Art House Cares Grants

 

Art House Cares: Grants for Hudson County Artists from Marginalized Communities are intended to support Hudson County-based working artists and cultural workers who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The program will distribute one-time $5,000 grants to 10 local artists to develop and present public arts projects across Hudson County between July 1 - December 3, 2022. Applications are due by Friday, June 10, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Hudson County-based artists and teaching artists who experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic and who are from marginalized communities including racial, religious and ethnic minorities; cisgender and transgender women; gender diverse and nonconforming people; people with disabilities; and members of the LGBTQIA+ community working in any discipline are eligible to apply.

This grant program is made possible by support from New Jersey Arts and Culture Renewal Fund at the Princeton Area Community Foundation.

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Applicant Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be current residents of Hudson County and have maintained residency since May 1, 2022.
  • Applicants must identify as part of a marginalized community, including racial, religious and ethnic minorities; cisgender and transgender women; gender diverse and nonconforming people; people with disabilities; and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
  • Applicants must be artists with a demonstrated creative practice in any arts discipline for at least five years.
  • Applicants must have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19.
  • Applicants must apply with a public arts project that meets the below criteria. Applicants can apply with a project that has yet to confirm presentation date and location.
  • Applicants must be able to provide a W-9 form with a Social Security Number (SSN), Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN) after selection.
  • Applicants must be 21 years or older on or before July 1, 2022.
  • Applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree-seeking program. 
  • Applicants cannot be an employee or board member of Art House Productions.

Eligible Public Arts Projects: 

  • The proposed public arts project must:
    • Have an arts or creative focus.
    • Be presented live and in-person.
    • Occur in Hudson County.
    • Be open to the public. Tickets for programs cannot cost more than $25. 
  • It is strongly recommended that a portion of the grant be used to support artist fees, both for the applying artist and any other artists that support the project. 
  • Artists can choose to present at a venue or on their own.
  • Projects must be documented with photographs or video taken during the project, required for final report, along with attendance numbers once the project is completed. 
  • Public arts projects do not need to feature new work; they can be restaging of preexisting works/shows/exhibitions. 
  • As long as the projects meet these criteria, grants can be used to supplement an already established project set to happen in Hudson County between July 1 to December 3, 2022.
  • Types of eligible public arts projects might include:
    • A live music, dance, theatre or literary reading/performance. 
    • An in-person art-making workshop with community members. 
    • A live art-making experience, such as painting of a mural.
    • Already established or recurring creatively focused program that is planned to happen in the summer/fall. 
    • All of the above can be scheduled independently or featured as part of an existing festival or program already scheduled for the summer. 

Important Dates & Information: 

  • The application deadline is Friday, June 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET. 
  • All funded public arts projects must take place between July 1 and December 3, 2022.
  • After reviewing applications for completeness and eligibility, qualifying applicants will be selected for funding via a lottery process. 
  • Applicants will be notified of award status by June 30, 2022. 
  • All grant recipients need to submit a final report by December 15.
  • Funded projects, location and applicant’s name will be made public throughout the duration of the program.
  • Funds will be distributed in 2 installments:  
    • Installment 1: $3,750 – upon return of signed letter of agreement. 
    • Installment 2: $1,250 – on completion and submission of the final report. 
  • All funded public arts projects must be documented with photographs and/or video taken during the project, to be provided in the final report. 

Application:

The application deadline is Friday, June 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET. To fill out an application, please click here.

If you require an alternate format for the application or assistance submitting an application, please contact Art House Producing Director Courtney Little at info@arthouseproductions.orgClick here to preview the application as a PDF

Questions?

Art House will be hosting virtual office hours on Wednesday, June 1 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. The session will include closed captions on Zoom. To request an ASL Interpreter, please email info@arthouseproductions.org at least 48 hours before the session. The office hours session will be recorded and posted on this page after it concludes. To RSVP for the information session, please click here.

Please email Art House Producing Director Courtney Little at info@arthouseproductions.org with additional questions. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

I don’t live in Hudson County, can I still apply?
No. Applicants must be current residents of Hudson County. Hudson County is made up of the following municipalities: Bayonne, East Newark, Guttenberg, Harrison, Hoboken, Jersey City, Kearny, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City, Weehawken, and West New York. Residency in Hudson County must have been maintained by May 1, 2022.

 

Can my company, organization or group apply?
No. These grants are intended to support individual artists. Organizations, companies and groups are not eligible. Applicants must be artists who reside in Hudson County, who identify as part of a marginalized community, with at least five years of creative practice.

 

Can I apply if I did not experience financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic?
No. This grant is specifically for artists who were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic financially. 

 

Can I obtain additional funding for my public arts project?
Yes. Grant recipients are able to obtain outside funding through grants, advertising, and sponsorships to provide additional support for their public arts projects. Programs can charge a ticket fee but tickets cannot cost more than $25.

Do I have to be a U.S. Citizen to apply?
No. You do not need to be a U.S. Citizen to apply. You must be able to provide a W-9 with a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or EIN (after selection).

 

Can I apply if I am a student?
No. Regardless of your field of study, you cannot be enrolled in a degree-seeking program of any kind.


Will this grant be taxable? 
A form 1099 will be mailed to you after the calendar year. Art House cannot advise on tax matters and we strongly encourage grant recipients to seek professional advice relating to personal tax matters.

 

This grant program is made possible by support from New Jersey Arts and Culture Renewal Fund at the Princeton Area Community Foundation.


This program is modeled after the New York City Artist Corps Program.