021 Newark Arts Festival

Call for Artists and Curators
Call for Exhibition and Program Listing
Call for Open Studio Tour Listing
Theme: Creative Resilience

Festival Dates: October 7 – 10, 2021
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2021

Location: Newark, NJ

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Beyond the Stage Door

Applications are open for Beyond the Stage Door, a program designed for undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds pursuing careers in general, company, and stage management in the theatre industry.

Part 1: Fall 2021 (Virtual)
Part 2: January 6 – 9, 2022 (In person in NYC)
Interviews begin August 2021.

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Franconia Sculpture Park

Franconia Sculpture Park Artist and Artist Family Residencies

Applications open for 2022 Fellowship Artist, Emerging Artist, Artist Family, and Writers Residency programs.
Application Deadline: August 1, 2021

Location: Shafer, MN

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Women’s Studio Workshop

Art-in-Ed Workshop Residency

Call for Artists

Residents will teach intaglio, silkscreen, or hand papermaking, and have access to intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, darkroom photography, or ceramics studios to work on personal projects.
Application Deadline: August 1, 2021
Rosendale, NY

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Wavelength

#pandemicprojections – Visions for a New Normal

Call for Video Art
Event Date: August 28, 2021
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2021
Kearny, NJ

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Carolyn Dorfman Dance

NJ Summerdance

In-person Dance Workshops, Indoors and in Nature
Event Dates: August 3 – 5, 2021
Location: South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange, NJ

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Art Fair 14C

Art House Productions
Art Fair 14C, Third Edition
Event Dates: November 12 – 14, 2021
Application Deadline: August 9, 2021
Location: Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ

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National Endowment for the Arts

Our Town Creative Placemaking Grants Program

NEA Our Town grants support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes.
Submission Deadline for Grants.gov: August 5, 2021
Submission Deadline for Applicant Portal: August 10 – 17, 2021
National

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International Sculpture Center

ISC Innovator Award

Call to Artists and Art Organizations
Submission Deadline: August 12, 2021
International

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Highlands Film Fest

2021 Highlands Film Fest

Call for Entries
Festival Dates: October 8 – 9, 2021
Late Deadline: August 15, 2021
Highlands, NJ

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Center for Contemporary Art

2021 Members’ Juried Exhibition

Call for Entries
Exhibition Dates: October 1 – December 11, 2021
Entry Deadline: August 15, 2021
Bedminster, NJ

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Belmar Arts Council

Plein Air Exhibit

Call for Artists
Exhibition Dates: September 1 – October 1, 2021
Submission Deadline: August 16, 2021
Belmar, NJ

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Montclair Film

Online Adult (16+) Mini-Camp
Workshops on Acting for TV and Film, Podcasting, Screenwriting, Voice Acting, Documentary Filmmaking, and More
Workshop Dates Through August 30, 2021

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Hoboken Arts Advisory Committee

Public Art Opportunity: Hoboken Church Square Park Mural Project
Call for Submissions
Submission Deadline: August 30, 2021
Hoboken, NJ

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Hoboken Arts Advisory Committee

Public Art Opportunity: Tom Olivieri Mural Project
Call for Submissions
Submission Deadline: August 30, 2021
Hoboken, NJ

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Ocala Cultural Arts

6th Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition
Call for Entries
Entry Deadline: August, 30, 2021
Ocala, FL

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Monmouth Museum

New Jersey Emerging Artist Series 2021-2022
Call for New Jersey Artists
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2021
Lincroft, NJ

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Paadmaan Video Event

2021 Paadmaan Video Event
Open Call for Video Art and Video Documentation
Event Date: November 19 – 24, 2021
Regular Deadline: August 31, 2021
International

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Aesthetica

2022 Aesthetica Art Prize
Call for Artists
Entry Deadline: August 31, 2021
International

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Dublin Arts Council

Public Art Opportunity: M.L. Red Trabue Nature Reserve
Call for Artists
Entry Deadline: September 1, 2021
Dublin, OH

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Composers Guild of New Jersey

Call for New Jersey Composers and Performers to Apply for Commissions and Project Support
Current Cycle Deadline: September 5, 2021

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Skyline Theatre Company

New Jersey Theatre Alliance
Open Call for New Musicals
Call for Unproduced and Original Script Submissions
The selected piece will be Skyline’s sole production in the 2022 Stages Festival and will be presented live in front of an audience on Skyline’s stage in Bergen County by a cast of professional actors.
Submission Deadline: October 1, 2021
Fair Lawn, NJ

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Association of Arts Administration Educators

2021/22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Research Fellowship
Call for Applicants
The Fellow will work under the supervision of a Mentor, the EDI Liaison of the AAAE Board of Directors, to investigate the intersection of EDI and arts management programs.
Application Deadline: October 2, 2021

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No Boundaries Art Workshops

Plein Air Painting Workshops Around the World
Croatia Watercolor Workshop: October 3 – October 9, 2021

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Creative Placemaking Communities

Grunin Foundation

Designing Healthier Places
Sponsorship Opportunity for a Monmouth or Ocean County Community Team
Application Deadline: October 15, 2021
Monmouth or Ocean County, NJ

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Thomas Edison Media Arts Consortium

2022 Thomas Edison Film Festival
Call for Entries
Festival Dates: February 11 – December 31, 2022
Entry Deadline: October 15, 2021
International

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Dodge Poetry Festival

2022 Dodge Poetry Festival
Call for Poets
Festival Dates: October 22 – November 1, 2022
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2021
International

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The City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy

Culture in Neighborhoods

Funding for Philadelphia artists and cultural organizations to submit their interest in presenting free creative activities in local outdoor and indoor locations in Summer /Fall 2021.

Call for Proposals

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The City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy

Creative Avenues

Support for arts programs that are part of a free neighborhood or community initiative in Philadelphia.

Call for Proposals

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South Arts

Jazz Road Tours

$5,000 – $15,000 Grants for Emerging and Mid-career Jazz Artists to Develop Tours into Communities Across the United States
Grant Period: Now through 2022
Rolling Deadline
National

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The Russell J. Efros Foundation

The Russell J. Efros Foundation Sprout Fund
Direct Funds for Visual and Performing Artists
Rolling Deadline
National

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National Endowment for the Arts

Creative Forces National Resource Center

New Research Opportunities for Art Therapy and Music Therapy
Over the next five years, the Creative Forces National Endowment for the Arts Military Healing Arts Network intends to provide $2.5 million in new research funding.

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American Alliance of Museums

Call for Stories, Ideas, and Insights for Museum magazine, Alliance blog, or Center for the Future of Museums

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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Teaching Artists Present…
Call for Teaching Artists to Submit Content for an Online Library of Arts-based Activities Geared Towards Students in Grades 2 – 6.
National

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National Endowment for the Arts

Volunteer to Be a National Endowment for the Arts Panelist

The NEA is looking for individuals who represent a broad range of artistic and cultural viewpoints, as well as wide geographic and ethnic diversity, to provide advice about the artistic excellence and artistic merit of proposals in a variety of funding categories.

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New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

2020-21 NJSO Colton Fellowship

Call for Early-career Black and Latinx Musicians in the Orchestra Field to Apply.

For the 2021–22 season, there is one position available to join the current Colton Fellow, cellist Laura Andrade.

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Doors for a Cure

Call for Artists to Register

Create Original Art Using a Door as a Canvas to Memorialize the Lives Lost to Covid-19, 9/11, Heart Disease, Cancer, or Diabetes.

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Murphy Writing of Stockton University

Online Writing Workshops and Retreats

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Opportunities for Arts Organizations


The Lewis Prize for Music

2022 Accelerator Awards

Open to Creative Youth Development music organizations seeking to influence youth-serving systems so all young people have access to learning, creating, and performing experiences that reflect their culture and identity.

Application Deadline: July 16, 2021

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National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

Aroha Philanthropies

2021 Creative Aging Institute
Online Professional Development for Arts Organizations
Institute Dates: July 20 – 28, 2021
National

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DesignShed

Montclair Design Week

Call for Designers
Call for Event and Venue Proposals
Call for 100-second Films for the MADflash Film Fest
Event Dates: October 1 – 10, 2021
Submission Deadline: July 23, 2021
Montclair, NJ

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Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission

Arts, Heritage, and History as Social & Economic Drivers

Join Somerset County Commissioner Melonie Marano and the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission for a symposium about how to use the arts and history to make Somerset County an even better place to live, work, and play.

Event Date: July 27, 2021

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New Jersey State Council on the Arts

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts will convene its 2021 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The meeting will include the election of Council officers and voting on grants for Fiscal Year 2022.

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Newark Arts

2021 Newark Arts Festival

Call for Artists and Curators
Call for Exhibition and Program Listing
Call for Open Studio Tour Listing
Theme: Creative Resilience
Festival Dates: October 7 – 10, 2021
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2021
Newark, NJ

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National Endowment for the Arts

Our Town Creative Placemaking Grants Program

NEA Our Town grants support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes.

Submission Deadline for Grants.gov: August 5, 2021
Submission Deadline for Applicant Portal: August 10 – 17, 2021
National

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Americans for the Arts

Arts and Economic Prosperity 6

Americans for the Arts seeks 250 partner organizations to participate in AEP6, their sixth national economic impact study of America’s nonprofit arts and cultural industry.

Contracts must be completed by September 30, 2021.
Data collection begins on January 1, 2022.
Final reports will be delivered by May 31, 2023.
All national, statewide, and local findings will be released in June 2023.

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Creative Placemaking Communities

Grunin Foundation

Designing Healthier Places
Sponsorship Opportunity for a Monmouth or Ocean County Community Team
Application Deadline: October 15, 2021
Monmouth or Ocean County, NJ

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National Endowment for the Arts

Creative Forces National Resource Center

New Research Opportunities for Art Therapy and Music Therapy

Over the next five years, the Creative Forces National Endowment for the Arts Military Healing Arts Network intends to provide $2.5 million in new research funding.

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ArtPride New Jersey Foundation

New Jersey State Council on the Arts

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!

Learn More