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
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 say in the decisions that [ … ] Read more
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 our legislators to share our [ … ] Read more
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 in the law, [ … ] 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
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 people who really love what [ … ] Read more
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