Author Archives: Ann Marie Miller

ArtPride New Jersey: Now is the Time

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  “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.” It’s the (early) 70’s and that was the warm up drill in Mrs. Lester’s typing class where I learned to type over 100 … Continue reading

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ArtPride NJ: Here Comes the Sun

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2016 is over to everyone’s relief. For most it’s been “annus horribilis” which needs little or no translation. The amount of upset and turmoil from 18 months of presidential electioneering, raw social and other media, and an overflow of celebrity … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: I Support the Arts and I Vote!

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What’s your issue in the upcoming election? From gun control to immigration, there are a host of public policy issues that provoke emotional and sometimes heated debate. Government support for the arts has taken a back seat since the culture … Continue reading

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Art Pride NJ: Measuring the Arts — A One, Two Punch

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  How do we value the arts?  How do we measure their impact and make that measurement count? On a personal level, we know the breathtaking power of a masterpiece, the exhilaration of a standing ovation, and the joy and … Continue reading

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ArtPride New Jersey: The Sticky Arts

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The recent development of tax policy concerns in Trenton has raised a great deal of thought about where exactly the nonprofit arts sector fits in. Senator Tom Kean has introduced legislation (S334) that would allow for charitable contributions to be … Continue reading

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ArtPride NJ: Growing Arts Advocacy Nationwide

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“If you’re not networking, you’re not working.” – Denis Waitley We all have our networks at work and at home, online and in real time. The most valuable ones provide knowledge, insight into best practices, and oftentimes they are a … Continue reading

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Fighting for the Arts on Capitol Hill

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Every spring, arts advocates gather in Washington DC and witness either snow, melting snow or the hint of budding cherry blossoms as they climb Capitol Hill. This year, National Arts Advocacy Day takes place pre-spring on March 7-8, but preparations begin in … Continue reading

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Predictions for the Future of New Jersey’s Nonprofit Arts Industry

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Halloween’s over, but my crystal ball is still in view so I thought it would be revealing to take a quick peek since the future of New Jersey’s nonprofit arts industry has been nagging at me over the past few … Continue reading

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The Six Distinctive Features of Creative Placemaking

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How does one define that sometimes elusive concept of creative placemaking and what makes it succeed? My friend Nick Paleologos of the NJ State Council on the Arts, fondly states that New Jersey invented creative placemaking, based on the extraordinary … Continue reading

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