OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS: EXHIBITIONS, WORKSHOPS, AUDITIONS, PROGRAMS, FUNDING, PERFORMANCES and AWARDS
Meet Me in Morristown takes place on the last Thursdays of May, June, July, and August. Artists set up from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. The event begins at 5:00 pm and ends at 9:00 pm.
We are looking for visual artists, musicians and performing artists to participate. Visual artists set up tables to showcase and sell their art, musicians dot the downtown, street performers engage audiences and Morristown businesses operate sidewalk sales and demonstrations. Click here to apply!
New Jersey State Council on the Arts Grant Opportunities for Artists
The nearly 50,000 professional artists who call New Jersey home form the very heart of the cultural community of this state. And this is just the tip of the iceberg when one considers the thousands more for whom artistic creation, performance and interpretation are a vocational, cultural, religious or recreational interest of the highest personal and community priority. Artists are the creative capital of our communities and this is why it is the Arts Council’s goal to promote them, encourage them, assist them to achieve their highest ambitions and help a wider public understand and appreciate all that artists do to make New Jersey a better place.
The Council supports artists in several important ways, through a wide array of programs and services that recognizes, encourages and showcases their talents. In turn, such recognition brings their work to the attention of organizations and communities everywhere to embrace and support this remarkable “creative capital” that helps make New Jersey great.
Individual Artist Fellowship Grants: Highly competitive awards to New Jersey artists in 12 different arts disciplines awarded solely on independent peer panel assessment of artistic quality taken from work samples submitted. The process is anonymous. The awards may be used to support the professional development of the artist. This program is carried out in partnership with the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.
Access the Guidelines and Apply Online: http://midatlanticarts.org/funding/artists_programs/fellowships/nj.html
Folk Arts Apprenticeships: Grants to individuals to encourage cultural communities to continue passing on their valued art forms in traditional settings by providing stipends to master folk artists and craftspersons that can help apprentices develop greater skills. Since 1995 these modest grants have supported more than 100 apprenticeships in dozens of different cultural communities and scores of different art forms, reflecting the rich array of traditional arts in our state. Applications are available in the winter with a deadline for submission in the spring and awards announced in July. Learn more and apply
Projects Serving Artists Grants: Awarded annually to support new or expanded projects of eligible organizations whose primary beneficiaries are artists who reside in New Jersey and whose work has or will benefit New Jersey residents. Projects also can be in the form of programs and services that address artists’ needs or actual commissioning of artists to create new work.
New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts: The Council was instrumental in the founding of the New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and currently helps it operate through a cosponsored project grant to provide affordable legal services to artists and arts organizations.
Hickory Tree Chorus – chapter of Sweet Adelines International – welcomes women singers at its weekly rehearsals, Wednesdays, 7:30 pm, 570 Central Ave., New Providence. The chorus performs chord-ringing, fun-filled popular music in four-part, a cappella harmony, barbershop style. Join the real women, singing real harmony, having real fun! For information, call (908) 307-6367 or visit www.hickorytreechorus.org .
Normandy Chorale – Singers in all parts welcome.No formal audition for this group of 25 mixed voices singing a variety of music, both accompanied and a cappella. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday nights from 7:30-9:45pm at Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call (973) 691–0915.
Morris Music Men – a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Rehearses every Tuesday at 7:15pm at the Gloria Dei Church,300 Shunpike Rd., Chatham. For more information, call the Music Men hotline at 1-800-511-7416 or visit www.MorrisMusicMen.org
Notables – a women’s group of singers of Broadway tunes, jazz and pop music who perform at various venues in Morris and Somerset counties. Rehearsals are Monday evenings in Basking Ridge. For membership or rehearsal information, call (973) 216-4911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
www.AmericanPotters.com provides an online listing for potters across the country, with information and web galleries, links and memberships. For more information, contact email@example.com
FOR BOOKS ON ARTIST PLACEMENT AND MANAGING ARTS CAREERS check www.artistplacement.com , email NNAPnow@aol.com or call National Network for Artist Placement at (323)222-4035
WOMEN’S STUDIO WORKSHOP
“encouraging the voice and vision of individual women artists”
WSW supports the creation of innovative and provocative work in printmaking, papermaking, Artists’ books, photography, ceramics and collaborative arts media and provides services to artists at all stages of their careers.
Visit www.wsworkshop.org for information on grants, fellowships, summer workshops, study abroad, a book archive and new features for wsw alumni.
Women’s Studio Workshop/ PO Box 489/ Rosendale, NY 12472
THE ATRIUM ART GALLERY – EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY FOR ARTISTS
Located in the Administration and Records Building in Morristown, the Atrium Arts Gallery exhibits art work throughout the year. Art work is typically exhibited for two-three months and different-sized spaces are available to accommodate small or large shows. This opportunity is open to individual artists as well as groups of artists. If you are interested in exhibiting, please submit representative jpegs of your work and biographical information to Dr. Lynn L. Siebert, Director of Arts Participation/Communications for the Arts Council of the Morris Area at Lsiebert@morrisarts.org