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Technical assistance available through February.

*Deadline to Apply: February 17, 2022, 4:00 PM EST*

The Capital Arts Grant Program supports capital projects for arts organizations located in New Jersey. Approximately $4 million in funds are available for the FY22 Capital Arts Grant Program. The grant program is designed to help New Jersey’s nonprofit arts organizations build operational stability and capacity through one of the three eligible project categories:

  • construction
  • repair or expansion of existing facilities
  • acquisition/installation of building service equipment (plumbing, mechanical, and/or electrical equipment, et. al.)

For all requests, applicants must demonstrate control of the property through either a deed or valid lease. Eligibility information is provided in the grant guidelines.


The grant period for runs June 1, 2022 to December 31, 2023 (18-month period). Grant funds must be fully expended and the work must be completed by the end of the grant period.

Free technical assistance and support are available for each component of the grant program. Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of all available resources. Please reference the Arts Council’s website for specific details, including times, links, and registration requirements. The first session is this Friday, November 19th at 3pm.


The Arts Council will administer the application and selection process for these grants. All applications received by the deadline will be reviewed against the listed criteria for eligibility. Applications that have been deemed complete and eligible will be placed into a random lottery selection system. Grants will be awarded to applicants selected by the lottery distribution order until the fund is depleted.

Guidelines are available in both English and Spanish.
Capital Arts Grant Program Guidelines
Capital Arts Pautas del Programa de Becas para el año fiscal 22


Virtual Office Hours are offered via Zoom for assistance with your questions about the process and the application.
Contact Council staff with any questions.

** For details and registration requirements, go here.

Please read the guidelines thoroughly prior to Virtual Office Hours.

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, created in 1966, is a division of the NJ Department of State. The Council was established to encourage and foster public interest in the arts; enlarge public and private resources devoted to the arts; promote freedom of expression in the arts; and facilitate the inclusion of art in every public building in New Jersey. The Council receives direct appropriations from the State of New Jersey through a dedicated, renewable Hotel/Motel Occupancy fee, as well as competitive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. To learn more about the Council, please visit www.artscouncil.nj.gov.