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About Newark Arts 

Newark Arts’ mission is to power the arts to transform the lives of those who live in, work in, and visit America’s third oldest city. Newark Arts produces the annual Newark Arts Festival, houses the Newark Arts Education Roundtable, makes grants to artists and community organizations, and partners with institutions and policymakers to strengthen Newark’s standing as a city of the arts. Newark Arts is supported by Prudential, Victoria Foundation, PSEG, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Turrell Fund, Bank of America, M&T Bank, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the City of Newark, and generous corporate, foundation, government and individual supporters. For more information on the Newark Arts Festival, call (973) 643-1625, visit newarkartsfestival.com or email festival@newarkarts.org.

For: Artists, Curators, Gallerists and Creative Organizers who are interested in participating in the 2021 Newark Arts Festival and are seeking temporary wall space for their work or a temporary venue to host an exhibit, show or creative event.

Dates: October 7 - 10th, 2021

Additional Information:

Newark Arts Festival (“NAF”), now in its 20th year, will celebrate “Creative Resilience,” as it returns to in-person programming.  NAF amplifies the voices of established and emerging Newark artists, gallerists, creative entrepreneurs.

Produced by Newark Arts and FORSA Media Group and powered by the City of Newark, Prudential Foundation and Verizon, NAF will showcase Newark’s arts and culture sector Thursday, October 7 through Sunday, October 10, 2021.

NAF has been twice named New Jersey’s Favorite Visual Arts Festival by JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards. Alongside exciting spotlight exhibits and events, both virtual and in-person, NAF will promote concurrent artistic offerings throughout Newark, including media, dance, theatre, poetry and arts education.

Newark Arts makes its best effort to match applicants with open spaces, but due to the high volume of applicants, we cannot guarantee available space. Thank you for your understanding.

The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2021. This call is reviewed by a Selection Committee. Notifications will be sent out by September 1, 2021.

For: Artists, curators, creative organizers, galleries, institutions, and venues that are interested in being listed as a 2021 Newark Arts Festival participant and having their programs highlighted through a variety of channels (schedule of events, digital map, social media, potential press mentions, etc.). Qualifying programs include, but are not limited to exhibitions, artist talks, screenings, performances and creative events.

THIS IS A CALL FOR INFORMATION ON ALL PROGRAMMING THAT HAS A CONFIRMED SPACE. If you need a space for a proposed event, please apply to: Call for Artists and Curators Seeking Space.

Dates: Thursday, October 7, 2021 -  Sunday, October 10, 2021

Additional info: 

Newark Arts Festival (“NAF”), now in its 20th year, will celebrate “Creative Resilience,” as it returns to in-person programming.  NAF amplifies the voices of established and emerging Newark artists, gallerists, creative entrepreneurs.

Produced by Newark Arts and FORSA Media Group and powered by the City of Newark, Prudential Foundation and Verizon, NAF will showcase Newark’s arts and culture sector Thursday, October 7 through Sunday, October 10, 2021.

NAF has been twice named New Jersey’s Favorite Visual Arts Festival by JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards. Alongside exciting spotlight exhibits and events, both virtual and in-person, NAF will promote concurrent artistic offerings throughout Newark, including media, dance, theatre, poetry and arts education.

The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2021 by end of day. All accepted listings will be notified by September 1, 2021. 

For: Artists and/or creative professionals with a studio in Newark OR Newark facilities that house artists’ studios, that are interested in being listed as a part of the Open Doors Open Studio Tour.

Date: Sunday, October 10th, 2021

Time: noon to 5pm

The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2021. This call is reviewed by a Selection Committee. Notifications will be sent out by September 1, 2021.

Additional Info:

Newark Arts Festival (“NAF”), now in its 20th year, will celebrate “Creative Resilience,” as it returns to in-person programming.  NAF amplifies the voices of established and emerging Newark artists, gallerists, creative entrepreneurs.

Produced by Newark Arts and FORSA Media Group and powered by the City of Newark, Prudential Foundation and Verizon, NAF will showcase Newark’s arts and culture sector Thursday, October 7 through Sunday, October 10, 2021.

NAF has been twice named New Jersey’s Favorite Visual Arts Festival by JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards. Alongside exciting spotlight exhibits and events, both virtual and in-person, NAF will promote concurrent artistic offerings throughout Newark, including media, dance, theatre, poetry and arts education.

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