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) is May 272016 for projects taking place between September 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017.

Please review the guidelines below before applying:

Download FAJE Guidelines (PDF)
Download FAJE Guidelines – French Version (PDF)

MAAF uses an online application system for FAJE. To access the appropriate online application, please visit http://midatlanticarts.egrant.net.

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

GRANTS&PROGRAMS_Artists_OSIP Image2SEPTEMBER 2015

Foreign Puzzle
Director: Chithra Jeyaram

Foreign Puzzle follows dancer and choreographer Sharon Marroquin as she endures intensive breast cancer treatments and explores her fear of death through the creation of a 90 minute dance titled, “The Materiality of Impermanence.” The dance becomes Sharon’s only outlet, allowing her to escape the daily pressures of the disease and life as a single working parent, and shapes her perceptions about life as she fights to heal her body and mind.

GRANTS_PROGRAMS_Artists_OSIP_Image3OCTOBER 2015

Small Small Thing: The Olivia Zinnah Story
Director: Jessica Vale

In December 2012, Olivia Zinnah died of complications from a rape injury caused when she was seven years old. After filmmaker Jessica Vale became personally involved with Olivia and her mother while working on another project in Monrovia, Liberia, her quest to film them became a mission of hope and medical help in a country where rape is the number one crime, and the majority of the victims are children.

GRANTS_PROGRAMS_Artists_OSIP_Image4NOVEMBER 2015

Miriam Beerman: Expressing the Chaos
Director: Jonathan Gruber

In her more than 60 years as a groundbreaking artist, Miriam Beerman has overcome loss and tragedy to inspire friends, family, and fans about how to remain defiant, creative and strong. Miriam Beerman: Expressing the Chaos is the retrospective of a remarkable career and the profile of an artist whose personal demons and empathy for human suffering colored a lifetime of her work.

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The Winding Stream
Director: Beth Harrington

The Winding Stream tells the story of the American roots music dynasty, the Carters and the Cashes, tracing the influence of their music from the 1920s through the present day, and how a seemingly unlikely young man named Johnny Cash would be the one to lift up the Carter legacy from obscurity. An intimate account of reciprocity and love, The Winding Stream features interviews and performances with roots music practitioners, including one of the last interviews ever granted by Johnny Cash.

GRANTS_PROGRAMS_Artists_OSIP_Image6MARCH 2016

REBEL
Director: Maria Agui Carter

One of the thousand women said to have fought in the Civil War, Loreta Janeta Velazquez altered her sex, ethnicity, and identity in order to become a Confederate soldier spy and double agent for the Union, only to be dismissed as a hoax after revealing her story in her scandalous 1876 memoir, The Woman in Battle. REBEL is a detective story about a woman, a myth, and the politics of national memory.

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Deaf Jam
Director: Judy Lieff

Illuminating the extraordinary power of American Sign Language (ASL) poetry, Deaf Jam is story of Aneta Brodski’s bold journey into the spoken word slam scene. When Aneta, a deaf Israeli immigrant high school student, makes an extraordinary connection with a hearing Palestinian slam poet, they transcend personal and political divisions to generate a new form of poetry that speaks to both the hearing and the deaf.

Host Sites

Host sites for the 2015-2016 On Screen/In Person film series are as follows:

BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, WV
Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
Monmouth University, Monmouth, NJ
Queen Theater, Wilmington, DE
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and LIU Post, Brookville, NY
Zoellner Arts Center, Bethlehem, PA

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

Filmmakers

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Foreign Puzzle
Director: Chithra Jeyaram

Chithra Jeyaram, Director
Chithra Jeyaram is an award winning documentary filmmaker and educator based in Washington D.C. She is the technical instructor at the Institute for Documentary Filmmaking at George Washington University and is a master instructor at Arlington Independent Media where she teaches Documentary Production and Video Editing Courses. Her short film Mijo aired on KLRU TV, PBS online film festival and in more than 50 film festivals around the world. Foreign Puzzle is her debut feature documentary and she is in pre-production for an interactive documentary project titled 1001 Breast Cancer Nights. She is the recipient of the 2014 Creative Arts Fellowship and BAVC National Mediamaker Fellowship for 1001 Breast Cancer Nights; 2013 Docs in Progress Fellowship for Foreign Puzzle; 2012 Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Your Worldview Documentary grant for Mijo and Dina Sherzer Award for Social Awareness for her documentary Refugee Musings.

GRANTS_PROGRAMS_Artists_OSIP_Image9OCTOBER 2015

Small Small Thing: The Olivia Zinnah Story
Director: Jessica Vale

Jessica Vale, Director
Jessica Vale is an accomplished non-fiction television producer and editor, working freelance for over 12 years. Originally from New Hope, Pennsylvania, Jess graduated from the film program at Temple University. Her credits include work for NBC News, CBS News, National Geographic, History Channel, The Weinstein Co., and more. Small Small Thing: The Olivia Zinnah Story is her award winning feature directorial debut which had its worldwide television premiere on Al Jazeera English. The film received high praise and Vale received substantial media attention including appearances on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry Show, Huffington Post Live and WABC NY’s Weekend Morning Show. Vale is currently post producing LIV a feature narrative by director Catherine Eaton, as she works on her next documentary The Limits of Dissent. She is a member of the NYC chapter of Film Fatales.

GRANTS_PROGRAMS_Artists_OSIP_Image10NOVEMBER 2015

Miriam Beerman: Expressing the Chaos
Director: Jonathan Gruber

Jonathan Gruber, Director
Jonathan Gruber is the executive producer of Black Eye Productions, where he has been producing and directing award winning documentaries, films, videos and interactive media since 1995. His work has aired on PBS, The History Channel, the National Geographic Channel, and Discovery Channels. He has worked extensively in historical subjects, including Alexander the Great, Leonardo da Vinci, and the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. His first feature documentary, Pola’s March, aired on public television stations across the United States, and received a distinguished Crystal Heart Award from the Heartland Film Festival. His second feature documentary film, Life is a Banquet: The Rosalind Russell Story, premiered at film festivals around the U.S. and has aired on PBS stations and on ABC/Australia. He is currently screening two feature documentaries: Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray, a first-of-its-kind film on the Jewish experience during the Civil War, as well as the award-winning Follow Me: the Yoni Netanyahu Story.

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The Winding Stream
Director: Beth Harrington

Beth Harrington, Director
Beth Harrington is an independent producer, director and writer, born in Boston and transplanted to the Pacific Northwest.  Harrington’s independent production Welcome to the Club – The Women of Rockabilly was honored with a 2003 Grammy nomination. This and other work reflects a long-standing love of music. She is a singer and guitarist, most noted for her years as a member of Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers on the Warner Brothers Sire Records label. Harrington has also worked with public television stations WGBH in Boston and OPB in Portland producing, researching, and developing shows for both national and local air on series such as NOVA, Frontline, Health Quarterly, History Detectives and Oregon Experience, in addition to numerous one-off specials.  She is active in various film communities, having served on the board of Film Action Oregon as well as the Oregon Media Production Association. She is a past President of Women in Film/New England and a former Vice President of Women in Film/Seattle.

GRANTS_PROGRAMS_Artists_OSIP_Image12MARCH 2016

REBEL
Director: Maria Agui Carter

Maria Aqui Carter, Director
Maria Agui Carter immigrated to the U.S. from Ecuador, grew up an undocumented “Dreamer,” and graduated from Harvard University.  She has been a grantee of, and has served as a panelist and juror for institutions including film festivals and organizations such as ITVS, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. She has won a George Peabody Gardner, a Warren, a Corporation for Public Broadcasting/PBS fellowship, and a Rockefeller Fellowship, among others, and has served as a visiting scholar/artist at Harvard, Tulane and Brandeis universities.  She is a trustee of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers and on the Advisory Board of the Filmmaker’s Collaborative. Agui Carter has been a working member of the Writer’s Guild since 2000. Her new play 14 Freight Trains opened to excellent reviews at Arena Stage in Washington, DC in fall of 2014.  Her new script about an undocumented teen code-writer enamored of the Monarch butterfly called The Secret Life of La Mariposa, was a Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab finalist.  She is currently developing a documentary on immigration called Mother Land.

GRANTS_PROGRAMS_Artists_OSIP_Image13APRIL 2016

Deaf Jam
Director: Judy Lieff

Judy Lieff, Director
Judy Lieff is a filmmaker and educator with a background in dance and experimental film. She participated in the American Film Showcase 2013/2014 program with her first feature documentary, Deaf Jam, traveling to South Korea, Zimbabwe, and Turkey.  Judy won a finishing grant from ITVS for the film. She is on faculty at SUNY Purchase teaching film production that explores the intersections of film and dance. Judy earned her M.F.A. in dance & experimental film/video from the California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts), following a career as a professional dancer. Her credits include: a Dance On Camera residency with BBC producer Bob Lockyer at the Banff Centre for the Arts, a National Dance/Media fellowship from the Pew Charitable Trusts, and six grants for media projects with youth. Judy has years of experience working in production and post-production on commercials, industrials, shorts, and EPKs for feature films. Additionally, she has worked as a motion capture performer/choreographer, and as a stop-motion performer/choreographer on projects including Terry Gilliam’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Pat O’Neil’s The Decay of Fiction.

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

APPLY NOW! Applications are currently being accepted for the 2017 program year.

Submission Deadline

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

Guidelines

For more details about the program and to ascertain your eligibility, please review the program guidelines carefully PRIOR to submitting an application.

For your convenience, guidelines are available in both Word and PDF formats below.
Guidelines (PDF)
Guidelines (Word)

Online Application

To access the online eGRANT© application, click the link below.
http://maafartist.egrant.net

Application Assistance Resources

To further assist artists with the application process, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has assembled the following resources, which may be accessed at any time prior to the application deadline.

Work Sample Preparation Guide

Assists artists with the technical requirements for audio, video, image and literary work samples and addresses many frequently asked questions.

For your convenience, the Work Sample Preparation Guide is available in both Word and PDF formats below.
Work Sample Preparation Guide (PDF)
Work Sample Preparation Guide (Word)­­­­­­

Contact the Division

If you have reviewed the guidelines and available application assistance resources and still have questions, contact Roxanne Stanulis at 302-577-8283 or Roxanne.Stanulis@state.de.us.

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

APPLY NOW! Applications are currently being accepted for the 2017 program year.

Submission Deadline

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

Categories Offered for the 2017 Fellowships

Classical Music: Composition
Classical Music: Solo Performance
Dance: Choreography
Dance: Solo Performance
Poetry
Visual Arts: Sculpture
World Music: Composition
World Music: Solo Performance

Guidelines

For more details about the program and to ascertain your eligibility, please review the program guidelines carefully PRIOR to submitting an application.  Applications which do not adhere to all guideline requirements are subject to disqualification.

For your convenience, guidelines are available in both Word and PDF formats below.
Guidelines (PDF)
Guidelines (Word)

Online Application

To access the online eGRANT© application, click the link below.
http://maafartist.egrant.net

Application Assistance Webinars

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, in coordination with the Maryland State Arts Council, will offer application assistance webinars for prospective Individual Artist Award applicants. Webinars provide an opportunity to attend training online, from your home or office.

All webinars cover the same information.

Each 90-minute webinar will:

  • Provide training for individual artists in the utilization of the online eGRANT© application
  • Provide information for artists regarding the submission of digital work samples
  • Offer opportunities for applicants to ask general questions about the program and application 

Webinar #1
June 11, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Register Online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1990552925962742787

Webinar #2:
June 21, 2016 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Register Online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1578427380570015491

Webinar #3
July 8, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Register Online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3137980170965687811

Questions about webinar registration should be directed to Kimberly Steinle-Super at 410-539-6656 ext. 101 or kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

Other Application Assistance Resources

To further assist artists with the application process, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has assembled the following resources, which may be accessed at any time prior to the application deadline.

Work Sample Preparation Guide

Assists artists with the technical requirements for audio, video, image and literary work samples and addresses many frequently asked questions.

For your convenience, the Work Sample Preparation Guide is available in both Word and PDF formats below.
Work Sample Preparation Guide (PDF)
Work Sample Preparation Guide (Word)­­­­­­

Application Assistance Video

Leads the artist through the guidelines and application process and covers many of the same points as the webinars listed above.

Contact MAAF

If you have reviewed the guidelines and available application assistance resources and still have questions, contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at 410-539-6656 x101 or kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

Support is available during regular MAAF business hours, 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM EST, Monday through Friday.

Applicants receive assistance from MAAF staff on a first-come, first-served basis and should be aware that demand increases dramatically shortly before the deadline. 

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

APPLY NOW! Applications are currently being accepted for the 2017 program year.

Submission Deadline

Friday, July 15, 2016 at 5PM EST

Categories Offered for the 2017 Fellowships

Choreography
Music Composition
Poetry
Sculpture

Guidelines

For more details about the program and to ascertain your eligibility, please review the program guidelines carefully PRIOR to submitting an application.  Applications which do not adhere to all guideline requirements are subject to disqualification.

For your convenience, guidelines are available in both Word and PDF formats below.
Guidelines (PDF)
Guidelines (Word)

Online Application

To access the online eGRANT© application, click the link below.
http://maafartist.egrant.net

Application Assistance Webinars

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, in coordination with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, will offer application assistance webinars for prospective Fellowship applicants. Webinars provide an opportunity to attend training online, from your home or office.

All webinars cover the same information.

Each 90-minute webinar will:

  • Provide training for individual artists in the utilization of the online eGRANT© application
  • Provide information for artists regarding the submission of digital work samples
  • Offer opportunities for applicants to ask general questions about the program and application

Webinar #1
May 27, 2016 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Register Online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/739220731298054401

Webinar #2
June 9, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Register Online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5628360812413366017

Webinar #3
June 20, 2016 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Register Online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1211159709241912321

Webinar #4
July 7, 2016 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Register Online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2428275100724868097

Questions about webinar registration should be directed to Kimberly Steinle-Super at 410-539-6656 ext. 101 or kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

Other Application Assistance Resources

To further assist artists with the application process, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has assembled the following resources, which may be accessed at any time prior to the application deadline.

Work Sample Preparation Guide

Assists artists with the technical requirements for audio, video, image and literary work samples and addresses many frequently asked questions.

For your convenience, the Work Sample Preparation Guide is available in both Word and PDF formats below.
Work Sample Preparation Guide (PDF)
Work Sample Preparation Guide (Word)­­­­­­

Application Assistance Video

Leads the artist through the guidelines and application process and covers many of the same points as the webinars listed above.

Contact MAAF

If you have reviewed the guidelines and available application assistance resources and still have questions, contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at 410-539-6656 x101 or kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

Support is available during regular MAAF business hours, 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM EST, Monday through Friday.

Applicants receive assistance from MAAF staff on a first-come, first-served basis and should be aware that demand increases dramatically shortly before the deadline.

USArtists International
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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 4,  2015
  • December 4, 2015
  • April 15, 2016

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 US 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 and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Guidelines

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

> CLOSED: September 4, 2015 for projects taking place between December 15, 2015 and December 14, 2016. Certification Sheets due by September 11, 2015.

> CLOSED: December 4, 2015 for projects taking place between March 15, 2016 and March 14, 2017. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by December 11, 2015.

> CLOSED: April 15, 2016 for projects taking place between July 15, 2016 and July 14, 2017. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by April 22, 2016.

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

USAI FY16 Guidelines.FINAL (pdf)

Work Sample Preparation Guide (pdf)

Budget Instructions (pdf)

Click HERE to access the eGrant online application.

Learn more about USArtists International! Join us for a Webinar!

USArtists International: An Introduction
Webinar provides program information for solo artists and performing arts ensembles considering an application to the USArtists International grant program. Edited recording from the webinar given March 9, 2016.

 

USArtists International: Tips and Pointers for ApplicantsIn this webinar attendees learn how to complete the online application, find out what panelists are looking for, and receive tips for strengthening applications. Edited recording from the webinar given March 24, 2016.

Current Cycle

FY16 Round Two

Andrew J. Schneider, NY
London International Festival of Theatre, United Kingdom

Anna & Elizabeth, VA
Sidmouth Folk Week, United Kingdom
Southern Fried Festival, United Kingdom

Banda de los Muertos, NY
Ottawa International Jazz Festival, Canada
Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Canada

Cappella Romana, OR
The Musical Festival of Namur, Belgium
The Royal July Music Festival at Saint-Hubert, Belgium

Dancing Earth, NM
Riddu Riddu Festival, Norway

Hubbard Street Dance, IL
Dance! Heilbronn, Germany

Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Joe McPhee Duo, TX
El Nicho – New Music Festival, Mexico

John Patitucci, NY
Panama Jazz Festival, Panama

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole, HI
Harrison Festival of the Arts, Canada
Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Canada
Vancouver Island Music Fest, Canada

Kronos Quartet, CA
The Holland Festival, The Netherlands

Loadbang, NY
ASEAN Music Festival, China

Michelle Ellsworth, CO
Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, The Netherlands

Mivos Quartet, NY
Days of Macedonian Music, Macedonia

New Yiddish Repertory Theatre, NJ
Commencez! Beckett in Paris, United Kingdom

New York City Players, NY
Kunsten Festival of Arts, Belgium

Orchestra 2001, PA
Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, China

PRISM Quartet, PA
St. Petersburg Palaces International Music Festival, Russia

S.E.M. Ensemble, NY
New Opera Days Ostrava, Czech Republic

Saint Genet, WA
Donau Festival, Austria

San Francisco Chanticleer, CA
International Baroque Festival of Chiquitos Mission, Bolivia

Voyage Theater Company, NY
National Arts Festival, South Africa

Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet, CT
Suoni per Il Popolo Music Festival, Canada

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) is 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 2016 fellowship applications was August 3, 2015.

Maryland
The deadline for 2016 Award applications was July 23, 2015.

New Jersey
The deadline for 2016 fellowship applications was July 15, 2015.

Guidelines for the 2016 fellowships programs will be available in late spring 2016.

Go to State Fellowships…

USArtists International

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

September 4, 2015 for projects taking place between December 15, 2015 and December 14, 2016. Certification Sheets due by September 11, 2015.

December 4, 2015 for projects taking place between March 15, 2016 and March 14, 2017. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by December 11, 2015.

April 15, 2016 for projects taking place between July 15, 2016 and July 14, 2017. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by April 22, 2016.

Go to USArtists International…