Morris Arts Teaching Artist Relief Grant

Grant Guidelines


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The Morris Arts Teaching Artist Relief Grant is made possible through the New Jersey Arts & Culture Recovery Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation helping to ensure the survival of New Jersey’s cultural sector during this period of economic devastation from the COVID-19 pandemic.

This grant is intended to help Teaching Artists experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants awards are unrestricted and can be used for any kind of emergency relief. Grant recipients will not be required to file a final report.

Grant Deadline

March 15th, 2021


Practicing New Jersey Teaching Artists who are professional artists with dual careers as educators. They come from every artistic field -music, dance, theatre, visual arts, writing – and work in schools, museums, social service and community settings Applicants must demonstrate strong financial need and history of arts-based income. Full time K-12 or college faculty are not eligible. Applicants must live in New Jersey and be 18 years or older and able to receive taxable income in the United States.

Grant Amounts

The Teaching Artist Relief grants will be awarded based upon demonstrated financial need, available funding, and an equitable distribution of funds relating to racial/ethnic diversity, geography (South, Central, North New Jersey) and arts disciplines. We expect the need in the field to be extremely high.


Morris Arts will administer the application, selection process, notification and disbursement of funds.

Review Process

All applications will be reviewed against the listed criteria for eligibility by Morris Arts staff. Once eligibility has been confirmed, a grant panel will review applications and make award recommendations. Recommendations will be approved by the Morris Arts Board of Trustees.


Awardees will be notified by email of the decision no later than April 30, 2021. The decisions of Morris Arts are final.

Award Payments

Morris Arts will mail payment to awardees shortly following notification email.


If you have any questions please email Barbara Reuther at