Membership for Arts Organizations

ArtPride welcomes organizations of all shapes and sizes to join our community of arts champions. As New Jersey’s largest statewide, multidisciplinary arts service and advocacy organization, ArtPride connects audiences to cultural experiences while promoting the public value of the arts in strengthening economic and community development. Our advocacy efforts in Trenton and Washington, DC support the sustainability of the arts industry, giving a legislative voice to cultural groups while increasing engagement through research and essential programs and services.

ArtPride also welcomes businesses to join in our efforts to foster creativity and innovation in the workplace while individuals can support our work through donations and take advantage of our opportunities for arts patrons.

Become a Member

Arts Organizations

Introductory Membership Program

In response to the ongoing financial challenges cultural groups face, ArtPride is happy to announce an introductory membership program. When your arts organization becomes a member for the first time, your dues will be waived until the end of the year!

If recent history has taught us anything, it’s how important our collective voices are. New Jersey’s arts community is on a long road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, it is important to unite with colleagues across the state to demonstrate the vital role the arts play in our communities, economy, and quality of life.  

That’s why we are offering free memberships for any New Jersey arts organization that’s never been a member of ArtPride before. 

To get started, kindly take a look at our brief overview and fill out our membership form. Once you've completed the form our team will reach out to connect with you! 


Membership connects your organization to New Jersey’s larger creative sector, promotes your message to a wider audience, gives your employees access to professional development opportunities, and provides your group representation through our advocacy activities. 

Audience Development: Connecting You with Patrons
Events: Networking and Professional Development Opportunities
  • Jersey Arts Marketers (JAM) regular meetings address on-going and future collaborative initiatives and include guest speakers who present on a variety of audience development topics
  • Thrive Arts Conference, a biennial event bringing arts professionals together to confront challenges and address opportunities for the field
  • National Arts Action Summit, where advocates from New Jersey join their colleagues from across the nation to meet with their congressional leaders on Capitol Hill
  • ArtPride member discounts to industry conferences, including the New Jersey Tourism Conference and Arts Reach Marketing Conference 
Government Relations: Advocating for the Arts
  • Private advocacy training customized to your organizational needs 
  • Consulting services to connect your organization to influential decision-makers in your community
  • Access to the Advocacy Toolkit, webinars, research, and other resources
  • Defense of the dedicated grantmaking funding stream from the NJ Hotel-Motel Occupancy Fee for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts
  • Support for arts legislation that bolsters artists, arts organizations, arts education, and art therapies
  • Backing for arts education through information, research, and policy
Public Value: Connecting You to Arts Impact Data
  • Statewide data and video stories on the impact of the arts on New Jersey’s economy, communities, education, and health and wellness 
  • State and county statistics regarding job creation, economic impact, state and federal investment, and arts in schools
  • Resources for creative placemaking, economic development, cultural districts, and arts in redevelopment

Annual Dues

Operating Budget Nonprofit Commercial
Less than $100,000 $100 $125
$100,000 - $259,999 $150 $200
$260,000 - $499,999 $275 $350
$500,000 - $999,999 $450 $550
$1,000,000 - 1,999,999 $675 $800
$2,000,000 - $2,999,999 $1,000 $1,200
$3,000,000 - $4,999,999 $1,550 $1,750
$5,000,000 or more $2,000 $2,500

Action Alerts

ACT NOW – Contact NJ legislators re continued pandemic relief for arts & culture

S2800/A4233 was recently introduced to support New Jersey’s creative industries with $70 million of federal American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds still available to the State of New Jersey.

Cultural organizations were among the very first to close and the last to reopen when pandemic restrictions eased. Most continue to struggle financially with decreased revenue as audiences have not yet returned to pre-pandemic capacity levels. Earlier federal funding has long since expired.

Funds will provide grants to nonprofit and for-profit arts and cultural organizations through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) to recoup lost revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and help...
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Support the Creative Economy Bills
The U.S. Congress is currently considering seven bills that will support the creative industries in recovery. Many offer ways for federal agencies to expand services and opportunities to benefit individual artists and cultural organizations.

Together, these bills map a new, more equitable and impactful policy landscape for creative businesses and workers and, if passed, would improve the lives of all Americans by expanding opportunity for creative workers and boosting the U.S. economy.

Please ask your member of Congress to cosponsor any or all of these bills.
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