Monmouth Arts is a leading, independent, 501c(3) arts advocacy organization that delivers needed programs and services to artists, member organizations, and art affiliates to ensure the arts thrive in every corner of Monmouth County, New Jersey.  Assistance and support from Monmouth Arts is accessible in the form of funding, advocacy, programming, policy development, leadership, outreach, promotion, information, and knowledge-based expertise. Monmouth Arts is Monmouth County’s official arts agency dedicated to improving the quality-of-life for all those who live, work, and visit here by connecting the arts, artists, and the community.

Opportunities offered throughout the year include scholarships, individual grants, organizational grants, and exhibitions. Please contact Submittable directly if you have questions with the online form. For more information about these opportunities or about Monmouth Arts, please go to our website at

Special assistance and accommodations are available upon request. Please contact Connie Isbell, ADA Coordinator, at

Monmouth Arts offers a limited number of $500 Mini Grants for arts projects to new and emerging organizations, and organizations only requiring a small amount of funding as part of the Local Arts Grant Program through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Organizations can apply for only one Mini Grant per fiscal year and may not have received other Monmouth Arts funding. These grants have a simplified application process and a short time frame from application to award. There is no deadline. Applications are reviewed every two months.

Projects must take place during Fiscal Year 2022 (January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022).   

Mini Grants are intended as an introduction to the ArtHelps Local Arts Grant Program; however, organizations only requiring a small amount of funding for their project may continue to apply for Mini Grants in subsequent years. After one successful Mini Grant application organizations can apply through the regular grant process for future support. A grant received in one year is no guarantee of subsequent funding.

Organizations that apply for General Operating Support or Special Project Support through Monmouth Arts or from the NJ State Council on the Arts may not apply for a Mini Grant. Organizations can apply for one Mini Grant per fiscal year.

Grant recipients must submit a Final Report consisting of a narrative and final financial accounting of the project at the end of the grant period.  The Mini Grant will be paid in full when the application is approved.

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