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 weekly webinar. 


Voices from the Field

The Force Is with New Jersey
 “Always remember, your focus determines your reality.” - George Lucas   We all need a little bit of the “force” right now.  Here are 5 advocacy areas that ArtPride...
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New Jersey Arts Administrators of Color (NJAAC) Network Launches
In cities across the nation – including Washington, D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh – self-identified arts administrators of color have begun creating formal networks to uplift and...
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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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Action Alerts

Take Action TODAY: Include Arts Support in COVID-19 Federal Response
The coronavirus has already had a devastating economic impact on America’s nonprofit arts sector—financial losses to date are estimated to be $3.2 billion.

Since the first U.S. case was reported on January 20, cancellations and closings have been reported in thousands of communities spanning all 50 states. In order to support the sector at this vital time, request that your members of Congress include $4 billion to help offset the losses of the nonprofit arts industry, and expand eligibility through additional federal programs to ensure artists, entrepreneurs, and small businesses in the creative economy can utilize business interruption relief.

In a national...
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Advocacy Works! A3101 Signed Into Law
A3101, now law, specifies new minimum appropriations for arts, history, and tourism starting in FY21. Thank you to all advocates who took action and helped this bill become a reality.

Please take a moment RIGHT NOW to thank Governor Murphy, and ask him to go beyond the minimum appropriations in support of our cultural and tourism programs, and boost the potential impact to local and state economies. Budget preparations are underway, so your immediate action is important.

ArtPride’s email tool helps you send this message. It is also 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...
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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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