ArtsCONNECT provides funding for mid-Atlantic-based presenters working collaboratively to engage a performing artist or ensemble. The program aims to develop and deepen relationships among the region’s presenters, helping build a more sustainable touring environment for artists and ensembles. The supported tours include performances as well as community engagement activities that enhance the performance experience, and offer meaningful exchanges between touring artists and a presenter’s community.
A competitive, peer-panel-reviewed program, ArtsCONNECT supports tours developed by consortia of at least three presenters from a minimum two different states and jurisdictions served by MAAF. Proposed artists/ensembles may be from anywhere worldwide, but may not be based in the home state or jurisdiction of any of the applicant presenters. Priority consideration will be given to commissioning projects and/or projects that tour widely within the mid-Atlantic states and jurisdictions.
Matching grants are awarded once per year ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 per presenter for non-commissioning projects. Presenters with commissioning projects may request up to $15,000.
Questions regarding ArtsCONNECT should be directed to Haowen Wang at email@example.com.
ArtsCONNECT is made possible through support from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.
The application deadline for ArtsCONNECT is Friday, March 9, 2018 for projects taking place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.
To learn more about the program and eligibility requirements, please review the program guidelines carefully prior to submission.
For your convenience, guidelines are available in both PDF and Word formats below.
To access the online eGRANT application, click the link below and select the 2018-2019 ArtsCONNECT application once logged in.
https://midatlanticarts.egrant.net (link opens in a new window)
MAAF will be offering three free webinars to assist potential applicants in understanding the ArtsCONNECT program and filling out the online application. Webinar dates and times:
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 11AM-12PM
Monday, January 22, 2018, 2-3PM
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 2-3PM
Projects in Development
In order to facilitate the development of presenter consortia, MAAF has developed the Projects in Development listing to connect both those presenters who:
1. have already identified an artist/ensemble they would like to present, but need to find presenting partners to create an eligible consortium; or
2. have not yet identified an artist/ensemble, but would like to become part of a consortium application.
The Projects in Development listing is updated on a weekly basis. The first posting will be live in November 2017. The final date to submit a listing is Thursday, February 22, 2018. A final version of the listing will be posted on Friday, February 23, 2018, two weeks prior to the application deadline.
|Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Jamaica, NY|
|9/25-30/2017||Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY|
|11/27/2017-12/2/2017||The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC|
|2/2-4/2018||Peak Performances, Montclair, NJ|
|Cynthia Oliver Company Dance Theater, Urbana, IL|
|10/25-28/2017||Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY|
|1/15-22/2018||Dance Place, Washington, DC|
|1/26-27/2018||Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA|
|1/28/2018-2/4/2018||Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA|
|Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic, Brooklyn, NY|
|1/19-20/2018||Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA|
|1/23-24/2018||Oswego College Foundation, Oswego, NY|
|1/24-27/2018||University of Richmond, Richmond, VA|
|2/26-28/2018||Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD|
|3/2-3/2018||The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA|
|globalFest on the road—The New Golden Age of Latin Music
featuring Las Cafeteras (CA) & Orkestra Mendoza (AZ)
|2/3/2018||Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA|
|2/5-6/2018||Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Lancaster, PA|
|2/10/2018||BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD|
|2/12-13/2018||Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY|
|Kulturhuset Stadsteaterns Marionetteater, Sweden|
|4/14-16/2018||BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD|
|4/17-19/2018||Friends of House of Sweden , Washington, DC|
|4/20-23/2018||Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, NY|
|Oliver Lake Big Band, Montclair, NJ|
|5/25/2018||Arts for Art, Inc., New York, NY|
|6/15/2018||Painted Bride Art Center, Inc., Philadelphia, PA|
|6/16/2018||CapitalBop, Washington, DC|
|Paul Taylor Dance Company, New York, NY|
|7/1/2017||Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY|
|11/2-5/2017||NextMove Dance, Philadelphia, PA|
|2/2-3/2018||Raritan Valley Community College, Somerville,|
|Roy Assaf Dance, Israel|
|9/28/2017-10/14/2017||Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY|
|10/3-8/2017||Dance Place, Washington, DC|
|10/4-6/2017||CityDance, Washington, DC|
|So Percussion, Brooklyn, NY|
|10/8-9/2017||Ars Nova Workshop, Philadelphia, PA|
|10/12-13/2017||Lafayette College, Easton, PA|
|11/15/2017||Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY|
|1/19/2018||James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA|
|1/20/2018||Candlelight Concerts, Columbia, MD|
Manage Your Grant
Changes in Project Proposal
Any changes in the content, schedule, or budget of your project as proposed must be submitted in writing for approval prior to being implemented. Requested changes must be submitted to Phillip Harmon, Grants and Operations Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding Acknowledgement and Crediting
Acknowledgement and Crediting requirements were included as Exhibit A of the Grant Award Agreement.
Grantees must clearly acknowledge support from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through use of both the credit language and logo as outlined below. Use of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo does not replace the credit language. Copies of the required crediting materials must be submitted as part of the final report.
Credit and Logo Usage Details
The following statement and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo MUST appear in all programs, websites and press releases produced by the funded organization or its agents in relation to the funded project. In addition, the following statement and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo should be included whenever possible, either jointly or separately as necessary, in all flyers and postcards, email communications, season brochures, social media posts and calendars, and any other print or electronic promotional and publicity materials produced by the funded organization or its agents in relation to the funded project.
- This statement must be used in its entirety and cannot be altered in any way.
This engagement of [ARTIST] is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Grantees are required to include a link to the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation website at www.midatlanticarts.org when crediting Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation on their website. This link MUST remain active during the entire length of your grant period with MAAF. You are requested, but not required, to embed the link in MAAF’s logo.
Final report requirements and instructions were included as Exhibit B of the Grant Award Agreement.
Grantees are required to submit a final report which is due thirty (30) days after the end of the grant period on record as listed in the Grant Award Agreement.
Final reports are to be completed online using the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s eGRANT system at http://midatlanticarts.egrant.net. Please read the instructions in the eGRANT system carefully.
The account used to submit the application for the grant must be used to complete the final report. If you do not remember your login and/or password, please use the link on the eGRANT login page to retrieve the information.
For questions about your grant and the crediting or final reporting requirements, contact Phillip Harmon, Grants and Operations Officer, at email@example.com or 410.539. 6656 x109.