ARTHELPS GRANTS

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 three 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​​

  • Interim Reports due July 2020 (revised to August 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, 2021 to December 31, 2021

  • FY 2021 Applications due Monday July 6, 2020 by 4:00pm

  • Notification of Successful Award: November 2020

  • 1st 80% payment sent February 2021 (as long as complete grant agreement has been submitted)

  • Interim Reports due July 2021

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

  • Final Reports Due January 2022

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

 

* All dates are subject to change 

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

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 Chamber Singers

Phoenix Productions

Pipes & Drums of the Atlantic Watch

Premier Theater Company

Red Bank RiverCenter

Red Bank Summer Jazz Series

Shrewsbury Chorale

ZEYBRAH

Congratulations 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). 

 

The deadlines for Fiscal Year 2021 ArtHelps Local Arts Program Grant Applications have now passed. Grant announcements are expected to be made in November 2020. Information regarding FY 2022 will be available in spring 2021. Please contact Connie Isbell at connie@monmoutharts.org with any questions.

 

Free Workshops for applicants are offered during the grant cycle. The workshop for the 2021 cycle was held online on April 28 at 10:30am. The presentation, which includes important information regarding changes to the FY 2021 program due to COVID-19, is available in the Grant Toolkit section on this page. Please click here for information, registration, and updates about other workshops that might be useful.  

MINI GRANTS

* Please note: Mini Grant Applications are temporarily suspended. Please check this page for updates. 

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. Download the 2020 application (see note above regarding the temporary suspension of this application) in the Grant Applications section. 

GRANT APPLICATIONS

FISCAL YEAR 2020 MINI GRANT APPLICATION CURRENTLY SUSPENDED* | MA FY 2020 MINI GRANT

FISCAL YEAR 2021 FULL APPLICATION (GOS, GPS, SP, TA) | CLOSED

Download the MA FY 2021 Full Guidelines and Sample Application (GOS, GPS, SP, TA)

 

FISCAL YEAR 2021 Small-Scale Arts Grant Application (SSA) | CLOSED

Download the MA FY 2021 SSA Guidelines and Sample Application

APPLICATION FINANCE CHART IN EXCEL (FOR GOS AND GPS) | Download the MA FY 2021 FINANCE CHART

PROJECT BUDGET (FOR SP, TA, SSA) | Download the MA FY 2021 PROJECT BUDGET

FY 2021 IN-KIND CHART | Download the MA FY 2021 IN-KIND CHART

FY 2021 ACTIVITIES CHART | Download the MA FY 2021 ACTIVITIES CHART

 

ADA CHECKLIST | Download THE ADA CHECKLIST

Addressing issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act is required with all applications. 

GRANT TOOLKIT

105 Monmouth St.

Red Bank, NJ 07701

732.212.1890

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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