How to Apply?

Once your school has formed a Steering Committee and reviewed the grant guidelines and mural arts addendum (if applicable), complete your AIE application and submit to the AIE Administrator. There are three ways to submit your 2020 - 2021 AIE Residency Grant Application: e-mail, mail, and via our new online application. 

The 2020 - 2021 application process is now closed. Award announcements will be made in May 2020, pending funding by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  

JANUARY 17, 2020: EARLY BIRD DEADLINE – Schools that wish to receive feedback on the application should submit a strong, completed first draft of their application to the AIE Administrator via e-mail ( Please use the subject line: Early Bird Application. Applications received by e-mail, by this date will be reviewed by the AIE Administrator. The school will then have the opportunity to update the application prior to the February 7th deadline.

FEBRUARY 7, 2020: FINAL GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE – A complete application packet (application, letters of support, documentation) can be submitted by:

  • Submitting a Word .doc application via e-mail to the AIE Administrator (
  • Completing the new online application form on
  • Mailing a completed application to the AIE Administrator. Only complete applications postmarked by this date will be forwarded to the panel for review.
      • Samantha Clarke, AIE Administrator
      • c/o New Jersey State Council on the Arts
      • 33 West State Street, 4th Floor
      • Trenton, NJ 08608 
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      • Samantha Clarke, AIE Administrator
      • c/o New Jersey State Council on the Arts
      • PO Box 306
      • Trenton, NJ 08625

Schools that score in the upper tier of the panel review may be contacted for an interview prior to the final decision.  Schools are notified of the panel’s decision at the end of May.