October 02, 2014
New Brunswick, NJ–The Center for Latino Arts and Culture (CLAC) has received an award of $8,000 from the City of Perth Amboy to support an Arts And Cultural Survey.
Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the project will support cultural district planning for the Gateway neighborhood of Perth Amboy. Cultural planning activities will engage residents and local stakeholders to conduct an inventory of community arts assets and to develop an arts-based strategy for enhancing the Gateway neighborhood. Partners include the City of Perth Amboy, Gateway Arts Collaborative, Rutgers University Center for Latino Arts and Culture, National Consortium for Creative Placemaking, Jewish Renaissance Foundation, and a variety of community-based organizations.
The purpose of the survey project is to assist with the City of Perth Amboy’s program development and decision making. The survey will identify arts and culture media, businesses, arts organizations, and individual artists, as well as cultural activities in or near Perth Amboy, representing various fields such as traditional arts, literature, performing arts, visual arts, etc. from various ethnic and cultural traditions in the region. Field documentation will include audio interviews, digital photographs, and video recordings of select cultural practices and performances.
For more information about the project, please contact CLAC Director Carlos Fernandez at (848) 932-1284 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.