Newark Arts Education Roundtable

Grants/Funding Opportunites

Pi Chubb Newark Field Trip Fund

Endowed by Victoria Foundation at the Community Foundation of NJ, provides mini-grants of up to $700 for bus expenses related to educational field trips. Any pre-K-12 school in Newark may apply once per school year by filling out a Field Trip New Jersey Application Form during one of two cycles: Winter Cycle 2018 deadline is Feb. 16th for awards announced March 16, 2018 and Fall Cycle 2018 deadline is Oct. 15th for awards announced Nov. 15, 2018. For more information and to download an application, visit Questions? Email

Applications are open! Deadline: March 16, 2018

Begun in 2001, the Newark Arts Council’s ArtStart program is designed to act as a catalyst for cultural activity that is either not available, sporadic, or available only in limited supply within the local arts community. A selection committee representing a broad spectrum of the community considers all proposals.

The purpose of the ArtStart Grants Program is to nurture arts and cultural activities throughout the city, most especially those activities that involve young people and take place in our neighborhoods. Since its inception, the Newark Arts Council has made over 150 grant awards through the ArtStart Grants Program ranging from $500 – $3,000 and totaling over $400,000!

The projects stimulate arts and cultural activity in the city’s neighborhoods, local schools, and provide direct funding to individual artists.  These innovative programs take the arts into locations that are often overlooked by traditional programs. Apply here.

Apply for PSE&G Funding!

The PSEG Foundation recognizes the important role that local nonprofits hold in their communities. They consider proposals up to $10,000 in support of an established program or project with demonstrated impact on the local community. Organizations must apply online between March 1, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. through September 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Crayola’s Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant

An initiative that focuses on helping educators increase art-infused education, creativity and design thinking through varied professional development practices and cross-curricular planning, tailored to their specific school needs and goals, Crayola will offer up to 20 grants within elementary and middle schools in the United States and Canada for the 2017-2018 school year. Each award includes a $2,500 grant and $1,000 worth of Crayola products. Read more here.

Youth Opportunities

Program Opportunities/Calls for Proposals

Call for Proposals for

NPS Soaring Scholars Afterschool Program!

The Office of Expanded Learning Time with funding from the NJ Department of Education is requesting members of the Newark Arts Education Roundtable (NAER) to propose a program design and budget plan that would support the Newark Public Schools (NPS)  21st Community Learning Center Program (21stCCLC/s) with Arts Enrichment. If a program design is selected, organizations would partner with the Office of Expanded Learning Time to provide Arts Enrichment in the 21st Century Community Learning Centers.

Proposals are accepted throughout the year, based on the schedule below. You must be an active NAER member to apply. (E-mail for membership rates/info.) The RFA is available here.

Session Dates             Deadline for Proposal           Notification                Mandatory Training

10/2/17-12/15/17         August 11, 2017                      August 31, 2017          September 14, 2017

1/2/18-3/23/18             November 10. 2017                November 30, 2017    December 14, 2017

4/2/18-6/8/18               February 9, 2018                     February 23, 2018       March 7, 2018

Email Information to: Sarah Cruz at with subject Line: NPS 21st CCLC Arts Enrichment


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


Check these webinars from our Evaluation Committee coming up this month!


Session III: Overview for Arts Education Dashboard

Friday, February 23rd 11:30am – 12:30PM

Are you familiar with the Dodge Foundation’s Arts Education Dashboard? Need a refresher? This free webinar is for you:

The Dashboard is a tool to map the creativity nonprofits bring to NJ schools and make the case for arts education in our state and beyond. But it takes all of you to map this work accurately. During this webinar, we will walk you through the dashboard basics, use program examples to take the dashboard “out for a spin,” and answer any of your questions on how to use the tool for your organization and participate in the NAER data collection project. Pre-registration is required here.


Session IV: Making the Arts Education Dashboard Work For You: Report Running & Dashboard Help Desk 

Monday, February 26th  12:00- 1:00pm

How can you mine all the great data you inputted into the Arts Education Dashboard?

Learn to use the reporting features of the Arts Ed Data Dashboard. During this webinar, we will walk you through how best to use the reporting features of the Data Dashboard for your internal assessment purposes. Additionally, as a NAER member, you can make sure that you have represented the full scope of your work as part of the Newark wide reporting. There will be time to ask your questions about how to interpret and analyze the data and even refine your data collection practices. Pre-registration is required here.

Employment Opportunities

Part Time Internship Program Coordinator – Newark Museum is hiring

Program Overview:

The Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative is supported by the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation.  This initiative is a 3-year program for undergraduate students who typically are underrepresented in museum leadership.  The objective of this initiative is to provide leadership, career opportunities and guidance to encourage and development future museum leaders.


Position Overview:

The Internship Program Coordinator will work closely with Museum leadership, senior and mid-level managers, to coordinate all aspects related to this initiative.  The role of this position is to engage students, provide career guidance, and to provide support for their efforts in pursuing a career in the museum field.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages and coordinates all aspects related to the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative (DAMLI)
  • Partners with local colleges/universities to recruit students entering their second year of college for the DAMLI
  • Engages families and school counselors to ensure committed participation by the interns
  • Works closely with interns; leading, advising, and guiding them through the process to ensure their experience leads to professional and personal growth
  • Works with interns to ensure that work/project assignments fit their goals, skills and area of interest
  • Provides attentive guidance for interns throughout the 3-year program
  • Works with mentors to develop projects and provide on-going guidance to ensure a quality experience for the interns
  • Serves as a resource and provides guidance and direction to the interns through weekly meetings
  • Serves as the central point of contact and communication for mentors and interns on issues related to the program
  • Collaborates with college/university partners on initiatives related to the professional development of students
  • Coordinates summer externship programs at partnering institutions
  • Coordinates one on one meetings between mentors and students to provide guidance in their career choices
  • Provides assistance with resumes, graduate school applications, employment opportunities and fellowships
  • Coordinates peer group meetings for students to support one another and share experiences
  • Maintains contact with the broader network of museum professionals through participating in conferences, professional networks and organizations



  • B.A. or B.S. degree in art, education, or a related field
  • At least two years’ experience in internship management, career services, or student affairs
  • Strong organizational and effective communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team-like setting
  • Strong computer skills; proficient in MS Office including Word, Excel and Outlook




Send letter of application and resume to:


Human Resources

Newark Museum

49 Washington Street

Newark, NJ 07102


Newark Museum Association
Position Announcement

Position Title:                                 MakerSPACE Educator (Part-Time)

Department:                                   Education

Reporting Relationship:              Reports to the MakerSPACE Manager

Position Objective:

Working under the direction of the MakerSpace Manager this individual will be responsible for developing and executing programming in the Museum’s MakerSPACE.  The MakerSPACE educator will facilitate creative projects utilizing science, art, and technology with a focus on developing problem-solving skills and promoting project-based learning. The MakerSPACE educator will work with a variety of audiences, including youth, families with young children, adults and adult groups.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Museum’s Education Department in designing and planning creative hands-on lessons for a variety of audiences including youth, families with young children, adults and adult groups.
  • Welcome and engage visitors in hands-on interactive exhibits.
  • Lead formal and informal instruction in the MakerSPACE in a variety of program formats, including drop-in activities, special events, workshops, and school programs.
  • Demonstrate, use, and provide instruction in operating MakerSPACE tools including hand tools, laser cutter, 3D printers, computer workstations and software, and other technology.
  • Facilitate the safe use of MakerSPACE tools and maintain tools in proper working and safe condition.
  • Research Museum collections and exhibitions and related topics to develop hands-on activities grounded in culturally appropriate and accurate information.
  • Document projects using photography, video, audio, writing, and other methods and contribute regularly to Museum social media and web outlets.
  • Assist in data-gathering and evaluation using methods including observation-based rubrics, attendance tracking, interviewing, surveys, and other strategies.
  • Monitor inventory of supplies and materials and maintain organization of supplies.
  • Other activities as required to meet the mission of the organization.


  • Working toward or holding a Bachelor’s Degree in education, art, technology or related field or equivalent professional training.
  • Experience working with children and/or family groups in an educational setting.
  • Content knowledge of studio art, technology, computer science, or creative making.
  • Familiarity with the capabilities and use of 3D printers, laser cutters, Arduino microcontrollers, shop tools, and/or computer software preferred.
  • Strong written, visual and spoken communication skills; ability to present clearly to individuals and groups.
  • Strong organizational skills; reliable and proactive.
  • Availability to work a flexible schedule including weekend hours, weekday afternoons, and occasional special events.

Send letter of application and resume to:

Human Resources

Newark Museum

49 Washington Street


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