ART HELPS GRANTS | monmoutharts

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Red Bank, NJ 07701

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The programs of Monmouth Arts are made possible in part by funds from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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LOCAL ARTS PROGRAM GRANTS

In partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, we offer ArtHelps Local Arts Program Grants to provide access to quality arts experiences in Monmouth County communities. Each year, the program supports more than 2,500 high-quality, low-cost exhibitions, concerts, performances, workshops, and arts festivals that serve over 700,000 children and adults.

Eligible recipients include Monmouth County nonprofit arts organizations and community groups with arts programs that provide excellent arts events that are accessible and beneficial to the public. Organizations must be able to complete all reporting necessary by the deadlines in order to accept public funds, including application, a contract, an interim report and a final report. Applicants must have sufficient cash flow to support their organization, program project or event as grant funds are allocated over 3 payments of 80%, 10% and 10%.

  

Types of grants include General Operating Support (GOS) for arts organizations, General Program Support (GPS) for other types of non-profit organizations that have significant arts programs, Special Project Support (SP) for all types of non-profit organizations, Small Scale Arts (SSA) and Technical Assistance (TA). Applicants that do not have IRS tax exempt status but meet all other criteria and have a fiscal sponsor may apply for a Technical Assistance Grant or a Mini Grant only.

GRANT WORKSHOPS are held each year in April or May to provide step-by-step assistance with the Monmouth Arts application process and ADA requirements. Offered free of charge, these workshops are a valuable resource for those considering applying for any type of grant. Need help with ADA planning? Visit the New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Cultural Access Network Project for resources and the recommended self-assessment survey tool.

IMPORTANT DATES: Grant Period January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

  • FY 2020 Applications are due Monday June 10, 2019 by 4 pm or postmarked

  • Notification of Successful Award September 2019

  • 1st 80% payment sent February 2020 (as long as complete grant agreement has been submitted)

  • Interim Reports due July 2020

  • 2nd payment of 10% sent once funds are received from NJSCA

  • Final Reports Due January 2021

  • Final payment of 10% sent once funds are received from NJSCA
     

IMPORTANT DATES: Grant Period January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

  • Interim Reports due July 2019

  • 2nd payment of 10% sent once funds are received from NJSCA

  • Final Reports Due January 2020

  • Final payment of 10% sent once funds are received from NJSCA

 

Questions? Contact Connie Isbell: connie@monmoutharts.org or 732-212-1890 x 3

CONGRATULATIONS

Arcadian Chorale

Art Alliance of Monmouth County

Atlantic Highlands Arts Council

Ballet Co. of the Performing Arts Ensemble

Belmar Arts Council (BAC)

Center Players

Company of Dance Arts

Guild of Creative Art

Heart of New Jersey Chorus

Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey

Holmdel Theatre Company

Indie Street Film Festival

Jazz Arts Project

Middletown Arts Center

Monmouth Civic Chorus

New Jersey Chambers Singers

Phoenix Productions

Pipes & Drums of the Atlantic Watch

Premier Theater Company

Red Bank RiverCenter

Red Bank Summer Jazz Series

Shrewsbury Chorale

ZEYBRAH

to the Monmouth Arts 2020

ArtHelps Local Arts Grantees!

GRANT STATUS

FISCAL YEAR 2020 ARTHELPS LOCAL ARTS GRANTS WERE ANNOUNCED ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 AND HAVE BEEN AWARDED (SEE LIST). FISCAL YEAR 2021 ARTHELPS APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN EARLY 2020. 

 

Free Workshops for Applicants are offered during the grant cycle. The workshops for the 2020 cycle were held on April 15 and April 16, 2019. Please click here for information, registration, and updates about other workshops that might be useful.  

Questions? Contact Connie Isbell: connie@monmoutharts.org or 732-212-1890 x 3. 

MINI GRANTS

Mini Grants are $500 grants available through out the year for arts projects by new and emerging organizations. Organizations can apply for one mini grant per fiscal year. Applicants must match each grant dollar with one dollar of unrestricted funds. Organizations that receive an ArtHelps Local Arts Program Grant are not eligible during the same fiscal year. Mini Grants have a simple application process and a short time frame from application to award. There is no deadline, but there are a limited number of mini grants available.

GRANT APPLICATIONS

FISCAL YEAR 2019 MINI GRANT APPLICATION MA FY 2019 MINI GRANT

 

FISCAL YEAR 2020 ARTHELPS Local Arts Program Grant Application

(GOS, GPS, SP, TA) | MA FY 2020 Guidelines and Application

 

FISCAL YEAR 2020 Small Scale Arts Grant Application (SSA) 

MA FY 2020 SSA Guidelines and Application

 
APPLICATION FINANCE CHART IN EXCEL MA FY 2020 FINANCE CHART
 
ADA CHECKLIST DOWNLOAD THE ADA CHECKLIST
Addressing issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act is required with all applications.