Northern NJ Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen Announces Call for Visual Artists, Graphic Designers

(Bergen County, New Jersey; May 13, 2021) — The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen initiative announces an open call to artists.  Visual artists or graphic designers may apply.  The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) is a not-for-profit organization based in Hackensack, New Jersey.

The NNJCF’s ArtsBergen initiative is partnering with the Borough of Oradell in New Jersey to transform the gazebo area of Schirra Park (on the corner of Oradell Avenue and Kinderkamack Road) utilizing a designed set of asphalt decals strategically positioned to create an engaging, visually pleasing space.  The selected artist or artist team will receive $800 in total to design and install the decals, plus a supply budget up to $700.

Artists applying to the call should complete an application form by Monday, June 14, 2021.  For further information about the project, an estimated timeline, selection criteria, and to apply, go to http://bit.ly/OradellCalltoArtist.  To learn more about the Foundation and its ArtsBergen initiative, visit the NNJCF’s website, www.nnjcf.org or contact nnjcf@nnjcf.org or 201-568-5608.

This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Division of Historic & Cultural Affairs from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

ArtsBergen Initiative

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen initiative, a regional arts alliance, works with various stakeholders.  These stakeholders encompass artists, arts organizations, businesses and municipal leaders, who use the arts to shape the social, physical, cultural, and economic identity of communities.  Creative placemaking, a community-led, arts-driven approach, is used to increase vibrancy, spur economic development, and build capacity among residents to take ownership of their communities.

ArtsBergen is the only initiative in Bergen County, New Jersey offering a range of services in creative placemaking.  The initiative has partnered with multiple municipalities facilitating creative teams, developing public art and creative placemaking plans, and directing and managing public art projects to preserve and express community culture.  For more information about the ArtsBergen initiative, visit www.nnjcf.org/artsbergen/.    

About Northern New Jersey Community Foundation

Founded in 1998, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization based in Hackensack, New Jersey, focuses primarily on civic engagement, education, public health, the environment, philanthropy, and the arts.  The NNJCF works with local governments, school districts, businesses, non-profit organizations, and citizen groups in Northern New Jersey to improve community life.  The Foundation’s partners identify and resolve regional problems and opportunities by talking and learning from each other and sharing ideas, best practices, services, and resources.

For more information, visit www.nnjcf.org, send an email to nnjcf@nnjcf.org, or call (201) 568-5608.  Follow the NNJCF on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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