SJCA's weekly bulletin provides helpful resources, updates, and webinars from across the field. Read on for highlights and visit for details and additional  information.

Questions? SJCA's office is still remote, but we can always be reached by leaving a message at (609) 626-3630 or by email at

Want to meet with Executive Director, Julie Hain? Book a meeting here

On October 28th we gathered virtually for the October South Jersey Artist Conversation. It was a great session! View the recording and join us for the November 30th session!

View October Artist Conversation Recording


November 17

3:00 pm


What do you want to talk about?

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On November 17th, join SJCA for as we come together to network, discuss relevant topics in the field, and learn together as we share questions, challenges, success stories, ideas, and more!


November 30

3:00 pm

This November 30th @ 3:00pm, join a SJCA for South Jersey Artist Conversation  to connect with your cultural community colleagues during this informal, artist-centered virtual discussion.


Did you miss an SJCA virtual event?

No problem! View all our past virtual SJCA programs on our YouTube channel.



NOV 9, 2021 at

11:00 AM

Zoom Virtual Meeting

The NJ State Council on the Arts will convene a brief public meeting on Tuesday, November 9th.

The meeting will include updates from Council committees and staff. The agenda will be available on the Council's website one week prior to the meeting.

Join the meeting by clicking here.

Join by telephone (audio only): 646-558-8656 

Meeting ID: 854 9906 8510  |  Passcode: 359566

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Join Jersey Arts Marketers (JAM)


JAM is a regional group of marketing, public relations, and development professionals from New Jersey-based arts organizations that work cooperatively toward furthering the Discover Jersey Arts (DJA) program’s statewide audience development goals. To be a part of the JAM network, an arts organization must meet at least one of the following criteria:

- Be a member of ArtPride New Jersey

- Be a direct grantee of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts

- Be a member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance

NOTE: If your organization does not meet any of the criteria above, we encourage you to join ArtPride and start connecting today!

Calling organizations to participate in the Families First Discovery Pass Program!


The NJ State Council on the Arts, Department of Human Services (DHS), and the NJ Department of Health (DOH), are continuing the Families First Discovery Pass program, an initiative designed to help ensure the state's arts and history experiences are accessible to those with a low-income background while also assisting cultural organizations to connect and engage with audiences. We are encouraging organizations to sign up to offer discounted or free admission and/or virtual registration to individuals and families with a Families First card, WIC Participant Program Guide, or eWIC card. 
For participation in the 2021-2022 program, sign-up by November 12th, February 8th, or April 12th. All participating arts and history organizations will be promoted to the 450,000 cardholders and program participants!

So many opportunities! 

See the extensive list of Grants, Calls & Other Opportunities from the field on

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Artists are invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry by December 8, 2021 at 6:00pm EST. 

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Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists (DFA)

As our society grapples with unprecedented challenges and increasingly recognizes the injustice of our systems, Dance/USA is reaffirmed that the work of supporting artists who engage in art for social change is pivotal and overdue. DFA offers direct support to individual artists who have a sustained and intentional practice of working through dance or movement-based modalities to address social change.

DFA will award 30 Fellowships of a minimum of $30,000 per artist by August of 2022. Fellowship funds may be used at the artist’s discretion.

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Small Business Lease Grant

The Small Business Lease Grant supports the growth and success of small businesses and non-profits by providing grant funding to cover a portion of lease payments for businesses and non-profits leasing new or additional space.

Amount: Two grant awards of 20% of the total annual lease payment.

Benefits: Grant funding to offset a portion of lease payments


Deadline: December 13th, 2021

Learn More & Apply

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant

Created in 1993 to further FCA's mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for artists who:

- Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding

- Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

Eligible Categories: Dance and Performance Art/Theater, Music/Sound, Poetry/Literature, and Visual Arts/Moving Image. Click here to be directed to an eligibility questionnaire. 


Visit to view the full list of webinars and other resources!

SJCA compiles relevant webinars & convenings from across the field into a central resource with easy access to learning opportunities.

(These are not SJCA hosted programs, please address any questions with the host of each individual webinar. ) 

Nov 3  |  1 PM

Register Here

Unique Entity ID Transition Webinar

By April 2022, the federal government will transition away from the DUNS Number system and will now use only Unique Entity ID (UEI) as a means of entity identification for federal awards government-wide. This free webinar will walk through how to obtain a New Unique Entity ID in without registration and have an opportunity for Q & A at the end. Registration is required to attend the live webinar; the event will be recorded and archived online. Access answers to common questions in this FAQ document, which also includes an interactive tool to assist grantees and subgrantees in understanding the transition.


Nov 12-13  |  1PM

Register Here

 Registration now open for 2021 NJ History Conference!

The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) will host the 2021 New Jersey History Conference, We're Still Here: Indigenous History and Persistence in New Jersey. The Virtual 2021 conference will explore the history, cultural heritage, and contemporary issues facing diverse Native American communities through the lens of New Jersey studies.


Grantwriting For Artists (Four-Part Workshop)


November 2,9,16, & 30, 2021 @ 7pm

This workshop, led by filmmaker Tracie Holder, is open to artists working across all disciplines who have a project in development and are ready to start the grant application process. Over four weeks, you will gain confidence in your fundraising and proposal writing abilities and develop a solid road map to begin the process. We’ll review the specific components of a proposal, how to convey ideas visually, and strike a balance between the big broad brushstroke ideas and small details that make your project come alive on the page. We’ll also cover the most common mistakes made when writing grant fundraising proposals and how to avoid them. 

Find, Secure & Maintain Corporate Sponsors to Increase Revenue & Build Your Brand


November 3rd, 2021 @ 10 AM

Corporate sponsors can be key partners in aiding nonprofits to raise more funds. Join us for this webinar to learn strategies on how to not just secure, but maintain these often vital partnerships. Corporate sponsorship support can help your nonprofit enhance its reputation, reach new audiences and communities, raise funds, attract new board members and volunteers, and build your brand and programs. We'll dive into understanding what corporate sponsors want and expect, two key components for ensuring a healthy working relationship with your corporate sponsor.


Alice Paul Institute is seeking a Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator reports directly and assists the Program Director with all aspects of planning and implementing API’s youth and community programs. This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits including vacation, sick leave, and health and retirement plan access. Send a resume and cover letter to by November 7, 2021!!
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NJ Cultural Trust is seeking an Executive Director

The Executive Director (ED) will bear responsibility for all aspects of Cultural Trust operations and programs. Responsibilities include carrying out all board actions and policies; hiring and supervision of staff when applicable; coordinating strategic planning; preparing for all board and committee meetings; maintaining signatory authority on behalf of the Board; executing contracts, etc. Closing Date is November 10th, 2021.

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Perkins Center for the Arts is seeking a Folklife Director

Perkins Center for the Arts has an immediate opening for a Folklife Director. The Folklife Director is integral to educating, elevating, and celebrating the importance of Folkarts and Folklife in the South Jersey region. 

All inquiries should be directed to Executive Director, Kahra Buss, Perkins Center for the Arts at Please, no phone calls.  This position will close on November 15, 2021.  Immediate hire.

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The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is seeking a Contract Administrator & a Senior Management Assistant

The State Arts Council is seeking candidates to join our dedicated staff and help us support the arts in NJ.

The Council's operations team provides vital support to the field, ensuring broad public access to our grants, programs, and services.

Two positions are open - apply by November 10th:
Senior Management Assistant
Contract Administrator


Stockton University Department of Admissions is seeking a Professional Services Specialist

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Office of Admissions at Stockton University is seeking a Professional Services Specialist 4 to support the undergraduate admissions enterprise. The Professional Services Specialist 4 works with the Associate Director of Admissions Services who is responsible for supervising the various functions which support the enrollment objectives of the university, including executing recruitment strategies, overseeing day-to-day recruitment functions, and managing, mentoring, and cultivating recruitment staff who play an integral role assisting with applications and the guest experience.
Senior Management Assistant


ARH Associates, Inc (Hammonton) is seeking Administrative staff

ARH Associates (Adams Rehmann & Heggan) is an award-winning consulting design firm located in Hammonton, New Jersey. The administrative position available requires answering the phone, managing mail and delivery coordination, overseeing scheduling and use of our pool vehicles, etc.  

Send resume and cover letter to: Richard Rehmann, GISP, ARH Associates, Inc.President at

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