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Welcome to the PCCHC

PCCHC is the officially designated county arts, cultural and heritage agency, granting state funds annually to approximately 40 Passaic County organizations.  Through its local arts and history programming, the PCCHC strives to reflect the diversity and preserve the ethnic traditions and cultures of its communities.  PCCHC-funded organizations provide important outreach to inner-city and other underserved communities, enriching lives through arts and history programming.

Local Arts Program Grant

PCCHC awards grants to organizations that demonstrate a high degree of professionalism in sponsoring or producing activities in performing visual and literary arts.

County History Partnership Program

PCCHC offers funding to Passaic County non-profit organizations or government entities for local or New Jersey history projects that demonstrate historic merit and public benefit.

2024 CHPP Final Report Excel Worksheet

2025 CHPP Application Excel Worksheet

2025 CHPP Guidelines

Image: Wallisch Homestead, 99-acre historic farm located in West Milford, Passaic County.

Art Galleries at PCCC

The PCCHC presents rotating exhibits of contemporary art by regional, national and international artists in the Passaic County Community College’s Broadway, LRC and Hamilton Club Galleries.  The Hamilton Club Art Collection, The Federici Studio Sculpture Collection and the Passaic County Community College Contemporary Art Collection are on permanent display in the historic Hamilton Club Building and are open to the public free of charge. Guided tours are available to schools, community groups and the general public.  Free Artist Talks and workshops are also offered to the community.

Passaic County Teen Arts Festival

The Passaic County Teen Arts Festival presents a unique opportunity for teen artists, educators, and arts professionals to come together and celebrate as one community. Teens ages 13-19 are invited to showcase their skills in the performing, visual, and literary arts and receive valuable critiques from professional artists. Interdisciplinary workshops will be occurring throughout the day for teens to explore alongside peer performances and art exhibitions. Teens who participate in the adjudication process may be presented with a nomination to attend the New Jersey Teen Arts Festival and compete at the state level.

For more information, please write to the festival coordinator, Madeline Lora, at [email protected].

Click here to register your school 

Click here to register an individual student 

PCCHC Teen Arts Festival Friday May 3, 2024

Media Guide

The Metropolitan New Jersey Media Guide is a publicity resource for PCCHC grantees and other non-profits, who are looking to increase audience participation for their programming and events. 

The guide includes submission deadlines and contact information for local newspapers, radio and television stations, and online media as well as tips for preparing and disseminating press releases.

We recommend that you contact sources or check websites to verify information prior to submitting press releases.

Contact Us

Susan Balik, Director, Cultural Affairs
[email protected]

Vel Hodson, Assistant Director
[email protected]

Smita Desai, Secretary 
[email protected]

Phone (973) 684 – 5444
FAX (973) 523 – 6085

Passaic County Community College,
One College Boulevard,
Paterson, New Jersey 07505-1179.