NJ Arts at a Crossroad – Creative Solutions for Tough Economic Times

Arts groups throughout the state are bracing themselves for a rocky economic road ahead. The ArtPride NJ Foundation, along with the NJ Theatre Alliance, Dance NJ, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the South Jersey Cultural Alliance , the NJ Arts Education Partnership, and the NJ Association of County Cultural & Heritage Agencies (whew, that’s a mouthful!), are working together to host a day’s worth of knowledge to help arts trustees and arts managers get through the forseeable future with smarts and creativity.

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is sponsoring the day at Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick on Thursday, November 13 from 9:30 am – 4pm.

This mini-conference is designed to “start the conversation” and kick start ongoing technical assistance to small emerging cultural groups and larger established organizations. A panel discussion moderated by David Grant, President of the Dodge Foundation, will kick off smaller roundtable talks. Steve Runk of the NJSCA, Nina Stack of the Council of NJ Grantmakers and Nancy Burd of The Burd Group, have already confirmed their participation.

Smaller group sessions will meet around the topics of contingency planning and budgeting, board of trustee roles/responsibilities and liabilities, and maximizing earned income potential, among others.

The conference is FREE and you may pre-register at the ArtPride NJ web site. Stay tuned for more details!

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