Government Relations

Arts advocates with Senator MenendezArtPride works with elected officials, policy makers, community leaders, and collaborating partners to advance a public policy agenda that focuses on local, state, and federal issues of concern facing New Jersey's creative sector.

Public Policy Agenda

Arts Organizations


Art in Communities – Public Value & Solutions to Social Issues

  • Conduct research on arts participation and economic activity (Arts in Economic Prosperity Studies)
  • Establish Mayors Committee on Arts & Economic Development (NJ League Of Municipalities)
  • Seek funding and professional development opportunities for arts in redevelopment (New Jersey Redevelopment Authority)
  • Partner with the National Consortium on Creative Placemaking, Creative New Jersey, Sustainable Jersey
  • Increase cultural tourism in New Jersey
  • Encourage Cultural (Artist) Districts, cultural plan development, and arts inclusion in Municipal master plans
  • Support Arts in Healthcare initiatives (Art Matters NJ, Cultural Access Network) and Arts in the Military initiatives

Arts Education 

  • Promote the recommendations of the NJ Arts Education Census Project 
  • Support the Arts Ed Now campaign to increase student participation in the arts
  • Advance STEM to STEAM arts integration initiatives

Individual Philanthropy

  • Support deductions on NJ taxes for donation to all charitable nonprofit organizations

Have a question regarding our Public Policy Agenda? Contact Ann Marie Miller in our advocacy department.  

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" "“Policy requires action to reach implementation and permeate down into our communities and arts programs – at both the grassroot and the grasstop levels. Through advocacy, we push for policy changes to be reflected in our laws. If you are an arts professional, you know the transformative value of the arts and you realize the potential of creating polices across disciplines that include art components.” Americans for the Arts,