ArtPride New Jersey Foundation
Discover Jersey Arts is a cosponsored project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts designed to increase the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey.
JerseyArts.com is your hub to what’s going on in New Jersey’s arts scene. It features a calendar of upcoming performances and exhibitions, seasonal event guides, a directory of theaters, museums and art centers, and an online gallery with the work of local artists from all corners of the state. You’ll enjoy conversations with a wide range of personalities on the Culture Cultures Blog, the Jersey Arts Podcast, and much more.
If you believe in the joy, entertainment and enrichment the arts bring to our communities and lives, please consider becoming a Jersey Arts Member. Members receive discounts, special offers, up-to-date news, and invitations to exclusive events throughout the year. Learn more and join today.
If your nonprofit arts organization wants to learn more about how it can get involved in the various programs and services available through the Discover Jersey Arts program, we welcome your group to become part of the Jersey Arts Marketers (JAM) network. JAM spearheads a number of collaborative programs including the Jersey Arts List Exchange & Audience Census Project (a statewide patron database containing more than 1 million households), a cooperative advertising program, free event listings on JerseyArts.com, the annual People’s Choice Awards, and more. Learn more about JAM and get involved.
Arts Plan NJ 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, the NJ Cultural Trust, Arts Build Communities, the Alliance for Arts in Health NJ, and most recently an Arts/Business Partnership Initiative.
The New Jersey Arts Education Partnership was established in 2007 to provide 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. The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation is proud to be a member of the NJAEP Governing and Steering Committees.
This year The NJ State Council on the Arts and ArtPride NJ Foundation are partnering to offer a media workshop designed for arts marketers. Emmy Award winning arts producers from PCK Media will work with participants over three days in Stockton College’s fully equipped media lab. The end result will be a web-ready video to publish on your website, YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook. More importantly, participants will leave with the skills to create high quality, focused, visually rich video stories.
While these 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. New Jersey Emerging Arts Leaders (NJEAL) developed from the need to provide more professional development opportunities for young arts professionals with 10 years of experience of less throughout the state. Sign up here to receive all the latest news! Visit NJEAL’s Facebook page to find out what they are up to now, and it’s ALWAYS something fun, exciting and informative including the annual Creative Conversation in October.
Annual fundraising and friendraising 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.
ArtPride New Jersey, Inc.
Each spring ArtPride New Jersey, Inc. hosts Arts Day that brings New Jersey’s non-profit arts community together with educators, business and government leaders. A keynote speaker, advocacy workshops, and awards to distinguished arts advocates are highlights of this day culminating in the Governor’s Awards in Arts Education where ArtPride New Jersey, Inc. also honors student and parent arts advocates.
ArtPride New Jersey, Inc. also 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 non- profit arts industry has on communities throughout the state.