Category Archives: Arts Advocacy

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

Posted on by Dodge

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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Arts Ed Now: 2017 National Arts Advocacy Day

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, Art Pride New Jersey

Just days before National Arts Advocacy Day, news hit of President Trump’s plan to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts in 2018. The announcement, though not entirely unexpected, sent a surge of energy into the day’s mission: connecting arts leaders … Continue reading

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ArtPride New Jersey: Now is the Time

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, ArtPride NJ

  “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

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, Art Pride NJ

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: Local Heroes Spotlight

Posted on by Kira Campo, New Jersey Arts Education Partnership

This September, in schools throughout New Jersey there was added cause for excitement amid the usual flurry of activity that marks the start of the school year. During National Arts in Education Week, September 12-17, students, parents, teachers, arts administrators, … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Partnership Pundit: Politics and Public Charities Don’t Mix

Posted on by Nancy Eberhardt, Pro Bono Partnership

Thomas Mann famously said that “Everything is politics,” and in some senses, he was correct.  But 501(c)(3) organizations must avoid election-related political activity at all costs. With a fiercely-contested national election campaign underway, and state and local races heating up, … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: New Poll Shows NJ Residents Overwhelmingly Value Arts Education

Posted on by New Jersey Arts Education Partnership

Residents’ views on student access to local arts programs and events divided by key social and economic factors Poll questions and tables are available at: Rutgers Eagleton Poll Released September 13, 2016 As the school year gets underway, New Jersey residents deem more … Continue reading

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#ArtsEdNow: Creating a Campaign… Together

Posted on by Ennis Carter, Director, Social Impact Studios

  It’s always exciting to work on a new campaign. The energy of a powerful idea mixed with the spirit of dedicated advocates can spark creativity that makes promoting important social issues thrilling. At Social Impact Studios, we’ve helped craft … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller

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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#BetterNJ Twitter Chat: Show Your Support for #ArtsEdNow

Posted on by Meghan Jambor

It’s almost time to head back to school again — and this year there are two extra reasons to revel. Mark your calendar for the week of September 11 – 17 — National Arts Education Week, a time to celebrate … Continue reading

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CNJG: Launching the Newark Philanthropic Liaison 3.0

Posted on by Nina Stack, President, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

  Though it’s been nine years, it seems like only yesterday that far-sighted funders, the City of Newark and the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers came together to form the Office of the Newark Philanthropic Liaison. Our objective was to … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: Ambassadors and Trailblazers, Let Us Hear Your Voice!

Posted on by Dodge

  Since last September, when many of New Jersey’s devoted arts education leaders were introduced to the Arts Ed Now campaign, arts advocates have been abuzz. When the Arts Ed Now campaign launches next month, it will mark the official … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller

  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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Arts Ed Now: Seasons of Love — An Art and Music Mural Project

Posted on by Alison Wallace, Arts Ed Now

A few years ago, I found myself in a new situation as an art educator. After seven years of teaching high school art, I was embarking upon a new adventure: middle school. Here I was, several years into my career, … Continue reading

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