Tanesha Ford

Marketing & Communications Manager

609.479.3377 x303

Tanesha Ford joined the ArtPride New Jersey team in June 2022 as the Marketing and Communications Manager. Tanesha is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to increase constituent engagement with and awareness of the ArtPride New Jersey and Discover Jersey Arts brands.

Before joining ArtPride NJ, she was the director of marketing and communications for a nonprofit in Philadelphia where she spearheaded the growth of the marketing department, increasing individual giving revenue and constituency engagement during the early pandemic. Tanesha’s served the arts community for over 20 years as an actor, writer, producer and arts administrator. She earned a B.A. in Theater at Florida A&M University and later received an M.S. in Arts Administration at Drexel University. She is a board member of Enchantment Theater Company and a member of Arts Administrators of Color and Jersey Arts Marketers.

Tanesha supported various institutions in Philadelphia and is now thrilled to be supporting the amazing arts community throughout the great State of New Jersey.


Action Alerts

ACT NOW – Contact NJ legislators re continued pandemic relief for arts & culture

S2800/A4233 was recently introduced to support New Jersey’s creative industries with $70 million of federal American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds still available to the State of New Jersey.

Cultural organizations were among the very first to close and the last to reopen when pandemic restrictions eased. Most continue to struggle financially with decreased revenue as audiences have not yet returned to pre-pandemic capacity levels. Earlier federal funding has long since expired.

Funds will provide grants to nonprofit and for-profit arts and cultural organizations through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) to recoup lost revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and help...
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Support the Creative Economy Bills
The U.S. Congress is currently considering seven bills that will support the creative industries in recovery. Many offer ways for federal agencies to expand services and opportunities to benefit individual artists and cultural organizations.

Together, these bills map a new, more equitable and impactful policy landscape for creative businesses and workers and, if passed, would improve the lives of all Americans by expanding opportunity for creative workers and boosting the U.S. economy.

Please ask your member of Congress to cosponsor any or all of these bills.
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