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

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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Zimmerli Responds to Community Needs with "Arts at Home/Artes en Casa"
The end of the school year brought to a close to a time unlike any other. Like all of our peers, when the shutdown came, the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers had to unexpectedly pivot major programs,...
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Action Alerts

Ask federal legislators to support arts funding in final session of 2020
As Congress convenes for the final days of this legislative session, your support is needed to ask our New Jersey Congressional representatives to pass the FY21 federal budget and consider additional forms of COVID-19 federal assistance that will help New Jersey’s arts community. The email we've prepared contains several recommendations, many of which were included in a leaner version of the HEROES Act passed by the House in early October.

These last days of the Congressional session are important to assure funding for our cultural agencies and to voice your support of any additional federal stimulus that will sustain the arts sector during this extremely challenging...
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Act now to urge CARES support for arts and cultural organizations
The time for creative groups to receive CARES funds is running out. All allocations and reallocations will be made by December 30. Please take a moment to act NOW and ask your state legislators to support a bill that will help our industry survive closures and postponements that occurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

This message thanks your NJ state legislators for their support of arts, history, and tourism in the FY21 NJ State Budget and requests their sponsorship and support of S2914/A4691, which would provide $10 million of state CARES support for arts and cultural organizations that...
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Thank Governor Murphy for Maintaining the Level of Arts, History, and Tourism Appropriations in FY21 Budget
On August 25 Governor Murphy proposed the revised FY21 NJ State Budget and maintained the appropriations he proposed back in February for arts, history, and tourism.

It is important to thank Governor Murphy for recognizing the value of arts, history, and tourism to our state’s recovery from the pandemic, and to the lives of New Jersey residents and visitors.

An important part of any advocacy effort is to say thank you when your voice is heard. Please take a moment to send this note of gratitude to the Governor, re-emphasizing how important arts, history, and tourism is to life in our great state.
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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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