WHAT IS THE CAPITAL ARTS GRANT PROGRAM
The Capital Arts Grant Program supports capital projects for arts organizations located in New Jersey. Approximately $4 million in funds are available for the FY22 Capital Arts Grant Program. The grant program is designed to help New Jersey’s nonprofit arts organizations build operational stability and capacity through one of the three eligible project categories:
• repair or expansion of existing facilities
• acquisition/installation of building service equipment (plumbing, mechanical, and/or electrical equipment, et. al.)
For all requests, applicants must demonstrate control of the property through either a deed or valid lease. Eligibility information is provided in the grant guidelines.
CAPITAL ARTS GRANT PERIOD AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
The grant period for runs June 1, 2022 to December 31, 2023 (18-month period). Grant funds must be fully expended and the work must be completed by the end of the grant period.
Free technical assistance and support are available for each component of the grant program. Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of all available resources. Please reference the Arts Council’s website for specific details, including times, links, and registration requirements. The first session is this Friday, November 19th at 3pm.
The Arts Council will administer the application and selection process for these grants. All applications received by the deadline will be reviewed against the listed criteria for eligibility. Applications that have been deemed complete and eligible will be placed into a random lottery selection system. Grants will be awarded to applicants selected by the lottery distribution order until the fund is depleted.