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Grants/Funding Opportunites

Crayola’s Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant

The 2019 program provides grants for innovative, creative leadership team building within elementary/middle schools. Beginning December 1, 2018, submit your application for the opportunity to receive a grant to help build your school’s creative capacity. Each grant-winning school (up to 20 grants awarded) receives $2,500 and Crayola products valued at $1,000.


The Pi Chubb Newark Field Trip Fund

Field Trip New Jersey helps school children in underserved communities across New Jersey connect classroom learning with real-life experiences by providing transportation funding for school trips to arts and culture, historical landmarks, nature preserves, science institutions, and college campuses. The Pi Chubb Newark Field Trip Fund, an endowment of the fund, will ensure that children in Newark experience the transformative power of field trips for years to come.

Who Can Apply

All public, charter and non-profit private pre-K-12 schools in Newark may apply once per school year.

How It Works

  • Apply for funding by filling out a Field Trip New Jersey Application Form. Schools submitting through the Pi Chubb Newark Field Trip Fund must do so within one of two cycles:
    • Winter Cycle 2018, Dates to apply: January 1,2018 – February 16, 2018
      • Award Announcements: March 16, 2018
    • Fall Cycle 2018, Dates to apply: September 3, 2018 – October 15, 2018
      • Award Announcements: November 15, 2018
  • Go on the field trip! Take pictures and ask students to document their experience in letters, drawings, photos or poems. Keep your receipts!
  • After you return, fill out the Field Trip New Jersey Final Report and email it with bus receipts/invoices to within one month.
  • Submit bus transportation invoices no later than July 2, 2018 to receive reimbursement for field trip grants awarded between the months of September 2017 and June 2018.

Field Trip Grant Details

  • Total funding per school will not exceed $700 and must be used for bus expenses only. A school may submit an application for multiple trips as long as the request does not exceed $700 and the trips serve different teachers and students. We encourage teachers to collaborate on trips and on the application process.
  • The fund gives priority to field trips in New Jersey that get students outside their districts, although we realize that sometimes there are adventures within the school district that will be appropriate. The fund is not for inter-school travel.
  • Schools may apply for funds to transport students on college tours in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, District of Columbia, and Maryland, as well as New Jersey.

To access the login page for the application, click here.

To view a sample PDF application, click here.

To view a sample Certificate of Insurance, click here. (Does not apply to Newark Public Schools.)

For the required principal verification form, click here.

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Artists in Education Residency Grant Program (AIE)

The Artists in Education Residency Grant Program (AIE) places highly qualified professional artists in classrooms for 20 days or more during the school day through a program of residency grants.  Any New Jersey public, private, charter or parochial school serving grades PreK-12 is eligible to apply. It is a great opportunity for schools to:

  • Access up to $10,000 for long-term school arts residencies
  • Impact curriculum
  • Expand the arts experiences of students and teachers
  • Provide effective teacher professional development in the arts
  • Work together with a teaching artist to create long-term impact on your school and community through the arts

The application process for the 2019-2020 school year is due February 8, 2019.


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Youth Opportunities

Program Opportunities/Calls for Proposals

Nonprofit/Arts Resources

Legal resources for Newark non-profits!

Free Legal Services for Nonprofits in NJ, NY and CT ~ for more info please click PBP Brief Overview – Clients.

Learn More about the DataArts Platform

DataArts, formerly the Cultural Data Project, was founded to bring the language and leverage of data to the business of culture. The Cultural Data Profile (CDP) is DataArts’ flagship service, which thousands of cultural nonprofits use annually to report their financial and programmatic information. DataArts seeks to be a catalyst for data-informed decision-making.

Whether you’re a museum director, choreographer, or independent publisher, DataArts will support you in doing what you do best. The data you provide serves multiple purposes. With it, you can apply for grants, get a clear picture of your organization’s progress, inform your decision-making, and make a stronger case to stakeholders.

Add your data to the Arts Education Data Dashboard!

The Arts Education Data Dashboard, which will offer a more complete picture of the arts education happening in our schools — where it thrives, where there are opportunities for connection, and where we can work to bridge the gaps. All of the data that participants gather in their NAER Evaluation work will be part of the Dashboard, which serves to:

  • Track program offerings in one database and better understand schools, students, and teachers served
  • Tell the story of your organization’s impact to schools, supporters and current and prospective funders
  • Tell the story of the collective impact of Newark and New Jersey’s arts education community

For more information on how to participate, email

Employment Opportunities

GlassRoots is Seeking an Operations Director!

GlassRoots is looking for a professional to fill this newly defined position to design and implement the infrastructure/systems needed to support substantial growth over the next five to 10 years.  The incumbent will continue to build and manage effective and streamlined administrative/financial systems, including financial, accounting, legal, information technology (IT), human resources (HR), and physical infrastructure. This is a full-time, on-site position, working in our Newark, NJ location.

As a member of the senior management team, the director will be involved in strategic planning, evaluation, and professional development initiatives, as well as planning and managing GlassRoots’ expansion to our new sites later this year. In keeping with GlassRoots’ values, the director will also interact with program recipients as a mentor.

In the short-term, the Operations Director will be a key-member of our Expansion Team, with primary responsibility for all areas of our upcoming move, including coordination with construction and developer staff, and managing our move to the new location.

The full job description can be found at

Application Process: To apply, submit a cover letter that speaks directly to how you meet qualifications of job, and include a resume and salary requirements via email at No phone calls please. GlassRoots is an equal opportunity employer.

Newark Arts is Seeking a Web Administrator!

Web Administrator Job Description

Newark Arts is looking for a qualified part-time Web Administrator who will work with team members to manage back-end applications and processes. The Web Administrator will use his or her understanding of programming languages and tools to maintain efficient processes, solve problems, and keep a seamless experience for users. You should have excellent communication, computer, and project management skills.

Web Administrator Responsibilities:

  • Compile and analyze data, processes, and codes to troubleshoot problems and identify areas for improvement.
  • Manage web host, configure access for users, establish mail servers, and seamlessly connect databases and other back-end components.
  • Collaborating with the front-end developer/designer and other team members to maintain functional, cohesive codes that guarantee an optimal user experience on our website.
  • Evaluate website performance by checking metrics such as loading time, memory consumption, and traffic.
  • Improve SEO.
  • Test and debug website features.
  • Recording data and reporting it to proper parties, such as clients or leadership.
  • Remain current on best practices, learn new programming languages, to better assist other team members.
  • Responding in a timely manner to server issues and requests
  • Providing technical support to front-end developer/designer (this may be in person or over the phone)

Web Administrator Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer programming, computer science, or a related field.
  • Experience in the field, knowledge of both web development and system administration
  • Knowledgeable about security, hosting, network optimization, databases, and other infrastructure-related factors that affect a website’s performance
  • Fluency or understanding of specific languages, such as Java, PHP, or Python, and operating systems may be required.
  • Focus on efficiency, user experience, and process improvement.
  • Excellent project and time management skills.
  • Strong problem solving and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Available at all times in case problems occur, especially during high-traffic seasons (Newark Arts Festival – September/October)

Email for more info

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