Perkins staff creating art




Financial contributions to Perkins Center for the Arts support free and low-cost arts programs for communities throughout South Jersey. From community concerts to art instruction to outreach for Title 1 schools, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities your donation supports Perkins’ inclusive and accessible arts programming.

How your donations support access to the arts:

  • Access to arts education including 350 onsite classes and workshops, benefitting more than 4000+ students.
  • Free memberships for Active Duty and Military Veterans and NJ Families First Families.
  • In-school residency programs in Title One schools, throughout South Jersey.
  • Free programming for individuals with disabilities, Veterans, and aging community members.
  • 23 scholarships to youth and adults in need of financial assistance.
  • The local economy by empowering more than 400 individual artists through employment opportunities.
  • Perkins Folklife Center and its commitment to the cultural preservation and celebration of more than 160 folk artists and tradition bearers through concerts and cultural events honoring diverse traditions.
  • More than 330 local, regional, national, and international artists through 18+ exhibitions annually celebrating a broad cross-section of mediums and genres.
  • Employment of more than 200 musicians and instructors providing music education for 700+ students and performances drawing audiences in the thousands from around the region.
  • Partnerships with 25 local and regional organizations including Bancroft, Samaritan, Y.A.L.E School, and more.