Opportunities

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS: EXHIBITIONS, WORKSHOPS, AUDITIONS, PROGRAMS, FUNDING, PERFORMANCES and AWARDS

2013 Morristown Art Walk – open to all artists

Art Space Studio and Gallery host the 2013 Morristown Art Walk. Offering local artists the opportunity to showcase and promote their work. Through the display of artwork in designated areas in downtown Morristown the walk will provide an opportunity for exposure for the artists, an opportunity to sell their work, connect with the Morristown Community and promote Morristown as a center for art.

Artists must be at least 18 years old. Entry form must be completed in full with a jpeg of the artists work – incomplete applications will not be considered for submission. Application fee is $40, Click here for application. Deadline is July 1, 2013.

Saturdays  Chatham Plein Air Painting – open to all artists

Held every Saturday from 9am-1pm, this event is open to the public at the Chatham Gazebo, Farmer’s Market, Train Station – (wherever casually)… sponsored by the Art League of the Chathams. Check for signs in Chatham and online in the Chatham PATCH.

Art League of the Chathams Art shows/ Membership
The Art League of the Chathams has now opened its membership to all artists and to those who enjoy the arts and friendship. (It is no longer confined to Chatham area residents  or solely to artists.)

The League sponsors continuous art shows in the Chatham Township Municipal Building and the Chatham Borough Municipal Building – open to the public. Exhibits change every 4 mnths. Those interested can contact the President of the Art League of the Chathams, Jennifer Duteil, at jennifer.duteil@gmail.com.

New Jersey State Council on the Arts  Grant Opportunities for Artists

The nearly 50,000 professional artists who call New Jersey home form the very heart of the cultural community of this state. And this is just the tip of the iceberg when one considers the thousands more for whom artistic creation, performance and interpretation are a vocational, cultural, religious or recreational interest of the highest personal and community priority. Artists are the creative capital of our communities and this is why it is the Arts Council’s goal to promote them, encourage them, assist them to achieve their highest ambitions and help a wider public understand and appreciate all that artists do to make New Jersey a better place.

The Council supports artists in several important ways, through a wide array of programs and services that recognizes, encourages and showcases their talents. In turn, such recognition brings their work to the attention of organizations and communities everywhere to embrace and support this remarkable “creative capital” that helps make New Jersey great.

Individual Artist Fellowship Grants: Highly competitive awards to New Jersey artists in 12 different arts disciplines awarded solely on independent peer panel assessment of artistic quality taken from work samples submitted. The process is anonymous. The awards may be used to support the professional development of the artist. This program is carried out in partnership with the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

Access the Guidelines and Apply Online: http://midatlanticarts.org/funding/artists_programs/fellowships/nj.html

The application deadline TBD. Awards for these disciplines will be announced in 2014.

  • Interdisciplinary Performance
  • Media/Digital/Electronic
  • Painting
  • Prose
  • Works on Paper

Individual Artist Fellowship Schedule for 2011-2017

The New Genres in Visual Arts category has been cancelled. Those who previously applied in this category are encouraged to submit in another category that best represents their work such as Media/Digital/Electronic.

The Design category has been temporarily suspended. Graphic design artists are encouraged to apply in Works on Paper or Media/Digital/Electronic. Submissions in architecture, landscape design, industrial design and fashion design are temporarily suspended.

 

Folk Arts Apprenticeships: Grants to individuals to encourage cultural communities to continue passing on their valued art forms in traditional settings by providing stipends to master folk artists and craftspersons that can help apprentices develop greater skills. Since 1995 these modest grants have supported more than 100 apprenticeships in dozens of different cultural communities and scores of different art forms, reflecting the rich array of traditional arts in our state. Applications are available in the winter with a deadline for submission in the spring and awards announced in July.
Learn more and apply

Artists and Communities Grants: (Program not offered for FY11) Administered as a cosponsored project of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, these grants help underwrite the expenses of artist residencies both in New Jersey and the surrounding mid-Atlantic states. New Jersey artists may go into residence at a site in New Jersey or in another state. The object is to place an artist in a community setting and engage that community in a creative process that illuminates how artistic creativity can meet community needs.

Projects Serving Artists Grants: Awarded annually to support new or expanded projects of eligible organizations whose primary beneficiaries are artists who reside in New Jersey and whose work has or will benefit New Jersey residents. Projects also can be in the form of programs and services that address artists’ needs or actual commissioning of artists to create new work.

New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts: The Council was instrumental in the founding of the New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and currently helps it operate through a cosponsored project grant to provide affordable legal services to artists and arts organizations.

Arts Management Intern Program: Administered as a cosponsored program with Rutgers University, the objectives of the program are as follows: to provide practical experience to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as other applicants who intend to pursue careers in arts-related professions; to provide opportunities to promising arts administrators with policy and operations experience through working in an Arts Council program or office; and to provide New Jersey arts organizations with a major source of future arts administrators. For more information please contact Don Ehman at 609.984.7023.

SINGERS WANTED
Hickory Tree Chorus - chapter of Sweet Adelines International – welcomes women singers at its weekly rehearsals, Wednesdays, 7:30 pm, 570 Central Ave., New Providence. The chorus performs chord-ringing, fun-filled popular music in four-part, a cappella harmony, barbershop style. Join the real women, singing real harmony, having real fun! For information, call (908) 307-6367 or visit www.hickorytreechorus.org .

Normandy Chorale - Singers in all parts welcome.No formal audition for this group of 25 mixed voices singing a variety of music, both accompanied and a cappella. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday nights from 7:30-9:45pm at Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call (973) 691–0915.
Morris Music Men - a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Rehearses every Tuesday at 7:15pm at the Gloria Dei Church,300 Shunpike Rd., Chatham. For more information, call the Music Men hotline at 1-800-511-7416 or visit www.MorrisMusicMen.org
Notables - a women’s group of singers of Broadway tunes, jazz and pop music who perform at various venues in Morris and Somerset counties. Rehearsals are Monday evenings in Basking Ridge. For membership or rehearsal information, call (973) 216-4911 or email notablessingers@aol.com

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Women Artists Archives National Directory
All archival repositories holding primary source material about women visual artists active in the US since 1945 are invited to be included in the WAAND, an innovative web directory developed by Rutgers University Libraries. Please request our online directory input form and list your archival collections in WAAND. The directory is online at http://waand.rutgers.edu .The Directory is designed as a research tool for scholars, artists, curators, students and collecting institutions around the world as well as researchers in cultural and intellectual history, American studies, material cutlure and women’s and gender studies. WAAND’s principal investigators are Dr. Ferris Olin and Judith K. Brodsky.
For further information, contact:
Nicole Plett, WAAND Project Manager
Mabel Smith Douglass Library
Rutgers, The State University
8 Chapel Dr.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8527
Phone: (732) 932-9407, ext. 27
Fax: (732) 932-6777
email: WAAND@rci.rutgers.edu
website: http//waand.rutgers.edu

ATTENTION POTTERS:
www.AmericanPotters.com provides an online listing for potters across the country, with information and web galleries, links and memberships. For more information, contact info@americanpotters.com

FOR BOOKS ON ARTIST PLACEMENT AND MANAGING ARTS CAREERS check www.artistplacement.com , email NNAPnow@aol.com or call National Network for Artist Placement at (323)222-4035

WOMEN’S STUDIO WORKSHOP
“encouraging the voice and vision of individual women artists”
WSW supports the creation of innovative and provocative work in printmaking, papermaking, Artists’ books, photography, ceramics and collaborative arts media and provides services to artists at all stages of their careers.
Visit www.wsworkshop.org for information on grants, fellowships, summer workshops, study abroad, a book archive and new features for wsw alumni.
Women’s Studio Workshop/ PO Box 489/ Rosendale, NY 12472

THE ATRIUM ART GALLERY – EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY FOR ARTISTS
Located in the Administration and Records Building in Morristown, the Atrium Arts Gallery exhibits art work throughout the year. Art work is typically exhibited for two-three months and different-sized spaces are available to accommodate small or large shows. This opportunity is open to individual artists as well as groups of artists. If you are interested in exhibiting, please submit representative jpegs of your work and biographical information to Dr. Lynn L. Siebert, Director of Arts Participation/Communications for the Arts Council of the Morris Area at Lsiebert@morrisarts.org