New Jersey State Council on the Arts
The Council supports artists in several important ways, through a wide array of programs and services that recoognizes, encourages and showcases their talents. In turn, such recognition brings their work to the attention of organizations and communities everywhere to embrace and support this remarkable “creative capital” that helps make New Jersey great.
Artists Fellowship Application Workshops: In order to better familiarize artists with the Council’s competitive Fellowship Program of professional development support for artists working in 14 different arts disciplines as well as with other funding opportunities, the Council annually conducts a battery of 2-3 hour workshops at a variety of locations around the state.
Artists Career Development Seminars: Twice each year, once at a South Jersey location and once at a North Jersey location, the Council conducts day-long seminars on a variety of topics important to the professional development and artistic advancement of New Jersey artists. These gatherings also help connect artists to the many different professional services that address the challenges and issues they face and to each other for the sharing of experience and best practice.
Artists-In-Education Artist Roster: AIE Residency artists are selected through a rigorous peer panel review process administered by the NJSCA. Applicants are evaluated for both the quality of their artwork and their ability to create lively, substantial and sequential arts programs in collaboration with teachers in educational settings.