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

SJCA hosted the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting on October 21st. During the session, attendees heard from SJCA's Board President, Cori Solomon, who announced SJCA's new Executive Director, Julie Hain.

After some remarks and updates by SJCA, Jun-Li Wang, Springboard For the Arts Director of Community Programs, presented,  "Creative Community Collaboration," a discussion and activity to learn best practices for finding and developing collaborations that expand and deepen your community impact. Attendees also left the session with the beginnings of a tangible plan of action and a promise to reach out to new artists, cultural organizations on a regular basis. It was a fantastic session for connecting, social learning, and fostering collaboration!

If you missed it, don't worry! View the recording or read Julie Hain's remarks using the buttons below.  

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Celebrate the Arts this October!

As a way of celebrating the significant impact of art on our communities and success of the arts sector amid the pandemic, ArtPride NJ and the NJ State Council on the Arts have launched the Discover Jersey Arts campaign to welcome audiences back to live entertainment. This campaign directs the public to, a site featuring a new directory of organizations, COVID-19 safety messaging, and a rotating list of highlighted autumn events, in addition to its ongoing feature stories, video segments, and podcasts.

So many opportunities! 

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

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The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb

Emergency Fund Grant

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need.

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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


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American Alliance of Museums

Closes this Week!

The application window for round two (the final round) of Communities for Immunities is closing Friday, October 29! Be a part of the nationwide effort dedicated to increasing vaccine confidence at the local level and lead your community into a brighter, healthier future. Up to $100K in funding is available to museums, libraries, and tribal organizations. The application process is quick and easy.

Nov 14   |  10AM - 4PM


Artists in the Park

Reimagine Runnemede is seeking local artists interested in a day of "Plein Air" painting in Runnemede Lake Park. Come enjoy the newly renovated nature trail and capture your vision of nature's fleeting beauty. The Runnemede Women's club will provide the first 12 registered artists with a boxed lunch. The event will be open to the public, who will be invited to hike the trail and observe the artists at work. Register ASAP!


Deadline Dec 6, 2021

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Incubator for Arts and Culture Leaders of Color in Tri-State Area 2022

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce The Incubator for Arts and Culture Leaders of Color in the Tri-State Area, a free program that will provide leadership training and community support for up to 18 arts administrators from January 2022 to June 2022.

It builds upon the framework of NYFA’s Emerging Leaders Program that has served over 150 leaders since 2013. By fostering the professional development of local arts and cultural leaders of color and strengthening their work in the field, the incubator aims to encourage the sustainability and success of their organizations as well as the equitability and diversity of the arts industry.


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 9  |  11 AM

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NJ State Council on the Arts Public Meeting

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is a division of the New Jersey Department of State that have worked to improve the quality of life in New Jersey through strategic support for the arts since 1966. This upcoming public meeting will feature updates from Council committees and staff. The agenda will be available on the Council's website one week prior to the meeting. This event is free and open to the public.


Nov 12-13  |  1PM

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 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.


How to Create & Design Curriculum for an Online Format


October 28, 2021 @ 12pm

Need help designing online curriculum? This workshop helps you create a collaborative, online environment. We demonstrate how to create a clear structure for online training, how to engage participants and the curriculum design process for an online format. Attendees will gain tips and tricks for creating visually appealing online content that will effectively engage adult audiences.

Work of Art: Grant Writing


October 28, 2021 @ 6:30pm

Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a professional development curriculum designed to teach business skills to artists in all disciplines — visual, performing and literary arts. Artists can take the whole series, or individual workshops that best suit their needs. Unit 10 covers the essentials of grant writing along with resources for searching and structuring your grants.


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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ArtPride is seeking a Digital Content Manager

The ArtPride has an immediate opening for a full-time Digital Content Manager to create, manage, maintain, and improve a wide range of digital content to help the organization meet its goals.
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