Local Arts Program Grants (LAP)
In partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, we offer Local Arts Program Grants to provide access to quality arts experiences in Monmouth County communities. Each year, the program supports more than 2,500 high-quality, low-cost exhibitions, concerts, performances, workshops, and arts festivals that serve over 700,000 children and adults.
Eligible recipients include Monmouth County nonprofit arts organizations and community groups with arts programs that provide excellent arts events that are accessible and beneficial to the public. Organizations must be able to complete all reporting necessary by the deadlines in order to accept public funds, including application, a contract, and a final report.
Grant workshops are held each May to provide step-by-step assistance with the application process. Offered free of charge, these workshops are a valuable resource for those considering applying for any type of grant.
Mini Grants are $500 grants available through out the year for arts projects by new and emerging organizations. Organizations can apply for one mini grant per fiscal year. Organizations that receive a LAP grant are not eligible during the same fiscal year. The grants have a simple application process and a short time frame from application to award. There is no deadline, but there are a limited number of mini grants available.