ALL GRANT applications are DUE  April 15, 11:59 PM

*Note: Youth Art Month (YAM) Grant is DUE Dec 31, 11:59 PM

Applications are completed directly online, please review the guidelines before applying.

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AENJ Personal Grants

Personal Grant Guidelines

Personal Grants Application

The RICK LASHER Professional Growth Grant
(formerly the NAEA Conference Professional Growth Grant)

This Grant, named after former AENJ President Rick Lasher for her dedication and commitment to Professional Growth and Development of all art teachers in New Jersey, provides money to attend the NAEA convention as part of professional development.

NAEA provides New Jersey Professional Development credits for conference attendance.

AENJ Conference Residency Grant

The Art Educators of New Jersey recognizes that attendance at the AENJ Conference is important to the professional growth of its members, thus furthering AENJ goals. This grant was established to encourage full attendance at the AENJ conference, including day and evening presentations and activities, as a part of professional development.

Summer Workshop Grant

The Art Educators of New Jersey recognizes that art teachers have a strong ongoing commitment to their practice as artists and teachers. This grant was established to encourage art teachers to attend summer workshops to invigorate their craft as artists and enhance their skills as educators.

NAEA Convention Preservice Teacher/Student Professional Growth Grant

This Grant exemplifies AENJ’s dedication and commitment to the professional growth and development of preservice/inservice art teachers in New Jersey by providing money to attend the annual National Art Education Association Convention, thus furthering AENJ’s goals.

NAEA provides New Jersey Professional Development credits for conference attendance.

AENJ Community Grants

Community Grant Guidelines

Community Grant Application

AENJ Student Art Enrichment Grant (Grades 1-11)

This grant is intended to provide AENJ art teachers an opportunity to encourage their students entering grades 1 through 11 to participate in art classes beyond those offered by the regular school curriculum. The beginning grade level of first grade has been selected because the grants will be evaluated in the Spring and given out in June; the earliest the grant could be used is the summer after the student’s first year at school. Therefore, Kindergarten students entering the 1st grade in September are eligible and students completing 11th grade are eligible because the grant could then be used the summer before a student’s senior year. This scholarship may be used for tuition and/or supplies needed for the proposed class.

The Grade Categories are as follows:

  • Grades 1 – 4
  • Grades 5 – 8
  • Grades 9 – 11

A minimum of one (1) grant will be given in each Grade Category that receives applications.

A student cannot receive more than one (1) grant per GRADE CATEGORY.

AENJ Special Events Grant

The Art Educators of New Jersey recognizes that bringing art education to our communities is an integral part of our organization’s commitment. This grant was established to support events that promote quality art education outside the traditional school setting and into the local community.

AENJ Youth Art Month (YAM) Grant

YAM Grant Guidelines

YAM GRANT Application

The Art Educators of New Jersey Executive Committe recognizes that Youth Art Month is our members’ greatest tool for advocacy.  This grant was established in 2006 to encourage creative Youth Art Month celebrations throughout the state. This grant is due December 31 11:59 PM