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We’ve made it to 2023! I hope that the end of the year brought you a lot of joy as well as some rest and relaxation and that the new year is treating you well so far. 

We are kicking this year off with a bang here at NJCH, with opportunities on offer from our office, around the state, and beyond. I am excited to bring this monthly tradition into 2023. As always, if you become aware of any opportunities for funding or professional development for humanities work, we invite you to share them with us so that we can include them in a future Resource Roundup. Send us details at 

Best wishes,

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Gigi Naglak, Director of Programs


What's happening at NJCH

In the Weeds

Don’t forget to RSVP to the next In the Weeds program, “Expertise in Humanities Programs,” which will take place on  January 26, 2023, at Piscataway Public Library. This will be a great opportunity to meet others around the state who do humanities work and learn about how your colleagues have integrated different types of experts and different types of expertise to create rich humanities programs. 


It’s not too early to start thinking about applying for an NJCH grant this spring! You can start an application from March 1-31. If you have questions or would like to discuss possibilities with NJCH staff in advance of starting your application, February is a great time to do so. Get in touch! And be sure to save the date for a virtual information session on March 1 at 10:00 am, especially if you’ve never applied for an NJCH grant before.


NJCH sponsorships support public humanities events, programs, and opportunities across the state’s diverse communities. Applications are open now and will be considered on a rolling basis. There are two exciting NJCH-sponsored events on the horizon for folks in the Camden area:

Stories InvincibleCelebrate the amazing stories from the Center for Cooperative Media’s inaugural “Stories Invincible” reporting fellows, a Camden-based initiative that supports restorative narrative reporting by and for communities of color in South Jersey. Join us on February 23 at 5:30 pm for the Closing Ceremony.
Patrick Rosal and Shawn JonesJoin acclaimed poets Patrick Rosal and Shawn R. Jones on April 20 at 5:50 pm for “Restoring Hope and Health through Poetry,”  a healing workshop that will encourage participants to take an unflinching look at personal and collective traumas and create a roadmap for hope.


What's happening around the state and beyond

Family First Discovery Pass

The deadline for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ Family First Discovery Pass program, which offers discounted or free admission to people with a Families First or eWIC card, is around the corner! Register by January 31 for inclusion in the 2022-23 program.

Discover NJ License Plate Fund Grants

The Discover NJ License Plate Fund provides small grants (up to $5,000) to develop and promote visitor ready sites as heritage tourism destinations. Applications must be received by February 1, 2023 to be considered for the next round of grants.

Access Thursday Roundtables

Access Thursday Roundtables, hosted by the New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Cultural Access Network Project Committee and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, provide monthly opportunities for peer-to-peer learning around issues related to cultural access. The next topic is “Invisible/Non-Apparent Disabilities” on February 2, 2023 from 10:30-noon. You can register here.

NJ Cultural Trust Capital Historic Preservation Grants

The New Jersey Cultural Trust is now accepting applications for the Capital Historic Preservation Grants Program. To be eligible, organizations must apply to become qualified with the Trust no later than February 17, 2023. Applications for the grant program must be submitted by April 4, 2023.

American Academy of Poets Laureate Fellowships

Applications for the 2023 Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships will be accepted until February 17, 2023. $50,000 awards will be given to honor poets of literary merit and enable them to undertake meaningful, impactful, and innovative projects that engage their fellow residents with poetry, helping to address issues important to their communities, as well as create new work.

Get Listed in the NJ History Resource Guide

The New Jersey Historical Commission, NJ National History Day, and RevolutionNJ are creating an updated resource guide of educational opportunities (field trips, classroom programs, virtual programs, etc.) available at public history sites in New Jersey. Make sure your site is on the list by adding information to the form.

NEH Grant Deadlines

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has a few grant deadlines coming up for programs that support public humanities work, including these:

Upcoming NEA Deadlines

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) also has upcoming events and deadlines for programs which support literary and artistic pursuits:

  • NEA will host a Guidelines Webinar for the Challenge America program on March 1, 2023. Challenge America offers grants to small organizations for arts projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved communities with rich and dynamic artistic and cultural contributions to share. The deadline to apply for the program on is April 27, 2023, and the applicant portal deadline is May 16, 2023.
  • Applications are now open for grants to support NEA Big Read projects between September 22, 2023 and June 2024. The Intent to Apply deadline is January 18, 2023.

AASLH Leadership in History Awards

American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) is now accepting nominations for the Leadership in History Awards. Preliminary nominations for the Award of Distinction are due February 1, 2023, and nominations for the Award of Excellence are due March 1, 2023.

Technology Events for Museums

Registration is open for two online co-events: Technology for Museums and DAM (Digital Asset Management) for Museums. A ticket includes access to both online events which will take place February 9, 2023.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Deadlines

The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has two program/grant deadlines coming up:

  • The booking deadline for presenters to contract Mid Atlantic Tours artists is March 23, 2023. Presenters select from a curated roster of artists that maintains a programmatic commitment to a diversity of performance genres, regional artist representation, and engaging with communities underserved by the arts.
  • ArtsCONNECT provides funding for touring projects collaboratively developed by presenters working together in the mid-Atlantic region. The tours include performances as well as complementary engagement activities designed to create greater understanding or connections between artists, audiences, and communities. The deadline to list projects in development is February 16, 2023, and the deadline to apply is March 2, 2023.



The more you know...

The New Jersey Theatre Alliance requests creative writing submissions from professional and family caregivers for the 7th annual “Healing Voices: Caregivers’ Stories on Stage.” Submissions are due January 31, 2023.


The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is in the midst of a formal strategic planning process. Join them for one of four Virtual Public Listening Sessions – January 18, 19, 24, and 25, 2023 – to offer your input.


Last fall, Governor Murphy signed legislation creating a New Jersey Black Heritage Trail. Stay abreast of updates on the development of the project by joining the New Jersey Historical Commission’s mailing list!


Looking for a new hobby or community service project in the new year? Consider becoming a virtual volunteer for the Library of Congress.


Have trouble sticking to your New Year’s Resolution? Don’t we all.... The New Jersey State Library is here for you. Join them on January 23 for a webinar with Dr. Arvind Bhasker, board certified psychiatrist, who will discuss strategies on keeping resolutions. But, to be clear, we think you’re perfect just as you are!


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