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

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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Newark’s New Harriet Tubman Monument a Model for Community Engagement in Public Art
Photo above: Designer Nina Cooke John and assistant Adebunmi Gbadebo stand with the Harriet Tubman Monument (Photo by Rachel Fawn Alban) The city of Newark, New Jersey unveiled its long-awaited...
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Healing Through Grief Love
It was Wednesday, November 23, 2016, a windy and sunny day before Thanksgiving. As my father’s oldest daughter of three, I thought it was my responsibility to be the strong one as he passed away...
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Action Alerts

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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Thank Governor Murphy and your district legislators for preserving the annual appropriation of $31.9 million for arts
Please take a moment to thank Governor Murphy and your district legislators for preserving the annual appropriation of $31.9 million for arts and culture in the FY24 New Jersey state budget. Please feel free to add your own personal story of how important state funding is in your community and to the arts and cultural organizations in your legislative district.

Please continue to invite your legislators to local arts and cultural events so they can see firsthand how important this support is to your community.
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