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
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
ArtPride staff just wrapped up 3 days in Atlantic City at the NJ Conference on Tourism and it was truly a fantastic way to network with tourism partners. Besides hearing the latest tourism stats, listening to lessons learned post Katrina/Rita from Pam Breaux, and watching our beaming People’s Choice Award winners, there was a lot more to gain from [ … ] 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 April 14, 2011 by ArtPride in Category Advocacy
Thank you to all the arts advocates who contacted their legislators, and a special thanks to those who made the trip to Washington, D.C. with us last week. Your efforts made an impact on the continuing resolution for FY2011 funding.
Though the final 2011 Budget Bill does not include the $167.5 million we requested for the National Endowment for the [ … ] Read more
Posted on February 9, 2011 by ArtPride in Category Advocacy
You believe in the power of the arts and the importance of arts education. You want your voice to be heard, but how do you reach lawmakers? Join us for National Arts Advocacy Day on April 4-5 hosted by Americans for the Arts and participate in advocacy workshops like “The ABCs of Meeting with Legislators,” “Advanced Federal Arts Policy Training” [ … ] Read more
Posted on February 1, 2011 by ArtPride in Category Advocacy
Join the New Jersey delegation for National Arts Advocacy Day 2011! Hosted by Americans for the Arts in Washington D.C., the 24th annual Arts Advocacy Day is the only national event that brings together a broad cross section of America’s cultural and civic organizations, along with hundreds of grassroots advocates from across the country, to underscore the importance of [ … ] Read more
Many many thanks to the New Jersey arts activists who joined over 500 others on Capitol Hill to advocate for increased federal funding for the arts on April 1. So many of us benefit from NEA funding and do not even realize it!
Thanks go to David Gray of the New Brunswick Cultural Center, John Devol of Arts Horizons, [ … ] Read more
Posted on March 14, 2007 by ArtPride in Category Advocacy
There were 19 of us in Washington DC for National Arts Advocacy Day on March 12-13. We spent Monday learning about the issues–from funding for the National Endowment on the Arts to tax law affecting artists and charitable contributions, to the reauthorization of NCLB or ESEA (No Child Left Behind aka the Elementary & Secondary Education Act). Monday night we [ … ] Read more