SJCA's weekly bulletin provides helpful resources, updates, and webinars from across the field. Read on for highlights and visit SJCA.net 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 info@sjca.net


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We Officially Moved the SJCA Office!

Woohoo! We've officially finished clearing out the office space in Kramer Hall. We are now ready to begin settling into our new location on the main campus of Stockton University, in Galloway, NJ. You can always reach Julie Hain,  Interim Executive Director by email at jhain@sjca.net.

Stay tuned for more details!

Let's tap into our greatest resource - each other!

This September 30th, @ 1pm, join an SJCA for South Jersey Artist Conversation to connect with your cultural community colleagues during this informal, artist-centered virtual discussion.

The aim of the group is to:

·         Bring artists together and encourage networking

·         Offer friendly informal peer support and advice

·         Problem-solve together

·         Discuss all aspects of working as an artist in South Jersey 

·         Share new ideas and opportunities

·         ...and more! 

 
RSVP TODAY!
 

Each conversation is guided by themes suggested by South Jersey artists! What do you want to talk about? RSVP today and share what's on your mind by submitting topics using the link below!

https://bit.ly/SubmitAnArtistTopic

 

South Jersey Artist Conversations are open to artists of ALL creative backgrounds, it's FREE and online using Zoom.

Do you know another artist who might want to join the conversation? Pass along this link!

https://southjerseyculturalalliance.wildapricot.org/event-4468122 

Did you miss an SJCA virtual event?


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

 

So many opportunities! 

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

View More Grants & Opportunities

Tropical Storm Ida Financial Relief for

Small Businesses and Non-Profits

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has been tasked with creating and administering the program, which will provide short-term, immediate rent/mortgage reimbursement support to New Jersey businesses and non-profits with up to 50 employees that suffered physical damage on September 1stand 2nd, 2021 and any additional flooding immediately thereafter. Through the proposed $10 million grant program, eligible applicants may apply for and receive $1,000- $5,000 worth of financial assistance.

DEADLINE: Application timelines will be announced after September 8th, 2021

 
Learn More
 

 

New Jersey Community Stage Relief Grant Program

This program is designed to aid for-profit businesses that organize, promote, produce, manage, or host in a venue live performances or live music and were impacted by the effects of COVID-19. Grants of up to 30% of operating revenue losses between 2019 and 2020, capped at $300,000, will be awarded to qualified applicants on a first come first served basis.

DEADLINE: September 7th, 2021 

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Digital Marketing Partnership Grant for BICPOC Organizations

After committing to becoming an anti-racist organization, Capacity Interactive (CI) is launching the Digital Marketing Partnership Grant that extends their consulting services to BIPOC-serving and BIPOC-led organizations and organizations that center BIPOC arts and culture. If granted the partnership, your organization will receive $10,000 worth of consulting hours towards CI digital marketing services. This does not include media spend and services will be based on organizational needs and CI staff availability.

DEADLINE: September 17th, 2021 

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Parent Artist Advocacy League for Arts + Media (PAAL) is a national community, resource hub, and solutions generator for individuals with caregiver responsibilities and institutions who strive to support them.

Learn More

Join Givitas to connect with other professionals to exchange help, advice, and resources!

 
Register Here

 

Visit sjca.net 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. ) 

 
 

Introduction to Emergency Preparedness for Performing Arts Organizations

Tuesday, September 7

Localized emergencies, regional disasters, and catastrophic events can have a devastating impact on performing arts organizations where even a brief loss of business can threaten sustainability. This webinar will explain why emergency preparedness is critical to protect your organization from external risks and internal vulnerabilities.

 
 
Register
 
 
 

How to Streamline Your Finance Operations to Become More Secure, Efficient and Profitable

 

Thursday, September 9

Come learn about how to make your Nonprofit more streamlined, secure and efficient without it costing you a dime. Learn best practices around modernizing your AP department so you can spend more time and energy on your mission.
 
Register
 
 
 
 

ArtPride COVID-19 Impact Webinar

 

       Friday, September 10

Catch up on arts advocacy updates and learn more about the Creative Economy Revitalization Act (CERA) and how it can help put creative workers to work and aid community recovery. Also, hear how ArtPride is partnering with the New Jersey State Council to promote the return to in-person events this fall.

     
     
    Register

    2021 Atlantic City Latino Festival

               Saturday, September 25th, 2021 from 12 PM- 8 PM at Bader's Field

    Come celebrate Hispanic Culture, Music and Art at this year’s Atlantic City Latino Festival. This music filled festival will feature live Latin music including bachata, bomba, cumbia, folkloric dancers, mariachi, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, hottest latino DJs, performances, Arts and Crafts vendors, activities for both adults and children, a variety of authentic Latin-American food vendors and refreshments, free health and wellness screenings, etc.


    Stories of Atlantic City (SOAC) Community Reporter Fellowship

    Stories of Atlantic City’s Community Reporter Fellowship is a 7-month civic education and journalism skill-building program, training community members to provide better access to critical local information. Members of our cohort will be trained to report on important local meetings (Executive Council, City Council, Casino Reinvestment and Development Authority, the Board of Education, etc.) and events and will earn a stipend for their work. Our goal is to fill in the gap where traditional journalism methods are not meeting the larger Atlantic City community’s information needs. The fellowship will occur in October 2021 and end April 2022.

     
    Learn More

    DEADLINE:

    We will begin accepting applications in September (more details coming soon).

     


    COVID-19 Impacts on Nonprofits Survey

    The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were felt differently by each nonprofit. The National Council of Nonprofits, a partner of Kresge’s Leadership and Infrastructure Funding Team, and the Federal Reserve Bank are conducting a nationwide survey to create a comprehensive picture of the pandemic’s effects on nonprofits and the low-to-moderate-income communities they serve. The results will help inform decision-makers about the challenges nonprofits and communities have experienced during the last 18 months. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete and will help inform equitable recovery programs and policies.

     
    Take the Survey!

    DEADLINE:

    November 30th, 2023

     

    Stockton University Performing Arts Center is seeking an Interim Associate Director

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