Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission

The Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission founded in 1972, recognizes the role of the arts and local history in making our communities dynamic places to live and work.


• We strengthen the cultural framework of Camden County by educating the community about the diverse cultural experiences available to all.

• We support grassroots organizations with funding and technical assistance

• We serve as a clearing house of information and resources for cultural practitioners (artists) and organizations

• We increase and deepen the interactions between cultural practitioners (artists) and Camden County residents

• We promote culture as a vital asset to the County of Camden.

The Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College is proud to participate in a variety of yearly cultural and arts events such as the Local Arts Program, National Arts Program, and numerous other art centered programs both throughout the county and on our college campuses.

Local Arts Program

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts provides re-grant funding opportunities through the Local Arts Program. Eligible organizations are New Jersey based 501 (c) 3, which are seeking support for a Camden County based arts program. Each year, applications are accepted from such organizations for funding consideration.


National Arts Program

This county wide arts competition for Camden County artists, employees, and their families is sponsored by the National Arts Program of Malvern, Pennsylvania, which enables the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission to present cash prizes in over 16 categories.

Senior Arts Show

The Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission is proud to sponsor art competitions and exhibitions for local artists age 60 and above.




March 11 – April 10 - Animal, Vegetable, Mineral? By Joanna Platt
The Marlin Gallery at Camden County College, Gallery Hours Monday-Friday, 1-3 p.m

March 22 – Exhibit Opening, Book Release Party, and Concert Featuring Dressler Smith, 3-5 p.m.  
Dressler Smith is a nationally acclaimed American artist and author. Exhibit sponsored by the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission.  Event will be held at the IDEA Performing Arts Center, 1 Harbor Blvd., Camden, NJ (in Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden Waterfront).


April 22 – May 8 - 48th Annual Student Art Exhibit, The Marlin Gallery at Camden County College, Gallery Hours Monday-Friday, 1-3p.m.

April 30 – Literature Live Cultural Reception

June 18 – July 16 – Mini Course, “On the Way to Cape May,” Blackwood Campus, 6:30- 9 p.m.  
Registration required and cost is $25.  Call (856) 227-7200, extension 4333 for reservation. This five week seminar will explore the rich and colorful history that Cape May County has to offer. Stretching from Ocean City to Cape May Point, it is home to lighthouses, sunken ships, Victorian homes, boardwalks, and a US Coast Guard Training Center. Each session will explore a different topic such as historic attractions, famous people of Cape May County, early settlers, and the shore towns.