Category Archives: Creative NJ

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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How Do You Build a Truly Creative Community?

Posted on by Donna Drewes, Sustainable Jersey

It’s not surprising, but the places we want to live in are the ones that have embraced and fostered creativity and sustainability. When asked about the qualities that people want in a region, they are experiential; we want a mix … Continue reading

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Spring into Action—Celebrate the Arts and Thrive!

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, Executive Director, Art Pride NJ Foundation

Daffodils are blooming and arts events are filling calendars all the way until the first day of summer. We’ve survived an exceedingly long and demanding winter season, so now is the time to get out of the office, network with … Continue reading

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The Intersection of Creativity and Community

Posted on by Elizabeth Murphy, Director, Creative New Jersey

Intersections are places of movement, excitement, and sometimes danger.   When we enter an intersection, we are presented with a choice: do we go straight through?; turn right or left?; spin around the circle for a few times until we are … Continue reading

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Trenton Connects…Collaborates…and Creates!

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I Am Trenton Community Foundation and Creative New Jersey worked with many local partners to convene Creative Trenton’s first Call to Collaboration, a two-day open-space meeting at Living Hope Empowerment Center. More than 125 community stakeholders participated in the event … Continue reading

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A Creative Recovery

Posted on by Elizabeth Murphy, Director, Creative New Jersey

This month we mark the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy crashing upon New Jersey and our neighboring states.  While it was painfully obvious that Sandy was a monumental storm of the highest magnitude, I don’t think any of us realized … Continue reading

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Celebrating Creative Abundance

Posted on by Ennis Carter, Social Impact Studios

One of the things I like most about being an Advisory Board member and partner of Creative NJ is the opportunity to explore big ideas that can make a direct impact on our everyday lives, communities and society. One recent … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows Make Creative Partnerships

Posted on by Elizabeth Murphy, Director, Creative New Jersey

“….mystery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows” exclaims the shipwrecked Trinculo, while seeking shelter from the storm, in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and the same might be said by dozens of nonprofit leaders across New Jersey who are working on our … Continue reading

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