Local Arts Grants

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 (NJSCA). Morris Arts offers Local Arts Grant funding to Morris County organizations that provide the Morris County community with arts events that are artistically excellentprovide public benefit, and are accessible to the public. The Morris Arts Grant 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.

Next Funding Period: 
January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

Application materials for the funding year 2020:
2020 Local Arts Grant Application Form
2020 LAP Application FY Financials
ADA Accessibility Checklist 

For more information or to request an application, contact Kaity De Laura, Director of Arts in Community/Local Arts Grants, by email at kdelaura@morrisarts.org.

Morris Arts Awards Local Arts Grants for Funding Year 2019

Morris Arts is pleased to announce that 30 Morris County arts organizations received Local Arts Grants totaling $55,700 for Funding Year 2019. 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.

Additionally, $2,000 is available for mini-grants in 2019.

Morris Arts Awards Local Arts Grants for Funding Year 2018  (funding period: January 1, 2018 – December 31, 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 2019 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

 

 



For more information or to request an application, contact Kaity De Laura, Director of Arts in Community/Local Arts Grants, by email at kdelaura@morrisarts.org.

NEXT FUNDING PERIOD: January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020.  

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 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.