Advancing a State of Creativity

ArtPride is the voice of New Jersey’s arts community. As the state’s largest arts service and advocacy organization, we work to preserve funding and advance policies that invest in the arts across all sectors. The vital research we furnish promotes the public value of the arts as fundamental to creating neighborhoods where people want to live, work, visit, and raise a family. Our award-winning audience development programs connect the public to what’s going on in our state’s arts scene and help increase attendance. The services we provide keep the field up-to-date on industry trends and foster collaboration among our hundreds of member organizations.          

Widely viewed as the go-to source for research, innovative programs and services, and high-impact advocacy, we are proud to support the work of our vibrant creative community. 
 

Voices from the Field

Restoring Mandated Funding…A 10-year Arts Advocacy Crusade
Are we ready for 2020? You bet! In 2019, ArtPride pushed hard to correct a problem that has throttled funding for the arts, history, and tourism for 10 years.  In December, through...
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Unintended Consequences of Legislation – S4204 and Independent Contractors
S4204/A5936, introduced on November 7, will codify how the government determines whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. This bill is an attempt to increase the focus on...
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A New View—Camden
The City of Camden, New Jersey has received a $1 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to clean up blighted areas around its transit corridors and to turn those spaces into showcases for...
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I Support the Arts, and I Vote!
When I enter the voting booth, my mind’s eye is flooded with images that feel like a movie trailer. Election lawn signs, TV commercials, and post cards from local candidates float by, along with...
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Paper Mill Playhouse Introduces Musical Theater Common Prescreen
Since 2015, there has been a 66% increase in total submissions to college-level musical theatre programs. For early vetting in these institutions, students must submit video auditions for...
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Action Alerts

Advocacy Works! A3101 Signed Into Law
Thank you to all arts, history, and tourism advocates who helped make A3101 law today (1/13/20) by taking action and emailing, calling, and speaking to your elected officials! 

We encourage you to take a moment to read the governor’s statement regarding this bill.

Now it is time for all good advocates to say thank you to Governor Murphy. In ArtPride’s Arts Action Center, we’ve prepared an email that you can send to express your gratitude. This is a great opportunity to share a personal note or story about how important restoration of appropriations is to you, to our state, and to your favorite arts organizations. 

Don’t forget to also thank the 37...
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Federal Legislative Priorities
Funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities are critical policies that ArtPride and arts supporters advocate for on an ongoing basis, but it’s important to be informed of other federal policy areas that affect arts and culture.

To describe these legislative priorities, Americans for the Arts has created an online tool for advocates of all levels. Use this tool to learn about the issues—from tax policy to transit and healthcare to education—and quickly take action on any of the pro-arts issues that matter to you and your community.
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