JCAC ANNOUNCES TWO NEW LOCAL ARTS GRANTS

Jersey City Artist Recovery Fund
JCAC is also offering a limited number of emergency relief grants to individuals working in the arts. These grants can be used to help support artists’ basic living and career-sustaining needs due to the loss of work and earning opportunities caused by COVID-19 illness or related business disruptions.

All people who work professionally in the arts, including visual and performing artists,administrators, designers, and teaching artists, are eligible to apply. Data has shown that the pandemic has disproportionately affected Black, Indigenous, and other People of
Color (BIPOC), and those who have been disproportionately affected are strongly encouraged to apply.

This grant is made possible by support from the New Jersey Arts & Culture Recovery Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation, and is done in collaboration with Nimbus Dance Works, who is overseeing a Jersey City Dance Artist Relief Funding program.

This is the second COVID relief grant that JCAC has offered. Last summer the organization partnered with Mayor Fulop and the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation to distribute $100,000 in relief grants to the arts community. “Our artists have been severely impacted by the pandemic, and we’re grateful to those who have helped us provide support,” said Heather Warfel Sandler, Chair of the JCAC. “Artists and access to arts education are imperative to a thriving
Jersey City, and we will continue our work to ensure the arts community can rebound when the pandemic ends.”

More information and applications for both the Antenna Grant for Women in the Arts and the Jersey City Artist Recovery Fund can be found on the JCAC website: jerseycityartscouncil.org

Jersey City Arts Council is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, whose mission is to support local artists and to serve as an advocate for the arts. JCAC works for artists and organizations across all artistic disciplines, as well as encourages new and innovative additions to
the artistic landscape and cultural growth of Jersey City. To learn more, or to make a donation, visit www.jerseycityartscouncil.org.

Contact: MacAdam Smith
jerseycityartscouncil@gmail.com

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