Throughout the year, the City of Perth Amboy posts paid work opportunities for artists. The Office of Economic Development has been funding very well paid mural projects and are seeking talented artists to complete projects. An announcement was made this January 2023 about a new large scale mural and the City is seeking artists to submit proposals for the project. This is a well paid project.
Project Description From the City Website- “To create a more inviting and vibrant area, the City, with the support of the NY/NJ Port Authority and funding from AARP, is commissioning an original mural inspired by “Diversity and Inclusion.”
Project Location: 809 Valley Place (Outerbridge Crossing Pillars) Perth Amboy, NJ. Each pillar is concrete, and the pillar’s surface is marked in the photo. Artists are encouraged to visit the site for measurements.
Applications requirements can be found online using the following link here. All artists must submit application requirements via email to Tvazquez@perthamboynj.org.
The Perth Amboy Department of Recreation has also made an announcement that they are hiring art instructors. These are paid positions in after school time/ evening/summer. These paid art teaching opportunities can be found on the Perth Amboy City Website here .
The City also hosts arts festivals where bands and artists can sign up to perform and sell art.
The City of Perth Amboy has an Arts Council where anyone can attend the meetings to learn more about opportunities in Perth Amboy.
Perth Amboy Artworks President Caroline Pozycki-Torres will participate in the ArtPride Panel Art Leads the Way on Tuesday November 15, 2022 at 2PM Room: 416 at the Atlantic City Convention Center at the 2022 League of Municipalities Conference. Caroline will discuss the Perth Amboy Artworks Catch Basin Mural Project.
Panel Moderator- Amy Quinn Deputy Mayor Asbury Park. Panel also features Aisha Glover from Audible, Lindsay Erben and Tracy O’Reggio Clark from the Middlesex Arts Institute, and Samir Nichols from Superior Arts Institute. Topic “Art Leads the Way” in many different ways toward recovery, vibrancy, and community health. Learn about successful and innovative collaborations between municipal government and nonprofit arts groups and artists. Speakers will discuss how seemingly uncommon partners work together to make neighborhoods lively and robust utilizing arts and culture.
Perth Amboy Artworks presents Live at the Ferry Slip with Segunda Quimbamba Saturday September 10 from 7-9pm. Enjoy great live music and beautiful views of Raritan Bay. The show is free and all ages. Segunda Quimbamba is a dance and drum ensemble that perform Bomba and Plena, the vibrant drum music of Puerto Rico. There is room for dancing and some limited seating available. The Historic Perth Amboy Ferry Slip is at 300 Front St.
Also check out the Ferry Slip Museum and the great food and drinks available along the marina and waterfront.
Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners Through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.