Tips for Emerging Visual Artists and Musicians
Postponed / New date to be announced...
Price: FREE for Student Members / $10 Members (suggested) / $20 Non-Members (suggested)
Are you an emerging visual artist or musician? Learn from experts in the field on how to approach galleries and venues about exhibiting/performing opportunities, how to work with curators/managers, and how to apply for grants and residencies. Please join Victoria Reis (Executive and Artistic Director of Transformer) and Tina Kerekes (Manager at Danny Clinch Transparent Gallery) for an interactive session designed to help you as you develop a career in the arts. Registration is required.
Making the Most of Your Monmouth Arts Membership
Postponed / New date to be announced...
Whether you’re an artist, nonprofit organization, or creative business, meet up with the team at Monmouth Arts to find out how to take advantage of all the promotional tools of membership -- posting on our online calendar, submitting events to our newsletters, harnessing the power of our growing social media network. We’ll also show you how to use the new Cultural Access Calendar, which provides the state's arts and cultural organizations a way to promote their access services and programs. Free but registration is required.
Applying for Local ArtHelps Grants
April 28, 2020 / 10:30 - 11:30am / Online Workshop
Nonprofit arts organizations and other nonprofits with arts programs that are accessible to the public are eligible to apply to Monmouth Arts for the upcoming 2021 Local Arts Program grant cycle. Interested groups are invited to attend our Online Grant Application Workshop to learn more about the application process. Full guidelines, applications, and deadlines will be posted in late-April on our ArtHelps webpage. This is a competitive grant process reviewed by a panel of independent arts experts. Funds for these grants come through the Local Arts Program of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Workshops are free, but registration is required.
Developing Budgets and Managing In-Kind Donations for Nonprofits
May 6, 2020 / 10:30am - 12:00pm / Online Workshop
For many nonprofits, the budget portion of an application can be the most challenging section to complete. If you’re looking to better understand how to present your organization’s finances, this workshop is for you. You’ll also learn how to include and value the in-kind donations you might be overlooking. The workshop will be presented by Pat Richter, Director of PRQuickhelp Nonprofit Consulting and Coaching, and Don Crocker, a Senior Fellow and the former CEO of the Support Center, a nonprofit capacity building organization that has partnered with nonprofits in the greater New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area for more than 30 years. Registration is required.
Recovery Fundraising Strategies
May 14, 2020 / 10:30am - 12:00pm / Online Workshop
Learn how to raise critical funds for your organization’s mission during times of recovery crisis by developing a fundraising plan and effectively delivering your fundraising message. Presented by Jennifer Anderson of Work Play Give - Philanthropic Solutions, this workshop is ideal for nonprofit professionals, volunteers, and board members. Registration is required.
Exquisitely Connected Art Happy Hour
May 21 / June 25 / October 29
Price: FREE, but donations are welcome and will be used to support the project!
Calling all artists and arts supporters! Join Monmouth Arts and Molly Johnson, artist and creator of the Exquisitely Connected Project, on a guided experience to create a piece of artwork to submit to a national community-building art project. Tell us about what you are feeling now, the hopes you want to express for the future, or create a metaphor for today’s world experience. All you need are a few basic art supplies and your creativity! Registration is required.
Some background about Exquisitely Connected: It was inspired by the Surrealist parlor game, Exquisite Corpse, where participants contribute to a collective artwork without being able to see what others have created. For this project, artists and non-artists are creating 8” x 8” artworks at home that will be connected digitally. The goal is to connect creatives of all ages and abilities – virtually and literally – as each finished artwork becomes a part of a larger whole. Click here for more information about the project.
EDI Committee Zoom Meeting
November 10, 2020 / 5:00pm
Monmouth Arts has launched an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee. Member arts organizations interested in defining their own EDI practices are welcome to attend our next Zoom meeting. Only one representative per organization.