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DONATE TO THE duCret School of Art

From our historic home to yours - members bring arts education to life. Make duCret your art oasis. All contributions support the preservation and promotion of fine art. 

Members get special treatment! Apprentices receive a percentage off our school store. Become a Master and receive a discount on artwork and special sales throughout the year. When you're a Friend of duCret, we gift you four complimentary tickets to events throughout the year as well as a semi-annual special event. All events bring together individuals with a serious interest in the arts and passion for duCret's unique programs.  

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You can also choose to donate a one-time amount today. 

Building Restoration UPDATE:  2016 - 2017


As in the past we deeply appreciate your thoughtful and generous contributions to duCret over the years. Your support has enabled us to continue providing students of all ages the high quality and uniquely personal art education the duCret School has become known for. The flexibility that these unrestricted funds provide the school is the key to sustaining educational quality as well as a balance budget during these challenging times. With the ever increasing costs of higher education it is more important than ever to have a school like duCret, with its reasonable costs and personalized education to remain an option for those individuals who want to prepare for a career in the visual arts industry.

Since our last contact we have installed a new fire alarm system throughout the building, replacing one that was more than 50 years old. The new system meets the very latest fire and ADA codes and provides the school with much greater coverage. Restoration construction of the side porte-cochere also began. This will be the beginning of what we hope will be the complete restoration of the outside of the George A. Strong House (main office area). The School also received approval from the state for a new Interior Design/Decorating program and a 12 week Saturday morning Interior Decorating certificate series.

As with so many arts organizations, the economy has had an adverse effect on funding sources. This negatively affects the budget and resources available to effectively grow and stay competitive.

Your continued support is needed to help keep our efforts alive and moving forward. Your generous contribution will enable many more individuals to develop their skills by studying with the talented and dedicated faculty in the unique and personal environment of the duCret School of Art.

Remember that duCret is a non-profit 501(c) 3 institution, so please add your name to our donor list by making your tax deductible contribution today. Individual support not only sustains our work, it also inspires others to give. In addition, it creates momentum for foundation grants and may be applied as matching funds for public grants. These grantors often look at the number of individual supports like you. It speaks highly of our ability to survive; in essence, every dollar you give has a multiplier effect. 


 Side Porte-cochere  restoration       

Side Porte-cochere  restoration       


Funders & Donors

New Jersey Cultural Trust
New Jersey Historic Trust
Preserve Union County Program
Plainfield Arts Council
Plainfield Cultural & Heritage Commission
E.J. Grassman Trust
McCutcheon Foundation
Plainfield Foundation
Schwab Charitable
The Hyde and Watson Foundation
Union Foundation

Vendors and Suppliers

Lefranc & Bourxx
Conte a Paris
Winsor Newton
TFC Tuition Financing


Swain Galleries
Van Wyck Brooks Historic District
Queen City Pride