Following Successful First Round of Grants Awarded to 89 Artists and Arts Entities, Latest Tranche Further Expands Opportunities
Mayor Steven M. Fulop, City Council members, and the Arts and Culture Trust Fund Committee announce this Monday, January 23, applications will open for the second round of Arts and Culture Trust Fund grants to expand arts education and programming citywide. Following the successful first allocation of grants, totaling $900,000 awarded to 89 artists and arts organizations last year, the City is looking to promote even more applicants from Jersey City’s flourishing arts community with this latest round of funding.
Programs will Offer Funding and Support to Underserved Sectors of the City
The Jersey City Arts Council (JCAC) is proud to launch two new grant
opportunities for artists living in Jersey City: the Antenna Grant for Women in the Arts and the Jersey City Artist Recovery Fund. With these grants the JCAC hopes to provide increased arts education access to underserved groups and economic support for those in the community who have lost work due to COVID.
The Antenna Grant for Women in the Arts
Developed in partnership with artist Shamona Stokes, this scholarship grant will offer financial support and mentorship for young womxn (female identifying) in Jersey City pursuing a career in the arts. The program was initiated by Stokes, who sought to give back to the community by donating the profits from the sale of her large-scale sculpture Antenna. The grants are presented with further sponsorship from SILVERMAN, and will include practical opportunities such as connecting with professional artists and tours of Mana Contemporary.
The grant is open to womxn artists between the ages of 16-23 who show artistic promise and a commitment to pursuing a career in the visual arts. Priority will be given to artists of color and those with financial need.
Mayor Steven M. Fulop, alongside Dr. Sue Henderson, President of New Jersey City University and Robinson Holloway, Board Chair of the Jersey City Council on the Arts, will officially launch the Jersey City Cultural Asset Map. The Cultural Asset Map features an interactive, online map with collected information arts organizations and arts living and/or working in Jersey City. The proposed roadmaps reveals opportunities and challenges in working towards enhancing the cultural vitality of Jersey City.
Tuesday, December 11, 9:00 a.m.
NJCU School of Business – Skyline Room
200 Hudson Street
Harborside Plaza 2
Jersey City, NJ
Mayor Steven M. Fulop, Dr. Sue Henderson, President of New Jersey City University Robinson Holloway, Board Chair of Jersey City Council