Tag Archives: Americans for the Arts

Art Pride: Conversing Creatively

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It’s National Arts & Humanities Month and in New Jersey that means it’s also Discover Jersey Arts Month, or its hashtag #ArtoberNJ.  Every October, thousands of local arts and community leaders partner with Americans for the Arts to host Creative … Continue reading

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

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  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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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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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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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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ArtPride’s Ann Marie Miller Honored with National Arts Award

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Congratulations are due to Ann Marie Miller for receiving a national arts advocacy award from Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. Miller, Art Pride New Jersey’s Director of Advocacy and Public … Continue reading

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Building a Vibrant Future for the Arts in America

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Wendy Liscow, Program Officer “Nothing creates focus more than the threat of extinction.” This was just one of hundreds of provocative statements I heard while attending the recent Americans for the Arts’ Half Century Summit titled “Building a Vibrant Future … Continue reading

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What is the Value of the Arts to the Public?

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By Wendy Liscow, Program Officer My mama frequently said, “It could always be worse.”  That advice was little consolation to the Arts Community when the New Jersey State Council on the Arts announced in July a 25% cut in their … Continue reading

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