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 New Jersey is hosting an online auction, with items including theatre tickets with backstage tours; restaurant and lodging gift certificates; workshops and classes; and even a resort stay in St. Lucia are already available for bidding. Proceeds benefit ArtPride NJ, The New Jersey Restaurant Association, as well as the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.[ … ] Read more
This is important information for arts groups and individual artists seeking funding for recovery of loss due to the recent storm. Much of this funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is important to check it out NOW. Thanks to Laura Aden Packer from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation for relaying this info as soon as [ … ] 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 July 28, 2011 by ArtPride in Category Advocacy
Debate was completed yesterday on Representative Tim Walberg’s (MI) amendment to cut an additional $10.6 million from the National Endowment for the Arts in the House Interior Appropriations bill. Several Members of Congress, coordinated by the Congressional Arts Caucus, spoke in support of opposing of this amendment and among them was Representative Rush Holt of New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District. [ … ] Read more
Posted on June 23, 2011 by ArtPride in Category Advocacy
We are nearing the end of another NJ State budget cycle. Here’s a last chance to remind your elected officials that Art Matters!
Contact Your State Legislators Time is of the essence. The activity surrounding the FY12 State budget has been heated. We know you believe Art Matters, and most of our State legislators are supporters.
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 18, 2011 by ArtPride in Category Advocacy
GOP conservative freshmen spurred a revolt on Feb. 10 against House appropriators. Insisting on slashing the current 2011 budget even deeper, they forced the bill to be re-written before it goes to the floor this week. The bill now proposes to reduce funding for arts programs across the country from $167.5 million to $145 million. This would be the biggest [ … ] Read more