Advancing a State of Creativity

ArtPride is the voice of New Jersey’s arts community. As the state’s largest arts service and advocacy organization, we work to preserve funding and advance policies that invest in the arts across all sectors. The vital research we furnish promotes the public value of the arts as fundamental to creating neighborhoods where people want to live, work, visit, and raise a family. Our award-winning audience development programs connect the public to what’s going on in our state’s arts scene and help increase attendance. The services we provide keep the field up-to-date on industry trends and foster collaboration among our hundreds of member organizations. 

Widely viewed as the go-to source for research, innovative programs and services, and high-impact advocacy, we are proud to support the work of our vibrant creative community. 

We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on our arts community. Read more about recommendations and resources for the field, including details on how to join our next webinar. 


Voices from the Field

Art and Love, Our Infinite Power
Anyone who knows me, knows that I breathe art. Not just through the paintings and drawings I love to make. It is in the frequencies I listen to; the words I write in 100 journals; random...
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The Artists, the Teachers, the Dreamers: A Pandemic Journey
The pandemic: an ever-growing entity in our world that we continue to learn about. In many ways, it's unpredictable and something we read about day in and day out on social media posts, blogs...
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Silver Linings
Back in February, when things were “normal,” Gracie, 12 years old, and Tim, 18 years old, set off to begin their 10th (or is it 11th?) season of Young Performer’s Workshop. They’ve...
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Staying in Action
Dance has saved me, again, and again and again. From my early youth and continuing through my current adulthood, dance has allowed me to go to the depths of my soul offering out to the community...
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New Jersey Arts Enduring the COVID Crisis
Until around March 13 – as close to the Ides of March as one can get – the nonprofit arts sector in New Jersey had major bragging rights. And it still does. I know you miss arts experiences...
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Action Alerts

Ask Governor Murphy to Maintain the Level of Arts, History, and Tourism Appropriations in FY21 Budget
As you probably know, the State of New Jersey is operating on a limited budget that extends until September 30. It is now up to Governor Murphy to present a new 9-month budget for the balance of FY21, and that is expected by August 25.

Please take a moment NOW to email Governor Murphy and ask him to retain the appropriations he proposed back in February when he presented a full twelve-month budget for FY21, pre pandemic. The appropriations marked the first increases for arts, history, and tourism in 10 years and honored A3101, a law he signed in January that stated new minimum appropriations for these sectors from their dedicated source of revenue, the NJ Hotel/Motel Occupancy...
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Support NJ Arts in FY21 State Budget
New Jersey’s arts industry is hurting post COVID-19. We know we are not alone, but it will be a while before our sector even partially recovers. The venues that display the state’s artistic talents are extremely vulnerable to financial collapse and will require new ways to operate in order to comply with emerging public health standards. In the meantime, it is especially important for your voice to be heard by elected officials in support of the arts in New Jersey.

When Governor Murphy released the NJ State Budget proposal earlier this year, he proposed a $3 million increase in the appropriation to the NJ State Council on the Arts. In the meantime, drastic cuts across the board are...
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Federal Action to Support Arts in COVID Relief
Americans for the Arts and the Arts Action Fund are standing up for the arts in America during COVID-19!

YOU can make a difference by taking action. Request your members of Congress include substantial additional dedicated COVID-19 relief funding—to be administered by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and Institute of Museum and Library Services—to help offset the losses of the nonprofit arts industry.
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