The Star Ledger’s editorial of December 13, 2009 entitled, “Starving N.J. arts: A sad consequence of our budget crisis” is a callous and ill-considered opinion piece that shamelessly panders to an angry public faced with an economic debacle that was decades in the making. Most notably, The Ledger fails to recognize that state funding for the arts comes not from [ … ] Read more
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
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