Federal funds that kept New Jersey arts
organizations alive over the past 2 years have run out and
recovery is far from over.
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.
points explain the need for extended government
support of arts and cultural organizations throughout New
contact ArtPride staff if you have any questions
regarding this important action alert and email.