Voices from the Field

ArtPride regularly invites guest writers to share new perspectives on issues related to the arts community and the many ways the creative industries impact New Jersey.


Arts Law Toolbox - Top Four Areas of Legal Concerns for Arts Non-Profit Organizations

One of my many jobs when I was the Executive Director of the New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts was to work as “crisis manager” for the very many arts nonprofits that would call with issues on a daily basis. Since the main job of an arts organization executive director is handling day-to-day matters and putting out their own crisis ‘fires,’ I’d often get calls when all hell broke loose on a...

Don’t Be Left Out! Complete Paper Survey to Be Counted in Arts/Economic Impact Study by 12/31

We have until the end of the year let everyone know that the nonprofit arts industry makes a real difference to New Jersey’s economy. If you’ve not yet completed the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 organizational survey online, here a chance to still be counted by completing a ONE PAGE PAPER SURVEY ! The survey is available as a Word doc and as a PDF . When completed, please email, USPS mail, or fax...

#ArtsEdNow – Join the Campaign!

For the past 18 months, a team led by the New Jersey Arts Education Partnership has been developing the next multiyear statewide arts education advocacy campaign: Arts Ed Now . The Arts Ed Now campaign officially launched yesterday as part of National Arts in Education Week , with advocates featuring the initiative at both the local and statewide levels all week long providing a springboard for...

Top Ten Things Every Artist Needs to Know About Copyright and Trademark

If you are a writer, comedian, actor, painter, photographer, choreographer, sculptor or an artist of any type who creates work on a regular basis, you might feel like Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” walking through a dense forest when you start to think about how you protect your intellectual property: “trademark, copyright and registration---oh, my!” Here are the Top 10 Things Every Artist Needs to...

Discontinuation of NJ Metro Section of NY Times Harms NJ Arts

ArtPride NJ can confirm that "As of August 29th, The [New York] Times will discontinue the regional editions of the Metropolitan section of The New York Times, which include Connecticut, Westchester, Long Island and New Jersey. Those areas will receive the Metropolitan edition that currently circulates in the five boroughs." This means, without a regional Metro edition, readers will no longer...

ArtPride's 30th Anniversary

Walk this way… if you will. The year is 1986. The Bears win the Super Bowl. Whitney Houston asks, “How Will I Know” and Bon Jovi accuses, “You Give Love a Bad Name.” Ferris Bueller skips school, Lt. Ripley takes on Aliens, Maverick loses Goose. Amongst Molly Ringwald getting pretty in pink and golden gal Betty White winning an Emmy, something's stirring in New Jersey’s arts scene. In his fiscal...

Lessons Learned #AFTACon 2016

For nearly 60 years, Americans for the Arts has convened an annual convention for arts and community leaders to network and discuss strategies for building stronger towns, counties, and cities through the arts. As our professional field has grown, so has this gathering. This year's Annual Convention explored the role of the arts in creating and sustaining healthy, vibrant, equitable communities,...

Opportunities at the Intersection of Arts & Health

What is behind the arts and health movement? What do you need to do to institute an arts and health program? What is the difference between healing arts and art therapy? How can we ensure that private insurance companies begin to see the value of the arts in health and wellness? These are just a few of the questions that were broached at Opportunities at the Intersection of Arts & Health ,...

NJ Conference on Tourism 2016

As arts organizations, it's important to stay connected to our New Jersey tourism partners. After all, we share the same dedicated revenue source (NJ Hotel/Motel Occupancy Fee) and we know that cultural tourism is critical to our state’s tourism industry. The NJ Travel Industry Association's Conference on Tourism is a great opportunity to network with colleagues in the tourism industry and...

Arts & Health Celebrations

QUESTION: You and your friends are in search of a beautiful new spot to see some inspirational local art so you decide to visit: A. A museum B. A gallery C. A coffee shop D. A hospital Now I'm sure many of you would overlook D. at first glance, but if the AAHNJ Arts & Health Tours taught me anything, it was that perhaps you should take a second look. It is obvious that our hospitals, healthcare...