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

Speranza Brings Hope to Jersey City
“Speranza” means “hope” and whether or not you were prepared for an Italian lesson today, you’ve gotten one! The Italian word was adopted as the name and calling card for Speranza Theatre...
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Exploring 'The Universe of Ben Jones'
Casey Mathern, Ben Jones, and Midori Yoshimoto, during the reception of the Universe of Ben Jones exhibition at the William Paterson University Galleries, September 2023. Photo: Andy Liu. Ben...
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Icon of Advocacy: Ann Marie Miller Shares Her Most Iconic Moments With ArtPride NJ
In a journey that started in 1995, Ann Marie Miller, Former Director of Advocacy & Public Policy, has been a longtime advocate for New Jersey’s arts and culture community. She’s...
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Newark’s Creative Catalyst Fund, a Case Study in Artistic Resilience
Students participating in the “Piano Bus” program led by Keys 2 Success, General Operating Support grantee through the Creative Catalyst Fund (Image courtesy of Keys 2 Success) In the spring...
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High School Thespian Dani Biondi Wins DemocracyWorks Competition
NJ Thespians annually holds an essay competition, DemocracyWorks, in partnership with ArtPride New Jersey, in which high school students who are members of the International Thespian Society...
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Action Alerts

Support the Continued Post-Covid Recovery of the Arts Sector
The arts and cultural sector is a crucial industry that contributes significantly to our economy and the quality of life of the state’s residents. But it is still struggling to recover from the impacts of the pandemic. Organizations are still at risk of closing and vital community programs are in danger of being cut. Please urge your elected officials to support the passage of S2016/A3584 to provide as much as $70M in American Rescue Plan funds for the continued recovery of the sector. In addition to helping organizations recoup lost revenue, the bill would also support the expansion and creation of arts education programs, as well as fund creative placemaking projects to beautify...
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Be an Arts Advocate from the Comfort of Your Home
Be an Arts Advocate from the Comfort of Your Home
Help us sustain funding for the arts!

ArtPride, along with arts advocates from around New Jersey, will travel to the nation’s capital on March 21st, 2024, to meet with federal elected officials to garner support for arts in the State. Advocates will share compelling data and stories about the impact and transformative power that the arts have in their communities.

But even if you cannot attend Arts Advocacy day with us, there are always ways to join the cause of sustaining the arts in New Jersey — right from where you are.

Support our efforts from home with just ONE CLICK… we’ve created a letter that you can send to...
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Support the Arts Education for All Act
Encourage your member of Congress to support and cosponsor the Arts Education for All Act, introduced by Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), and Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-NM). Representative Bonamici, the lead sponsor,  and top champion of arts in education and equitable access to these critical services

The Arts Education for All Act is the broadest arts education policy bill ever introduced in Congress and includes key provisions that will support and encourage the offering of arts education and programming experiences to Americans including our youngest learners, K-12 students, and young people impacted by the...
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