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(PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ) --  The Faculty Student Show at West Windsor Arts Council will celebrate the work of teaching artists and their students created in a class or workshop at WWAC during the Fall, Winter, or Spring sessions of the 2019-2020 class year.  The online exhibition will run from June 5 to July 12, with an online opening reception and recognition of Certificate of Fine Arts (CiFA) students on Friday,  June 5 at 7:15pm.  This is a free event but registration is required... READ ON

(TRENTON, NJ) -- Students and adult leaders will receive the state’s most prestigious award in the arts, at the 40th Anniversary of the New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education on June 26 at 5:00pm. This event will recognize 70 students and 15 adult leaders who have demonstrated excellence in and dedication to arts education.... READ ON

(WARREN, NJ) --As policymakers plan for school reopening in the fall, Arts Ed NJ joined 53 other organizations in a statement that supports an arts education for all students. ... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Art House Productions has announced the winner and honorable mentions for their first Visual Art Competition sponsored by Mack-Cali Realty/Harborside JC: “Pressing Pause: Living Life While Staying Put”. The winner is “An Invincible Summer” by Karen Abada. Honorable mentions include “Zoom with Friends” by Donna O’ Grady, “The Opposite of Confinement” by Dorie Dahlberg, and “Organisims l” by Robert Burger. The winner was selected from 170 works of art from a total of 74 New Jersey Artists based on creativity, artistic excellence, and relevance to the theme. ... READ ON

(HACKENSACK, NJ) -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) has announced the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund awarded 54 grants to nonprofit organizations, with 15 made to arts agencies providing arts programs and services in Bergen County, New Jersey.  The arts agencies were supported for their work to build community engagement in a time of isolation and to provide services to vulnerable populations such as artists experiencing loss of income resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The NNJCF, a not-for-profit organization based in Hackensack, New Jersey, focuses on civic engagement, education, the environment, public health, philanthropy and the arts.... READ ON

(TRENTON, NJ) -- The New Jersey State Council on the Arts will distribute $492,700 in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to help preserve jobs and stabilize arts organizations statewide. The announcement was made at the Arts Council's public meeting held virtually on May 19th.... READ ON

(HACKENSACK, NJ) --  Spark your creativity and be inspired during this time of shelter in place.  Participate in the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative's Connect the Dots series first virtual networking event, Turning Social Distancing Into Creative Connecting.  Meet and be inspired by artists, community members, business owners, and municipal leaders in this free virtual event on Thursday, June 4 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.... READ ON

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- The new exhibition at the Morris Museum, Dissonance, has become more timely than originally imagined.  This 2020 version of the New Jersey Annual Arts Competition was conceived and judged long before the Covid 19 crisis  but it winds up reflecting aspects of the strange times we all share. The word Dissonance, suggesting discord, tension, instability, and conflict—aptly fits the moment in which we find ourselves, as individuals, as institutions, as a nation, as a culture. ... READ ON

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) -- The Artist Rescue Trust (A.R.T.), a philanthropically funded program to provide financial relief to professional artists and creatives affected by COVID-19, has launched their first artist relief fund. Applications are now open, and qualifications for the funds and more information can be found at their website.... READ ON

(BERKELEY HEIGHTS) -- Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA)  has launched a nationwide online learning platform with its summer program offerings including virtual camps, Zoom private lessons, workshops, and master classes that the whole family can enjoy right from home.... READ ON

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