Category Archives: Creative NJ

Creative New Jersey: Celebrating Community at Creative Hammonton

Posted on by Kacy O’Brien, Program Manager, Creative New Jersey

On an alternately rainy and sunny April 12th, Creative Hammonton’s second Call to Collaboration – a town-wide, cross-sector gathering of people from local business, environmental, social service, arts and culture, faith-based, education and government sectors, among others – welcomed participants … Continue reading

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Beyond Blueberries: Creative Hammonton Seizes Opportunity

Posted on by Kacy O’Brien, Program Manager, Creative New Jersey

Hammonton, best known to outsiders as prime blueberry country in the Pinelands of New Jersey, is a town with surprising diversity beyond the species found in this unique ecosystem. With a population of 15,000 — of which 20 percent are … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Open the Door to Creativity and Collaboration in 2016

Posted on by Kacy O’Brien, Program Manager at Creative New Jersey

  This month marks International Creativity Month, where creative communities, people and organizations all around the world celebrate the ingenuity of human imagination. Reflecting on Creative New Jersey’s past year, which saw Calls to Collaboration in Atlantic City and the … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: Creative New Jersey

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From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in the Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online giving gadget that takes the guesswork out of year-end giving. Creative New Jersey  Connect: Website:  www.creativenj.org Twitter: @creativenj Facebook: Facebook.com/CreativeNJ   … Continue reading

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Reconnecting, Reflecting and Re-energizing: Creative NJVOAD Tackles The “What’s Next?” Question of Recovery Work

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On Thursday, October 22, 2015 — almost three years since Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey — Creative New Jersey teamed up with the New Jersey Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NJVOAD) to bring together its statewide member network … Continue reading

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Better Together – Brain Trusts and Collaboration

Posted on by Kacy O'Brien, Creative New Jersey

At Creative New Jersey, we’re always in awe of the depth and breadth of the brain trusts in action during meetings of cross-sector, collaborative people (like Dodge’s Imagine Great Things gathering!). At the intersection of diverse perspectives, imagination, and collaboration … Continue reading

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Posts from an Emerging Leader: Government, Politics and Budgets, Oh My!

Posted on by Kacy O’Brien, Program Manager at Creative New Jersey

This blog is part of a ten-part series capturing Kacy O’Brien’s experiences as part of the 2015 Lead NJ Class, which follows the monthly two-day seminars the class participates in over the course of one year.  For the next ten weeks O’Brien … Continue reading

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Creative Skylands: Where New Jersey Gets Wild

Posted on by Elizabeth A. Murphy and Kacy O’Brien, Creative New Jersey

New Jersey’s Skylands region (also known as the Highlands) is a region that encompasses multiple state and national parks, lakes, working farms, and wineries. Arts and culture activities, historical attractions and family resorts pepper the rich landscape. And this region … Continue reading

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In Atlantic City, Creative Ideas Take Hold

Posted on by Kacy O’Brien, Creative New Jersey

This week I had the privilege of sitting in on two meetings that are an outgrowth of the community connections and action plans formed during February’s Creative Atlantic City Call to Collaboration. Not surprisingly, the issues raised by our participants … Continue reading

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Atlantic City Gets Creative at Call to Collaboration

Posted on by Kacy O’Brien, Creative New Jersey

Creative Atlantic City welcomed over 135 people to the two-day Call to Collaboration. More than 135 people gathered at The Noyes Arts Garage at Stockton University for Creative Atlantic City’s Call to Collaboration on February 23 and 24. Those people were … Continue reading

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Creative New Jersey: Catch the Wave of Atlantic City’s Creative Spirit

Posted on by Elizabeth Murphy, Director, Creative New Jersey

Atlantic City and its iconic boardwalk has been one of New Jersey’s – and the East Coast’s – greatest attractions, and has long inspired its residents and visitors. However today, Atlantic City is facing myriad challenges amidst a rapidly changing … Continue reading

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Creative Elizabeth launches its Call to Collaboration

Posted on by Elizabeth Murphy, Director, Creative New Jersey

Last week, we were thrilled to launch a creativity convening in the city of Elizabeth. This Call to Collaboration welcomed a large, diverse group of dynamic community leaders, educators, environmental and sustainability professionals, artists, economic development and local business leaders, … Continue reading

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The Revolutionary Spirit: Creative Elizabeth Launches

Posted on by By Kacy O'Brien, Creative New Jersey

Founded in 1665, The City of Elizabeth has a rich and celebrated history with a revolutionary heritage. During its nearly 350 years, Elizabeth has been the seat of change — ranging from the sinking of the first British ship after … Continue reading

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Creativity, Inc.: A Love Letter to Pixar

Posted on by By Kacy O’Brien, Program Manager, Creative New Jersey

I love Pixar.  I love the ingenuity of their stories from Toy Story to Finding Nemo and Wall-E to Brave. I love the vividness of the worlds they create through animation. And I sure do love Co-Founder and President Ed Catmull’s book … Continue reading

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Creativity and Collaboration Take Courage

Posted on by Elizabeth Murphy, Director, Creative New Jersey

Residents share topics for small group discussion at Creative Highlands: Call to Collaboration. As I reflect upon our recent Creative Highlands: Call to Collaboration, I am reminded of the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity and loss. Elizabeth … Continue reading

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