Category Archives: Creativity

Creative NJ: Creativity and Collaboration in Asbury Park

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

The pioneering spirit of Asbury Park’s residents and businesses, coupled with the diversity of its neighborhoods and iconic places have remained steadfast and resilient through many changes. The momentum of the city’s burgeoning renaissance provides opportunities to build shared economic … Continue reading

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Creative New Jersey: Leaning in to Lean Data

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

  I’ve recently been wrestling with questions about collecting data, as do all many of us in nonprofits across our state: What do we need to know and why?  What are we going to do once we know?  How can … Continue reading

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

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  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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Creative New Jersey: Notes from Detroit

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Sometimes it’s good to get out and see the world, to “fill the well” of your own creativity and imagination, either to be inspired by something new or to affirm strategies, beliefs or plans you already have. I had the … 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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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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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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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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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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Dodge Q&A: Margaret Waldock

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This is the fourth installment of our new series featuring Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation staff here on the Dodge Blog. We’re going to check in with what they’re learning and thinking about as they visit with nonprofits around the state, … Continue reading

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10 Reasons You Can’t Miss Art All Night Trenton

Posted on by Jonathan Elliott, Art All Night

I love it when a community latches on to the transformative and revelatory power of the arts. For my money, Art All Night Trenton, produced by Artworks Trenton, exemplifies the best of what the arts in the Garden State has … 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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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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