Effective arts advocates need basic and good information to make the case for support. These tools will provide you with statistics, stories, and tips to make your voice heard.
Arts Plan New Jersey
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. View the Arts Plan NJ PDF here.
The Arts as a Partner in Creating a Sustainable Future
Sustainable Jersey is a certification program for municipalities in New Jersey that want to go green, save money and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term. Sustainable Jersey provides tools, training and financial incentives to support and reward communities as they pursue sustainability programs.
Sustainable Jersey has recognized the importance of cultural vitality to a sustainable community. To learn more about how the arts connect to sustainability, read the Arts as a Partner in Sustainability. View Arts as a Partner PDF
Hotel/Motel Occupancy Fee Fact Sheet
The Hotel/Motel Occupancy Fee is a dedicated revenue source that directly provides funding for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Cultural Trust, Historical Commission, and Tourism. This fact sheet offers talking points to aid conversation with legislators on this important funding source, and to help you understand the enabling legislation.
Arts & Economic Activity Statistics
Facts and figures on the economic impact of the nonprofit arts industry.
Arts Education Advocacy Tool Kit
Keeping the Promise is the latest report from the NJ Arts Education Census Project and outlines the need for ongoing arts education advocacy on local and statewide levels. Read the report to discover the recommendations of the Census Project that surveyed 99% of NJ schools. Please visit the New Jersey Arts Education Partnership Resource Tools webpage for more information on arts education in New Jersey.
NJ Legislative District Teams
ArtPride New Jersey, Inc.’s Legislative District Teams visit state elected officials year-round to talk about the impact the arts have on our state and on local economies, schools, and our hometowns.
If you would like to be part of a team that tells the unique stories of how the arts make a difference in your community, please complete this form or contact Stephanie Carr at email@example.com or call 609-479-3377, ext. 305.
Governor Christie’s Arts Position
While not a direct response to ArtPride New Jersey, Inc.’s survey for gubernatorial candidates on arts and cultural policy, this statement on the arts was received via email on October 25, 2009.
Creative Industry Report
This 2012 Creative Industry Report for New Jersey covers the economic impact of both the nonprofit and for-profit arts industries in the state. Data is based on Dun & Bradstreet registered nonprofit and for-profit arts-related businesses in NJ.
The Arts Mean Business
2009 report on the economic impact of New Jersey’s nonprofit arts and associated audience spending on the State’s economy.