USArtists International grantee Dave Douglas performs at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival in the United Kingdom. Photo courtesy Dave Douglas.

USArtists International grantee Dave Douglas performs at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival in the United Kingdom. Photo courtesy Dave Douglas.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s grant programs for artists allow artists to explore and create, provide touring engagements regionally and internationally, help to build audiences, and provide support and services to assist in career development.

Creative Fellowships
About
Maryland artist Marilyn Banner in her Virginia Center for the Creative Arts studio. Photo courtesy Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Maryland artist Marilyn Banner in her Virginia Center for the Creative Arts studio. Photo courtesy Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Creative Fellowships support residencies for writers, composers, and visual artists at the Millay Colony for the Arts and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. These residencies provide mid-Atlantic based artists the opportunity to work uninterrupted, nurturing both the participating artists and the creative vibrancy of the region.

Residencies for up to two artists who reside in each mid-Atlantic state are sponsored annually, including a travel subsidy. Deadlines occur throughout the year and artists must apply directly to the appropriate residency as outlined on the guidelines tab.

Questions regarding Mid Atlantic Creative Fellowships should be directed to Kimberly Steinle-Super, Program Officer, Fellowships & Visual Arts at kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

Guidelines

Artists must apply directly to the appropriate colony as indicated below.

  • Artists in Delaware, Maryland, New York and West Virginia may apply to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Application information and materials are available at www.vcca.com
  • Artists in the District of Columbia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the U.S. Virgin Islands may apply to the Millay Colony. Application information and materials are available at www.millaycolony.org
Current Fellows

VCCA

Miranda Austin (NY), Visual Artist
Andrea Fekete (WV), Author
Matt Hohner (MD), Author

Millay

Erica Cavanagh (VA), Author
Andrew Nurkin (NJ), Author
Allison Spence (DC), Visual Artist
Colleen McCubbin Stepanic (PA), Visual Artist

Manage Your Grant

Funding Acknowledgement and Crediting

Acknowledgement and Crediting requirements were included as Exhibit A of the Grant Award Agreement.

Crediting
The following statement must appear in all promotional and announcement materials, websites, press releases, social media posts and other publicity materials produced by the Grantee regarding this residency.
This residency of [Artist Name] is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

The preferred reference/entry on the Grantee’s resume is as follows.
Awards: Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow, [Colony Name], [Year]

Website Link
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 available here.

Final Reports

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. Download a final report form here.

Travel expense reimbursement should be submitted within two weeks of incurring expenses. Forms must be submitted by mail with an original signature. Download a Travel Expense Reimbursement Form here.

For questions about your grant and the crediting or final reporting requirements, contact Phillip Harmon, Grants and Database Manager at phillip@midatlanticarts.org or 410.539.6656 x109.

French-American Jazz Exchange
About
American saxophonist Steve Lehman worked with French soprano saxophone player Maciek Lasserre on a 2014-2015 FAJE project. Photo by Willie Davis.

American saxophonist Steve Lehman worked with French soprano saxophone player Maciek Lasserre on a 2014-2015 FAJE project. Photo by Willie Davis.

The French-American Jazz Exchange (“FAJE”) celebrates the shared and uniting cultural passion for jazz between the United States and France. A partnership of FACE Foundation and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the program is designed to initiate and extend the creative, professional development of jazz artists from France and the United States. FAJE fosters the creative and professional development of jazz artists from France and the United States through support for the collaborative investigation of artistic practice and activities providing exposure to new audiences and professional relationships.

FAJE supports projects jointly conceived by French and American professional jazz artists that encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to the dynamism of the art form. FAJE annually awards individual project grants up to $25,000, through an open, competitive application process for projects that take place either in France or the United States, and/or their respective territories, within a 16-month period. The program supports activities that may result in the creation of new work, establishment of new creative and professional partnerships, and development of new audiences. Projects may include jazz artists in France and/or the United States working with artists from different musical genres.

Additional opportunity for funding support is available to artists or projects already funded through FAJE. An annual roster of FAJE projects is identified for touring in the United States with fee support available specifically to presenters of the mid-Atlantic region of Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia. For more information about the French-American Jazz Exchange Regional Tours, click here.

For further assistance, contact:

American applicants: Contact Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, paulb@midatlanticarts.org

French applicants: Contact FACE Foundation, jazz@face-foundation.org

FAJE is made possible through generous support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Institut Français, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, and Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs de Musique (“SACEM”).

Guidelines

The application deadline for the French-American Jazz Exchange (FAJE) was May 272016 for projects taking place between September 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017.

The guidelines below are for information purposes only:
Download FAJE Guidelines (PDF)
Download FAJE Guidelines – French Version (PDF)

 

Current Projects

Yacine Boulares and Vincent Segal.

(l-r) Yacine Boulares and Vincent Segal.

Yacine Boulares with Vincent Segal

French-Tunisian saxophonist Yacine Boulares and French cellist Vincent Segal will compose and record original music—for their new trio with American drummer Nasheet Waits—re-appropriating the forgotten Stambeli repertoire. Stambeli is a healing trance music created by the descendants of Sub-Saharan slaves brought to Tunisia. Boulares and Segal’s original compositions will form a series of variations on the legend of the hunter Abu Sadiya. In his wandering search for his enslaved daughter, Abu Sadiya danced and sang his sorrow in the streets of Tunis thus becoming the first musician of Stambeli and personifying the memory of Sub-Saharan slaves in Tunisia.

Aaron Goldberg and Leon Parker.

(l-r) Aaron Goldberg and Leon Parker.

Aaron Goldberg with Leon Parker

Pianist Aaron Goldberg and percussionist Leon Parker expand the sonic, communicative, and expressive possibilities of the piano trio setting, emphasizing a primary role for Body Percussion and Body Rhythm techniques – both in place of and in addition to the traditional drum set. With bassist Joe Sanders and special guest Jacques Schwartz-Bart, Goldberg and Parker will take their new trio approach into the recording studio and on tours of the US and Europe.

Ryan Keberle and Frank Woeste.

(l-r) Ryan Keberle and Frank Woeste.

Ryan Keberle with Frank Woeste

Trombonist Ryan Keberle and pianist Frank Woeste create a musical homage to the seminal French composer Maurice Ravel, whose music has had an important influence on the history of jazz. Inspired by the techniques employed in Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin – itself an homage to the tradition of the French Baroque keyboard suite – Keberle and Woeste’s exploration, accompanied by cellist Vincent Courtois and drummer Jeff Ballard, will result in the composition, performance, and recording of original jazz works.

(l-r) David Krakauer. Anakronic Electro Orkestra. Photo by Jean-Robert Loquillard.

(l-r) David Krakauer. Anakronic Electro Orkestra. Photo by Jean-Robert Loquillard.

David Krakauer with the Anakronic Electro Orkestra

The collaboration between David Krakauer and the Anakronic Electro Orkestra aims to further the development of contemporary jazz by bringing together unexpected musical influences and genres into an accessible improvisational context. Krakauer’s jazz and Klezmer roots collide with the electronic and groove worlds of the AEO creating a musical ‘laboratory’ involving deep research into timbre, sound, and energy. Recording sessions, a new album, and extensive touring are planned.

Samuel Strouk. Photo by Carlotta Forsberg. Mariam Adam.

(l-r) Samuel Strouk. Photo by Carlotta Forsberg. Mariam Adam.

Samuel Strouk with Mariam Adam

“Dialogue of Languages” explores the common territories between jazz, classical, and contemporary musics. The simultaneous development of jazz in the US and ‘classical’ music in France and Europe in the first decades of the 20th century inspires French guitarist Samuel Strouk and American clarinetist Mariam Adam to create a suite of miniatures for a sextet setting. Their compositional concept co-habits the modal, tonal, and atonal musical languages and rhythmic conceptions inherited from the interactions of these art forms.

Manage Your Grant

Note: Grantees who received their French-American Jazz Exchange Grant Award Agreements directly from FACE Foundation should visit face-foundation.org for information pertaining to your award and final report forms.

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 Database Manager, at phillip@midatlanticarts.org.

Funding Acknowledgement and Crediting

Credit and Logo Usage Details
Grantees must clearly acknowledge support from the French-American Jazz Exchange program through use of both the credit language and logo as outlined below. Use of the logo does not replace the credit language. Copies of the required crediting materials must be submitted as part of the final report.

  • The following statement and the logo of the French-American Jazz Exchange program must prominently appear on all promotional and advertising materials, including programs, brochures, flyers, postcards, press releases, recording liner notes, websites, and other publicity produced by the Grantee or its agents whether in hard copy or electronic format.In addition, the following crediting language must be permanently affixed to any works created as part of the funded project and must be provided each time said work is performed or presented

(working title) has been made possible through the French-American Jazz Exchange, a joint program of FACE Foundation and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with generous funding from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Institut Français, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication and Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs de Musique (“SACEM”).

When no written materials are available, such as television, radio or Internet broadcasts, Grantee shall ensure that the above crediting statement is announced or included among the program’s listed credits.

Grantee shall ensure that in all interviews where their French-American Jazz Exchange project is discussed that the program and its funders are acknowledged.

Download the French-American Jazz Exchange logo below:
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Website Link
Funded artists are required to link their websites to the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (www.midatlanticarts.org) and FACE Foundation (face-foundation.org) websites. The links MUST remain active during the entire length of the grant period. You are requested, but not required, to use the FACE Foundation and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logos to indicate the link on your website. Electronic versions of the logos can be found on the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation website here, and on the FACE Foundation website at face-foundation.org.

Final Reports

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 must be submitted using the form downloaded below.
French-American Jazz Exchange Final Report Form

For questions about your grant and the crediting or final reporting requirements, contact Phillip Harmon, Grants and Database Manager at phillip@midatlanticarts.org or 410.539.6656 x109.

On Screen/In Person
About
Hank Rogerson is co-director of the 2014-2015 OSIP film Still Dreaming. Photo courtesy Hank Rogerson.

Hank Rogerson is co-director of the 2014-2015 OSIP film Still Dreaming. Photo courtesy Hank Rogerson.

On Screen/In Person tours new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region.  Six films and their creators are selected for touring annually. Each tour engagement includes a public screening, a pre- or post-screening discussion with the visiting filmmaker, and a community activity with the filmmaker that provides greater appreciation for their work and the art of film.  Organizations in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia interested in serving as host sites for tours are selected by the Foundation through an open, competitive application process. The program is open to filmmakers from across the United States through a nationwide call for entries.  Animation, documentary, experimental and narrative works are eligible for consideration. Organizations accepted as host sites participate in the film selection process.

For more information about On Screen/In Person host sites, click on the Host Site tab above.

On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Guidelines

INFORMATION FOR FILMMAKERS
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s (“MAAF”) On Screen/In Person program provides opportunities for independent filmmakers to tour throughout the mid-Atlantic region with their recent films and foster greater understanding and appreciation of their work through direct audience engagement

*NOTE TO ON SCREEN/IN PERSON 2016-2017 FILMMAKER APPLICANTS
Filmmakers will be notified of the status of their submissions by email no later than June 2016. Filmmakers are responsible for notifying MAAF of any changes to their contact information after the submission of their respective films. Need to update your contact information? Email Program Officer, Fellowships & Visual Arts, Kimberly Steinle-Super at kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

DEADLINE
The filmmaker application deadline for On Screen/In Person 2016-2017 was December 16, 2015. We are unable to accept any film submissions for the 2016-2017 program year after this date. The next opportunity to apply will be for the 2017-2018 program year.

HOW IT WORKS
• Nonprofit venues and arts organizations in the mid-Atlantic region apply to partner with MAAF and serve as host sites for the touring filmmakers.
• Six films and filmmakers are selected to tour by the appointed host sites through a competitive review process.
• Tours are scheduled during six months of the program year (September-October-November; February-March-April of the applicable program year). Each selected filmmaker is scheduled to visit between five and eight host sites and tour for approximately two weeks during ONE of the months the program is active.
• Each engagement on a tour includes a public screening preceded or followed by a question and answer session with the filmmaker, and a community engagement collaboratively developed by the filmmaker and the local host site.

WHAT FILMMAKERS RECEIVE
• All travel expenses are paid by MAAF.
• A $200 per diem (for each calendar day the filmmaker is on tour) to cover accommodations, food, and miscellaneous travel costs.
• A $400 stipend from each host site/screening engagement.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE*
To be eligible, filmmakers must:
• Warrant that they have the legal right to submit the film for consideration to On Screen/In Person.
• Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
• Be available to tour during at least four out of six months the program is active (September-October-November; February-March-April of the applicable program year). Note: Within this timeframe, selected filmmakers will only be required to tour for ONE 12-16 day period.
• If the filmmaker is residing outside of the U.S. at the time of the tour, be willing and able to pay for their own international travel expenses (the Foundation cannot cover the cost of international travel).
• Be an established or emerging professional filmmaker who is NOT a K-12 student or a matriculated student in any undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate degree-granting program for filmmaking.
• Be in good standing with MAAF at the time of application, with no overdue or outstanding required reports and/or grant documents.

FILM ELIGIBILITY*
To be eligible, films must:
• NOT have a confirmed theatrical distribution deal at the time of submission.
• NOT have been completed while the filmmaker was a K-12 student, or as part of any degree-granting program for filmmaking.
• Be the original work of the applicant filmmaker and the filmmaker’s production team, if applicable.
• Have been finalized after the completion date specified in the program guidelines, generally within the last three years.
• Have a total running time in any category (animation, documentary, experimental or narrative) of between 45-120 minutes OR consist of a group of short films collectively equaling the same length.

* Eligibility requirements are subject to change and will be outlined in greater detail in future program guidelines.

Interested in applying? Be the first to hear about the On Screen/In Person 2017-2018 call for film submissions and other MAAF programs by signing up for the e-newsletter here.

Questions? Contact Program Officer, Fellowships & Visual Arts, Kimberly Steinle-Super at kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

Current Tours

Visit our On Screen/In Person blog for the latest news from the road

SEPTEMBER 2016

SWEET DREAMS
Co-Directors Lisa Fruchtman and Rob Fruchtman

Made up of women from both sides of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Rwanda’s first and only all women’s drum troupe, Ingoma Nshya, offers a place of support, healing and reconciliation. When the group decides to partner with two young American entrepreneurs to open Rwanda’s first ever ice cream shop, these remarkable women embark on a journey of independence, peace and possibility. SWEET DREAMS interweaves heart-wrenching stories of tragedy with powerful examples of hope and resilience to present a moving portrait of a country in transition.

You Belong_trailer_imageOCTOBER 2016

YOU BELONG TO ME, Sex, Race and Murder in the South
Producer Jude Hagin

On August 3, 1952, Ruby McCollum, an African-American woman, shot and killed the prominent white doctor and State Senator-elect C. L. Adams in Live Oak, Florida.  Exploring a case that has haunted jurors and prosecutors for decades, YOU BELONG TO ME, Sex, Race and Murder in the South unveils hidden practices, exposing the truth of what it meant to be an African-American in the Jim Crow South, and examining the long road to healing.

Digital-Postcard-LTN-facebook-003 copyNOVEMBER 2016

Love Thy Nature
Co-Director Sylvie Rokab

Narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature is a cinematic journey into the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. Neeson is the voice of Homo Sapiens – our collective humankind – who, in the past few thousand years, has come to believe that we are separate from nature. Through Sapiens’ journey, the film reveals how a connection with nature ignites a sense of meaning and wonder so profound that it touches the very core of what it means to be human. Interweaving mesmerizing imagery and interview footage, Love Thy Nature is a guided tour of our relationship with nature that proposes new approaches to a sustainable future.

Hilleman_Title_FrameFEBRUARY 2017

Hilleman – A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children
Director Donald Rayne Mitchell

The Twentieth-Century was a dangerous time to be young. Before vaccines, there were a multitude of diseases that too often kept children from reaching even their teenage years.  From the throws of that environment, Dr. Maurice Hilleman would emerge to lead a revolution in vaccine innovation and save many millions of young lives each year. But after being forced to retire at the height of his productivity in 1985, Hilleman watched as one company after another began to abandon vaccine research.  When parents began choosing not to vaccinate their children in the 1990s the cruel irony became clear; Hilleman’s unprecedented successes had allowed us to forget just how devastating childhood diseases could be.

MARCH 2017

Real Boy
Director Shaleece Haas

REAL BOY is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. Navigating the ups and downs of young adulthood, he works to gain the support of his mother, who has deep misgivings about her child’s transition. As tension mounts at home, Bennett is taken in by his idol, Joe Stevens, the lead singer of the alt-Americana band, Coyote Grace. Exploring how our search for personal identity also involves those closest to us, REAL BOY is a nuanced look at the new American family and the people we turn to when our given families are unavailable.

STATESOFGRACE_filmstill1APRIL 2017

States of Grace
Co-Director Mark Lipman

States of Grace intimately captures the transformation of a revered physician, pioneering AIDS specialist Dr. Grace Dammann, and her family in the wake of a life-changing accident. After seven weeks in a coma and a dozen surgeries, Grace miraculously awakened with her cognitive abilities intact, though her body was left shattered. The film follows her return home to the Buddhist community where she and her partner Nancy “Fu” Schroeder live with their teenage daughter Sabrina in this inspiring portrait of devotion, trust, and resilience.

Host Sites

Host sites for the 2016-2017 On Screen/In Person film series are as follows:

BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, PA
Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, WV
Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Lancaster, PA
Monmouth University, Monmouth, NJ
Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA
Queen Theater, Wilmington, DE
Reading Area Community College, Reading, PA
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and LIU Post, Brookville, NY
Wayne Theatre Alliance, Inc., Waynesboro, VA

Please contact the venues directly for dates, times and locations of film screenings and other program activities in their respective communities.

Filmmakers

SEPTEMBER 2016

SWEET DREAMS
Co-Directors: Lisa Fruchtman and Rob Fruchtman

fruchtman-lisa-01Lisa Fruchtman is an Academy Award-winning editor who has worked in both feature film and television.  Among her many film projects are Apocalypse Now, The Right Stuff, Children of a Lesser God, The Godfather Part III, The Doctor, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Dance with Me, and The Woodsman. For television, she has edited such HBO films as Truman, Witness Protection, Point of  Origin and Normal. Her awards include an Oscar for The Right Stuff, Academy Award and BAFTA Nominations for Best Editing for both Godfather Part III and Apocalypse Now, an Emmy Nomination and a Cable ACE Award for Truman. Children of a Lesser God was nominated for Best Picture.


fruchtman-rob-01Rob Fruchtman
is an award-winning director, producer and editor of television programs and documentaries. He won the Documentary Director award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival for his feature film, Sister Helen, which aired on HBO. He has won three Emmys for his work with PBS. His film, Trust Me, a documentary produced for SHOWTIME, follows Christian, Jewish and Islamic boys at an interfaith camp in North Carolina. Fruchtman directed and produced Seeing Proof in 2007, a film about Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime and its lingering effect on Cambodia’s society, for George Soros’ Open Society Institute. His documentaries have explored the arts, history, world cultures and social justice issues -airing in festivals and on television around the world.

OCTOBER 2016

YOU BELONG TO ME, Sex, Race and Murder in the South
Producer: Jude Hagin

Jude-haginJude Hagin served as the Ocala/Marion County Film Commissioner from 1995 to 2009 focusing on bringing commercials, print shoots and feature films into the North Central Florida region. She successfully brought four feature films and numerous national commercials to the area.  Hagin has worked on the feature films Jeepers Creepers with Francis Ford Coppola; The Hawk is Dying, starring Paul Giamatti; Nobody’s Children starring Jeremy Sisto and Jaimie Pressley; and Lonely Hearts starring John Travolta, Jared Leto and Salma Hayek. Hagin also worked with John Travolta on two Italian commercials, along with numerous national and international commercials.  She lives in St. Augustine, Florida with her husband of 47 years, has two children and two grandchildren.  She is currently working on a feature film about Ruby Mccollum to be directed by James Brolin.

NOVEMBER 2016

Love Thy Nature
Co-Director: Sylvie Rokab

Sylvie Rokab
is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with over 20 years experience as a director, producer, cinematographer, editor and writer in film and television.  Her mission is to create conscious films that entertain, educate and inspire.  Rokab started her career editing shows for HBO and Comedy Central and later moved on to serve as a director of photography on several projects for PBS and the Travel Channel.  Committed to giving back, Sylvie has lent her talents as a writer and director to award-winning PSAs which aired on ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates. In 2009, she received an Emmy nomination for A Life Back, a PSA on addiction recovery. 
Sylvie has been a recipient of numerous foundation and government grants as well as industry awards. She holds an MA from Barry University and studied film production at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

FEBRUARY 2017

Hilleman – A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children
Director: Donald Rayne Mitchell

Donald Rayne Mitchell is founder and owner of Eyeline Pictures, LLC.  Over the past 26 years he has directed television commercials, dramatic narrative and documentary films.  Known for his work with real people, he is adept at interviewing and crafting stories in the editing room.  Mitchell has written, produced, directed, and edited three short films and a trailer for his feature-length screenplay, Michael’s Fire. Since 1995, he has directed and edited numerous long-format pieces utilized for education, fundraising, and public relations purposes for health-care and non-profit organizations.  In addition, he is the winner of three Philadelphia Independent Film/Video Subsidy Grants as well as the recipient of two honors from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: an Individual Artist Grant and a Media Arts Fellowship.

MARCH 2017

Real Boy
Director: Shaleece Haas

Shaleece Haas
is a documentary filmmaker based in Oakland, California. She is the co-producer of the 2013 documentary film, The Genius of Marian, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was broadcast on POV in 2014. Her 2010 documentary short, Old People Driving, premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival and was broadcast on the PBS News Hour as part of the Economist Film Project.  In addition to her work as a director/producer, she is an instructor at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, the Berkeley Advanced Media Institute, and the NY Press Association; and serves as the head of submissions for New Day Films. She is a 2015 Film Independent Documentary Lab Fellow, a 2012 Working Films (Reel Aging) fellow and a 2010 Met Life Foundation Journalists in Aging fellow. She is a graduate of the documentary film program at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

APRIL 2017

States of Grace
Co-Director: Mark Lipman

Mark Lipman has worked as a documentary filmmaker for thirty years, exploring a wide range of subjects from domestic violence to human sexuality to affordable housing and community organizing. Lipman has produced media for non-profit organizations throughout New England including the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum where he documented the creation of new artwork by internationally renowned artists-in-residence. As a freelance editor, he has worked for the NOVA series at WGBH/Boston and for many other Boston-area companies. He co-founded Open Studio Productions in 2004 after moving to San Francisco. Since 1981, he has been an active member of New Day Films, serving several times as its chief financial officer and as a member of its steering committee.  Lipman has an MFA in filmmaking from the Massachusetts College of Art and a BA in psychology from Harvard University.

Manage Your Grant

Filmmakers

Final Reports

Final report requirements and instructions were included as Exhibit A of the Grant Award Agreement.

Filmmakers 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.

Use the below form for submission of any eligible travel expense reimbursement requests related to your participation in the On Screen/In Person tour. Please see your Grant Award Agreement for eligible expenses

Filmmaker On Screen/In Person Travel Reimbursement Form

For questions about the final reporting requirements, contact Phillip Harmon, Grants and Database Manager at phillip@midatlanticarts.org or 410.539.6656

 

State Fellowships
About
Maryland State Individual Artist Award recipient Joan Belmar’s <em>Corona.</em> From the <em>ONCE</em> series. 32”x30”. Acrylic, ink, mylar, wood, and vinyl on plywood. Copyright 2013.

Maryland State Individual Artist Award recipient Joan Belmar’s Corona. From the ONCE series. 32”x30”. Acrylic, ink, mylar, wood, and vinyl on plywood. Copyright 2013.

Administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, state fellowship programs provide funding for individual artists residing in Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey to encourage and sustain these artists’ pursuit of artistic excellence. Through these three programs, more than 1,000 applications are received, supporting over $500,000 in awards annually.

Individual artists must apply following the process outlined in the guidelines for their home state. At the annual deadline for these programs a limited number of disciplines are accepted. All applications to these competitive programs are evaluated through a peer panel review process.

Questions regarding State Fellowships should be directed to Kimberly Steinle-Super, Program Officer, Fellowships & Visual Arts at kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

State Fellowships are made possible through support from the Delaware Division of the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the New Jersey Council on the Arts.

Delaware

Individual Artist Fellowships provide funding to Delaware creative artists to fulfill needs that will allow them to advance in their careers. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation provides administrative support and organizes application review for the Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships program.

Application Status

Applications are now CLOSED for the 2017 program year.

Submission Deadline

CLOSED Monday, August 1, 2016 at 4:30 PM EST

When Will I be Notified?

All applicants who submitted a 2017 application will be notified in writing after the December Delaware State Arts Council meeting.

Need to update your contact information?  Email Roxanne Stanulis Roxanne.Stanulis@state.de.us

Next Opportunity to Apply

2018 applications and guidelines will be available in late spring 2017.

Stay in Touch!

Be the first to know about the availability of the 2018 application as well as other opportunities from the Foundation by signing up for our eNewsletter and opting in for electronic announcements.

Maryland

Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to practicing Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation provides administrative support and organizes application review for the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards program.

Application Status

Applications are now CLOSED for the 2017 program year

Submission Deadline

CLOSED Friday, July 22, 2016 at 4:30 PM EST

When Will I be Notified?

Applicants who submitted a 2017 application will be notified of award decisions by mail in April 2017.

Need to update your contact information?  Email Kimberly Steinle-Super at Kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

Next Opportunity to Apply

2018 applications and guidelines will be available in late spring 2017 for the following categories:

Non-Classical Music: Composition
Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance
Playwriting
Visual Arts: Crafts
Visual Arts: Photography

Stay in Touch!

Be the first to know about the availability of the 2018 application as well as other opportunities from the Foundation by signing up for our eNewsletter and opting in for electronic announcements.

New Jersey

Individual Artist Fellowships are awarded to practicing New Jersey artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to help them pursue their artistic goals. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation provides administrative support and organizes application review for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships program.

Application Status

Applications are now CLOSED for the 2017 program year.

Submission Deadline

CLOSED Friday, July 15, 2016 at 5PM EST

When Will I be Notified? 

Applicants who submitted a 2017 application will be notified in writing of the Council’s decision by March 1, 2017.

Need to update your contact information?  Email Kimberly Steinle-Super at Kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

Next Opportunity to Apply

2018 applications and guidelines will be available in late spring 2017 for the following categories:

Crafts
Interdisciplinary Performance
Playwriting
Photography

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California-based ensemble The Actor’s Gang took their rendition of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Tim Robbins to the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds in Italy with support from USArtists International. Photo by Dianr.

California-based ensemble The Actor’s Gang took their rendition of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Tim Robbins to the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds in Italy with support from USArtists International. Photo by Dianr.

Deadlines

  • September 7,  2016
  • December 1, 2016
  • April 5, 2017

USArtists International supports performances by American artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of US based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals.

USAI encourages and promotes the vibrant diversity of American artists and creative expression in the performing arts by expanding opportunity and exposure to international audiences, encouraging international cultural exchange and enhancing the creative and professional development of U.S. based artists by providing connections with presenters, curators and artists around the world. USAI extends the reach and impact of professional touring artists and ensembles from the United States and is committed to expanded touring opportunities for continued sustainability of US artists.

USAI provides grants of up to $15,000 towards support of artist fees, travel, accommodations, per diem, shipping and visa preparation.

USArtists International is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous funding of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Guidelines

The application deadlines for USArtists International (USAI) 2017 grant rounds are:

> September 7, 2016 for projects taking place between December 15, 2016 and December 14, 2017. Certification Sheets due by September 14, 2016.

> December 1, 2016 for projects taking place between March 15, 2017 and March 14, 2018. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by December 8, 2016.

> April 5, 2017 for projects taking place between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by April 12, 2017.

Before completing the online application, please read the guidelines, work sample preparation guide, and budget instructions carefully:

USAI FY17 Guidelines (pdf)

Work Sample Preparation Guide (pdf)

Budget Instructions (pdf)

Click HERE to access the eGrant online application.

USArtists International: Am I eligible?
This webinar provides program eligibility information for solo artists and performing arts ensembles considering an application to the USArtists International grant program. Edited recording from the webinar given July 25, 2016.

USArtists International: 2017 Tips & Pointers for Applicants
USArtists International: Tips and Pointers for Applicants, participants review updates to the online application, learn what criteria panelists use to evaluate applications and receive important tips for strengthening applications. This webinar is helpful for applicants and others interested in learning more about applying to USAI. Edited recording from the webinar given August 16, 2016.

Current Cycle

FY16 Round Three


Alonso King LINES Ballet
, CA
Grec Festival of Barcelona, Spain
International Bodrum Ballet Festival, Turkey 

Annie Dorsen, NY
Made in USA, Greece

Anthony Braxton, NY
Suoni Per Il Popolo, Canada 

Ballet Hispánico, NY
Belgrade Dance Festival, Serbia

Bent Frequency, GA
Eduardo Mata Festival, Mexico

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, NY
Singapore International Festival of Arts, Singapore

Birdheart, NY
Close To You International Puppet Festival, Taiwan

Dana Jessen, OH
November Music, The Netherlands

Emily Johnson/Catalyst, MN
Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival, Australia

Ensemble Kolossus, MD
Autumn Jazz Festival, Poland

Ensemble Pamplemousse, NY
Transparent Sound Festival, Hungary

Grupo Rebolú, NY
Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland

Homer’s Coat, NY
Santiago a Mil International Festival, Chile

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko | anonymous bodies, PA
Dance in August, Germany
pOnderosa Danceland Festival, Germany

Jonah Bokaer, NY
Brisbane Festival, Australia
Lyon Biennale Dance Festival, France

Live the Spirit Residency Big Band, IL
Winter Sounds (Sons d’hive) Festival, France

Manual Cinema, IL
Underbelly Limited at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, United Kingdom

Martha Graham Dance Company, NY
International Ballet Festival of Havana, Cuba

MasterVoices, NY
Verbier Festival, Switzerland

Meridionalis, NY
Esteban Salas Early Music Festival, Cuba
International Sacred Music Festival, Ecuador

Sarah Cameron Sunde, NY
Vadehavs Festival, Denmark

The Braided Candle, MN
Harbin Summer Music Festival, China

THE WOOSTER GROUP, NY
Paris Fall Festival, France
Stockholm Fringe Festival, Sweden

Theater Mitu, NY
Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theater, Egypt

Third Coast Percussion, IL
MITO Settembre Musica a Torino, Italy

Trisha Brown Company, NY
Dancing Athens, Onassis Cultural Center, Greece

Yara Arts Group, NY
Iida Puppet Festa, Japan

ZOFO Duet, CA
Murten Classics, Switzerland

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 Database Manager, at phillip@midatlanticarts.org.

Funding Acknowledgement and Crediting

Acknowledgement and Crediting requirements were included as Exhibit A of the Grant Award Agreement.

Artists/ensembles 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 materials must be submitted as part of the final report.

Credit and Logo Usage
The following statement and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo MUST appear on artist/ensemble websites and any print and electronic publicity or promotional materials created by the artist/ensemble.

The following statement and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo should be included in Festival programs, calendars and promotional materials, whenever possible, either jointly or separately as necessary.

  • This statement must be used in its entirety and cannot be altered in any way.

This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Website Link
Artists/ensembles 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. You are requested, but not required, to embed the link in MAAF’s logo.

Final Reports

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 Database Manager at phillip@midatlanticarts.org or 410.539.6656

Deadlines

Creative Fellowships

The Creative Fellowships program works on a revolving deadline established by the host colonies.  Please go to the Millay Colony or Virginia Center for the Creative Arts website for information on their next deadline.

Go to Creative Fellowships…

French-American Jazz Exchange

The application deadline for the French-American Jazz Exchange (FAJE) was May 27, 2016 for projects taking place between September 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017.

Go to French-American Jazz Exchange…

On Screen/In Person

The application deadline for filmmakers interested in participating in the 2016-2017 On Screen/InPerson tour was Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.

Go to On Screen/In Person…

State Fellowships

Delaware
The deadline for 2017 fellowship applications is August 1, 2016.

Maryland
The deadline for 2017 Award applications is July 22, 2016.

New Jersey
The deadline for 2017 fellowship applications was July 15, 2016.

Go to State Fellowships…

USArtists International

The application deadlines for USArtists International (USAI) 2016 grant rounds were:

September 7, 2016 for projects taking place between December 15, 2016 and December 14, 2017. Certification Sheets due by September 14, 2016.

December 1, 2016 for projects taking place between March 15, 2017 and March 14, 2018. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by December 8, 2016.

April 5, 2017 for projects taking place between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by April 12, 2017.

Go to USArtists International…