For over 30 years Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts (RCCA) has developed and presented exhibitions, arts education programs & community arts projects that engage and inspire audiences in the South Jersey region.

RCCA is a Major Presenting Organization/Major Arts Organization of NJ designated by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.


The Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts provides performances, exhibitions, education programs, and community projects that inspire a full appreciation and enjoyment of the arts, create meaningful opportunities to participate in the arts, advance the central role of the arts in pre K-12 education, and increase awareness of the arts as essential to cultural, economic, and community vitality. ​


RCCA is a public service unit of the Rutgers–Camden Campus, formed in 1997 to consolidate the established programs of the Stedman Gallery (1975) and the emerging programs of the Gordon Theater and Black Box Studio (1995). RCCA’s exhibition, performance, pre K-12 education, and community arts programs have evolved in response to external factors and the needs of our targeted constituencies. RCCA’s service region is primarily the area within a 50-mile radius of Camden, including southern and central New Jersey, southeastern Pennsylvania, and northern Delaware, which has a total population of more than five million.