ArtPride is committed to providing the research necessary for the arts community and its advocates to demonstrate the important connection between New Jersey's creative industry and its communities and citizens.

ArtsPay NJ BannerArtsPay NJ 2023

ArtsPay NJ is a long-term project to build pay equity in the arts in our state. 2023 is the first year of the project and includes compensation surveys for nonprofit organizations and individuals. The data will provide a snapshot of the current compensation levels in our sector and will reveal areas where we need to address inequity in order to set a baseline to measure progress in future years.

This project is coordinated by the arts service organizations of New Jersey: ArtPride NJ, Arts Ed NJ, Dance New Jersey, New Jersey Theatre Alliance, New Jersey Association of Museums, and South Jersey Cultural Alliance. Each of these organizations is committing funds to support the project. This project is managed by Baker Richards, a UK-based arts research firm with a multi-year track record of researching pay within the arts sector of the United Kingdom.

ArtsPay NJ Survey Report

aep6Arts and Economic Prosperity 6

ArtPride worked with Americans for the Arts and 13 local partners throughout New Jersey – on the Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6) is the sixth economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry in the U.S. This study is conducted approximately every five years to gauge the economic impact (on employment, government revenue, and household income) of spending by nonprofit arts and culture organizations and the event-related spending by their audiences. The AEP series demonstrates that an investment in the arts provides both cultural and economic benefits! Published 2023.

AEP6 Study Findings

COVID-19 Impact Survey SummaryCOVID-19 Impact Survey on Arts & Cultural Organizations in New Jersey

This infographic summarizes results of a collaborative survey conducted by ArtPride in partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Dance New Jersey, New Jersey Theatre Alliance, and South Jersey Culture Alliance that measured the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on arts and cultural organizations in NJ. Data current as of Oct 2020.

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njartsedThe 2021 New Jersey Arts Education Census Project

A collaborative partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the New Jersey Department of Education, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, ArtPride New Jersey, and Quadrant Research

The Resilience of Arts Ed Now: Beyond the Pandemic is the follow-up report to the nationally acclaimed 2007, 2012, and 2017 reports, Within Our Power: The Progress, Plight and Promise of Arts Education for Every Child,  Keeping the Promise: Arts Education for Every Child, The Distance Traveled – The Journey Remaining, and ARTS ED NOW: Every Child, Every School. All four reports may be viewed and downloaded at

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Additional Research

  • Creative Industries Reports: Published by Americans for the Arts, the Creative Industries: Business & Employment in the Arts reports to provide a research-based approach to understanding the scope and economic importance of the arts in America. Data current as of April 2017. 
  • 2019 New Jersey Arts Education Annual Summary Report: The New Jersey Arts Education Annual Summary Report is the latest research on the status and condition of arts education across New Jersey. This report documents a significant milestone for arts education in our state as New Jersey is the first state in the nation to document “universal access” to arts education for all students. Published September 2019.