Attention, New Jersey Arts Organizations!

Take the ArtsPay NJ Salary Survey for Arts Organizations and be part of supporting pay equity in our field.


The ArtsPay Survey needs YOU! Please complete the Organizational Survey by Friday, August 11, 2023.

The more organizations that participate in the survey, the more accurate picture of our sector we can share with the field, decision-makers, and the funding community. Data collected will be viewed ONLY by the third-party research firm, Baker Richards, which will anonymize and analyze the information. The results of the survey will be made publicly available at no cost. This data will be essential in helping our sector identify and address pay inequities and will provide information to assist arts workers with employment negotiations.

Who should fill out the Arts Pay NJ Organizational Survey?

This survey should be filled out by one representative at any non-profit organization in New Jersey for which the arts are the primary mission. The individual at your organization completing the survey should have knowledge and access to the organization’s HR/payroll information.

How do I get started?

We suggest the first step is to gather your HR/payroll information and download the excel spreadsheet where you will enter your payroll information. Once completed, you will upload that spreadsheet to the survey where indicated. You may also download a copy of the full survey so you are able to see all the survey questions at a glance in preparation for completing the survey.

Help Spread the Word!

By participating in this survey, you are a part of supporting pay equity in our field. Please share this survey with other nonprofit arts organizations in your network.

Technical Assistance

July 20, 2023: ArtPride New Jersey Technical Assistance Webinar

Join ArtPride NJ for a dynamic technical assistance webinar aimed at supporting the ArtsPay NJ organizational survey. Designed specifically for nonprofit arts organizations in NJ, this interactive session will provide invaluable guidance on effectively completing the compensation study.

Register here

July 24, 2023: South Jersey Cultural Alliance Virtual Connection Section

Join the South Jersey Cultural Alliance for a presentation from John McEwen and Erica Nagel from ArtsPay NJ.

Register here

Deadline: Friday, August 11, 2023


This project is a collaboration of Arts Ed NJ, ArtPride NJ, Dance NJ, NJ Association of Museums, NJ Theatre Alliance, and South Jersey Cultural Alliance.

This project is generously supported by the Grunin Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, The Newark Museum of Art, and an anonymous donor.

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, created in 1966, is a division of the NJ Department of State and a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Council was established to encourage and foster public interest in the arts; enlarge public and private resources devoted to the arts; promote freedom of expression in the arts; and facilitate the inclusion of art in every public building in New Jersey. The Council believes the arts are central to every element we value most in a modern society including: human understanding; cultural and civic pride; strong communities; excellent schools; lifelong learning; creative expression; and economic opportunity. To learn more about the Council, please visit

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