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.


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...

Flashback! NJ Conference on Tourism

ArtPride staff just wrapped up 3 days in Atlantic City at the NJ Conference on Tourism and it was truly a fantastic way to network with tourism partners. Besides hearing the latest tourism stats, listening to lessons learned post Katrina/Rita from Pam Breaux , and watching our beaming People's Choice Award winners, there was a lot more to gain from this experience. Governor Christie's remarks were...

Post-Sandy Relief for NJ Artists & Arts Groups

Our friends at Belmar Arts Council receiving donations for distribution[/caption] The amount of information out there is as staggering as the relief efforts, but not yet as overwhelming as the ongoing effects of Hurricane Sandy. We want to make sure New Jersey artists and arts groups do not get missed, and are represented at the table when disaster relief funding is discussed. We know the arts in...

Creative Conversations 2012: Meet the Panel!

Join New Jersey Emerging Arts Leaders on Thursday, October 25 for their 4th Annual Creative Conversation: Cross-Industry Collaborations . WHEN Thursday, October 25, 2012 6:30PM-9:30PM Networking after-party to follow WHERE George Street Playhouse 9 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 COST FREE; Dinner will be provided Networking after-party food and drink not included RSVP BY OCTOBER 17...

Meet the Artists - 3rd Annual Facebook Friends Gallery

Join us for ArtPride’s 3 rd Annual Facebook Friends Gallery exhibition! Check out the 2012 featured artists below and meet them off-line at the Opening Reception on Thursday, August 16 from 7:00-9:00pm at the Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts . Click HERE for details. Lauren Curtis "Dream of Trees" by Lauren Curtis Full time artist, Lauren Curtis, loves working in oils, photography & illustration as...

Top 15 Tweets from the Thrive! Arts Conference

The first ever state-wide Discover Jersey Arts conference was a sold out success! Thank you to all the attendees, speakers, sponsors, and staff who made this event happen. For the third time, we asked people attending an event to bring the conversation from in-person to online, and boy, did they ever! Our multi-tasking tweeple (Twitter people) took to their smartphones, laptops, and tablets to...

Inspiring Women: A Celebration of Visual & Culinary Arts

Art and food go together like… well, dinner and show! Join us on March 5 for Inspiring Women: A Celebration of Visual & Culinary Arts —a fundraiser benefitting ArtPride New Jersey Foundation , the New Jersey Restaurant Association and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition featuring: An exhibit of work by New Jersey women artists An opening reception showcasing the culinary talents of New Jersey...

Creative Conversations 2011

Tomorrow’s the big day! New Jersey Emerging Arts Leaders (NJEAL) will host their third annual Creative Conversation on Thursday, October 20 at Arts Council of Princeton —“Upwardly Mobile: Successful Relationships with Mentors and Supervisors in the Arts.” The event will begin at 7:00PM and include a panel discussion and networking after-party. To learn more about Creative Conversations or the New...

Meet the Artists!

Meet the artists behind the upcoming ArtPride Facebook Friends Gallery exhibit at the Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts : Aylin Green Raised in the suburbs of Boston as the first daughter of a Turkish mother and a Jewish father, Aylin has often found herself on the outside, looking in. Her mixed media paintings take an approach toward her subjects like that of a cultural observer or artistic...