ART PRIDE NEW JERSEY FOUNDATION INC

Rating: 4.94 stars   32 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 432 High St. Burlington NJ 08016 USA

Mission: The ArtPRIDE New Jersey Foundation, Inc. provides leadership in strengthening the vital role of the arts in New Jersey’s quality of life, education and economic growth.
Results: We have been able to maintain State funding for arts and culture through difficult economic times. We also advocate for federal support and promote the value of the arts to all who live in and visit New Jersey.
Target demographics: All New Jersey residents regardless of age or income level
Geographic areas served: New Jersey
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 22-3460723
609-479-3377
http://www.ArtPrideNJ.com
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

As a cultural agency at risk for loss of all of our funding, I looked to Art pride for guidance on advocacy - and their assistance was timely, professional and relevant. Art Pride should be credited with saving that arts and history money in NJ from total collapse! No other organization could have done this as they have the knowledge we need and the trust of the field.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the last few years, as I credit Art Pride for the fact that the state has not eliminated funding for the arts.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their survey and assessment work which is published on their website, as this info is a powerful tool for agency's such as mine to use in our development activties

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

devote more time to survey projects and broaden advocacy to better include needs of diverse arts groups

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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5 people found this review helpful

Art Pride has been a tremendous resource for providing the members of the arts community with statistics and supporting materials to help us be better advocates for the arts. It has served as a catalyst for professional development programs and has been a valuable partner in the Discover Jersey Arts campaign, which has enabled arts organizations to better market their programs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

enhanced marketing opportunities for my organization and other arts programs in New Jersey.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The level of professionalism and commitment of the staff.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very knowledgeable and innovative.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand services to support all arts programming in the state of New Jersey.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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4 people found this review helpful

Art Pride NJ is an arts advocacy group that truly fulfills their mission to help expand awareness of and growth for the arts in NJ. As a member of a NJ non-profit dance company, and an audience member at arts events in NJ, I know Art Pride is always trying to raise the level of awareness of the importance of arts in NJ, not only for economic reasons, but also for our quality of life. They regularly galvanize the public to send messages to government officials (via e-blasts, mailings, etc) in support of the arts and make it easier to do so with the tools they provide on their website.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Their advocacy efforts have enabled some government funding to remain for the arts despite efforts at the state level to completely cancel all funding.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Bring even more awareness of the importance of the arts in NJ among the public and goverment.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

ART PRIDE NJ is a tremendously effective outreach and advocacy organization that is dedicated to advancing and preserving ALL of the arts organizations and artists in NJ. The staff keeps abreast of a wide-range of issues, challenges and opportunities that impact "the arts" and arts education throughout NJ and the region and the nation. Because they do this so well, the rest of us arts enthusiasts are better educated and better prepared to be supporters of arts opportunities in NJ

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

offering arts education notices and in support of Crossroads Theatre Co., American Repertory Ballet Co and George Street Playhouse when all of these arts organizations offer education experiences for adults and youngsters and families.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the information that is provided that keeps me informed about advocacy for the arts on the local, state and regional level.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

interested in what I have to say and well educated for the jobs that they hold.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

continue to be the pre-eminent arts advocacy organization for the State of NJ

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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5 people found this review helpful

They have helped arts organizations including Newark School of the Arts through their email alerts, advocacy efforts, and job opportunities posting which we used. Most recently, NJ State held up grants already awarded to arts organizations by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. ArtPrides emails, surveys and prompt forceful action, I believe, was the reason for a quicker release of the funds. A few more weeks, and many smaller arts organizations would have had to close their doors.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Advocacy.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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4 people found this review helpful

ArtPride NJ is an outstanding advocate for the nonprofit arts and cultural organizations throughout New Jersey. Their tireless work in communicating the value of the art as an economic engine, an important aspect of community revitialztion, quality of live and life-long learning. The arts enhance appreciation for diversity, promote civic involvement during a challenging time in this country. ArtPride provides the tools for the arts community to raise legislative and public awareness that the arts are part of the solution in meeting the economic and political challenges of our day.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Art Pride has helped my service organization and in turn the 130 arts, cultural organizations we serve to directly reach govenment leaders and legislators resulting in the preservation of state funding for their organizations.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

ArtPride brings nonprofit arts and cultural leaders together develop strategies to assure the preservation of the arts in our state and serves as a model for other state's art programs facing similar challenges.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

effective, engaged and inspirational

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Art Pride has an amazing team of people devoted to keeping the arts alive in New Jersey. Personally I know scholarship recipients of Art Pride who have traveled to a national conference on advocacy in the arts. It was an invaluable experience to them and they have continued in their communities to be a leader in the arts. I have great faith in this organization's ability to achieve their mission. My only criticism is that I feel their website does not communicate the organization's strength.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

hearsay and secondhand experience of their scholarship program for arts advocacy day in Washington D.C.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their professionalism in administration.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, open and professional about their organization's mission and abilities to help the public.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

create a better network for New Jersey arts organizations and non-profits to work together and achieve something great.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Artpride is an absolutely indispensable organization that advocates tirelessly for arts and cultural organizations in the state of New Jersey. They update the public about important arts legislation, arts initiatives and arts-related news. They provide the public with facilitated access to elected officials to voice their support for the arts. They provide a forum for arts organizations to meet and share important information about trends and shared concerns. Through their efforts on behalf of arts organizations in December of 2009, they helped to save thousands of arts and culture-related jobs by petitioning the Department of State to release frozen grant funds.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own work. As a fund raising professional in a regional theatre, I can honestly say that I may not be employed were it not for the work of the committed and tenacious staff of Artpride NJ.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

ArtPride New Jersey Foundation has helped to sustain, reinstate and regain spport for Arts funding from the state of NJ for years.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the level of dedication on the part of the board and staff.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

stabilize funding for the arts, perhaps help to impact inclusion of arts in the schools and hire some more staff to make this happen.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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3 people found this review helpful

Art Pride does a wonderful job promoting the public value of the arts! It is great having such an organization in our state!!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, energized, intelligent!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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