Arts Ed NJ

Many Partners, One Voice

aka Arts Ed NJ   |   Warren, NJ   |  www.artsednj.org

Mission

THE NEW JERSEY ARTS EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP (dba Arts Ed NJ) WAS ESTABLISHED TO PROVIDE A UNIFIED VOICE FOR A DIVERSE GROUP OF CONSTITUENTS WHO AGREE ON THE EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS AND IMPACT OF THE ARTS, SPECIFICALLY THE CONTRIBUTION THEY MAKE TO STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND A CIVILIZED, SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY.

Ruling year info

2015

Director

Robert Morrison

Main address

16 Mount Bethel Road Suite 202

Warren, NJ 07059 USA

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Formerly known as

New Jersey Arts Education Partnership

EIN

47-3402518

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (A01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Arts Ed NJ works to ensure all K-12 students in NJ have access to, and participate in, arts education programs. The organization also focuses on the quality and diversity of program offerings for all students.

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?

Governor's Awards for Arts Education

Annual recognition for high school visual and performing arts students and leaders.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

ARTS ED NOW is a public will campaign designed to increase active participation in arts education in New Jersey

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Arts Ed NJ provides professional development opportunities for educators, parents and communities members around topics of importance in the field of arts educaion.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Parents

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.

Percentage of schools providing arts education during the school day.

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

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2018, New Jersey became the first state in the nation to provide universal access to arts education in all public schools.

Percentage of students actively participating in an arts course/class during the school day.

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

Children and youth

Related Program

ARTS ED NOW

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Arts participation has risen from 65% in 2006 to 81% in 2018

Percentage of elementary and middle school students participating in arts course/classes during the school day

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

Children and youth

Related Program

ARTS ED NOW

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Target goal is 100%

Percentage of schools engaging with clutural organizations

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

Children and youth

Related Program

ARTS ED NOW

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Arts Ed NJ exists to advance K-12 arts education in New Jersey. Working closely with its strategic partners since 2007, Arts Ed NJ is committed to providing a unified voice for collective impact by advancing arts education for all citizens across the state.

The following goals have been identified for 2020:

• All NJ students will have access to arts education
• Increase the number of schools providing more than two art forms
• Increase arts participation in elementary and middle schools to 100%
• Increase arts participation in high schools to 60%
• Increase school engagement with community cultural groups
• Develop a statewide network of local stakeholders

The Arts Ed Now campaign (launched in September of 2016) guides all programmatic activity conducted by Arts Ed NJ. With considerable input from an active Steering Committee and a devoted Board of Trustees, Arts Ed NJ staff engages with stakeholders in statewide associations to provide up-to-date data and reporting, communications, direct services, and professional learning opportunities related to arts education.
In addition, individual Arts Ed Now Ambassadors advocate at the grassroots level, with resources and tools provided by the Arts Ed Now campaign.

Since its inception Arts Ed NJ has worked closely with its strategic partners to achieve collective impact. Arts Ed NJ has led the nation with state-of-the-art data gathering and reporting systems to measure access and participation in arts education programs across NJ. This helps to focus the organizations' activities to align resources to areas of need. From a policy implementation perspective, Arts Ed NJ works with all major stakeholder in education across the state as well as the NJ Department of Education and the education committees of the state legislature to ensure the arts remain a core subject and to create the proper conditions for arts learning to take place at the school level. Arts Ed NJ has sustained support from both local and national funders. The organization has repeatedly received philanthropic support from the National Endowment for the Arts, and was among the organizations chosen to be included in Americans for the Arts three-year State Policy Pilot Program.

Since 2006 student participation in New Jersey has increased from 65% to 81%. This represents and additional 1 million students who have participated in arts education programs over the period. In addition, the number of students without access to arts programs has declined from 75,000 students in 2006 to 0 students in 2018.

The launch of the Arts Ed Now campaign has led to the creation of a broad-based coalition of organizations all working together to increase participation in arts education across the state.

In 2016 a new law championed by Arts Ed NJ was enacted to ensure students in the arts received equal grade recognition as courses in other subject areas. This led to the immediate increase in high school arts education participation statewide.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Arts Ed NJ

Board of directors
as of 6/17/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Mary Reece

Foundation for Educational Administration

Ann Marie Miller

Artpride NJ

Barbara Moran

Dan Fatton

Margaret EL

Newark Public Schools

Bari Erlichson

Jeremy Grunin

Penelope Lattimer

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/17/2021

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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