JERSEY CITY, NJ - Applications for grants of up to $1,000 for local artists opened earlier this week. 

The program, organized by the Jersey City Arts Council and in partnership with Nimbus, the Artist Recovery Fund grant is being offered by the New Jersey Arts & Culture Recovery Fund of the Princeton Community Foundation. 

These grants are designed to help supply the basic living and career-sustaining needs that have been lost due to COVID-19 pandemic, whether from inability to earn or due to illness.

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Professional artists in the visual, literary, performing arts, or other as well as those teaching arts may be eligible.

All people who work professionally in the arts including (but not limited to) visual artists, literary artists, and performing artists, as well as teaching artists are eligible to apply. 

Applicants must be full-time residents of Jersey City and must show they have lost a significant portion of their income due to the pandemic, and they must work professionally in one of the arts.

To prove residency, they will need to show a driver’s license, photo ID, current lease, rent or mortgage statement. If none of these are available, another household bill with your name and address.

To apply or for more information click here.

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