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The Six Distinctive Features of Creative Placemaking

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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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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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Arts Benchmarks, Barriers and New Paradigms, Oh My!

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, ArtPride

Lately my inbox has been flooded with reports and compelling articles related to the current and future state of the non-profit arts industry. Everyone struggles with making time to read and prioritizing what is most meaningful with the hope that … Continue reading

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ArtPride NJ Director Looks Back at 2014 Arts Trends

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This year was marked by creative and ambitious arts organizations, events and happenings. Here is some insight into five trends that rise above the rest (to this blogger) and display the explosive energy of New Jersey’s lively arts scene, plus a … Continue reading

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Art Sparking a Movement Through Kickstarter

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

Can art fuel a movement? You bet it can! History is thick with poignant and powerful examples. Can it win hearts and minds as well? We know it can because art is as much a part of life as food, … Continue reading

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New Jersey Shines a Light on Arts Education

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

A New Jersey state government agency offered some outstanding news last week. Surprised? Don’t be.  The New Jersey Department of Education released the 2013 School Performance Reports and for the very first time in the nation arts measures were included.  … Continue reading

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The Power of One

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

Sometimes it takes a village, sometimes it takes 100 women that seems like a village, and often it’s simply the power of one that makes a difference–or maybe it’s all three variables combined!  “On October 30 Impact 100 Garden State … Continue reading

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Creativity is Going Green!

Posted on by Elizabeth Murphy, Director, Creative New Jersey

Earlier this month, ArtPride NJ hosted their annual Arts Day conference and the morning session focused on presentations highlighting Sustainable Jersey’s new Arts & Creativity Actions.  These presentations drew an audience of not only artists and arts leaders but also … Continue reading

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From Poetry Out Loud to Arts Day!

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

April is National Poetry Month and it ended last night with the National Poetry Out Loud finals in Washington, DC. This year Kavita Oza of the Peddie School in Hightstown worked her way from regional and state competitions to be … Continue reading

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Arts Day on May 2 – Sustaining Jersey Arts!

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

New Jersey Arts Day will unite creative minds to cook up new and exciting ways to sustain the arts in communities throughout New Jersey.  Offerings extend throughout the day at The War Memorial in Trenton, but the menu is diverse … Continue reading

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Partners in Tourism

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

From March 20-22 leaders from the tourism industry will gather for the annual NJ Conference on Tourism.  Destination marketing professionals, tour bus operators, representatives from campgrounds hotels and restaurants, casinos, retail, amusement parks, and yes, cultural venues will meet in … Continue reading

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Inspiring Women: Celebrating Visual and Culinary Arts

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

“Art is food for the soul,” says social activist Dorothy Day.  Writer Nikki Giovanni remarks, “Art is not for the cultivated taste.  It is to cultivate taste.”  Interestingly, both quotes connecting art and food or taste are by women.  And … Continue reading

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Gifts That Will Keep on Giving

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Wendy Liscow, Program Officer I don’t know about you, but as soon as the Thanksgiving leftovers are crammed into the refrigerator, I start to think about two things: sending year-end donations to my favorite nonprofits and tackling my holiday gift … 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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Speaking Out for the Arts in New Jersey

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Laura Aden Packer, Program Director, Arts In Greek mythology Sisyphus was a king who was punished for eternity: condemned to roll an enormous boulder uphill, only to watch it roll back down again. This story has been played out here … Continue reading

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