ART PRIDE NEW JERSEY FOUNDATION INC

aka ArtPride New Jersey   |   Burlington, NJ   |  http://www.artpridenj.org

Mission

ArtPride New Jersey advances, promotes, and advocates for the arts as essential to the quality of life of every citizen and to the economic vitality of our state.

Ruling year info

1996

President & CEO

Mr. Adam Perle

Main address

432 High St.

Burlington, NJ 08016 USA

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EIN

22-3460723

NTEE code info

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

ArtPride’s core work focuses on advancing the arts across the state, in all genres and in all geographic areas. ArtPride directly supports its member organizations by providing essential marketing services, cultivating audiences, convening and connecting the cultural community, offering professional development opportunities specifically for arts industry professionals, and leading public policy efforts. At the same time, ArtPride continues to protect public arts support through grassroots advocacy efforts, working on the local, state, and federal levels to bolster arts funding and develop policies that invest in the arts across all sectors.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Jersey Arts Action

ArtPride is the voice of New Jersey’s arts community. As the state’s largest arts service and advocacy organization, we work to preserve funding and advance policies that invest in the arts across all sectors. The vital research we furnish promotes the public value of the arts as fundamental to creating neighborhoods where people want to live, work, visit, and raise a family.

Widely viewed as the go-to source for research, innovative programs and services, and high-impact advocacy, we are proud to support the work of our vibrant creative community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of new advocates recruited

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Jersey Arts Action

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of "arts advocates" in our CRM database who have self-selected to be contacted and/or participated in action alerts.

Number of people on the organization's email list

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of people on ArtPride's combined email list.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

ArtPride’s vision is that New Jersey will be the most arts-rich and culturally vibrant state in the Union.

ArtPride is the state’s largest cross-discipline arts service organization, representing hundreds of New Jersey groups of all sizes. ArtPride’s 250+ organizational members include theatres, museums, galleries, performing arts organizations, arts councils, schools and universities, small businesses, large corporations, and other arts-related entities.

ArtPride faces another critical year as it continues essential support programs for hundreds of New Jersey arts organizations and advances a pro-arts public policy agenda. In the coming year, ArtPride will expand its marketing and advertising efforts, move into the development phase of the next generation of JerseyArts.com, advance a strategy to increase state appropriations for the arts, and continue the fight to preserve funding of federal cultural agencies.

The most prominent and visible example of ArtPride’s direct services to the arts community is Discover Jersey Arts (DJA), the only statewide arts audience development program. ArtPride is proud to cosponsor DJA with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Dedicated to increasing the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey, this program is a shining example of a public-private partnership. Since 2000, DJA has reached millions of patrons, promoted thousands of events, and created a true sense of community between the professional personnel of arts organizations across New Jersey.

Through DJA, ArtPride staff coordinates with approximately 300 arts organizations statewide to create and distribute promotional and marketing information to the public. This includes seasonal and annual campaigns that drive nearly 8,000,000 patrons to cultural events in all corners of the state. Content- and campaign-driven efforts drive promotional initiatives consisting of both traditional media (television, print, radio) and new media (paid and organic social media, streaming, and website advertising).

ArtPride’s policy agenda focuses on increased and sustainable support for the arts through public funding at all levels of government, as well as the passage of pro-arts legislation in education, healthcare, and economic development. ArtPride also promotes increased private investment in arts and culture by individuals, businesses, and philanthropic entities.

Advocacy efforts educate elected and appointed officials on the importance of arts, creativity, culture, and innovation to the Garden State. ArtPride is actively seeking increased state appropriations in collaboration through strategic interactions with the new administration, legislative representatives, cabinet-level appointees, staffers, and other policy leaders. The organization also yields the power of more than 10,000 arts advocates, who respond consistently and effectively to ArtPride’s requests for grassroots citizen activism.

At the same time, staff and volunteers are working with New Jersey’s federal delegation to maintain funding and support of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

ArtPride New Jersey’s mission and greatest value to the state has been its ability to both serve and coalesce the state’s diverse arts community. Its board leadership represents leaders of large and small arts groups from all over the state, and has strategically steered the organization to meet the needs and demands of change. As arts groups struggle with economic challenges, the evolution of the nonprofit business model and ways to serve audiences that increasingly use technology as an alternative to real-life art experiences, ArtPride has responded with services, connections, and opportunities to face challenges head on. Moving forward, ArtPride will continue to be responsive, supportive, and relevant to the field, ensuring that the state’s dynamic arts community continues to thrive.

ArtPride’s overarching goal is to continue as New Jersey’s premiere statewide arts service organization and advance its mission through promotion of participation, public value, and public policy. ArtPride’s public policy agenda begins with maintaining and growing public funding support of the arts at the state and federal level. Advocacy efforts also include shepherding legislation and policy that is favorable to the arts in areas such as healthcare, education and community/economic development.

ArtPride will monitor state and federal legislation, testify when necessary, write and/or generate letters of support, and contact elected officials via email, phone, and personal visits. Action alerts will be created and published through email and social media to address policy issues as they arise throughout the year.

ArtPride will provide a minimum of 6-10 advocacy training sessions or workshops to engage advocates in ways to personally and professionally advocate for the arts. ArtPride expects to perform 50 advocacy consultations in 2019. These consultations range from phone calls to in-depth strategy meetings. ArtPride will also administer candidate surveys to those in the N.J. state legislature up for election.

ArtPride will continue to lead efforts to ensure the long-term preservation, and continued growth in funding for, the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. This work will be accomplished in partnership with Americans for the Arts, the National Association of State Arts Agencies, statewide arts advocates, and community leaders. ArtPride looks to send another strong and diverse N.J. delegation of 25-30 advocates to the National Arts Advocacy Summit (formerly known as National Arts Advocacy Day) arming them with a clear agenda, resources, and training.

ArtPride will look to increase private sector recognition of the value of the arts to New Jersey’s quality of life by cultivating strategic partnerships with the education, healthcare, economic/community development, business, and tourism sectors. This work is driven by the Art Matters program, which is cosponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

ArtPride will continue executing the Discover Jersey Arts program, the only statewide promotional campaign for the arts, also cosponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Through DJA, ArtPride will provide resources to increase the public awareness of and participation in New Jersey’s arts and cultural offerings.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    One example is the expansion of professional development events offered virtually. There is a gap in topic coverage and accessibility that can be bridged by ArtPride's expansion in this area.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ART PRIDE NEW JERSEY FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 05/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Allison Larena

MPAC

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/28/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/28/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.