Archive for January 2016

Data Arts Workshop Coming Up

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dataartsPlease join us for this Data Arts workshop that will offer great practical tips on how to use data to tell compelling stories about your organization to a variety of audiences.  Data Arts staff will also be available to answer questions about the Arts Organization Survey that will be part of the Arts & Economic Prosperity Study for the State of NJ happening throughout 2016.  We hope you can attend.  Please pass this on to any staff member who may be interested, and feel free to contact me or Stephanie Carr at ArtPride if you have any questions about the workshop. Here is the link to register for this free workshop.

When: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Where: Indian Queen Tavern at East Jersey Old Town Village
1050 River Road, Piscataway, NJ

Event Details: In the coming year, how do you want to communicate about your organization? You’ve been collecting data points through the year, and it’s time to combine this information with your organization’s story. In our hands-on workshop, learn how the CDP’s reporting features can help you make a case that will:

-effectively communicate with stakeholders
-highlight accomplishments for funders
-raise important issues with policymakers

This workshop is provided with the generous support of ArtPride New Jersey and the William Penn Foundation.

National Arts Advocacy Day 2016

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aad_carouselNational Arts Advocacy Day 2016 is coming up soon and we need YOU to join the New Jersey delegation as we travel to Washington, DC this March! Our mission is especially critical for NJ organizations that receive either direct or indirect funding through the National Endowment for the Arts.

Grassroots advocates from across the country come to Arts Advocacy Day to meet with their members of Congress to garner support for issues like arts education policy, the charitable tax deduction, and funding for the NEA.

ArtPride NJ, in its position as State Captain, will schedule all Capitol Hill appointments. Please complete this form to let us know that you have officially registered with Americans for the Arts, so we are sure to have every district covered.


On Monday, March 7, 2016, join hundreds of your colleagues from across the country for interactive advocacy training and peer-to-peer learning and networking. That evening, get inspired by our Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy at the Kennedy Center.

Then, on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, after the Congressional Arts Kick Off, you’ll meet with your congressional representatives to share your story about the impact and transformative power that the arts have in your community. The visits usually run from 10:00am to about 3:00pm. Visits will be scheduled in each congressional office, and you will be provided with talking points to share with your congressional representatives and staffers. Our goal is to have constituents from each district share how important the arts are back home in New Jersey. You will not be expected to visit all NJ districts, but accompany other members of the delegation in small groups for 2-3 visits in addition to the meeting with both NJ Senators.

Throughout the next month, check in with Facebook, Twitter and as we’ll be sharing much more information about the issues affecting the arts community. Please invite your friends and colleagues who may be interested in joining us.

Thank you so much for your past support and we hope you will be a part of Arts Advocacy Day 2015!

Please contact Stephanie Carr at with specific questions.

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