As you may already be aware, due to the 25% cut to New Jersey State Council on the Arts appropriations, Individual Artist Fellowship grants were suspended this year. These grants are highly competitive and awarded to a small number of individual artists to support their professional development. In a letter issued to the applicants by the council chair and the [ … ] Read more
As arts organizations, we do our best to provide patrons with the best possible experience. It is understandable for an organization to want to be viewed in the best possible light, so when funding is cut many sweep the evidence under the rug to save face. But is this the best idea?
Share with us how YOU are feeling the [ … ] Read more
Today’s Feeling the Pinch post is taken from an email by and individual artist. Though the arts organizations are hurting badly, we can’t forget how funding cuts hurt individual artists as well!
We are still collecting stories of how less arts funding affects you, so please email email@example.com with yours!
Hi, Ann Marie -
I appreciate your outreach (Art Pride [ … ] Read more
Thank you again for keeping us posted on how funding cuts to the arts affect you, and please keep your feedback coming! Below is the latest installment in our Feeling the Pinch? series:
Last year, the South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble lost 50% of corporate donations in amount of donation (They have been cut in half). We also lost a [ … ] Read more
We sure are! With declines in private and public sources of contributed support, arts groups around New Jersey (and around the nation) are feeling it in one way or another, and probably in more than one way!
We recently asked artists and arts organizations to let us know how funding cuts affect them and the response we received was astounding. [ … ] Read more