RUTGERS-CAMDEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Third and Pearl Sts.
Camden, NJ 08102
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Awards and Honors
The Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts is a Major Presenting Organization/Major Arts Organization of New Jersey designated by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
The Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts has been designated a Major Arts Organization of New Jersey by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State.
citations of excellenceRCCA’s General Program Support (GPS) grant proposals have consistently received Citations of Excellence from peer panelists.
Many of RCCA's arts education programs were initiated with NJSCA Arts Education Special Initiative grants (AESI). RCCA's AESI proposals have consistently received Citations of Excellence from peer panelists.
hometown hero awardIn January 2011, Associate Director of Education Noreen Scott Garrity received the Hometown Hero Award from the Campbell Soup Foundation in recognition of her significant contributions to improving the lives of Camden’s youth.
partners in education programIn 2007, the RCCA and Camden City Schools was named to the Partners in Education Program of the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center. The Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is designed to assist arts organizations throughout the nation develop and/or expand educational partnerships with their local school systems. The purpose of the partnerships is the establishment or expansion of professional development programs in the arts for all teachers.
The program, established in 1991, is based on the belief that educating teachers is an essential component of any effort designed to increase the artistic literacy of young people. The Kennedy Center's extensive experience with its local professional development program for teachers provides the basis for this national program.
Partnership Teams consist of a member of an arts organization and a senior level administrator of a neighboring school system. The team participates in an Institute that provides models and planning strategies for establishing or expanding professional development programs in the arts for all teachers, follow-up consultation, and annual meetings to assist teams in their continued development.