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Creative Placemaking

Harnessing the Power of Arts and Culture

NJCC’s Creative Placemaking Fund (CPF) unlocks and enables place-based investments in arts- and culture-based enterprises and holistic neighborhood revitalization activities that celebrate the character, diversity and livability of New Jersey communities.

Comprehensive & Inclusive Community Revitalization

The arts sector, just like housing, education and economic development, is vital to ensuring communities’ health and stability. Our Creative Placemaking Fund provides flexible financing options to support local activities that intentionally incorporate arts and culture into broader plans for comprehensive and inclusive community revitalization.

New Jersey’s nonprofit arts sector is a major driver of local economic activity, responsible for arts enterprises employing tens of thousands of people and bringing energy back into commercial corridors across underserved communities. Artistic spaces bring value to communities by providing opportunities for education, community togetherness and economic growth built on assets distinct to each neighborhood.

The CPF supports projects such as large-scale cultural centers, including mixed-income artist residences, education centers, and nonprofit arts programs, and decentralized anchor enterprises, including community theaters, creative production and learning spaces for music and visual arts, outdoor performance spaces, and urban agriculture.

$70 million

invested in underserved communities


unique community revitalization projects


square feet of commercial/community space


jobs created or preserved

$55 million

deployed in NMTC allocations

Success Stories

Cumberland County College Arts and Innovation Center

Through THRIVE South Jersey, New Jersey Community Capital provided Millville Urban Redevelopment Corporation, the lead developer, $6.9 million in New Market Tax Credits to finance the new Cumberland County College Arts and Innovation Center.

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Contact Us

To learn more about the Creative Placemaking Fund, please contact Ronald Wong by calling 732.640.7061 ext. 317 or emailing below.