FY2021 Local Arts Grant Applications Available Now

Morris Arts is pleased to announce the continuation of the Local Arts Grant Program made possible by, and contingent upon, funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. In spirit of our mission to build community through the arts, we offer Local Arts Grants to provide access to quality arts experiences in Morris County communities. Each year, the program supports more than 1,500 arts activities and programs that serve over 100,000 children and adults.

Is your Morris County arts non-profit organization interested in receiving a grant from Morris Arts? Is your Morris County non-profit organization seeking funding for an arts project?

Morris Arts offers General Operating Support (GOS) Grants for arts organizations and Special Project Support (SPS) Grants for other types of non-profit organizations that have significant arts programs. New and emerging organizations that have not yet achieved not-for-profit status are eligible to apply for a Mini Grant. Applications are reviewed by an independent panel and funding awarded on a yearly basis.

Next Funding Period: 
January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021

Application Deadline:
Friday, September 4, 2020

Application materials for the funding year 2021:
2021 Local Arts Grant Guidelines & Application (fillable PDF)
2021 Local Arts Grant Application Finance Chart (Excel file)
ADA Accessibility Checklist (fillable PDF)
Applications are downloadable at the links above

Local Arts Grant funding is available for Morris County organizations that provide the community with arts events that are artistically excellent, provide public benefit, and are accessible to the public. 

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, grant guidelines, applications and procedures have been adjusted. All matching requirements for Local Arts Grants have been waived for 2021. All FY2021 applications and materials are required to be submitted online; details are included in the application guidelines. In addition, funding and decisions about funding may be delayed.

For questions or to request a FY2021 Local Arts Grant Application, please contact Kaity De Laura, Director of Arts in Community, at kdelaura@morrisarts.org or (973) 285-5115 ex. 14.

If you are a first-time applicant or need special assistance, please contact Kaity De Laura to schedule a Zoom meeting during virtual office hours.