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.

 
49th Annual Senior Citizens Juried Art Exhibition

This event took place July 6 – August 14, 2015 Thank you to all participants.


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Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

Camden County College is proud to have been awarded a programming grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities to host a series of film screenings and scholar-led discussions based on the outstanding PBS documentary Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation. The six-part series chronicles the history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. In addition to the film screenings and discussions, we will be offering special programs highlighting the history and culture of Latino Americans.

Thursdays, October 22, 29, November 5, 19, December 3, 10
FILM SCREENINGS & DISCUSSIONS:  6:30 P.M. CIVIC HALL


Special Programs

Check back soon for dates and times for these special programs.

Book Discussion with Professor Lis Bass

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My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
Copies of the book can be borrowed from the Library.


Camden County College Readers’ Theatre

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with Professor Allison Green
The Readers' Theatre Project will present the work of U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, in a multimedia presentation of selected works. The presentation will be accompanied by live music and filmed sequences shot and edited by the students of the College's Film Program.

 

Celebrate Cuban Culture!

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with Professor Michael Billingsley
Musical Performance and free Salsa Dancing Lessons!




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Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.