The Gateway neighborhood. Photo courtesy of the City of Perth Amboy.
The NEA grant will support cultural district planning for the Gateway neighborhood of Perth Amboy. Cultural planning activities will engage residents and local stakeholders to conduct an inventory of community arts assets and to develop an arts-based strategy for enhancing the Gateway neighborhood. Partners include the City of Perth Amboy, Gateway Arts Collaborative, Rutgers University Center for Latino Arts and Culture, National Consortium for Creative Placemaking, Jewish Renaissance Foundation, and a variety of community-based organizations. The Gateway neighborhood is 80 percent Hispanic with a population of 10,184.