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Cynthia Get's Interviewed by WHYY

On February 12, 2020, WHYY brought over a crew to interview IDEA President and CEO Cynthia Primas.  Look for the journalistic piece to air in the near future on WHYY.

"An IDEA Taking hold in Downtown Camden: A Center for Young Artists"

CAMDEN – Downtown Camden is a hub for many things: government and social service agencies; businesses big and small; educational and medical institutions.  It is not a hub for the arts, though. At least, not yet.  

Read the entire Courier Post Article. 1-13-2020

"After More Than 3 Years, IDEA Arts Center Finds a New Home"

CAMDEN, NJ — When the Institute for the Development of Education in the Arts (IDEA) saw their rent raised to $4,000 in March 2016 at the old South Jersey Performing Arts Center, it’s founder couldn’t help feel disheartened.

Read the entire "Tap Into Camden" Article. 1-12-20

"Cynthia Primas Designs 'Creative Oasis' For Students with IDEA"

CAMDEN - Cynthia Primas has always seen more to the arts than singing, writing, acting, dancing etc., but as something awaking inside her students where they begin to find who they are through creative expression and pursuits.  Read the entire "Front Runner" Article. 12-20-19