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

Silver Linings
Back in February, when things were “normal,” Gracie, 12 years old, and Tim, 18 years old, set off to begin their 10th (or is it 11th?) season of Young Performer’s Workshop. They’ve...
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Staying in Action
Dance has saved me, again, and again and again. From my early youth and continuing through my current adulthood, dance has allowed me to go to the depths of my soul offering out to the community...
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New Jersey Arts Enduring the COVID Crisis
Until around March 13 – as close to the Ides of March as one can get – the nonprofit arts sector in New Jersey had major bragging rights. And it still does. I know you miss arts experiences...
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Worth the Wait
As I walked into my classroom at Columbia High School the morning of January 28th of this year, I noticed a call notification on my phone: NJSCA. I knew I wouldn’t be able to answer it until...
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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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Action Alerts

Support NJ Arts in FY21 State Budget
New Jersey’s arts industry is hurting post COVID-19. We know we are not alone, but it will be a while before our sector even partially recovers. The venues that display the state’s artistic talents are extremely vulnerable to financial collapse and will require new ways to operate in order to comply with emerging public health standards. In the meantime, it is especially important for your voice to be heard by elected officials in support of the arts in New Jersey.

When Governor Murphy released the NJ State Budget proposal earlier this year, he proposed a $3 million increase in the appropriation to the NJ State Council on the Arts. In the meantime, drastic cuts across the board are...
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Federal Action to Support Arts in COVID Relief
Americans for the Arts and the Arts Action Fund are standing up for the arts in America during COVID-19!

YOU can make a difference by taking action. Request your members of Congress include substantial additional dedicated COVID-19 relief funding—to be administered by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and Institute of Museum and Library Services—to help offset the losses of the nonprofit arts industry.
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COVID-19 Relief Funding 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.

As Congress and the Administration consider additional forms of COVID-19 federal assistance that may be targeted or widespread, Americans for the Arts and over 60 national arts and culture organizations urge support for relief that will sustain the arts sector’s—which contributed $877.8 billion, or 4.5 percent, to the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017—unique capacity to support the U.S....
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Please pass A3844 in next Legislative Session
A3844 was considered by the New Jersey General Assembly in an emergency session on March 13. Your outreach to Assembly and Senate members is needed for the bill to move forward, and provide critical assistance to nonprofit arts organizations that are struggling throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Assembly Bill No. 3844 provides a means for certain businesses that suffer losses due to interruption as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to recover those losses from their insurer if they had a policy of business interruption insurance in force on March 9, 2020 (the date on which the Governor declared a Public Health Emergency and State...
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