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
The holidays are upon us once again and the big question on everyone’s mind is “What do I get that friend who has everything?” Why not give a gift that will support something that you love as well? Why not give a gift that keeps on giving all year long? Why not give a gift that will enrich, inspire and [ … ] Read more
The amount of information out there is as staggering as the relief efforts, but not yet as overwhelming as the ongoing effects of Hurricane Sandy. We want to make sure New Jersey artists and arts groups do not get missed, and are represented at the table when disaster relief funding is discussed. We know the arts in New Jersey are [ … ] 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 December 10, 2009 by ArtPride in Category Advocacy
As most of you are aware the State funding freeze is a source of major concern for arts organizations (as well as many others.) For more information on the freeze and the effects it may have, please read Peggy McGlone’s article in the Star-Ledger, N.J. Arts Groups Fret as State Freezes $10M in Grants. We will follow up with [ … ] Read more
Posted on December 8, 2009 by ArtPride in Category Advocacy
Recognizing the dire condition of State finances, contractually committed funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts has been frozen to hundreds of the State’s arts organizations. This will have a catastrophic effect on New Jersey’s arts community.
Arts organizations have made long-standing commitments to artists, vendors, staffs and patrons in reliance upon the expectation that their grant [ … ] Read more
Posted on March 13, 2008 by ArtPride in Category Community
Ever had trouble finding your way in New Jersey? A new state wide Wayfinding initiative has begun. Find out more and get involved, Take a quick survey, sign a petition, check out www.CelebrateNJ.org [ … ] Read more
You were born in New Jersey. You’ve been there. You’ve never been there. You know it from movies. TV. Songs. Newspapers. You’ve Googled it. YouTubed it. Wikipediaed it. Flickred it. You’ve never even heard of it.
So ask yourself: is it possible to make a photograph of New Jersey regardless of where you are in the world? The Pierro Gallery [ … ] Read more
Don’t Miss Arts Day on May 2! Register Today! Posted on 4/22/13 in Advocacy, Arts Education, Building Audience Participation, Community, Creativity and Innovation, Discover Jersey Arts New Jersey Arts Day will unite creative minds to cook up new and exciting ways Read More
Highlights from NJ at National Arts Advocacy Day Posted on 4/10/13 in Advocacy, Americans for the Arts, Creativity and Innovation, Economy, Emerging Arts Leaders, funding, New Jersey Arts, Rally First off, I have been attending National Arts Advocacy Day since 1996. To say this Read More
Flashback! NJ Conference on Tourism Posted on 3/24/13 in Building Audience Participation, Community, Creativity and Innovation, Discover Jersey Arts, Governor Christie, NJ Tourism Industry Association, Tourism ArtPride staff just wrapped up 3 days in Atlantic City at the NJ Conference on Read More