May 4, 2022

Exciting Grant Opportunities for NJ Artists Negatively Impacted by the Pandemic


We are excited to share that the New Jersey Arts and Culture Renewal Fund has awarded a $43,125 grant to Peters Valley School of Craft to help New Jersey artists recover from the financial devastation of the pandemic. Applications are now open and will be received through June 1. New Jersey artists can learn more about eligibility and apply here.

Peters Valley will act as an intermediary grantor, awarding individual grants of $1,000 to $2,000 to artists who have been impacted by the current industry-wide slowdown due to COVID-19 and other sector disruptions as well as those affected by weather-related disasters. 

We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the New Jersey Arts & Culture Renewal Fund to help support our state’s individual craft artists during this most challenging time.

The stipends we will award through this grant will provide critical support to allow artists to get back on track, whether the funds are used to pay bills, put food on the table, purchase materials needed to create work, apply to shows, ship work, cover booth fees, lodging and travel expenses at shows, or to promote their businesses. 

We will collaborate with arts organizations such as the Furniture Society, GlassRoots, and the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council to help spread the word and reach as many eligible artists as possible.

The New Jersey Arts and Culture Renewal Fund (NJACRF) was established to ensure the survival and strength of the state’s arts and culture nonprofit sector during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The school’s grant is part of the $592,501 awarded to fifteen nonprofits that will act as intermediaries, regranting funds to artists, teaching artists, and history professionals around the state. The Fund is hosted by the Princeton Area Community Foundation.