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ArtPride NJ: Mapping the needs of a strong arts ecosystem in New Jersey

Posted on by Dodge

On May 11, thought leaders from within and outside New Jersey’s arts community gathered at Express Newark to discuss trends and conditions affecting New Jersey artists and the future of support for their work. The catalyst was the National Endowment … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Art & Community: Join us Thursday for our next #BetterNJ Twitter chat

Posted on by Meghan Jambor, Dodge Communications Manager

  Join us at 2 p.m. Thursday for a LIVE #BetterNJ discussion on Twitter about Random Acts of Art & Community happening right here in New Jersey. Think flash mobs, participatory art projects, or impromptu music performances on the street. … 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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Creative New Jersey: Notes from Detroit

Posted on by Dodge

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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Predictions for the Future of New Jersey’s Nonprofit Arts Industry

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, Art Pride NJ

Halloween’s over, but my crystal ball is still in view so I thought it would be revealing to take a quick peek since the future of New Jersey’s nonprofit arts industry has been nagging at me over the past few … Continue reading

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The Six Distinctive Features of Creative Placemaking

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller

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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Bringing Art and Music to the Streets of South Orange

Posted on by Meghan Jambor

  Wandering around downtown South Orange just got more jazzy thanks to the return of SOPAC’s Playin’ Around South Orange. All are invited to sit down and play one of the six hand-painted pianos placed by the nonprofit arts organization … 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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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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New Jersey at the League: Arts and History Happen Here

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, ArtPride NJ Executive Director

The 99th annual New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference  took place last week and it was ArtPride’s 13th year representing the nonprofit arts industry with over 2,600 exhibitors ranging from well know entities (and arts supporters) like Bank of America and PSEG … Continue reading

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Atlantic City: A First And Last Resort?

Posted on by By Ann Marie Miller, ArtPride

As state and local leaders convene in Atlantic City today to discuss the city’s fate in light of falling casino revenues and increasing casino closures, they should be reminded of recent investments in its arts and culture that are already … Continue reading

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Partnerships in Action: Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, Executive Director, ArtPride New Jersey

Through ArtPride New Jersey’s community engagement efforts, the arts have found a seat at the table of Together North Jersey’s Steering Committee, spearheaded by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.  The arts in New Jersey can now be found in … Continue reading

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Trying To Make a Place Better Through the Arts? Put People First.

Posted on by By Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP, Director, Arts Build Communities

Since 2008, Arts Build Communities at Rutgers University has been exploring this question:  “Why are some communities more successful than others in creative placemaking?” We’ve reviewed studies and scholarly articles and interviewed dozens of people engaged in making places through … Continue reading

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