The Local Arts Grants program, administered in Morris County by Morris Arts, provides funding to local arts organizations from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. The program offers grants for general operating support and for special projects to qualifying Morris County arts organizations, as well as non-profit organizations that provide arts programming. Applications are reviewed by an independent panel and funding awarded on a yearly basis.
Morris Arts Awarded Local Arts Grants for Funding Year 2017 (funding period: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017)
25 Morris County arts organizations received Local Arts Grants totaling $52,500 for Funding Year 2017. These grants help support visual arts, theatre, dance, instrumental and choral groups, museums, and broad-based community arts programming which, in turn, enable thousands of people throughout our county to experience the arts in a multitude of ways. Funding is made possible through the Local Arts Program of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
This year’s awardees include: Art in the Atrium, Inc. (Morristown); Arts! By the People (Morristown); Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey (Dover); (The) Blackwell Street Center for the Arts, Inc. (Denville); Chatham Community Players (Chatham); Coro Lirico (Morristown); County College of Morris Teen Arts Festival (Randolph); Dance Innovations Performance Foundation (Chatham); Drew University (Madison); Fairleigh Dickinson University- WAMFEST (Madison/Teaneck); First Night ® Morris County (Morristown); Folk Project (Morristown); Hanover Wind Symphony (Whippany); Harmonium Choral Society (Morristown); Lakeland Youth Symphony (Parsippany); Masterwork Chorus (Morristown); Morris Choral Society (Morristown); Morris Music Men (Morristown); Morristown Neighborhood House (Morristown); Netcong Community Partnership (Netcong); New Jersey Jazz Society (Hackettstown); Opera at Florham (Convent Station); St. Peters Episcopal Church (Morristown); Visions and Pathways (Bridgewater); Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey (Denville). Additionally, Morris Arts will award mini-grants in the amount of $2,000.
Application materials for the funding year 2018:
ADA Accessibility Checklist Word Doc.
Interim Report FY 2018 Word Doc.
LAG Application Form Word Doc.
NEXT FUNDING PERIOD: January 1, 2018– December 31, 2018
Morris Arts offers Local Arts Grant funding to Morris County non-profit organizations that provide the Morris County community with arts events that are artistically excellent, provide public benefit, and are accessible to the public. Applicants must show the ability to complete all reporting necessary in accepting public funds by the deadlines specified, including a grant application for funding, a Commitment Letter, and a final report. Organizations already receiving funding from NJSCA are not eligible for a Local Arts Grant.
The Local Arts Grant Program is administered in Morris County by Morris Arts (formerly Arts Council of the Morris Area) and it has been made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.