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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ARTIST OPPORTUNITY:
PROTO GALLERY

The Project Studios Residency is a work-only visual art residency focused on production of new artwork within a very well-equipped suite of studios. The artist or artists chosen for the residency will be awarded a solo exhibition at PROTO GOMEZ Gallery in New York City in Spring of 2021. The exhibition will be featured on the PROTO Gallery Artsy page and all social media for PROTO Gallery and PROTO GOMEZ. One to three artists will be selected for the residency and solo exhibitions. Artists working in any media are eligible.

The residency will take place November 15, 2020 through January 15, 2021. 

Application Fee:
For Applications Received 7/25/2020 to 8/15/2020 $20.00
For Applications Received 8/16/2020 to 9/15/2020 $30.00

Learn more.


CALL FOR ART:
US: WHAT DIVIDES US & WHAT UNITES US?

Founded in 1976, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC is seeking entries for an international online juried show “Us: What divides us and what unites us?” scheduled to exhibit online September 11 – October 30, 2020.
Jurors:
– Kimberli Gant, PhD, McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
– Kristen Hileman, Independent Curator & Curator-in-Residence, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE
– Frauke V. Josenhans, PhD, Associate Curator, Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, TX
– Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
– Karen E. Milbourne, PhD, Senior Curator, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian, Washington, DC
– Gabriel Ritter, PhD, Curator & Head of Contemporary Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Open to all artists 18 years old and older.
All original visual media that is the artist’s own concept, design and work.
AWARDS Three selected artworks will receive Juror’s Best in Show Prize of $300
ENTRY FEE $20 — APPLY at www.touchstonegallery.com

DEADLINE: Monday, August 17, 2020, 11:59 PM ET.
Please email your questions to info@touchstonegallery.com


 

CALL FOR ART:
KEAN GALLERIES

Theme: Black Lives Matter. Seeking photographic art that addresses the struggle and injustices experienced by Black Americans and people of color in New Jersey. Art has the power to communicate, open minds and engage people of different backgrounds.
Deadline: Monday, August 31, 2020 5 p.m.
Artist reception: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Exhibition dates: Monday, February 8, 2021 – Friday, April 30, 2021
Exhibition location: Karl & Helen Burger Gallery in the Center for Academic Studies located at Kean University in Union, New Jersey.
Eligibility & restrictions: Open to photographers.
Exhibition & sales:  The exhibition will feature multiple artists. No sale of art is allowed while on display at Kean University.
To submit: Email artwork to: lhac@kean.edu
Include: Artist statement, short bio, social media handles (if applicable), picture of self (jpeg 300 dpi and 72 ppi), list of artwork submitted with corresponding pictures of 1-4 artworks: (Title, Medium(s), Size in inches, Date completed, Value (for insurance purposes).

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:

Jun-Jul (submit by Jul 31, 2020): Landscapes
Aug-Sep
 (submit by Sep 30, 2020): Flora and Fauna

Oct-Nov (submit by Nov 30, 2020): Waterways
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


CALL FOR FILM SUBMISSIONS:
NEWARK SHORT FILM AWARDS

As one of the featured events of the upcoming Newark Arts Festival, the Newark Short Film Awards will be held on October 10, 2020. The NSFA is presented in partnership with Express Newark, I’m So Newark and NYC Filmmakers in the historic and redeveloped Hahne & Co., building located at 54 Halsey Street, Newark, New Jersey. 

In addition to the Awards Ceremony, this is a full Day of Creativity providing film-making and acting workshops/panels, networking events, entertainment, and an overall support system for filmmakers, artists, actors, composers, directors, writers, and all aspects of video production.

Films may be submitted in the categories of Short Documentary, Short Narrative, Best Short Comedy, and Best Short Student Film. Learn more and submit your work.

DEADLINE: September 12, 2020


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


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