South Jersey Artist & History Professional COVID Relief Grant

South Jersey Artist & History Professional COVID Relief Grant

  • Award: $1,000
  • Application Opens: May 6, 2022
  • Application Deadline: June 26, 2022
  • Award Notifications By: July 1, 2022
  • Grant Closes: June 26, 2022 (or when all funds have been awarded, whichever comes first)


As a result of COVID-19, income-generating activities for artists and other cultural professionals have been curtailed or significantly altered since March 2020. Artists, Cultural Professionals, Tradition Bearers, Historians, and Teaching Artists in South Jersey, whose income has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, are eligible to apply for the South Jersey Artist & History Professional COVID Relief Grant.

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If you have any questions or problems filling out the application, please contact SJCA staff at To request a thorough review of your application before submission, contact staff, and we will provide feedback (9 am - 5 pm, Mon.-Fri.) as time allows. The South Jersey Artist & History Professional COVID Relief Grant will be competitive. The time and date of submission of your application determine its place in the review cycle. SJCA Staff and committee will not be held responsible for an applicant's submission date or the lateness of any submission. Staff will reach out to applicants if further clarification or additional information is needed on submitted grant applications.

Note: This grant will prioritize grant awards to artists and history professionals from historically excluded and oppressed communities, specifically, those who self-identify as Black, LatinX, Asian Pacific Islander, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Color, LGBTQ+, or a Person with a Disability.


You are eligible for a relief grant if the following is true for you:

1.You are an artist or history professional, 18 years of age or older, who has experienced or will experience lost income due to COVID-19, such as anticipated sales in shops and galleries that had to temporarily or permanently close, canceled programs, or lectures, etc.:

  • anticipated sales/participation/performances at summer or art shows that have been canceled or postponed
  • anticipated sales/participation/performances at or other programs and events that have been canceled or postponed
  • canceled or postponed music/theater/literary performances, presentations, productions, and tours
  • canceled or delayed arts/cultural/history teaching opportunities, including classes, camps, and workshops
  • canceled or postponed artist-in-residencies• inability to attend an income-generating event/performance/artshow/cultural or history program, etc., because of personal actual or potential COVID-19 impacts
  • lost income-generating art, history, or cultural programmatic opportunities not listed above

2. You are a New Jersey resident who has been living for the past six months within the eight-county region of South Jersey (Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, Salem)

3. You have evidence of your marketable presence as an artist or history professional. This could include one or more of the following:

  • The website link (yours or another where your work appears)
  • Social media presence• Etsy page or another marketing platform
  • Names of 1-3 income-generating events you have attended within the last two years and visual/audio evidence of your work as an artist or history professional.

4. You are not an SJCA Staff, Board, or grant review panel member's immediate family member. (Immediate family is defined as spouse, domestic partner, parent, child, child's spouse, brother, brother's spouse, sister, or sister's spouse).

Note that submission of an application signifies that you are in compliance with all the eligibility criteria stated above

and are in agreement with the following statement:

"I am responsible for complying with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules,

regulations, and ordinances in relation to the use of these funds, and I certify that all the

information provided in this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge."

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please email or call

the SJCA office (609-833-7381).