SJCA's weekly bulletin provides helpful resources, updates, and webinars from across the field. Read on for highlights and visit for details and additional  information.

Questions? SJCA's office is still remote, but we can always be reached by leaving a message at (609) 626-3630 or by email at

Join SJCA and your South Jersey peers to virtually connect, look back at last year and talk about plans for the coming year, including announcing SJCA's new Executive Director!  

We are pleased to include "Creative Community Collaboration" a presentation and activity by Jun-Li Wang, Associate Director, Programs/Springboard for the Arts.

During this practical, interactive session, you'll get “best practices” for how to find and develop collaborations that expand and deepen your impactYou will do more than just listen, you’ll leave the session with the beginnings of a tangible plan of action! RSVP Today!

Springboard for the Arts shares award-winning approaches to building collaboration between organizations, agencies, and communities through working with local artists, tradition bearers, and cultural leaders. Collaborations like these are the key to strengthening the South Jersey cultural community. 

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Oct 16   |  11AM - 2PM


You're Invited to Fashion Design Center of South Jersey's Open House!

The Fashion Design Center of South Jersey has moved into Camden Fireworks - 1813 Broadway, Camden, NJ! Come see its new space, view the current exhibit up in Fireworks' gallery, visit artists' studios such as upcycled leather focused Terina Nicole Hill and Camden painter and muralist Danielle Cartier and enjoy a fun DIY design project! Make your own leather earrings. Refreshments will be served.

Oct 20  |  12PM

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Revolution NJ

Revolution NJ is New Jersey’s commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the formal founding of the United States. The next quarterly meeting will feature updates on planning for the 250th anniversary. Register now!


Nov 12-13  |  1PM

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Registration now open for 2021 NJ History Conference!

The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) will host the 2021 New Jersey History Conference, We're Still Here: Indigenous History and Persistence in New Jersey. The Virtual 2021 conference will explore the history, cultural heritage, and contemporary issues facing diverse Native American communities through the lens of New Jersey studies.

So many opportunities! 

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Live Music Society Grants

Live Music Society launched its relief efforts in the Fall of 2020 with the first phase of grants to 20 small music venues across the country. We are committed to giving $2 million in grants, ranging from $10,000 to $50,000, in our first two years of operation. Applications will be open September 28. Venues must ensure that the eligible criteria is met before applying.

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October 20th, 2021



Visit to view the full list of webinars and other resources!

SJCA compiles relevant webinars & convenings from across the field into a central resource with easy access to learning opportunities.

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

How to Get Your Audience Back: Marketing Performance Arts During the Pandemic


October 13, 2021 @ 2pm

This webinar will address the need for Performing Arts organizations to acknowledge the COVID-related anxieties of returning audiences. Organizations that present live lectures, concerts, dance, and theater have found ways forward during the pandemic to minimize risk to their performers, presenters, and in-house staff. Now is the time to welcome back cautious audiences and demonstrate the steps taken to make their safety and comfort a top priority.

Antiracist Approaches to Radical Recruitment in the Arts


October 14, 2021 @ 10:30am

Finding the Keys is a workshop experience designed to give you real life recruitment and hiring solutions that can be applied across industries. There are no excuses. This is a unique opportunity to roll up your sleeves and do the work with one of the nation's leading subject matter experts.

Demonstrate Impact, Be Transparent, Retain and Attract Donors: The New Fundraising Paradigm


October 14, 2021 @ 1pm

In this workshop, we will take the attendees through the cycle of fundraising which is based on "demonstrating impact to the donors". How do we show or prove to donors the impact they have been able to make with their donations? We will talk about the psychological and the consumer behavior aspects which are often neglected in fundraising, the notion of "completing the story", the benefits, and the tools that are now available to automate and help with demonstrating impact to donors. 

SJCA's board, staff, and intern have begun to get out and about connecting with partners and members in the out in the world- we missed seeing you in person! 

Recently, we toured “A New View – Camden,” with Noreen Scott-Garrity, Associate Director of Education at Rutgers Camden, Center for the Arts, SJCA board member, and illustrator of the fantastic field guide for this tour of six large-scale public art pieces in Camden, installed on lots previously used by outsiders for illegal dumping. 

Don't miss your chance to see this larger than life project showing the world that "Camden is Bright not Blight!" before it is too late!  A New View Camden" site installations will be on view throughout the city until October 31, 2021

The Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts‘ exhibition, “A New View – Camden,” is available for viewing at the Stedman Gallery through Saturday, December 11.  

On Saturday, October 19, SJCA Interim Executive Director, Julie Hain, attended the Nuestro Pueblo Awards in support of local community heroes that work tirelessly for their communities and to advance Hispanic cultural heritage.

Jessica Grullon, Nuestro Pueblo Awards planning committee chair, Associate Director of Admissions Services for Stockton University, Vice President of Stockton UNIDOS,  Vice President of the Hispanic Association of Atlantic County (HAACC), and SJCA Change Team member (that is a long list!) said the event is designed to “recognize individuals and/or organizations that are making a difference in ‘nuestro pueblo’ - our community.”  

Jessica has been a vital component of SJCA's outreach work to the Hispanic cultural community - and boy can she throw a party! Cultural performances and music, vibrantly clothed guests, and demonstrations by artist, Efrain Lemus, helped make the event a fitting tribute to those working to strengthen their communities and enrich Hispanic cultural heritage. Net proceeds from the event benefit Unidos and HAAC scholarship funds. 

This year’s Nuestro Pueblo honorees are:

Future Leader Award: Jetzaly Medina 

STEM: Kirby Ortiz

Arts and Entertainment: Mike Lopez,(AC Mike)

Community Service:  Luis Rodriguez

Education: Yasnaya Lorick

Entrepreneurship: Elvis Cadavid

Healthcare: Jenny Hernandez,

Nuestro “Amigo/a”: David Vinokurov

Organizational “Amigo/a”: Atlantic Cape Community College

Public Service: Lieutenant Wilber Santiago, Atlantic City Police Department

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