This post is brief and to the point! Make sure you vote next Tuesday. If the arts matter to you (and we think they do), then be sure to consult our 2013 Candidates Survey to see if your incumbent legislators and/or challengers completed and returned our survey asking about not only their personal connection to the arts, but how [ … ] Read more
New Jersey Arts Day will unite creative minds to cook up new and exciting ways to sustain the arts in communities throughout New Jersey. Offerings extend throughout the day at The War Memorial in Trenton, but the menu is diverse enough to accommodate busy schedules—and entice appetites hungry to imagine a New Jersey where the arts are no longer considered [ … ] Read more
First off, I have been attending National Arts Advocacy Day since 1996. To say this was the best one yet really means something considering I’ve heard amazing Nancy Hanks lectures by Wendy Wasserstein, Kevin Spacey, Frank Rich, Ken Burns, and Wynton Marsalis, to name a few.
New Jersey had an amazing group of arts advocates attending this year including representatives [ … ] Read more
It would be a gross oversight to not point out that March is National Youth Art Month and activity surrounding this event has been blazing around New Jersey. Spearheaded by the Art Educators of NJ, a truly outstanding group of art teachers, this is the time to recognize young visual artists who exhibit their work in counties throughout the [ … ] Read more
What do you think when you hear the word “advocate”?
Quite literally, the translation from Latin is “to summon or call a voice.” An advocate is one that pleads a cause, defends or maintains a proposal and supports or promotes the interests of another. And within a democracy, when every eligible citizen has an equal say in the decisions that [ … ] Read more
ArtPride New Jersey is participating in the very first #GivingTuesday on November 27. On this day charities, families, businesses and individuals are coming together to transform the way people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.
ArtPride New Jersey is getting involved! As a partner, ArtPride will promote #GivingTuesday via social media, but we are challenging you [ … ] Read more
The amount of information out there is as staggering as the relief efforts, but not yet as overwhelming as the ongoing effects of Hurricane Sandy. We want to make sure New Jersey artists and arts groups do not get missed, and are represented at the table when disaster relief funding is discussed. We know the arts in New Jersey are [ … ] Read more
“I can honestly say that my Advocate Jersey Arts Membership has taken my passion for the arts to a new level . . . not only in regard to what I do and experience as an arts ”spectator” or participant, but also in regard to my understanding of the impact the arts can have on quality of life and educational [ … ] Read more
Posted on May 31, 2011 by ArtPride in Category Advocacy
We caught this on The Colbert Report and had to share. We frequently discuss the key roles the arts play in our economy, schools and quality of life, but it is also important to remember that artists are some of our greatest activists. As artist Theresa Bayer wrote: “Artists are the proverbial canaries in the coalmine. When we stop singing, [ … ] Read more