Newark is for Artists mural by The Nork Project, photo by Chrystofer Davis.
The City of Newark Creative Catalyst Fund
The Creative Catalyst Fund (CCF) is designed to support long-term sustainability and assist Newark-based artists and small to mid-sized arts and cultural organizations impacted by COVID-19. The Fund is largely informed by the Newark Creates cultural plan. In collaboration with The City of Newark’s Division of Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Department of Economic and Housing Development, and Newark Arts, the Fund will provide up to $750,000 in grants. Awards will be announced in June, and grant funds will be administered by Newark Arts. Please read the guidelines for more details.
Below is a listing of additional resources mentioned during the session.
If you are a self-employed artist, independent contractor or small business owner and unable to work as a result of COVID-19, you may also be eligible to receive unemployment or assistance for small businesses. Please see links below for more info.
Please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions about eligibility requirements or application questions for the Creative Catalyst Fund.
Please continue to practice social distancing and take good care of yourselves and loved ones.
- COVID-19 Arts Relief Resource List – New Jersey State Council on the Arts
- COVID-19 Resources – ArtPride New Jersey
- City of Newark and United Way
- Small Business Grant (up to $10,000)
For-profit small businesses with 10 employees or less. Deadline to Apply: April 30th
- Nonprofit Fund
Details to be announced this week
- Small Business Resource
- NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant (up to $5,000)
Deadline to Apply: April 10th – 9am
- Emergency Assistance Eligibility Wizard
- Small Business Administration (SBA)
- Paycheck Protection Program
- Verizon Small Business Fund Recovery Fund
Round 2 Applications open mid-April
Unemployment for Gig Workers, Freelancers, Independent Contractors Disaster Unemployment Assistance Program To File a Claim: https://myunemployment.nj.gov/ or call: North Jersey area: (201) 601-4100
More info: https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covid.shtml
- Health Insurance
- Eviction Protection and Mortgage Relief
For questions about eviction protection or mortgage relief for home or business, email EHD@ci.newark.nj.us
May 20, 2020 – A City Rethinks its Arts Grants Program in Light of the Coronavirus Pandemic – Grantmakers in the Arts
April 22, 2020 – How Newark Retooled Its Ambitious Arts Grant Program to Respond to COVID-19 – Next City
April 19, 2020 – Newark Artists Keep Working in the Face of Coronavirus Crisis – TAPinto NEWARK
April 2, 2020 – Newark Mayor Launches a Creative Catalyst Fund for the City’s Arts Community – ArtfixDaily
April 2, 2020 – Newark Mayor Launches Creative Catalyst Fund For Artists and Art Organizations Impacted By COVID-19 – New Jersey Stage
MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayor Baraka Launches Creative Catalyst Fund up to $750,000 for Artists and Arts Organizationa Impacted by Covid-19 [ Full Press Release ]