The Americans for the Arts Annual Conference was held June 14-16 in Pittsburgh, and as our Director of Community Engagement, Karen, said there is something so refreshing and inspiring about being in a room with a thousand people who just inherently “get” you.Everyone there understands the necessity of art.Everyone there appreciates the importance of advocating for the arts.[ … ] 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
WE ARE SORRY TO SAY THAT DUE TO A LACK OF EARLY RESERVATIONS, WE HAVE TO CANCEL OUR EVENT, INSPIRING WOMEN: A CELEBRATION OF VISUAL & CULINARY ARTS. OUR ONLINE AUCTION WILL REMAIN OPEN SO PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A BID TO SUPPORT ArtPride NJ AND OUR PROGRAMS. THANK YOU.
Art and food go together like … well, dinner and show! [ … ] 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
Posted on September 19, 2011 by ArtPride in Category Advocacy
It’s show night at your local theater.
The symphony is in town. Your favorite museum is opening a new exhibition. When the stage is set, the artwork is hung and the performers are waiting in the wings, audiences aren’t the only ones excited to have the arts in their community. From schoolchildren and arts workers to restaurants and parking garages, [ … ] Read more
Posted on November 6, 2009 by ArtPride in Category Advocacy
Just in case you missed it from our numerous pre Election Day postings and alerts, here is candidate Christie’s position paper on the arts. If you go to the Art Pride web site, you can also find the podcast from WBGO-FM’s guberatorial debate and listen in!
Chris Christie Supports the Arts
Chris Christie believes in the important contribution that [ … ] Read more
We learned in 2000 that New Jersey’s non profit arts community generates over $1.5 billion each year. That comes from direct spending by arts institutions on salary, products and services AND the indirect spending of patrons who attend arts events throughout the State. The average spending of patrons outside of the price of admission to an event is $25.94 per [ … ] Read more
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