Funding opportunities for the 2016 Local Arts & History Development Re-grantee program is open until September 30, 2015. For more information, contact Diane Macris at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 856-464-5214.
Art In The Streets provides free art instruction to children ages 7-12 for seven weeks over the course of the summer. Sessions are held at seven different locations throughout Woodbury in order to make the program accessible to all children. Following each art activity, children are invited to take home an age appropriate book to promote literacy during the summer months.
The FAF Coalition will create a popup destination entitled "Lot 323," which will temporarily transform an underutilized outdoor area in Woodbury, NJ into a thriving community gathering place. The destination, which will be open for an eight week period over the summer, will include a number of family friendly activities including live performing arts events, creative vendors and interactive community arts projects.
The Gloucester County Children's Choir provides high quality musical training and performance opportunities to young singers ages 10-16. Programming is available to all interested children regardless of gender, race, creed or disability. Funding will provide the support necessary to maintain a high caliber artistic experience for all choristers as well as to provide guest artists for the choir's programming.
The Gloucester County Italian Heritage Festival will take place on the grounds of RiverWinds Community Center. The event, which is modeled after a traditional Italian street festival, will feature artisans demonstrating traditional Italian folk art including dance, opera, and pottery making. The festival will also feature food vendors serving traditional Italian cuisine, craft vendors, mask making, Sicilian marionettes and other children's activities along the "streets" of the facility.
The Gloucester County Parks Theater Program provides theater instruction and performance opportunity for children ages 8-12 and 13-17, with a junior program that is held in two different locations to accommodate its popularity. The teen program provides opportunities for teen volunteers to perform as well as to work behind the scenes or play in the orchestra. Both programs culminate in the performance of a musical production.
Hispanic Center For Family Services will produce a series of workshops dedicated to Hispanic Folklore with an emphasis on Mexican arts and culture. Participants will learn about Aztec and Mayen art, Hispanic folktales and how Mexican culture has impacted art and artistic techniques. Projects will be on display throughout the year at various events for public viewing and will include information about various Mexican artists.
Music at Bunker Hill preserves the tradition of classical music in South Jersey through a series of affordable, appealing and accessible concerts. In addition to enhancing cultural life for South Jersey residents, underserved communities are reached through collaboration with ArtReach Philadelphia and youth education programs.
The Road Company produces six main stage productions a year and sponsors an array of educational programing and cultural events including a summer theater camp, performing arts classes, a children's show choir, the production of original plays and a one act play competition.
Sketch Club Players will bring the legendary Broadway musical A Chorus Line to the stage of the Rowan College at Gloucester County Fine Arts Center weekends January 15-30, 2016. The production will recreate the choreography, orchestrations and costumes from the original Broadway production. The run of the show will include a special student talk back night.
The West Deptford Free Public Library will sponsor a Special Arts Project through which a diverse audience will gain a healthy appreciation for the performing arts as well as the wellness, fitness and health of one's own mind, body and soul. It will be an integral part of the West Deptford Book Festival and will include a variety of performing artists who will focus on the program's theme: Wellness is the Word… Fitness & Health the Ways.
Woodbury Public Library will sponsor a monthly arts and literature after- school program for children ages 6-12. Each event will feature an art project and related book based on a specific seasonal theme. Children will have the opportunity to create a craft project and then hear the librarian read a related book. Older participants will be encouraged to participate as support for the younger children.