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 beautiful Camden with equitable access to creative expression for
historically excluded groups in the arts.
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 residents (1/3 the number of residents
in Waterfront South);
- Presented 20 art exhibitions; and
- Supported 43 emerging artists