‘Studio Sneak Peek’: Bergen County Artists Apply Now

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen invites artists living or working in Bergen County to apply to ‘Studio Sneak Peek’. Three artists from the visual and performing arts will be selected to participate by creating pre-recorded videos in their studios discussing and demonstrating their creative process for a recent work, a current unfinished project, or their practice in general.

'Studio Sneak Peek'

Artists, living or working in Bergen County, may apply to ArtsBergen’s ‘Studio Sneak Peek’.

The selected artists will be featured at the next NNJCF ArtsBergen Connect the Dots networking event on April 21, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Connect the Dots ‘Studio Sneak Peek’ showcases established and emerging artists in their studios and offers a live Question & Answer and interactive networking time for colleagues, art enthusiasts and the community-at-large.

‘Studio Sneak Peek’ Eligibility

Applicants must live or work in Bergen County, New Jersey and be at least 18 years of age. Artists must pre-record a five-minute video in their studio or workspace.  On April 21, they present this on Zoom at the Connect the Dots’ ‘Studio Sneak Peek’. Artists unable to use their regular studio or workspace, who are making and creating at home or elsewhere because of COVID-19, are also eligible. Each work shown on the video must be an artist’s original work.

The deadline to submit an application is February 26, 2021.  Applicants must register online, complete a brief online application, and upload the following:

  • one short demonstration video introducing themselves and their work (maximum 26 mb in file size with MP4 mov and avi files supported);
  • one work sample of artwork, a clip of scenes, music, or dance, among others as a jpeg, jpg, png, gif, mp4, mov, or avi file forms with a maximum size of 25 mb; and
  • a resume or bio.

Artists selected to participate in the ‘Studio Sneak Peek’ receive notification by March 15. Each artist selected receives compensation of $250.

            Why should artists apply? “The ‘Studio Sneak Peek’ provides an excellent opportunity for artists to present themselves and their work.  They show their creative process to a new audience. This forum can also help artists drive traffic to their websites to encourage sales or connections, explained Danielle De Laurentis, Associate Director, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.

“During ‘Studio Sneak Peek’, artists network with other local artists and community members. In addition, their participation showcases and elevates the local talent in Bergen County, New Jersey.”

Connect the Dots

ArtsBergen’s Connect the Dots presents an ongoing series of networking events.  The arts community and also those interested in the arts participate. Connect the Dots takes place in different venues throughout Bergen County, New Jersey. During the COVID-19 pandemic, events occur virtually.  Each event presents a range of exciting activities and time to network. These activities include exhibitions, speakers, as well as unique, interactive arts experiences. Connect the Dots also aims to create a safe and open environment, where artists and community members can spark relationships and collaborate. Similarly, the program strengthens and connects the arts community. The initiative also provides professional development presentations.  Artists and participants share creative ideas, work, resources and talent.

For more information about ‘Studio Sneak Peek’, call (201) 568-5608 or contact artsbergen@nnjcf.org. Complete details appear on the application site on February 5.



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