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. 

We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on our arts community. Read more about recommendations and resources for the field, including details on how to join our next webinar. 


Voices from the Field

Windows of Understanding Brings Public Art & Healing to Central Jersey, Expanding Scope in Quarantine
The Windows of Understanding (WOU) public art project, which launched on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, is now underway in New Brunswick, Highland Park, and Metuchen. Celebrating its fourth year, the...
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Passing the Jersey City Arts and Culture Trust Fund
This past November 3, Jersey City voted to create an Arts and Culture Trust Fund, becoming the first municipality in New Jersey to create a dedicated tax to support the arts. The trust will create...
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When We All Vote
The election campaign is heated, and for the very first time, voting started early in New Jersey. Due to pandemic-prompted mail-in votes, New Jersey joins the nation in getting a jump on the...
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Quarantine, Social Protest, Poetic Imagination, or How I Learned What I Learned
I am a multidisciplinary, multi-hyphenated artist who straddles the worlds of teaching artist and arts administrator; theater maker, poet, and musician. Most folx would say I have a bold...
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Sharing the Stories of Healthcare Workers through Paper Made from Scrubs
Frontline Arts connects and builds communities through the socially-engaging arts practices of papermaking and printmaking, namely through Frontline Paper, where veterans make handmade paper from...
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Action Alerts

State Arts Funding Increased 60% in New Budget — Thank the Governor!
Governor Murphy introduced the FY22 New Jersey State Budget proposal on February 23 containing increased annual appropriations for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the New Jersey Historical Commission, the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism, and the New Jersey Cultural Trust. All totaled, $20.7 million signifies an almost 60% increase in state funds to help these sectors supercharge New Jersey’s economic recovery.

Now is the time to thank Governor Murphy for proposing these significant increases that honor A3101, a bill he signed last year designating minimum annual appropriation levels of $31.9 million for cultural projects, $5.5 million for historical organizations...
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