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Register for Summer Classes Today!

Every Wednesday; June 28th - August 30th


Photography: Outdoor Photography

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Students will learn about the skills and techniques needed to take outdoor photography.

Acting: Building a Character

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Students will learn about the skills and research needed for an actor to bring a character to life for film or theater.

Fotografía español

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Los estudiantes aprenderán sobre las habilidades y técnicas necesarias para la fotografía al aire libre. Todas las clases y lecciones se ofrecerán en español.


If interested in auditing the 2023 Let's Film program, register below
Inspiring, Encouraging and Creating theFuture
Through Filmmaking and the Arts


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The JRHF “Let’s Film” program offers comprehensive film classes where youth use a hands-on approach to learning how to create short films, from pre- to post-production. Films focus on bridging the gap between generations and socioeconomic barriers that exist in today’s society...



Generation Change interviews adjudicated and at-risk inner city youth focusing on how they would solve current problems in their community such as building positive relationships with law enforcement and local government.


Our Projects
About Us


The James R. Halsey Foundation of the Arts, in partnership with the community, enriches the quality of life for youth (ages 14 to 18) by providing a safe and educational environment where participants are inspired and encouraged toward a better future. This initiative is accomplished by fostering an interest in the creative process - while guiding participants/students through that process as it relates to the art of filmmaking, and by providing life-skills training that promotes success in business and the arts.

We believe that art -- specifically filmmaking is therapeutic and provides a common language that gives us the opportunity to expand our minds; bridging the gap between generations and breaking down socioeconomic barriers. 


A 501c3 nonprofit organization, the James R. Halsey Foundation of the Arts provides an alternative to sports programs for youth who wish to pursue a creative outlet. We have created a safe community of support and encouragement in the midst of a stimulating course curriculum.

"Don't underestimate the power of the arts and creativity for their healing power and ability to change lives."

- Joseph A. Halsey, Founder, James R. Halsey Foundation of the Arts


Bios coming soon!


Joseph A. Halsey

Kim Cody

Stephen Tilghman

Gabrielle Cetrulo Porter

Madelyn Lippincott


Bios coming soon!


Kris Muse

Lee Kolinsky

Vont Leak

James C. Halsey

Wendy Halsey

Contact Us


JRH Foundation of the Arts

535 E. Franklin Street

Trenton, NJ 08610

Tel: (609) 938-3673

Thanks for contacting us!

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