South Jersey is comprised of eight counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem, and Ocean.  Together these counties create a patchwork of unique arts, culture, and history offerings from festivals to galleries and historic sites to artist collectives. The South Jersey Cultural Alliance strives to support these organizations and artists to help them build capacity and provide all people inclusive, engaging access to the arts.

Arts & Culture improve the quality of life in South Jersey communities by positively impacting education, health & wellness, generating a substantial economic impact.


Economic Impact of the Arts in South Jersey

According to Art Pride’s Art Matters research and the Americans for the Arts AEPS Calculator (FY2017), nonprofit Arts & Culture organizations accounted for almost 1800 jobs and generated nearly $57 Million in South Jersey. That’s a big impact!

To find out more, click each individual county below for more details on the economic impact of arts & culture, as well as infographics and information that you can use to help spread the word about the importance of arts & culture in South Jersey.

Don’t forget to share stories of how the arts have impacted your life on social media (#ArtMattersNJ).