Camden FireWorks is a Black-led, community-based arts organization in the Waterfront South district of Camden, New Jersey. We are housed in the historic firehouse for Camden Engine No. 3 and opened in 2016 as a community art space.
We grow, gather, and invest in artists and artists-to-be in the Camden community. Our mission is to use art to create social change.
We envision a more vibrant Camden through equitable, inclusive access to the creative community.
Because renting creative space, in additional to residential space, can be a barrier to access for emerging artists, Camden FireWorks provides a supportive, creative space (including nine artist studios) at affordable rates and provides community space for exhibits, events, classes and more.
From 2018 to August 2021, Camden FireWorks has:
- Presented 31 free workshops;
- Provided community programming to almost 500 community members;
- Presented 20 art exhibitions; and
- Supported 43 emerging artists