Paterson Performing Arts Development Council is a 501C3 nonprofit. Our mission is to bring together diverse communities via performing arts and cultural events, to establish pathways for new and established artists, and to promote Paterson, NJ as a regional hub for the creative arts. Our vision is to draw on the arts as a driver of economic growth. PPADC is committed to the development of a Paterson Performance Arts Center serving as an all-inclusive permanent physical space for groups and independent artists (playwrights, musicians, dancers, poets, etc.) regardless of race, nationality, sexual orientation, identity, gender, age, religion, and physical disabilities.