Category Archives: Arts

Sustainable Jersey: Dying trees get new life as vibrant public art

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Highland Park High School students lead movement to repurpose twin Oak trees Two magnificent oak trees that had stood on the front lawn of Highland Park High School for at least 80 years were cut down because of disease on … Continue reading

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Gallery at 14 Maple: Seeing the Unseen explores our shared humanity

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Morris Arts invites the public to attend the reception and opening of seeing the unseen, a new Gallery at 14 Maple exhibit featuring works depicting people and aspects of our world that sometimes seem “invisible” in our society, on Thursday, March 14 at its … Continue reading

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What we’re learning: We all have a Freddie Mercury moment inside

Posted on by Sharnita Johnson, Arts Program Director

Like many fans of the band Queen, I anxiously awaited the release of the film Bohemian Rhapsody. It chronicles the band’s rise to super star status, and spotlights Freddie Mercury, its flamboyant lead vocalist. My co-worker and I snapped up … Continue reading

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Tips for Submitting to the Dodge Poetry Festival

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Photo by Alex Towle, 2018 Have you ever attended the Dodge Poetry Festival and wondered, How do those poets get chosen to be up there? Are you a poet who wants to read at the Festival and is wondering how … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: Exploring identity and personal narratives through art at Tuscan School

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  Collaboration and sharing of ideas are inspiring for artists of all ages, for great learning and creation in part come from the work of others. It is always a goal in art education to utilize and explore content that … Continue reading

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New Jersey celebrates Arts in Education Week

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    It’s back to school time and that means next week is National Arts in Education week. It is such a critical time to show your support for arts education in New Jersey. Arts Education creates not just artists but … Continue reading

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An equitable New Jersey through creative, engaged, sustainable communities

Posted on by Chris Daggett, President and CEO

It is with a great deal of enthusiasm and hope that today we are releasing a new strategic plan for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, guided by the vision of an equitable New Jersey through creative, engaged, and sustainable communities. … Continue reading

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37 People Struggling to Get by in New Jersey

Posted on by Mike Rispoli, Free Press

When it comes to telling stories of economic hardship, what can journalists learn from social workers? From oral historians? From artists? From community advocates? It turns out, a lot. At a recent workshop at Rutgers University convened by coLAB Arts and Free … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Artists and creative powerhouses roll up their sleeves to cultivate a sustainable community

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What are the unique qualities that make your community feel like a vibrant place to live? In Frenchtown, a volunteer group set out to document and map the creative people, places, events, businesses, and resources throughout Hunterdon County in an … Continue reading

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New Gallery at 14 Maple exhibit features work by 39 New Jersey women artists

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Thirty-nine works by 39 women artists, all from New Jersey, are on display as part of approaching VIBRANCY, the Gallery at 14 Maple’s newest exhibit in Morristown. Morris Arts hosts a free opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on … Continue reading

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CNJG: How not to read ‘The Prize’

Posted on by Dale Anglin and Barbara Reisman

At last month’s Grantmakers for Education Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., we presented a workshop called “How Not to Read the Prize” to a standing-room-only audience of national, regional, and local foundations. We did so not to dispute the findings … Continue reading

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Why arts education is vital to the workforce of tomorrow

Posted on by Atiya Weiss, Executive Director, The Burke Foundation

  Recently I was asked to speak about how the arts — and specifically arts education — will contribute to the workforce of the future. The convening at which I spoke was primarily concerned with STEM education and its importance … Continue reading

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Art Pride NJ: One Big Tool for the Arts Advocacy Toolkit

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, Art Pride NJ

Did you attend an arts event last year? A performance, exhibit, music festival, or poetry reading? If you did, you are in great company. New Jersey nonprofit arts groups drew more than 7.5 million people to their programs in 2015 … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: Lessons in Dance to Help Choreograph Your Future

Posted on by Claudine Ranieri, Paramus High School dance educator

As a dance educator and choreographer, my mission is to use the art of dance as a powerful tool that is beyond entertainment — conveying stories and meaningful messages about ourselves and the world around us. That mission was on full … Continue reading

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ArtPride NJ: Mapping the needs of a strong arts ecosystem in New Jersey

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On May 11, thought leaders from within and outside New Jersey’s arts community gathered at Express Newark to discuss trends and conditions affecting New Jersey artists and the future of support for their work. The catalyst was the National Endowment … Continue reading

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