ArtPride New Jersey Foundation
Discover Jersey Arts (DJA) is an audience development program designed to increase the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey by connecting people to the arts they love while promoting the quality and value of the State’s arts community. DJA provides numerous services for arts patrons through its Jersey Arts Membership program and nonprofit arts organizations through its Jersey Arts Marketers (JAM) network. Learn more
Arts Plan New Jersey is citizen activism at its best, involving hundreds of individuals throughout the State in a plan to create a better New Jersey through the arts. Arts Plan has been the launching pad for numerous programs including Discover Jersey Arts, NJ Cultural Trust, the Alliance for Arts in Health NJ, and most recently an Arts/Business Partnership Initiative. Learn more
The New Jersey Arts Education Partnership (NJEAP) provides a unified voice for a diverse group of constituents who agree on the educational benefits and impact of the arts. NJAEP is a clearinghouse for information and best practices, opportunities for people to come together on topics of interest, and advocacy initiatives to affect public information and policy on arts education issues. Learn more
New Jersey Emerging Arts Leaders (NJEAL) developed from the need to provide more professional development opportunities for young and second-career arts professionals with 10 years of experience or less throughout the state. NJEALs are always up to something fun, exciting and informative, including the annual Creative Conversations in October. Learn more
ArtPride New Jersey, Inc.
ArtPride New Jersey, Inc. provides leadership to teams of citizen activists visiting US Congress and NJ District Legislators. Each spring a group of arts advocates gathers in Washington, DC with ArtPride New Jersey, Inc. acting as State Captain to coordinate visits to all NJ congressional offices. State district visits occur year long to familiarize elected officials with arts related issues and the positive impact that the nonprofit arts industry has on communities throughout the state.
ArtPride New Jersey, Inc. also hosts an annual Arts Day that brings New Jersey’s nonprofit arts community together with educators, business and government leaders. Speakers, workshops and awards to distinguished arts advocates highlight this day culminating in the Governor’s Awards in Arts Education where ArtPride also honors student and parent arts advocates.
While several of our programs are co-sponsored with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation offers even more to help build the capacity of our State’s non-profit arts industry. Annual fundraising and friend-raising events have included an online auction, an annual Facebook friends gallery exhibit at Lyceum Hall in Burlington, and a reception honoring Inspiring Women in the visual and culinary arts at the NJ Restaurant Association.