Newark Arts established the ArtStart Grant Program in 2001 specifically to nurture arts and cultural activities throughout the City of Newark and to enhance the capacity of Newark’s non-profit organizations, schools, and individual artists to provide arts-based projects throughout the City’s five wards. ArtStart events must take place between July 1, 2024, and June 30, 2025.

Applicants may request a maximum of $3,000.


Newark Arts will give paramount consideration to projects that:   

  • Enhance recognition of the value of the arts as a catalyst to address social issues  
  • Engage with neighborhood or community based organizations and are developed to address their identified needs  
  • Take place in local neighborhoods, stimulating creativity and community engagement
  • Engage children, youth and/or seniors and people with special needs 
  • Support academic achievement   
  • Are provided by small organizations and individual artists, enhancing their future capacity

ArtStart is brought to you by

New Jersey Arts & Culture Renewal Fund 2023 logo
td bank americas most convenient bank 2023 logo

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