The New Jersey State Council on the Arts
and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Announce the Availability of 2017 New Jersey
Individual Artist Fellowship Guidelines and Application


Applicant Webinars To Be Offered


Baltimore, MD – May 17, 2016 – Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation announced today the immediate availability of 2017 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship guidelines and application. The funding categories available for 2017 are Choreography, Music Composition, Poetry, and Sculpture.

To be eligible, an artist must work in one of the categories offered for 2017 and be a current New Jersey resident. Fellowships are awarded based on independent peer panel review of work samples submitted by applicants. The anonymous process is focused solely on artistic quality. The grants help artists to produce new work and advance their careers.

All applications must be submitted online. Applicants can go to or click here and select the “New Jersey” tab for the link to the Individual Artist Fellowship application. Applicants who do not have access to a computer can visit any County Library in New Jersey for access to the Internet. Artists will need to upload work samples online and submit them with their application. Prospective applicants with specific questions regarding the online application process may contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at 410-539-6656 x101. Fellowship applications for 2017 categories must be submitted by 5:00 pm EST on July 15, 2016. If any special accommodations are required to file an application, please call Don Ehman at the New Jersey State Council on the Arts at 609-984-7023.

The New Jersey Individual Artist Fellowship program has been managed collaboratively by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for 20 years. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s similar partnership with the states of Maryland and Delaware minimizes Fellowship program administrative costs and maximizes efficacy.

In May through July of 2016, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation will hold four application assistance webinars, in coordination with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. These webinars will address the process for applying in the categories offered for the Arts Council’s 2017 Fellowships. The webinar schedule follows.

Advance registration is also required to participate in the webinars listed below. To register, please follow the links to the webinar you wish to attend.

Webinar #1: Friday, May 27, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Register online:

Webinar #2: Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Register online:

Webinar #3: Monday, June 20, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Register online:

Webinar #4: Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Register online:

About Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation develops partnerships and programs that reinforce artists’ capacity to create and present work, advance access to and participation in the arts, and promote a more sustainable arts ecology. For more information on the Foundation’s programs and services, please visit:

About New Jersey State Council on the Arts
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is a division of the NJ Department of State. It receives funding in direct appropriations from the State of New Jersey through a dedicated Hotel/Motel Occupancy fee and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Since 1966, its volunteer members and professional staff have worked to improve the quality of life in New Jersey by helping the arts to flourish. To learn more about the Council, please visit For more information about what’s happening in the arts statewide, visit