Fine & Performing Arts

UrbanPromise believes art education is a vital component of the overall development of our children and teens. Weekly visual art instruction and regular performance art activities provide opportunities for our young people to enrich their lives by practicing skills in observation, movement, imaginative thinking and creative production, and in building self-esteem and confidence.



Through the innovative and nurturing instruction of our visual and performance art teachers, UrbanPromise youth are creating brilliant works of art and engaging in dynamic performances and programs, which all represent their personal journeys, pride in their city, and hopes for the future. Prints and note cards of selected works are available for purchase.

From Our Blog...

When students at Camden's UrbanPromise Academy high school learned they would have the chance to design Christmas ornaments to be displayed on New Jersey's tree in Washington, they wanted to reflect the range of cultures in the city and the state.

So they drew religious symbols, as well as pictures to represent racial diversity,...