Camden Idea Center Offers Kids an Arts Oasis During the Pandemic

Written by April Saul
Mar 31, 2021 9:00 AM ET
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There are nights that Cynthia Primas lays awake wondering how she’ll make lease and utility payments for her beloved IDEA Center, which opened at a new downtown location in Camden on Sept. 24.

But worrying about IDEA — the Institute for Development of Education in the Arts — is nothing new for Primas.

“It’s the nature of the beast as a nonprofit, in the arts, in a poor community,” she said. “All of that makes this a risk, but at the same time, it’s an opportunity.”

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