ArtPride believes in the importance of providing the knowledge and tools necessary to advance our industry while making networking opportunities available to our members, community leaders, and the creative sector. We hope you'll join us at one of the upcoming professional development events we either produce or partner with other organizations to make available to the field.

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ArtPride Webinar: Arts Pay NJ, Advocacy Update

Friday, March 24 | 10 a.m.

Join us to learn about Arts Pay NJ, a new salary and compensation study for the state's arts sector. As New Jersey’s arts community prioritizes and adopts pay equity policies, this study will offer greater insight into the salaries of arts workers representing all arts and cultural disciplines across the state. Survey data will be a new tool that empowers individuals to make more informed decisions about pay and to aid negotiations with employers, as well as assist employers as they define and refine salary structures.

The research is being led by a cohort of NJ arts service organizations, including ArtPride New Jersey, New Jersey Theatre Alliance, Dance NJ, South Jersey Cultural Alliance, Arts Ed New Jersey and the NJ Association of Museums, with guidance and support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

The webinar will also feature advocacy updates following Governor Murphy’s state budget address on 2/28.

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Creating Change Symposium 2023: Collective Liberation for the New Jersey Arts Community

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (In-person)
Count Basie Center for the Arts
Red Bank, NJ

This year’s Creating Change in-person symposium has a theme of “Collective Liberation for the New Jersey Arts Community." The organizing committee is utilizing the definition from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion that outlines liberation as “the creation of relationships, societies, communities, organizations and collective spaces characterized by equity, fairness, services, benefits, and rewards that support the full participation of each human and the promotion of their full humanness.” 

Participants will be immersed in a day-long experience connecting with arts and cultural leaders, artists, educators, and volunteers from across New Jersey. Plenary sessions include a keynote presentation, activist and artist, as well as a panel featuring arts leaders who each have different visions for their work. The day will feature Racial Healing Circles led by Sharon Stroye, Director of Public Engagement at the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University–Newark.

Nearly a dozen breakout sessions will be available with various topics potentially including building resilience within yourself and your organization, the lifecycle of diversity/equity/inclusion movements, embodied learning and wellbeing, shifting language in projects, caregiver support as anti-oppression work, pay equity in the arts, navigating and interrupting micro-aggressions, and others. More than 200 attendees are expected.