The Arts Council prides itself on making opportunities availble for artists and creatives. Below is a list of ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES (grants, fellowships, residencies, studio practice, etc) & CALLS FOR ART from both the ACP and submitted organizations.


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CALL FOR ART
METLIFE WORKFORCE MURAL ART CONTEST

To celebrate the essential workers in the Tri-State area, MetLife, together with the New York Jets and New York Giants football teams, has launched the MetLife Workforce Mural art contest, which encourages aspiring artists to create original artwork inspired by essential workers. The winning artwork will be turned into a par of two-story-high murals to be displayed at MetLife Stadium in 2021.

The campaign is open for all levels of artistry from trained artists to individuals with a creative passion. Please note, submitters must be 14 years of age or older and all submissions should be original artwork in the following formats: JPEG, PDF, BMP, PNG, GIF (non-animated) or TIF and be no larger than 15MB. For those interested in submitting their artwork that commemorates the everyday workforce, please visit nyjets.com/metlife or giants.com/metlife.

DEADLINE: December 14, 2020. Learn more.


CALL FOR ART:
THE WINDOWS AT STUDIO MONTCLAIR GALLERY

Studio Montclair is seeking proposals for artwork to be installed in the display windows that run along Bloomfield Avenue, adjacent to the Studio Montclair Gallery. There are a total of four display windows; each will be treated as an independent space. Submitted proposals may treat the space as a site-specific installation, or as a solo or small group exhibit hung in a traditional gallery style or salon style. Both 2D and/or 3D work can be displayed in the windows. Learn more about the Windows and more Studio Montclair Gallery opportunities. 

DEADLINE: December 31, 2020


ARTIST OPPORTUNITY:
THE ADOLPH & ESTHER GOTTLIEB EMERGENCY GRANT
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. 

To be eligible for this program, an artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking. Each application will be reviewed by the Directors, who will exercise their discretion in considering it, and will determine the amount of each award. Applicants should note there is a set amount appropriated for these grants each fiscal year; once this budgetary limit has been reached, the Foundation will not be able to judge any additional requests on their merits.

No deadline. Learn more.


CALL FOR ART:
LAWRENCE HOPEWELL TRAIL

We’re celebrating the 20+ mile trail running through Lawrence and Hopewell Townships by inviting creators of all ages and skill levels to share their drawings, paintings, videos and photos of scenes along the trail.

Every other month, we’ll introduce a new theme for you to explore in any medium. At the close of each period, we’ll feature selected creations in virtual galleries on our website, across our social media channels, with local media and, by sharing your story, your website and your social media profiles to all our friends and followers. Be sure to tell us what inspired your piece when you submit your image.

For inspiration, take a walk along the trail with your camera and your art supplies, see our trail pics, or tap into your own imagination. The possibilities are endless!

Creators can be any age and need not be professional artists. There’s no cost. Our goal is to engage and connect with you, and to celebrate our community. Learn more.

THEMES & DEADLINES:
Dec-Jan (submit by Jan 31, 2021): Still Life
Feb-Mar (submit by Mar 31, 2021): Architecture
Apr-May (submit by May 31, 2021): Self-Portrait

 


ARTIST OPPORTUNITY
PHILADELPHIA PHOTO ARTS CENTER
ARTIST RESIDENCY

Our Artist Residency program assists talented, self-directed and committed artists in the creation of work. The program provides necessary financial support, access to high-end facilities, and proper technical assistance and education. Our hope is to create a transformative experience that enriches the individual artist and the community of PPAC. 

Each individual residency will be one month long. Timing is flexible, but the proposed project must occur within the residency term of October 1, 2020 to June 1, 2021. 

The month-long residency should be used to advance your artistic practice in a meaningful way. Artists may submit proposals that include the continuation/completion of work already in process or the creation of new work. 

DEADLINE: Rolling


COMING SOON!
ARTIST OPPORTUNITY:

NJSCA ARTISTS IN EDUCATION GRANT

AIE is the cornerstone of the Arts Council Arts Education Program and is cosponsored with Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Through this annual grant program, practicing professional artists are placed in long-term residencies (20+ days) in schools across the state. Residencies are offered in all disciplines and at all grade levels. All schools can apply for one-year residencies.

DEADLINE: Please check back in Fall 2020 for information about the FY21 AIE grant opportunity.


ARTIST OPPORTUNITY:
RIVER TOWN MAGAZINE’S ONLINE SALES GALLERY

Our local artists are the heart and soul of this community. That’s why Herald Publishing, which owns both River Towns Magazine and the Bucks County Herald, is so passionate about supporting local artists and helping to sustain a thriving arts community. It is that same passion that led to the creation of the Art of the River Towns Juried Show and Sale, co-chaired by Pearl and Chuck Mintzer, and the creation of this new online sales gallery. We didn’t want the postponement of the show until October, or what’s happening with our local economy generally to impede our efforts to generate sales for our artists.

In the coming weeks and months, this commitment will be translated into a significant level of marketing and promotional support for the online sales gallery—geared to promote sales of your work. All local artists are welcome to submit work.These are tough times for everyone, including our artists. For this reason, we are inviting all local artists, not just those whose work was selected by our jury for the Art of the River Towns Show, to submit work for sale on our Art of the River Towns Online Sales Gallery. Learn more and submit your work.

DEADLINE: Ongoing

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY:
MID ATLANTIC ARTS FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS 

Administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, state fellowship programs provide funding for individual artists residing in Delaware and New Jersey to encourage and sustain these artists’ pursuit of artistic excellence. 

Individual NJ-based artists must apply following the process outlined in the guidelines for New Jersey. At the annual deadline for these programs, a limited number of disciplines are accepted. All applications to these competitive programs are evaluated through a peer panel review process. Learn more.

DEADLINE: Vary upon opportunity


ARTIST OPPORTUNITY:
PRINCETON AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION:
SPECIAL AWARD OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL ARTISTS

The Princeton Area Community Foundation administers a number of special awards to recognize achievement and dedication in our community. The Rebecca Annitto’s Service Opportunities for Students (SOS) Fund Internship Award and our Diana Rochford Memorial Fund Service Award give high school students the chance to have meaningful summer employment at nonprofits.

The Thomas George Artists Fund Award helps support young artists immediately following college graduation, and the Leslie “Bud” Vivian Memorial Fund Award recognizes community members who have spent years making this region a better place to live. Learn more.
DEADLINE: Varying upon award