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

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...
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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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Your Three-Step, Uncomplicated Formula For a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Workplace
(Or, How I Rapidly Implemented DEI at a Predominately White Institution In My Role as Its First Leader of Color)   TRUTH BOMB: making your company DEI-friendly is NOT as hard as everyone...
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Action Alerts

Ask Gov Murphy to Increase State Support for Arts, History, and Tourism in FY22 NJ Budget
Governor Murphy will deliver the administration’s proposed FY22 NJ State Budget on February 23. It is now time for advocates to thank him for his resounding support of arts, history, and tourism in New Jersey, and ask that he continue to increase state support for these industries as they try to emerge from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please take a moment now to contact Governor Murphy and urge his continued support as the proposed budget is prepared for presentation next month. I encourage you to add your own story of how important these creative sectors are to your community and your life. These have tremendous impact.
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