(TRENTON, NJ) -- The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has announced grants for Arts Project Support (support for single arts events, such as a concert, theatre production, exhibition or dance performance) and Arts Education Special Initiatives (to support new or expanded programs that make substantial contributions to quality arts education in schools). The deadline for both categories is December 11, 2017 (for the notice of intent to apply) and February 5, 2018 for the actual application.
Access the program guidelines and application information for the two grant categories currently available. Please read specific eligibility criteria carefully.
Arts Project Support (APS) Program Guidelines - Support for single arts events, such as a concert, theatre production, exhibition or dance performance. Organizations currently receiving General Operating Support (GOS) or General Program Support (GPS) are not permitted to also apply for APS grants except in Folk Arts.
*All potential applicants must submit a Notice of Intent through the SAGE system. If you are registering in SAGE for the first time, please note it takes up to 72 hours for an account to activate.
Arts Education Special Initiative Grants (AESI) - Program Guidelines - Recipients of GOS or GPS are eligible to apply for an AESI grant to support new or expanded programs that make substantial contributions to quality arts education in schools. This grant category intends to aid arts organizations in developing their full potential as community resources to educational systems throughout New Jersey and create a stronger infrastructure for arts education statewide.
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*All potential applicants must submit a Notice of Intent through the SAGE system.
The schedule of application assistance workshops will be announced in December. With questions or for more information, please contact Tammy Herman, Director of Programs and Services, at 609-292-4435 or Tammy.Herman@sos.nj.gov.
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.