Submissions are open for JC Fridays on

December 3, 2021

During JC Fridays, the public are invited to tour businesses, galleries, bars, venues and art-related spaces to see a variety of artwork and to enjoy the spirit and culture of the city as they mingle with other residents and visitors.

We invite you to stay open late during JC Fridays to host a special event, like openings for a new artist, live music or special classes! 

 

A virtual JC Fridays Kickoff Event may take place on December 2 from 7pm-8:30pm on Zoom. 

 

EVENTS MUST BE

  • Free and open to the public

  • Located in or affiliated with Jersey City

  • Arts-related (all art forms welcome)

Click here to read our partner guidelines.

 

PAYMENT
JC Fridays has a "Pay What You Can" submission fee. The recommended submission fee is $25. Payment must be made via credit card: https://ci.ovationtix.com/35606/store/products


If you must pay via a different method, please email Courtney Little at jcfridays@arthouseproductions.org

Art House is committed to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and encourages members of the Jersey City community who are underrepresented to submit. Art House encourages all participating venues to compensate their artists for their participation.

PRINT DEADLINE: Friday, November 5 at 4:00pm (to be included in printed posters, event listings, etc)

ONLINE DEADLINE: Friday, November 19 at 4:00pm (to be included on the website and online event listings)

2022 JC Fridays Dates:

March 4 | June 3 Access | September 9 | December 2

Benefits of Hosting an Event

  • 61% of participants report a significant increase in foot traffic into their establishments on JC Fridays.

  • 62% of businesses that participated in JC Fridays reported an increase in sales on JC Fridays as compared to a typical Friday ($250-500 more).

  • The Art House Quarterly (AHQ) brochure reaches approximately 20,000 people annually. 

How We Promote

The focus of JC Fridays' marketing campaign is to encourage residents and visitors alike to come spend a beautiful art-filled day in Jersey City. Our promotional efforts include:

 

  • Regular local and regional press coverage

  • Printed flyers and posters

  • Free and paid social media posts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

  • Digital advertising in local and regional news outlets

  • Email marketing to 20,000+ mailing list

  • JCFridays.com website

  • Strategic partnerships with community organizations

  • Printed event listings brochures (AHQs) Temporarily paused during COVID-19

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