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.


Turn Up The Volume! A2160 & S1133

We’ve turned up the heat, now we need to turn up the volume! A2160 and S1133 are written to RESTORE state funding for arts, history and tourism ... dedicated funding that has been eroded over the years. Even when overall revenue has grown, the arts, history, and tourism communities have been working with the minimum amount of funding allowed by law, and we think it only fair that these communities...

Alliance for Arts & Health New Jersey Presents Survey Results

The findings from a new study, “Arts in Healthcare in New Jersey,” will be released by the Alliance for Arts & Health New Jersey , or AAHNJ, at this month’s New Jersey State Council on the Arts meeting. A project of ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, AAHNJ is a network of arts professionals and health and wellness providers who work together to educate, advocate, and advance best practices in arts...

Turn Up The Heat! Urgent Arts Action Needed Now!

Two bills, A2160 and S1133 , have been introduced in the new 2014 legislative session to restore state funding for arts, history, and tourism. We need your help NOW to recruit co-sponsors for both bills to return state funding to 2005 levels of support. ArtPride New Jersey , the Advocates for New Jersey History , and the New Jersey Travel Industry Association are working together to achieve this...

The Inaugural Music Educator Award at the Grammys

I don't know about you, but I was thrilled to see the GRAMMY Awards honor a music teacher last night! The first-ever Music Educator Award went to Kent Knappenberger of Westfield Academy and Central School in Westfield, N.Y. Knappenberger was selected for the award from a field of more than 32,000 applicants. He was nominated for the award nearly a year ago by two former students and the parent of...

Jersey Arts List Exchange & Audience Census

Powerful Patron Data Analysis Tools in the Hands of Nonprofit Arts Organizations Open registration has begun for the 2014 Jersey Arts List Exchange & Audience Census, a community patron database of more than 1.5 million unique households of qualified cultural consumers. Gain access to valuable demographic and psychographic profiles of your audiences as well as valuable insights into how patrons...

NJEAL Creative & Ambitious Minds Learn from Business Leaders

There are people out there that don’t think of my millennial generation as focused, motivated, or responsible. However, I have consistently seen that Princeton Regional Chamber events bring out the best in my peers who are expanding their networks and heightening their ambition. I walked in to see a sea of about 200 young corporate professionals Friday, November 1 st , when the Princeton Regional...

New Jersey Emerging Arts Leaders Creative Conversations 2013

Happy National Arts & Humanities AND Jersey Arts Month! Every October, in honor of National Arts & Humanities Month , Americans for the Arts partners with arts and community leaders from across the country to host Creative Conversations, local gatherings of engaged citizens in communities as part of a grassroots movement to elevate the profile of arts in America. This local tool empowers arts...

New Jersey Emerging Arts Leaders Storm the Castle!

On July 15 th , The New Jersey Emerging Arts Leaders held three simultaneous events to celebrate Bastille Day, and get to know each other a little better. A program of ArtPride New Jersey and a chapter of the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Network , NJEAL strives to identify and cultivate the next generation of arts leaders and artists through professional development and peer networking...

Highlights from NJ at National Arts Advocacy Day

First off, I have been attending National Arts Advocacy Day since 1996. To say this was the best one yet really means something considering I've heard amazing Nancy Hanks lectures by Wendy Wasserstein, Kevin Spacey, Frank Rich, Ken Burns, and Wynton Marsalis, to name a few. New Jersey had an amazing group of arts advocates attending this year including representatives from the Arts Access Program...

Together North Jersey - Measuring Access & Equity in the Arts!

Together North Jersey is a $10 million planning initiative, supported in half by HUD (Housing & Urban Development), and currently underway in the 13 county northern region of NJ. The outcome of this plan will be a more sustainable future for the region that invests in existing communities where housing, jobs, education, cultural and recreational opportunities are made more accessible to most...