How can it already be the end of April?  SJCA has been keeping busy, as have all of you. Read on to see what we have been working on and to find relevant information from the cultural field at large.


What have you been working on? We want to hear from you. Keep us up to date on your struggles, your successes, and how we can best help support the vital work you doWe can connect you to others experiencing the same challenges, relevant resources, and who may be able to help. 


Our office is still working remotely, but you can reach out anytime at jhain@sjca.net or (609)626-3630. We are looking forward to hearing from you. Enjoy the sunshine!

OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT

 

Today we held our first Virtual Connection Session Listening Lounge!

Thanks to all of you who attended.  We were pleased to see some new faces at the session.

It was a great session with lively discussion about Zoom, social media platforms and sharing, funding & resource updates, digital accessibility, outdoor opening, and more!

Watch for the recording  on SJCA's YouTube Channel in a few days.

Join us for the May Virtual Connection Session, "Tech Tips for Zoom and Beyond," featuring, Michael Zubrzycki, Senior Liaison for Communication Studies at Stockton University.

Registration and session details coming soon!

On April 15th, Camden-based photographer Erik James Montgomery hosted South Jersey Creatives at the Table.

He discussed the importance of the visual documentation of Black art and culture. Montgomery also shared powerful personal stories and weaving in historical images by Black photographers including his own images, created over a brilliant 30-year career.

The March and April 2021 South Jersey Creatives at the Table events were created in collaboration with Cooper’s Ferry Partnership/A New View Camden/Connect the Lots Camden, in an effort to highlight Camden artists and performers.

SJ CAMP UPDATE

The South Jersey Cultural Asset Map Project (SJ CAMP) provides a central digital directory representing the full spectrum of arts, culture, and history in South Jersey. By identifying and reaching out to South Jersey's cultural assets, we can increase collaborative opportunities, peer-to-peer learning, and resource sharing. 

Both the database and the map are growing! To date, we have almost 750 cultural assets listed! Take a look at the current SJ CAMP map and directory here.


Developing SJ CAMP as a vital resource wouldn't be possible without the help of our members and partners throughout New Jersey. We need your help too!  

If you have a list of artists, cultural organizations, festivals, community groups, or other cultural assets to share, please contact Julie Hain @ jhain@sjca.net.

Get on the map! If you are or know of a cultural asset, artist, community group, or cultural leader that should be included in SJ CAMP, click here to provide their information to SJ CAMP. 

SJCA will reach out to the artist, group, or organization to complete a cultural asset map profile.

Each cultural asset listed will receive a FREE basic digital profile and membership to SJCA.

Community participation in SJ Camp is vital to its success!

Personal stories from community members help us illustrate the public value of the arts. SJ CAMP collects written and recorded stories from community residents to show how arts and culture strengthen South Jersey communities.  

Share your story with us!

We value your feedback! Please let us know about your experience with SJ CAMP. Your input will help us continually improve SJ CAMP tools and help create an invaluable resource for South Jersey's cultural community. Click here to provide feedback. 


Want to get involved? Questions or data to share? Contact Julie Hain, SJCA Associate Director at (609) 626-3630 or jhain@sjca.net.

 

UPCOMING WEBINARS


There are many webinars and online resources available to support your work in the cultural sector. The list below is not all-inclusive but does highlight some relevant virtual resources. Click the title of each listing to register.


These are not SJCA programs, please address any questions with the host of each webinar.  


 
View May's Upcoming Webinars Here
 

CULTURAL SURVEYS

Americans for the Arts COVID-19

SURVEY Update

Attention, artists and arts organizations! Americans for the Arts has revised their COVID-19 Survey for Organizations, and they need your input. Even if you've already completed the survey, please take five minutes to fill out the new version.


 

GRANTS & FUNDING

Get details on the latest May 2021 updates to available grants and resources for nonprofits.

View May's Grants & Resources Update
 

OTHER RESOURCES & SUPPORT

Promote Your Virtual Events With#JerseyArtsStrong


To keep the public connected to our state's incredible arts and culture during the COVID-19 crisis, Discover Jersey Arts is highlighting virtual experiences in our Jersey Arts at Home guide. The curated collection features workshops with local artisans, shows with international superstars, masterclasses with seasoned instructors, interactive jam sessions, creative prompts, classic performances, and much more. Take a look at what's already listed, then fill out this so we can consider your event.


Submit your events here.


Promote  Your Outdoor Summer Events


Discover Jersey Arts will be highlighting outdoor, socially distanced events around the state this summer in a special guide. The curated collection will feature concerts, drive-in movies, Shakespeare in the park, classes, and much more, and will be complemented by a robust marketing and PR campaign.


Submit your events here.