FY15 New Jersey State Council on the Arts: Local Arts Program – $42,613 in Re-grantee Funds
West Deptford Free Public Library
Through a series of performing arts programs, the WDL will present: “Escape the Ordinary and Unmask
the Hero in You” highlighting stories about heroes. The artist focus will be the performing arts with a
series of performances by artists coordinating with theme related gallery and display case exhibits. The
audience focus would be adult/senior., teen, children, and family programs.
Woodbury Public Library
Funding will support the continuation of the monthly after school art and literature program for children 6-12
sponsored by the library and the Friends of the Library. This program will begin in January and will be presented the first Wednesday of every month highlighting a theme for each month. The goal is to expose children in the
community to various art mediums and cultural traditions.
City of Woodbury – Art in the Streets
Award: : $4150
Funding will support the continuation of “Art in the Streets” a free outdoor summer art program. The program takes place in seven economically disadvantaged neighborhoods throughout the city and is set up for 2-3 consecutive days giving children ages 7 to 12 the opportunity to explore their creativity and expression through creative take home projects each week.
Glassboro Child Development Center
“Girls Steam Ahead” Because of the success of last year’s program, GCDC will move to Phase II of the
program with mosaic artist Randi Wolfe. This series of workshops will be held for two age groups:
preschool girls and their mothers and caregivers and K-6 girls and their mothers and caregivers. At the
end of the year, a participant incentive trip to the Philadelphia Magic Gardens.
Music at Bunker Hill
MBH presents high quality classical music by world renowned musicians that is affordable, assessable and appealing to as many people as possible. Funding will be used for a series of five (5) classical music concerts at the Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church.
Center for Family Services
This funding will expand homeless and underprivileged youths’ access to artistic forms of expression through dance, music and creative writing projects. Through programs with a certified art therapist and local artists, youth will discover individual artistic abilities and creative outlets for self expression that will promote self esteem.
Gloucester County Children’s Choir
Grant funds will support special appearances by professional artists the annual Spring and Winter Concerts. The
choir is well known for its musical selections which are culturally and musically diverse and feature works by classical composers, spiritual and gospel selections, good humored comical selections and seasonally appropriate musical pieces.
Gloucester County Italian Heritage Commission
Support requested for the 11th annual Italian Heritage festival in October of 2015 on the grounds of RiverWinds
Community Center. In the Italian tradition, the festival offers musical performances, folk dancing, food and craft
vendors, and demonstrations along with children’s puppet shows, storytelling and Venetian mask making.
The Road Company
For their 2015 season, the Road Company will focus on presenting pieces that will engage a varied array of artist and audience members. The season will a wide range of styles and themes, such as “West Side Story” that will continue to help build a diverse audience base. The artistic focus for the funding will be used to bring more people to the Grand. This funding will not only be used to develop audience but also used to make actors/musicians, etc aware of the opportunities there are for them at the Grand.
GC Parks & Recreation Department – Theater Program
Summer theater program for children ages 8-12 and teen’s ages 13 – 17 years for this 5-6 week program culminating with performances.
Hispanic Center for Family Service
HFC will host two series of six week workshops dedicated to highlighting the influence of Latino artists
and their contribution to Latino culture. Participants will learn about cultural history through drawing,
sculpting and other artistic mediums. These art projects will reflect the personal experiences and artistic
expression of the workshop participant. Workshops will be parent-child focused; creating opportunities
for intergenerational learning and bonding. The project will culminate with a series of exhibits displaying
the participants work exposing the Gloucester County residents to the art, culture and influence of