Local Arts Program Grants

Monmouth Arts 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. Types of grants include General Operating Support (GOS) for arts organizations, General Program Support (GPS) for other types of non-profit organizations that have significant arts programs, Special Project Support (SP) for all types of non-profit organizations, Small Scale Arts (SSA) and Technical Assistance (TA).

Grant workshops are held each May to provide step-by-step assistance with the Monmouth Arts application process. Offered free of charge, these workshops are a valuable resource for those considering applying for any type of grant. May 2015 workshop dates and location TBA. To register for a grant workshop, contact arthelps@monmoutharts.org or 732-212-1890 x 3.


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.

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Local Arts Program Grants

FY 2016 Grant Workshops will be in May 2015, dates and location TBA: There will be two on Monmouth Arts application process and ADA requirements, and one on long range planning. To register for Grant Workshops: arthelps@monmoutharts.org or 732-212-1890 x 3. Local Arts Program Grant Application deadline is June 15, 2015.


 Download FY 2015 Mini-grant application: | MA FY 2015 MINIGRANT

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Local Arts Program Grant Fiscal Year 2016

(GOS, GPS, SPS, TA) | doc.

Small Scale Arts (SSA) | doc.

Finance Charts in Excel FY 16 Application Finance Chart #1 (excel) | FY 16 Application Finance Chart #2 (excel)
ADA Checklist - addressing issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act is required with all applications. download the ADA checklist

Funding StatementOur resources page has logos & funding statement

Funding Statement Display Poster (11×17) | Download Display Poster   * Note that you can print this at 50% to fit on 8 1/2 x 11″ paper if needed. However, if it is going to be on display, the final product  needs to be blown up full size, as per the publicity agreement. We also keep printed posters in the office, so you can just pick one up.

Discover Jersey Arts Playbill Ads: Click here to see assorted sizes

Monmouth Arts Ads: Color | B&W

* See publicity agreement for usage guidelines