Newark Arts Education Roundtable

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 2019
    Dates to apply January 1,2019 – February 18, 2019
    Award Announcements March 17, 2019


    Fall Cycle 2019
    Dates to apply September 3, 2019 – October 18, 2019
    Award Announcements November 15, 2019
  • 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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Kars4Kids is accepting grant applications from nonprofits that provide educational initiatives and youth development programs.

Grants range from $500 to $2,000.

Are you a 501c3 lay organization with a central focus of doing original work on behalf of America’s children? We want to hear from you. We accept submissions from any US-based, IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations. Grants typically range from $500-$2,000, depending on such factors as mission alignment and availability of funds. Fundable activities include libraries, after-school programs, mentoring, exercise programs, weekend programming, incentives for continued reading and math work, and anti-bullying initiatives.

Artists in Education Residency Grant Program (AIE)

How to Apply?

Once your school has formed a steering committee and reviewed the grant guidelines, complete your AIE application and submit to the AIE Administrator.  Deadlines are as follows:

JANUARY 18, 2019: EARLY BIRD DEADLINE – Schools that wish to receive feedback on the application should submit a strong, completed first draft of their application to the AIE Administrator via email (  Applications received by this date will be reviewed by the AIE Administrator and the school will have the opportunity to update the application prior to the February 8th deadline.

FEBRUARY 8, 2019: FINAL GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE – A complete application packet includes: ONE electronic copy of the complete online application emailed to the AIE Administrator via email (info@njaie.organd ONE typed hard copy (with original signatures) and support materials mailed to the AIE Administrator (AIE Administrator, c/o NJ Arts Council, 33 West State Street, 4th Floor, Trenton, NJ 08608).  Only complete applications postmarked by this date will be forwarded to the panel for review.

Schools that score in the upper tier of the panel review may be contacted for an interview prior to the final decision.  Schools are notified of the panel’s decision at the end of May.  


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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.

GlassRoots is Seeking a Part-Time Glassblower!

GlassRoots is hiring a part-time Instructor to work in our hotshop and join the artistic staff of our exciting and growing arts education organization in Newark NJ. This is a skilled artistic and technical work position which includes provision of instruction, and fabrication and repair of glass pieces in hotshop.  We’re seeking a self-motivated individual who is can assist in the delivery of our artistic programs, offered to our target audience of disengaged youth and young adults as well as to the general public.

The work involves instruction of youth and adult students in the hotshop, the operation of facilities required for the instruction, fabrication and repair of a wide variety of glass pieces. On any given day you’ll be providing instruction to students participating in GlassRoots’ long and short term programs, teaching adults in recreational programs, and maintaining the hot shop. Additional responsibility includes the creation of sales and commission works.

The position begins as soon as May 1. This is part-time position, with growth potential but will begin with 15-20 hours per month to assist with our growing demand.  Applicant must have daytime and weekend availability; the schedule will vary dependent on classes and projects schedules. Hourly pay is between $15 and $25 per hour depending on experience.

Due to our work with youth, candidates must be able to clear background checks, and provide references. Read more about GlassRoots at


  • Conducts classroom demonstrations and gives hands-on instruction in glassblowing and design.
  • Assists in the fabrication of a variety of glass pieces for contract and instructional purposes.
  • Supports Lead Glassblowing Instructor in constructing and maintaining facilities required for the completion of glass pieces, commission products and student and class training.
  • Uses special equipment for fusing, turning, cutting, bending, and calibrating glass; employs special techniques in the creation of a wide variety of products and commissions.
  • Assists in creates glass pieces using a wide variety of techniques including casting, blowing, molding and manipulation of glass.
  • May assist in the development of products and commission works from conversations and rough sketches; repairs and modifies glass pieces either created at GlassRoots or elsewhere.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Hotshop Experience Required. Skill in teaching and imparting information to others through classroom teaching and instruction, communicating knowledge in a nontechnical manner.
  • Knowledge of the tools, equipment, materials, methods, and practices of the glassblowing trade. Skill in the fabrication, modification, and repair of glass equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Thorough knowledge of glassblowing shop techniques.
  • Ability to execute precision work in glass, diagnose problems and make constructive recommendations during project rendering or with facilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with GlassRoots staff members and within the glass community.

​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

Studio Institute is seeking Part-Time Arts Instructors!

Studio Institute is an organization with over 40 years of experience providing high-quality visual arts instruction in partnership with schools and communities in New York City, now expanding nationally. Studio Institute is seeking to employ local visual artists for paid part-time art instructor positions in Pre-K programs.

Artists will receive paid, formal training in Studio’s methodology and collaborate with classroom teachers to lead art lessons at selected sites.  The position includes: $30 hourly pay, paid professional training, continuous work between October and May, and 1-2 days of work during school hours.  The application deadline is Thursday, August 15th. To apply, teaching artist can email their resume with mention of any special qualities, training or skills and cover letter to with the subject line “New Jersey Artist Instructor”.

Requirements for Employment as an Artist Instructor:

  • Active professional visual art practice with an exhibition history
  • Foundational skills in painting, drawing, and/or sculpture
  • Ability to collaborate and work with a range of diverse partners and stakeholders, including teachers, administrators, and parents
  • Interest in and capacity for writing sequenced instructional plans
  • Demonstrated ability to teach young children in a school or community setting preferred

Sphinx LEAD is looking or a Part-Time Project Manager!

Job Description
Are you passionate about excellence and inclusion in arts administration? Apply to be the Project Manager for Sphinx LEAD (Leaders in Excellence, Arts & Diversity), and join the Sphinx Team for this exciting program that empowers leaders of color to evolve the landscape of administrative arts leadership.

The Project Manager will be charged with the ongoing, year-round coordination of the LEAD program and will report to the Senior Director for Leadership of the Sphinx Organization. The Project Manager must have at minimum a Bachelor-level degree and operate with a high level of organizational and operational capacity. Significant experience in arts administration is strongly preferred.

Core duties of the project manager will include:

• Coordinate and oversee logistical elements and production of all Sphinx LEAD activities

• Facilitate curriculum components, including on-site Leadership Retreats and program activities at SphinxConnect

• Serve as primary liaison for LEADers, coordinating their involvement in the program

• Coordinate financial components of program, including LEADer stipends, Professional Development funds, and budget tracking

• Collect, track, and share feedback from LEADers via curricular surveys, etc.

• Lead recruitment efforts

• Responsible for program visibility, including documenting Leadership Retreats, updating social media/website, and more


This is an independent contractor position, with compensation and logistics commensurate with experience (relocation is not required). To apply, please submit cover letter and resume by August 15, 2019, to: (Electronic submissions only, please). Sphinx Organization does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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