The mission of Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs is to develop countywide programs and promote public interest in local and county history, in the arts, and in the cultural traditions of the community.
40 Farragut Avenue
Mays Landing
New Jersey
08330
United States
+1 (609) 625-2776 ext. 6314
+1 (609) 625-8143

Department of Administration

Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs

General Information and Registration

Teen Arts Festival - General Information

LOCATION: Art District of Hammonton
The 2017 Teen Arts Festival will take place on May 24 in various venues in the Art District of Hammonton, NJ. This includes the area of Bellevue Avenue, Second & Third Streets, Vine Street and now Front Street. This is a high traffic area; participants are asked to pay attention to the designated crossways. Hammonton police will be on hand to assist with pedestrian issues.

Teen Arts Festival

IDENTIFICATION BADGES & WRISTBANDS: All participants should wear their school identification badges while at the Festival along with the wrist bands they will receive at the drop-off and sign-in area next to the Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine Street.

CHAPERONES: The organizers of the Festival will have volunteers on hand to assist but schools must also provide chaperones for the students - 2 per class/20 students.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED:
See Registration documents and instructions below. Deadline April 7, 2017. All participants must be pre-registered by April 7, no exceptions. There will be no on-site registration.

  1. SCHOOL REGISTRATION: Each school must complete an application and pay the Festival registration fee. See application (below) for specific forms for each individual student coming with a school.

  2. HOMESCHOOLED and/or INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS: Students must register and pay a $15 registration fee. Individual students may be registered by a parent or private teacher. See application for more information.

NO SMOKING – The Festival is a NO SMOKING event.

SCHOOL BUS DROP OFF AND PICK UP AT FESTIVAL:
Drop off and pick up students at 208 Vine St. in front of the Eagle Theatre. The target drop off time is 8:15 am - activities begin at 9:15 am. Buses should enter Vine Street from Old Egg Harbor Road. Parents dropping individual students should stay away from Vine Street and turn onto 2nd Street from Bellevue Avenue and pull into the parking area, on the left just beyond the entrance to the Noyes Gallery, this will put you in the public parking area across from the Eagle Theatre.  

SIGN-IN ON THE DAY OF EVENT: A sign-in area will be located next to the Eagle Theatre at 208 Vine Street. Teachers and chaperones are required to sign in and provide cell phone numbers for emergency contact. Individual students with parent or private teacher should also sign in, as well as all workshop leaders and performance reviewers. This location will also serve as the general information and lost and found area.

FOOD AND DRINK: Restaurants and cafes are located throughout the district. A list will be provided in the festival program. Some will be offering special deals for the students to purchase. For those schools that have students bring their lunches, please bring large coolers with you on the bus. These can be stored at the sign-in area where there will be some tables and benches. Accessible restroom facilities are located in the Eagle Theatre and Kramer Hall/Stockton Univ. at 30 Front Street.

THIS IS A HIGH TRAFFIC AREA: Students must obey all traffic rules at the Festival. Crossing is allowed only at designated crosswalks. Hammonton police department will be on hand to assist with pedestrian traffic issues. Students are expected to stay within the Festival areas.

CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS AT THE FESTIVAL: For a true medical emergency, call 911. For other assistance, on the day of the Festival, call the Kramer Hall/Stockton University at 609-626-3840 or the Noyes Gallery Hammonton at (609) 626-3420.

IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS: We will work to accommodate you. Please contact Michael Cagno at (609) 626-3420 no later than May 10.

ONLY USE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE MARKED "FINAL" The final schedule will be posted on this website by Wednesday May 17 and will also be available at the sign-in table and will also be posted in Festival venues.

ART SUBMISSIONS: Drop off at Kramer Hall/Stockton University, 30 Front Street, Hammonton NJ on Wednesday, May 17 from 9am-4:30pm or on Thursday, May 18 from 9am-4:30pm.No work accepted after May 18. Work should be labeled with printable labels and at a minimum matted and covered for protection. Teachers should include the Visual Art Master Sheet.

ART PICK UP: Same location as above, Thursday, May 25 from 9am-4:30pm or on Tuesday, May 30 9am-4:30pm

CREATIVE WRITING SUBMISSIONS: Please submit two copies with the application no later than April 7. All work is sent out to professionals in the field for review. Their comments will be provided at "feedback sessions" scheduled during the Festival.

VIDEO/FILM SUBMISSIONS: Please submit two copies with the application no later than April 7. See # 14 for info about reviews.

NOMINATIONS TO STATE FESTIVAL: Reviewers will select individuals or groups that they feel are particularly strong in talent and preparation. These will be invited to perform, exhibit etc. at the State Festival. These invitations will come from the Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs. Any teen may participate in the State Festival (attending and taking workshops and master classes) but only those officially invited are eligible to be placed on the performance or exhibit schedule at the State Festival. (May 31, June 1 and 2, 2017) www.njteenarts.com

Print a copy of the above information


Registration:

Please include all requested information – Please complete the following registration form(s) when you are certain of all the details of your entry. The forms will not allow incomplete information. They are specific to each arts discipline, please select the appropriate form for each registrant and follow any instructions for including additional forms if needed.

Each and every participant must be included in registration:  We need to have each and every participant registered. For ease of registering multiple students: it is suggested that you take one application, save it to your desktop, fill in all the appropriate contact info, save it again to desktop with this info and then fill out or have each student fill out an individual form. However, if you are registering a very large group performing the same piece together, (i.e. a band, orchestra, large theatre or musical theatre group, or a large group of dancers) we will accept an application form with the name of group (e.g. Shore HS Jazz Band). Please be ready to provide all the students names, ages, instruments if appropriate, at the time you apply. For visual art teachers, please be ready to supply the complete list of students’ names, titles, media, and size of artwork before registering.

NOTE – A contact email address is needed on all applications. All contact and confirmation will take place via email. All registration forms MUST indicate a contact email address.

Confirmation of registration – We will email the teacher, parent or adult contact the confirmation of the registration.

For questions about registration: Contact Beth Bliss or Bernie DeLury at 609-646-8699 x6314 or email: culturalaffairs@aclsys.org

HOW TO SUBMIT REGISTRATION:

Mail or hand-deliver to: Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, 40 Farragut Avenue, Mays Landing NJ 08330
Email: culturalaffairs@aclsys.org – please put Teen Arts Application in subject line.
Fax: 609-625-5908 (Important: please watch for emailed confirmation of receipt – the machine has been known to jam with excessive activity – email culturalaffairs@aclsys.org if you have not received a confirmation)

REGISTRATION FEE:

Fee for individual participant:  $15.00 each. This fee must accompany the registration form.  Checks are to be made payable to Atlantic County Library Foundation.

Fee for schools: $5.00 per student participant. A check, invoice,or purchase order should accompany the registration form. If invoiced, payment must be received no later than June 15, 2017. Checks are to be made payable to Atlantic County Library Foundation.  NOTE: School participants will not be considered registered nor will they be entered into the schedule until this Office has received the school invoice at a minimum.


The Atlantic County Teen Arts Festival is a collaborative arts education opportunity that has been provided to young people in Atlantic County and environs by the Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs for more than 25 years. Funding has been provided in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts/Dept. of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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