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Monmouth Arts has been chosen for a third year to serve as a regranting agency for relief grants from the New Jersey Arts & Culture Renewal Fund (NJACRF) of the Princeton Area Community Foundation. A total of $20,000 in grants will be awarded to assist Monmouth County teaching artists with living or career needs such as housing, childcare, groceries, and utilities. Grants will be awarded based on demonstrated financial need, available funding, and equitable distribution of funds relating to racial/ethnic diversity, geography, and arts disciplines. Grants will be provided to teaching artists across all disciplines (dance, music, folk art, theater, visual arts, film, poetry, literary arts, etc.). Please note that the guidelines and application are also available in Spanish.

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Grant Request: $1,000 to $2,000


Grant Timeline: 

  • Application Open: Thursday, September 21, 2023 

  • Application deadline: Monday, November 6, 2023 by 4:00pm

  • Notification: On or before November 17, 2023


To be eligible for the Monmouth Arts 2023 Teaching Artist Relief Grant, you must be:

  • A practicing teaching artist who has experience relevant to art education

  • 21 years of age or older

  • A resident of Monmouth County    

  • Working in the United States for the last two years

  • Not related to a Monmouth Arts Board or staff member

  • Able to provide a social security number

  • Able to demonstrate previous income from arts education


Priority will be given to teaching artists who:  

  • Identify as BIPOC and/or serve BIPOC populations

  • Integrate resiliency, healing, and social-emotional learning in their work

  • Serve populations that have less exposure to arts programming

  • Respond to timely and important issues through their arts programming

  • Serve vulnerable and underserved populations


Monmouth Arts promotes equity and inclusion and encourages all eligible individuals to participate in this opportunity. Applicants who require assistance services may contact Connie Isbell at or call (732) 212-1890 ext. 101.


Application Information

The application must be completed on Submittable, Monmouth Arts’ grant portal. Please read the guidelines carefully and follow the link to Submittable. Applicants who are not yet registered with Submittable may sign up for a free account. The guidelines and application are available in Spanish on our website and can be submitted according to the directions included in that document.

The application for this competitive grant must be completed in its entirety. You will be asked to provide your contact information, reply to the narrative prompts, and confirm your eligibility for the program. You must verify your Monmouth County residency by providing a current driver’s license or other forms of a valid ID.  Monmouth Arts is not responsible for the lateness of any submission. 



Submission of the application indicates that you have completed all required fields in the online application form but does not guarantee eligibility or that all guideline requirements have been met. Eligible applicants may submit only one application for this opportunity from Monmouth Arts.

Review Process

All applications will be reviewed against the listed criteria for eligibility by Monmouth Arts staff. Once eligibility has been confirmed, a grant panel will review applications and make award recommendations. Recommendations will be approved by the Monmouth Arts Board of Trustees. 



Virtual open office hours for questions will be held Thursday, October 5th from 1:00-2:00 pm via Zoom ( Additional technical assistance is available upon request by contacting Connie Isbell at or (732) 212-1890 ext. 101.

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