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
The Creative Arts Healthcare Program at UMDNJ-The University Hospital is benefiting the hospital community and beyond by educating staff, patients and the community about the positive impacts of arts in healthcare. According to the Society for the Arts in Healthcare, arts in healthcare is a diverse, multidisciplinary field dedicated to [ … ] Read more
How do the arts impact Fords ?
(And Asbury, and Edison, and West Windsor, and…)
International exchange through the arts provides audiences the opportunity to deepen their understanding of other cultures in a unique, exciting way. Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre performs several pieces like Spain: The Trail of Gold—a dance that acknowledges the tragic history of cultures of the New [ … ] Read more
Posted on October 17, 2011 by ArtPride in Category Advocacy
How do the arts impact Essex County ?
Entertaining and educational arts events are available for free to the community. A large crowd of more than 10,000 people gathered to watch the United States Military Academy Band, led by LTC Jim Keene, perform a free concert in Essex County Brookdale Park on July 1st. To learn more about the Essex [ … ] Read more
Posted on October 11, 2011 by ArtPride in Category Advocacy
How do the Arts Impact South Orange ?
“The arts represent our collective therapy… and we conjure our original selves through our consumption habits. A healthy diet of this very necessary ‘spiritual food’ is vital to our ongoing happiness and well-being — BON APPETIT! “ – Mike Griot, Founder/Executive Director of the South Orange International Blues Festival
Posted on October 7, 2011 by ArtPride in Category Advocacy
How do the arts impact Morristown ?
On the 10th anniversary of September 11th, Mayo Performing Arts Center hosted a free remembrance event that was a true collaboration of Morristown arts, religious and social organizations. Over 500 members of the community participated in the event and a candlelight moment of silence around the Vail Mansion reflecting pool that followed. To [ … ] 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
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