This post is brief and to the point! Make sure you vote next Tuesday. If the arts matter to you (and we think they do), then be sure to consult our 2013 Candidates Survey to see if your incumbent legislators and/or challengers completed and returned our survey asking about not only their personal connection to the arts, but how [ … ] 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
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