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July 7, 2021

The 2021 Newark Artist Accelerator is a hybridized opportunity that will provide both emergency grants and project-based grants for Newark-based, multidisciplinary visual artists.

This year’s fund is made possible by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Regional Regranting Program And The New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund.

Emergency grants will be provided in the amount of $1,000 for artists who demonstrate a need due to COVID-19 related financial hardship. Applicants will be asked to self-select from a list of criteria that include: loss of income, rent or mortgage payment hardship, hospitalization, a lost opportunity that has short or long term career impact (residencies, performances, exhibitions, etc.), additional childcare needs, and more. Grants will be awarded using a lottery system.

Project-based grants will be awarded in the amount of $3,000 – $5,000. Proposed projects must be artist-led, and can include collaborative ventures, pop-up exhibitions, events, and interventions of an ephemeral nature that are radically accessible to public audiences. We are looking for investigative and authentic initiatives. Applications will be assessed by the proposal’s originality, impact and realistic ability to be executed. Projects will be selected by a jury of local arts professionals.

Monday, August 16