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 […]
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 […]
We’ve all been through a lot this week, and it’s not over yet. But regardless of the circumstances, it’s important to vote on Tuesday. Don’t let this privilege slide, NO ONE CAN REPLACE YOUR VOTE! There’s a lot at stake in this election, and it’s ArtPride NJ’s job to remind you about where the arts […]
Posted on January 25, 2012 by ArtPride in Category Advocacy
The newest representatives to New Jersey’s State Legislature were sworn in earlier this month, so this is a great time to reach out to your State Assembly Members and Senators. ArtPride NJ works to educate lawmakers about the key role the non-profit arts industry plays in New Jersey, and we look forward to meeting with […]
Posted on August 18, 2010 by ArtPride in Category Advocacy
Another year, another NJSCA annual meeting on a hot summer day. This year arts administrators were smiling, but we’ve been trained through the MFA Program in Hart Knocks to be happy with whatever we receive in government support. This year, in yet another tough budget cycle, the new administration and legislature supported the minimums specified […]
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 […]
Posted on May 20, 2008 by ArtPride in Category Advocacy
Can you believe it? Over 12,000 emails and letters sent since Feb. 28 to NJ district legislators in support of restoring arts, history and tourism State dollars! Every time I open my mailbox, 100, 200, 300 emails come flooding in. I get copies of them all and scan them for the great stories told by […]
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Here We Come Art-Wassailing Posted on 12/16/14 in Arts Education, Building Audience Participation, Community, Creativity and Innovation, Discover Jersey Arts, Emerging Arts Leaders, New Jersey Arts We've all been hearing holiday music since before Thanksgiving, and while we may get tired Read More
Burgio/Rittenhouse Memorial Fund Posted on 12/9/14 in Advocacy, Americans for the Arts, ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, civic action, Community, Emerging Arts Leaders, funding Last year we launched a new way to support ArtPride NJ and grow tomorrow’s advocates Read More
NJEAL at NAMP Posted on 12/3/14 in Advocacy, Americans for the Arts, ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, Building Audience Participation, Community, Creativity and Innovation, Cultural Exchange, Emerging Arts Leaders, New Jersey Arts, Nonprofits, Technology
by Marisa Benson
I was looking for inspiration...the National Arts Marketing Project Conference was it!
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#GivingTuesday2014 Posted on 12/2/14 in Advocacy, ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, Arts & Healthcare, Arts Education, Building Audience Participation, Community, Creativity and Innovation, Cultural Exchange, Discover Jersey Arts, Economy, Emerging Arts Leaders, funding, New Jersey Arts, NJ Arts Jobs, NJ Tourism Industry Association, Nonprofits It's the most wonderful time of the year!
The sparkling decorations, the chill that makes hot Read More