Category Archives: Arts Advocacy

ArtPride New Jersey: The Arts AND … Movement

Posted on by Stephanie Carr, ArtPride NJ Program Manager

Lessons Learned at #AFTACON2016 For nearly 60 years, Americans for the Arts has convened an annual convention for arts and community leaders to network and discuss strategies for building stronger towns, counties, and cities through the arts. As our professional … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: A Look Back at Teen Arts Festivals

Posted on by Kira Campo, New Jersey Arts Education Partnership

After numerous county festivals in March, April and May, the final New Jersey Teen Arts Festival of 2016 was held at Ocean County College on June 1-3. The three-day, statewide festival brought students to campus from throughout the Garden State. … Continue reading

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ArtPride New Jersey: The Sticky Arts

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, ArtPride New Jersey

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

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, ArtPride New Jersey

“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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ArtPride New Jersey: March Madness

Posted on by Dodge

You thought this blog post was about basketball, right? Think again. March is brimming with an insane abundance of arts activities. Did you know that March is Youth Art Month, Music in Our Schools Month, National Craft Month, Stages Festival … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: Youth Art Month Kicks Off to Celebrate “My Art, My Story”

Posted on by Kristin Wenger, New Jersey Arts Education Partnership

  Youth Art Month encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety. March is Youth Art Month, a time “to celebrate visual arts for grades K-12, emphasize the value of art education for all children, and … Continue reading

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Fighting for the Arts on Capitol Hill

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, Art Pride New Jersey

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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Arts Ed Now: The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 and what it means for Arts Education

Posted on by Bob Morrison, New Jersey Arts Education Partnership

  Last month, after years of stalled negotiations and Congressional stalemates, President Obama signed into law a new version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. So say goodbye to No Child Left Behind and hello to the new law, … Continue reading

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The Arts as Society’s Podium for Expression

Posted on by Dodge

There’s no use denying it — everyone’s mind is on the dangerous state of our world, most particularly the incomprehensible violence that seems to beset us. No matter where you stand on political issues, the anxiety that grips our world … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, Art Pride NJ

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

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller

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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It’s National Arts Education Week!

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, ArtPride NJ

This is National Arts Education Week! What better time to celebrate the arts in our schools than when “back to school night”  happens all over the state?   This week marks the fifth annual National Arts Education Week, and it’s no secret … Continue reading

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Taking FOOD WATER AIR…and ART on the Campaign Trail

Posted on by Dodge

While we won’t elect a new President until 2017, the campaign is already hot and crowded and the State Assembly incumbents and their challengers aren’t the only ones on the New Jersey campaign trail this summer. That field includes a … Continue reading

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Art, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

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This blog post won’t appear until after Fourth of July celebrations are over, but it will be interesting to look back and see what role the arts played in festivities ranging from public events to those in your own backyard. … Continue reading

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Civic-Minded Artists at Their Creative Best

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, Director of Advocacy & Public Policy, ArtPride NJ Foundation

  Last week marked the dedication of a “parklet” in Princeton, a phrase that sounds like the title of a children’s book. The Arts Council of Princeton brought to life the vision of Mayor Liz Lempert by coordinating a group … Continue reading

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