Exciting things are happening on campus!
This year the City of Camden was one of five cities to win the $1 million dollar grant from the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge! Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts (RCCA), the City, and Cooper’s Ferry Partnership (CFP) partnered together create and run all aspects of this social project ‘A New View- Camden’ through Fall 2020.
The $1 million dollars will be used to transform six sites in Camden from abandoned lots into dynamic, public art spaces. Six artists in total will install the artworks and design educational programs. Following the outdoor installations, the Stedman Gallery will also be hosting an exhibit of work done by the selected artists.
Over the next few weeks co-curators Kimberly Camp and Judith Tannenbaum will narrow down the original one hundred and thirty applicants to a maximum of nineteen semifinalists before choosing the final six artists. The call for artists was met with great excitement and applications from across the country.
Each of the installations will address the growing problem of illegal dumping while also bringing attention to the good work and progress found throughout the city. Over the past few years local residents and city legislators alike have worked hard to clean the masses of trash in abandoned spaces and prevent further disrepair.
If you would like to volunteer, donate, or be a part of this artistic process you can sign up on the official ‘A New View- Camden’ website and follow us on social media.