Wednesday, June 22, 2022

ACT NOW! Contact NJ legislators



Contact NJ legislators re continued pandemic relief for arts & culture

Federal funds that kept New Jersey arts organizations alive over the past 2 years have run out and recovery is far from over.

S2800/A4233 was recently introduced to support New Jersey’s creative industries with $70 million of federal American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds still available to the State of New Jersey.

S2800/A4233 will provide grants to nonprofit and for-profit arts and cultural organizations through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) to recoup lost revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic and help build working capital to guard against future financial uncertainty. Funds will also support arts education programs and creative placemaking projects throughout the state.

Please ask your New Jersey state legislators (NJ Assembly & NJ Senate) to co-sponsor and support this bill, and ask your colleagues, friends, and family to do the same. Our suggested email below may be used to make this request of your elected officials. Please let ArtPride staff know if you are willing to meet with state legislators in person over the next few months to provide more information and context for this request.

Talking points explain the need for extended government support of arts and cultural organizations throughout New Jersey.

Please contact ArtPride staff if you have any questions regarding this important action alert and email.

ArtPride New Jersey Foundation
432 High Street, First Floor
Burlington, New Jersey 08016