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Newark Arts Announces a Need-Based Newark Arts Community Grant to Support Local Artists

originally published: 10/29/2023

Newark Arts Announces a Need-Based Newark Arts Community Grant to Support Local Artists

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Newark Arts is proud to announce the launch of the Newark Arts Community Grant (NACG), aimed at providing essential financial support to individual artists residing in Newark, New Jersey.

The Newark Arts Community Grant is a need-based mini-grant program offering individual artists the opportunity to receive a $1,000 grant to support their artistic endeavors. The program is designed to promote the vibrant and diverse creative community within Newark and is made possible through generous funding provided by the New Jersey Arts and Culture Renewal Fund.

The application period for the NACG will open on November 1, at 12:00 noon, and will run until November 10, at 11:59pm. It is vital for applicants to meet the residency criteria and demonstrate their clear residential status within Newark to be eligible for consideration. The first 20 qualifying applications received during the open-application period will be awarded grants, so early submissions are encouraged.

“We applaud the New Jersey Arts & Culture Renewal Fund for recognizing that the disparities that were unearthed during the pandemic, continue to affect hundreds if not thousands of individual artists,” said Lauren LeBeaux Craig, Interim Executive Director Newark Arts. “This NJACRF partnership enables Newark Arts to re-grant awards to artists who need support to continue their artistic practice. In turn, their work enriches our community at-large.”

Newark Arts is deeply committed to nurturing the artistic talents of Newark's community, and the Newark Arts Community Grant is one of the many ways the organization works towards this goal. The NACG not only provides financial support but also seeks to celebrate and encourage the rich tapestry of artistic expression in the city.



 
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For more information about the Newark Arts Community Grant, including eligibility criteria and the application process, please visit newarkarts.org/community-grant/.

The mission of Newark Arts is to power the arts to transform lives. Established in 1981 as the Newark Arts Council, the organization’s vision is to become a nationally recognized catalyst for the collaborative power of the arts in the City of Newark and urban America. Newark Arts is the producer of the Newark Arts Festival and Newark Creates, a community-led citywide cultural plan, created in partnership with the City of Newark. Key initiatives include Arts Education Newark (AEN) and the ArtStart community grantmaking program. Newark Arts is generously supported by Prudential Financial, the City of Newark, M&T Bank, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Victoria Foundation, Turrell Fund, Bank of America, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, New Jersey Arts and Culture Renewal Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, Verizon, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Hanini Group, TD Bank, Panasonic, PSEG and individuals, businesses and institutions.


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