HANDS ON: Paterson Youth Apprenticeship Program

We are recruiting outstanding instructors and teachers;
Interested students and parents please email: arts@artfactory.us.com




The Paterson Arts Council (PAC) was formed to continue and strengthen the efforts and volunteerism that have made the annual Paterson Art Walk a much-anticipated and highly successful event.  PAC was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 2009 within the State of New Jersey according to the filing requirements of the NJ Department of Treasury, Division of Revenue. PAC’s corporate ID number is  0400303215,  Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 27-0967739, and New Jersey charitable organization #CH3423900.  The Paterson Arts Council  is a tax exempt public charity under Section 501 (c) (3) / 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi) of the Internal Revenue Code, with an effective date of exemption of August 22, 2009, which is the same date of PAC’s original foundation document.  This means that PAC’s status as a public charity is recognized from its very inception; as of the date of incorporation. Accordingly, PAC is and has operated as “qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts. . .” for IRS purposes.  The entire volunteer Board of Paterson Arts Council continues to work diligently in compliance with non-profit charity standards and looks forward to the bright future of the Paterson arts community and the Paterson Art Walk.



New Jersey State Council on the Arts
CaFE (Call For Entry)
Registration Ongoing

CaFE (Call For Entry) is the free service that the State Arts Council is now using to inform visual artists of opportunities to apply for State Arts Inclusion commissions and more. Free registration in CaFE means monthly listings of public art projects, fellowships, juried competitions and other opportunities for artists not only in New Jersey but in other states as well. Artists manage their own profiles including 100 images of work, resume, bio and professional skills which can be used when applying for opportunities announced through CaFE. This transparent process allows artists to find, select and apply for commissions and opportunities, all within one system!

Learn more: CaFE or email Don Ehman, Director of Artists’ Services, NJ State Council on the Arts



The West Windsor Arts Council
Off the Wall: An Affordable Art Exhibit
Seeking Artists and Artisans
Princeton Junction, NJ
Jury Review for Two-Dimensional Artists: November 8, 2014, 9:00 – 11:00AM

The West Windsor Arts Council invites artist submissions for Off the Wall: An Affordable Art Exhibit. WWAC is seeking two-dimensional artwork in a variety of themes and media offered at prices not exceeding $300.00. Artwork may be literally taken off the wall at the time of purchase throughout the exhibit and will also be sold at the artisan market on December 6th.

Learn more: Off the Wall, call 609-716-1931 or email wwacexhibits@gmail.com



Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey
Adult Playwriting Workshop, Fall session
Madison, NJ
Class begins: November 10, 2014

Taught by Playwrights Theatre’s Artistic Director (and 2012 NJ State Council on the Arts Playwriting Fellowship winner) John Pietrowski, this will be a basic workshop class where students share work in a supportive environment. Enrollment is open to students of all levels of experience. Classes will feature exercises for beginners working on their first play as well as experienced writers who are further down the road. The cost for the class is pro-rated for individuals that aren’t able to join on the first day.

Learn more: PTNJ Fall Workshop, education@ptnj.org or call 973-514-1787 X21



4th Wall Theatre
New Jersey Musical Theatre Composers Showcase
Open Auditions for Singers
Auditions: November 10 & 17, 2014, 6:30 PM
Performance: December 15, 2014, 7:30PM

4th Wall Theatre is holding open auditions for singers for its upcoming New Jersey Musical Theatre Composers Showcase. Each composer will be casting several singers to present his/her material to 4th Wall’s audience. Each composer will music direct their own material and provide their own set of musicians. The intended audience is a mix of theatergoers and industry guests (agents, publishers, reviewers, etc).

Learn more: 4th Wall Auditions or email info@4thwalltheatre.org



Pennsylvania Presenters & The Ware Center
The Ware Center – Millersville University
Lancaster, PA
Conference: November 10-12, 2014

Join presenters from the Mid Atlantic region and artists and managers from all disciplines for two full days of juried showcases, essential networking/business meetings and successful block booking opportunities. The inaugural conference will be held in downtown Lancaster, PA, and feature up to 32 juried showcases, a conversational meeting space for artists and agents to conduct business with presenters, as well as networking sessions, dine-arounds, and a regional block booking meeting.

Learn more: Performing Arts Market or register



South Jersey Cultural Alliance
Visual Storytelling Webinar
Date: November 11, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The SJCA will present a Visual Storytelling Webinar for SJCA members. Using “visual storytelling,” we combine the power of stories, online video and social media to produce amazing results. The webinar will discuss the science behind the power of storytelling as well as the art of crafting a story that gets your supporters engaged and taking action.

Learn more: SJCA Webinar



Surdna Foundation
RFP for Individual Artists, Culture Bearers and Nonprofits
Engaged in Social Change
RFP Deadline: November 12, 2014

The Surdna Foundation is issuing a request for proposals to individual artists, culture bearers and nonprofit arts organizations. This initiative is to support projects developed in response to communities’ specific challenges and to support artists and organizations whose long-term work has increased social engagement without necessarily being explicitly “activist.” The foundation will consider all artistic disciplines, including cross-disciplinary work. Successful applicants will receive grants ranging from $25,000 to $150,000 over one or two year periods, with a maximum total award of $150,000 per year.

Learn more: Surdna RFP or aesc_rfp@surdna.org



New Jersey Media Center, LLC
Photography Workshops

Nancy J. Ori, New Jersey Media Center, LLC will be hosting a variety of workshops this fall. Highlights include Photo Encaustics; Close up and garden photography; Beginning Digital Photography: The Camera at the Montclair Art Museum; Beginning Image Manipulation; and Making Better Holiday Photos.

Learn more: Nancy Ori Workshops, call 908-790-8820 or email Nancy Ori



The Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University
Professional Development for Artists & Artists Talks
Newark, New Jersey

The Paul Robeson Galleries presents engaging exhibitions, public events and educational programs to Rutgers University and Greater Newark audiences. All events are free and open to the public. Upcoming Artists Talks include: Raul Villarreal, Beverly Naidus, Jenny Polak & Mina Zarfsaz. Professional Development Courses include: Legal Issues with Amy Goldrich & Marketing with Heidi Riegler..

Learn more: Paul Robeson – Artist Talks, Paul Robeson – Professional Development



Arts Council of Princeton
Sauce for the Goose Holiday display & sale
Call for Artists
Deadline: November 14, 2014

The Arts Council of Princeton is seeking local artists, artisans and crafters for their annual Holiday Art & Craft Sale – Sauce for the Goose. Artists enjoy great exposure and the potential for significant sales. An added bonus is that this also benefits the Arts Council of Princeton’s exhibition program with a portion of the proceeds.

Learn more: Sauce for the Goose



Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists’ Emergency Resources
Emergency Grants & Loans

CERF+ has increased the amount of its emergency financial assistance grants and loans for eligible craft artists. CERF+’s Emergency Grants now provide up to $5,000 in immediate help to eligible craft artists after career-threatening emergencies. CERF+’s no-interest Emergency Recovery Loans now provide up to $8,500 to help craft artists re-establish, improve, or possibly expand the artist’s business after an emergency.

Learn more: CERF+ Grants & Loans



Printmaking Center of NJ
Fall Art Classes
Branchburg, NJ
Registration Open

The Printmaking Center of New Jersey is offering adult artists more than 25 classes and workshops this fall at the Center’s facility in Branchburg, NJ. The Center’s education program will offer 11 new classes and feature several visiting artists, all experts in various printmaking techniques. Some classes are designed for the novice printmaker, whether they are completely new to art-making or they have some painting or drawing experience. Class offerings include photography, silkscreen, etching, mono-printing, lithography and handmade paper-making.

Learn more: Printmaking Center – Fall



10 Hairy Legs
Company Class
Call to advanced dancers
Location: PMT Dance Studio NY, NY
Dates: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10-11:30am (doors open at 9:30)

10 Hairy Legs invites advanced dancers to join their $5.00 Company Class. Guest Teachers include Stefanie Batten Bland, Sidra Bell, Rosemary Bleich, Gino Grenek, Tiffany Mills, Randy James, Pedro Ruiz, Breton Tyner-Bryan, Christian von Howard, David Tamaki, Manuel Vignoulle, and Janet Wong.

Learn more: 10 Hairy Legs CC or email alex.biegelson@gmail.com



The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Murphy Writing
Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
Galloway, NJ
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 20, 2014
Dates: January 16-19, 2015

The 22nd Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway will be held January 16-19, 2015 at the historic Seaview Resort near Atlantic City. The Getaway includes hands-on workshops open to writers at all levels with the idea that every writer, regardless of experience level, can improve their craft with rigorous instruction and encouragement. Participants will choose from 16 poetry and writing workshops, most of which are limited to 10 participants. South Jersey teachers may be eligible to have their districts pay their Winter Getaway tuition when they register with ETTC hours.

Learn more: Poetry & Prose Getaway or register


The West Windsor Arts Center
Adult Classes and Workshops
Princeton Junction, NJ
Classes run through December

The West Windsor Arts Center is offering workshops for adults this fall. Workshops are conducted by teaching artists who focus on a specific style of art and will provide step-by-step instruction. Courses include: Weave Your Own Cloth on a 4-Shaft Loom; Simple Soldered Pendant; Felt-Making for the New Century; and Making Nuno Felt & Shibori. West Windsor Arts Council Members save 10%.

Learn more: West Windsor Arts Council or call 609-716-1931



Atlantic Health System
5th Annual Arts in Healing Coalition Conference: Growing Up Autism
Location: Montclair Art Museum
Event: November 21, 2014, 9:30am – 3:30pm

This conference brings together the Arts and Healthcare Community through a multidisciplinary look at how the Arts play a vital role in healing. Highlights include: Art Therapy, Music Therapy and Community Resources. Join the conversation and be part of the movement into the future! The conference is free and lunch will be provided.

Learn more: Growing up Autism, call 1-800-247-9580 or healingarts@atlantichealth.org



Morris Museum & New Jersey State Council on the Arts
2015 New Jersey Arts Annual: Crafts
Call for Submissions
Deadline: November 21, 2014
Exhibition: February 12 – April 19, 2015

The Morris Museum is accepting submissions for the upcoming New Jersey Arts Annual: Crafts. This year’s Arts Annual in Crafts, “Accessorize-The Person & The Place,” will explore trends taking place in contemporary crafts as artists cross boundaries in process and materials. The New Jersey Arts Annual is a unique series of exhibitions highlighting the works of New Jersey visual artists and craftspeople. One exhibition takes place each year in either fine arts or crafts, in altering sequence. This exhibition series is open to any artist currently living or working in New Jersey.

Learn more: New Jersey Arts Annual: Crafts or email artsannual@morrismuseum.org



City Without Walls
METRO 31 Call for Entries
Deadline: November 22, 2014
Exhibition: December 18, 2014 – February 14, 2015

City Without Walls is an urban gallery that advances the careers of emerging artists while building the audience for contemporary art. The Metro 31 show is open to all artists; any media, style or subject. Works are not to exceed 13 inches in any dimension, including frame or base. Jurors will select from original artworks only. All works must be hand delivered to CWOW

Learn more: CWOW METRO 31



Arts Unbound
Coaching for Emerging Artists with Disabilities
Ongoing/No fee

Arts Unbound has received a grant from the Kessler Foundation to provide professional development support to fifteen to twenty artists with disabilities over the next year (October 2014-September 2015). Arts Unbound is actively recruiting new emerging artists with disabilities for the program. All participants will be expected to commit to developing a career plan, participate in workshops and master classes, and learn how to approach galleries and retailers.

Learn more: Arts Unbound Coaching or call Celene Ryan at 973-675-2787



Kean University Galleries
Human Rights Institute Gallery
Request for Exhibition Proposals
Deadline: November 23, 2014

The Human Rights Institute Gallery at Kean University is accepting proposals for exhibitions that address issues specifically related to human rights violations and victories around the world. The 2000 square foot space includes facilities for projections and modest installations. For thematic group shows or solo shows, please forward a short proposal with four images. If considered appropriate, you will be contacted for additional materials. An honorarium and expenses will be provided.

Learn more: Kean RFP or call Neil Tetkowski at 908-737-0392



Arts Guild New Jersey
“New Jersey Isn’t Boring” & “Issues” Exhibits
Call for Artists
Deadline: November 30, 2014

Arts Guild New Jersey announces an open call for artists for two exhibits: “New Jersey Isn’t Boring”, which will be held at Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving St in Rahway, NJ from March 22, 2014 – April 16, 2015. Artists must be residents of New Jersey and their art must reflect some aspect of New Jersey. The “Issues” exhibit will be held from April 26 to May 22, 2015 and is open to artists from any geographic location. Programs are open to all artists over 18 and there is no fee to submit work. All media will be considered for both of these exhibits.

Learn more: AGNJ Exhibits



Parco Nord Milano
Medhelan International Cover Contest
Call for Illustrators
Deadline: November 30, 2014

Parco Nord Milano and Star Comics Publishing under the Patronage of EXPO 2015 announce the opening of Medhelan International Cover Contest, a competition open to all illustrators. Competitors will design a cover for the graphic novel “MEDHELAN – The fabulous story of a land,” which recounts the story of Milan and its land, on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition in Milan. The work, published by Star Comics publishing house and translated into five languages, will be presented in a world premiere in Milan within the palimpsest of Expo 2015.

Learn more: Medhelan or email covercontest@medhelangraphicnovel.it



Monmouth Museum
Annual Juried Art Exhibition & Member Miniatures: Big ART in Small Packages
Call for Entries
Deadline: December 5, 2014

The Monmouth Museum invites artists to submit work for its upcoming exhibitions. The Annual Juried Art Exhibition was founded by the Monmouth County Arts Council in 1979 and for 35 years it has been held at the Monmouth Museum. The show will run from January 17 – March 8, 2015 and is open to all artists world-wide age 17 and over. Member Miniatures: Big ART in Small Packages is a juried exhibition of small works (No larger than 12″ x 12″ when framed) in a variety of media. This show is open to Monmouth Museum Member Artists and will run from January 17 – March 15, 2015.

Learn more: Monmouth Museum – Call for Entries



Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
USArtists International 2015
Guidelines and Application Available
Second Round Deadline: December 5, 2014

The guidelines and online application are now available for the 2015 USArtists International program.. The program provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists from across the country who have been invited to perform at significant international festivals and, new this year, performing arts markets anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. The application deadline for the second of three grant rounds of the 2015 program is for projects taking place between March 1, 2015 and February 29, 2016.

Learn more: USArtists International or email Brigid Zuknick



Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
Teacher Workshops
New Brunswick, NJ
December 5 & 12, 2014, 9:00AM – 3:00PM

Registration is open for two Teacher Workshops in December. On December 5th, Writing and the Visual Arts will explore the interconnection of these two disciplines; helping teachers explore how to use images to generate fiction, poetry and descriptive writing in their classrooms. ON December 12th, Storytelling and Balanced Literacy sets forth teaching strategies for creating reading and writing curricula. The fee for each class is $50 per participant, which includes continental breakfast, lunch, and supplies. Attendees also receive six professional development credit hours for each session.

Learn more: email education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu or call 848-932-6766



New Art Group
Solo Show Competition at Watchung 2015
Call for Artwork
Deadline to receive prospectus: December 15, 2014

The Watchung Arts Center is having a competition for artists to have a solo exhibit, and all types of work are accepted – painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, video, etc. There are three spots available: March, May and June all in 2015. Each of these three solo shows will be in the downstairs gallery and will be held in conjunction with a group exhibit being held in the upstairs gallery, providing a large audience for each opening.

Learn more: Watchung Solo Show or email Paul Pinkman



Artist Beth Lowell
Collaborative mail art exhibition
Call to writers and artists
Deadline: December 15, 2014

Writer and artist Beth Lowell is looking to engage other artists and writers in a healing collaborative mail art project called ‘What I Never Told You’. Participants are asked to write a letter to a person they missed the chance to share something with. All letters will be shredded and reassembled into a wall-sized quilt.

Learn more: Quilt Project or call Beth Lowell at 973-460-6464



City of Somers Point Arts Commission
Request for Qualifications – Muralist
Deadline: December 18, 2014

The Arts Commission of the City of Somers Point is looking to engage a muralist to design, execute and install a three-part mural for the exterior walls of the Somers Point Branch of the Atlantic County Library System building, to enhance the Richard Somers Memorial Park. The mural will depict significant aspects/events of the life of Master Commandant Richard Somers, USN. For historical information on the life of Master Commandant Richard Somers, artists can visit the Somers Point Historical Museum or the Somers Point Historical Society’s website.

Learn more: Muralist or email Kathleen Arleth



Essex County & South Mountain Conservancy
2015 Wildflower Sculpture Park
Call for Artists
Deadline: January 1, 2015

Applications are being accepted from New Jersey artists who are interested in exhibiting their work in Essex County’s South Mountain Reservation. Sculptors can work with any media, but it should safely stand up to all weather conditions. The exhibit will be on display for one year in the Wildflower Sculpture Park located by the South Mountain Dog Park in Maplewood/Millburn. A stipend, media via Essex County and metal signage will be provided.

Learn more: Wildflower Sculpture or email Tricia at info@triciazimic.com



Premiere Stages, Kean University
2015 Premiere Stages Play Festival
Call for Submissions
Deadline: January 15, 2015

Premiere Stages, the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, seeks submissions to its 11th Annual Premiere Stages Play Festival. Through the Play Festival script competition, Premiere offers developmental opportunities to four playwrights. Four of the submitted plays will be selected as finalists, presented as staged readings with Equity casts March 19-22, 2015, and awarded cash prizes. Following the March readings, the winner of Play Festival is selected for a full Equity production during the 2015 Premiere Stages Mainstage Season and awarded $2000; a second play will be selected for a 29-Hour Staged Reading and be awarded $750, and the two other finalist writers will be awarded $500. There is no fee to enter.

Learn more: Premiere Stages Submission



Howard Payne University Department of Art
Above and Below I-10: Cross-Country Art exhibition
Call for Entries
Deadline: January 15, 2015
Exhibit: February 9 – March 27, 2015

Howard Payne University’s Department of Art will host the first annual “Above and Below I-10: Cross-Country Art” exhibition. All contemporary American artists who reside above or below I-10 are encouraged to submit an entry or multiple entries of up to three per artist. I-10 is the southernmost transcontinental highway connecting both the West and East coasts from San Diego, California, to Jacksonville, Florida. Artwork should reflect the American themes of landscape, traveling and transportation. Only two-dimensional, abstract realism artwork will be accepted.

Learn more: I-10 Exhibit or contact David Harmon at 325-649-8088