Local Arts Grants

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 Awards Local Arts Grants for Funding Year 2018
Morris Arts is pleased to announce that 24 Morris County arts organizations received Local Arts Grants totaling $52,500 for Funding Year 2018. 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.

           

Clockwise from top Left: The Chatham Community Players production of Frederick Knott’s Wait Until Dark; Film actor, director, voice artist and producer Sean Astin (Samwise Gamgee in Lord of the Rings)was featured at FDU’s WAMFest, 2017; Artworks Studio; The Nai Ni Chen Dance Company performing at First Night Morris County; Pat Wictor and Reggie Harris perform at The Folk Project;  a Lakeland Youth Symphony rehearsal.

This year’s awardees include: Art in the Atrium, Inc. (Morristown); Arts! By the People (Morristown); Artworks Studio (Randolph); Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey (Dover); 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); Fairleigh Dickinson University- WAMFEST (Madison/Teaneck); First Night ® Morris County (Morristown); Folk Project (Morristown); Fusion Color Guard, Inc. (Lake Hopatcong); 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 (Summit); Opera at Florham (Convent Station); and Visions and Pathways (Bridgewater)

Additionally, funding is available for mini-grants (up to $1,000 each) in 2018.

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.

 

All 2018 grantees must include the following updated credit/logo from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts 

 

  Made possible  by funds from Morris Arts, a partner
  of  the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

 

along with the Morris Arts logo

 

 

 

Application materials for 2017 – Local Arts Grant Final Report Forms

ADA Accessibility Checklist   

2017 Final Report Form (Word document)
2017 LAP Final Report Excel Financial Pages (Excel document) 

For more information or to request an application, contact Tom Werder, Executive Director, by email at twerder@morrisarts.org

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.