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.
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.
Click the button below for an overview of the festival, adjudication guidelines, and submission instructions.
- School Registration Form
- Parent Registration Form
- Scoring Rubrics
- Visual Arts Submission Form
- Film Submission Form
- Creative Writing Submission Form
For more information on how to register, please write to the festival coordinator, Madeline Lora, at [email protected]
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.
Susan Balik, Director, Cultural Affairs
Nicholas Rodriguez, Assistant Director
Smita Desai, Secretary
Phone (973) 684 – 5444
FAX (973) 523 – 6085
Passaic County Community College,
One College Boulevard,
Paterson, New Jersey 07505-1179.