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New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships

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The 2025 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships rules and instructions and application are now available! Practicing New Jersey artists are eligible for fellowships through an anonymous application process.

The 2025 Individual Artist Fellowship categories are:

  • Choreography
  • Crafts
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Playwriting/Screenwriting
  • Poetry
  • Sculpture

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 5PM ET.

View the rules and instructions and apply here

Program Updates and Opportunities

Creative Forces Community Engagement Grantees

The National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance announced the 2024 Creative Forces Community Engagement grantees. The Creative Forces grantees are community-based arts projects that engage military-connected people across the United States as part of the Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network initiative.

We are excited to see so many projects, especially in our region!

View the full list of grantees here.

Image: Carnegie Hall's A Lullaby Project writing session with a participant in New York City. Carnegie Hall will receive a 2024 Creative Forces Community Engagement grant. Credit: Jennifer Taylor.

Mid Atlantic Tours Roster Interest Form

The 2025-2026 Roster Artist Interest Form for Mid Atlantic Tours is available! Read the overview here.

The Roster Artist Interest Form is not a grant application, and selection to the Mid Atlantic Tours roster does not constitute a grant award from Mid Atlantic Arts. Artists selected to the roster will work with a tour manager (engaged by the artist) and Mid Atlantic Arts staff to determine subsidy awards made directly to presenters in the mid-Atlantic region for presentation of the roster artist for projects touring between

July 1, 2025 and June 30, 2026.

The FY26 Roster Artist Interest Form will be open for submissions until Monday, June 24, 2024.

Learn more about Mid Atlantic Tours here.

Juneteenth Celebrations

Check out the various Juneteenth events, programs, and resources in our region!

Flushing Town Hall Juneteenth Celebration Kickoff with The Legendary Ingramettes (Queens, NY)

Join The Legendary Ingramettes on Friday, June 14 for an evening of gospel singing at Flushing Town Hall. This performance is supported by our Mid Atlantic Tours program. Learn more here.

Two women musicians dressed in blue and a woman musician dressed in green sing together on a blue-lit stage.

Image: Rhiannon Giddens and Legendary Ingramettes, onstage Camp Concert Hall, University of Richmond Modlin Center for the Arts, October 1, 2023. Credit: Jay Mather.

National Museum of African American History and Culture Juneteenth Commmunity Day (Washington, DC)

On Saturday, June 15, join the National Museum of African American History and Culture for Juneteenth Community Day. The "Freedom, Movement, and Migration" theme of the community celebration includes storytelling sessions, crafting, food and drinks, music performances, and more. Learn more here.

ArtsWestchester Juneteenth Event Series (Westchester and Rockland Counties, NY)

ArtsWestchester is hosting a series of Juneteenth events across Westchester and Rockland counties, including a community unveiling of Haverstraw's Harriet Tubman statue, the 3rd Annual Juneteenth Educational Conference in Yonkers, and more. Learn more here.

West Virginia Juneteenth Festivals (WV)

Looking for Juneteenth events across West Virginia? Check out Black By God: The West Virginian's roundup of 2024 Juneteenth festivals.

Ten Sleepless Knights Emancipation Day (USVI)

While we commemorate Juneteenth in the United States, our friends in the Virgin Islands also commemorate Emancipation Day on July 3. Join Ten Sleepless Knights at the Ten Sleepless Knights Annual Folklife Festival for “The Voices of our Ancestors: The Music of Emancipation from a Historical and Cultural Perspective” on Saturday, June 29 at 6:30pm. Learn more here.

Pride Month Spotlight

June is Pride Month! This June, we recognize the contributions of LGBTQIA+ artists across the Mid Atlantic. From dance to literature, queer artists interrogate themes of gender, culture, and defying rigid categories.

paulA neves

paulA neves pictured from the neck up in front of a lighthouse, wearing a denim jacket and a blue cap.

paulA neves (she/they) is a 2024-2025 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Arts Fellow in the prose category. She is a writer, filmmaker, and educator whose work explores LGBTQIA identity and the Portuguese-American immigrant experience.

For our Pride Month Artist Spotlight, we spoke with paulA about her work, "Portuguese School: Stories," and her experience navigating queerness through writing.

Read the blog post here

Image: paulA neves. Credit: Courtesy of the artist.

Opportunity Quick Links

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  • The Leeway Foundation is accepting applications for the Media Artist + Activist Residency. This residency provides grants of $25,000 to women, trans, and gender-nonconforming media artists in the Pennsylvania counties of Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia. Deadline: Monday, June 24, 2024. Learn more here.
  • The Aaron Copland Fund for Music is accepting applications for its Performance Program. This program provides general operating support grants to performing and presenting organizations whose programming highlights contemporary American jazz and concert music. Deadline: Thursday, June 27, 2024. Learn more here.
  • Queer|Art is accepting applications for the Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers. The first international grant provides an award of $10,000 for the winner and $1,250 for finalists to support the creation of new works. Deadline: Saturday, June 30, 2024. Learn more here.
  • Latino Public Broadcasting is accepting applications for its Public Media Content Fund (PMCF), a program supporting independent documentarians whose work reflects Latino experiences. Deadline: Wednesday, June 26, 2024. Learn more here.
  • The Baltimore Community Foundation is accepting applications from cultural organizations for the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund. The fund prioritizes strengthening organizational and artistic practices, innovative programming initiatives, and cultural sector collaborations. Deadline: Friday, July 19, 2024. Learn more here.
  • The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation is accepting applications for Sight/Geist, a series that supports emerging film and performance artists based in New York City. Artists working primarily in the realm of interdisciplinary studio and moving-image practices that speak to social justice issues are invited to submit proposals. Deadline: Tuesday, July 2, 2024. Learn more here.

Image: Special Presenter Initiatives performance by Son Jobarteh, Arden Gild Hall, April 5, 2024. Credit: Joe Del Tufo.

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