FY 2022 Local Arts Grant Applications Now Available

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, 2022 – December 31, 2022

Workshops Dates:

Program Workshops: Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 9:00am OR at 5:30pm, both via Zoom

ADA Workshop: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 11am, via Zoom

Application Deadline:
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Application materials for the funding year 2022:
2022 LAG Guidelines & Application (fillable PDF)
2022 LAG Application Finance Chart
 2022 ADA Accessibility Checklist

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. 

2022 grant guidelines, applications and procedures have been adjusted. All FY2022 applications and materials are required to be submitted online via email to brusso@morrisarts.org; details are included in the application guidelines. In addition, funding and decisions about funding may be delayed.

For questions or to request a FY2022 Local Arts Grant Application, please contact Bethany Russo, Interim Head of the Local Arts Grant Program, at brusso@morrisarts.org or (917) 864-9086.

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

All applicants are required to participate in the ADA workshop via Zoom.  If you are a first-time applicant or need a refresh on the program details, please attend one of the two workshops, via Zoom, at the end of June.  Please contact Bethany Russo to be included on the participant list.