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

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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How a New Trend in Public Art is Creating More Opportunities for Artists
When you think about public art, what comes to mind? A statue of Lady Justice balancing her scales in front of a courthouse? A three-story, abstract sculpture by a famous 20th century artist?...
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Action Alerts

Support Funding for the National Endowment for the Arts
Support the Senate Interior Appropriations number of at least $207 million for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) plays a unique role in broadening access to and participation in the arts in every congressional district and should be more fully supported to expand and deepen its impact on our communities and our democracy. The arts sector is an economic engine that brings people together. As the nation continues to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, the arts and culture sector is uniquely able to deliver on its mission to uplift, engage, educate, and innovate.

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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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