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.

Who We Support

Through ongoing partnerships with the Millay Colony for the Arts (Millay) and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) annually supplements the cost of residencies for a limited number of artists residing in our nine state and jurisdictional region.

The Creative Fellowships are sponsored residencies. Although MAAF provides financial support, the colonies are responsible for the application submission and review process.  Only artists who have been accepted for a residency program will be recommended to receive a Creative Fellowship.

Artists from each state in our region are eligible at a different colony:

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What Fellows Receive

Creative Fellows receive $3,000 or $1,500 (depending on the length of stay) in support of their residency.  The grant is paid to the respective colony directly on behalf of the artist.

In addition, Fellows receive up to $250 in reimbursement for the cost of travel to and from their residency.

Guidelines

Am I Eligible?

Only residents of MAAF’s nine state and jurisdictional region are eligible to receive Creative Fellowship support.  Additionally, artists who have previously received support through this program will not be considered eligible to receive another Creative Fellowship for the three years following a supported residency.

How Can I be Considered?

Artists interested in being considered for a Creative Fellowship must apply directly to the applicable residency program.

There are no additional steps you need to take once you have applied. Creative Fellows are identified through the application review process led by each colony. VCCA and Millay submit recommended Creative Fellowship candidates to MAAF for further review and approval.

Please note that you may be approved for a residency but not selected as a Creative Fellow. 

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

Click here to access VCCA’s online application
Deadline: January 15
June to September Residencies

Deadline: May 15
October to January Residencies

Deadline: September 15
February to May Residencies

Millay Colony for the Arts

Click here to access Millay’s online application

Deadline: March 1
August to November Residencies

Deadline: October 1
April to July Residencies

Notification

Colonies will notify applicants that they have been selected to receive Creative Fellowship support after the review and approval process has concluded.  MAAF will then issue a Grant Award Agreement outlining the terms and conditions of the Fellowship to the Fellow directly.

Timelines for notification may vary. Application status inquiries should be directed to the respective colony.

Final Reports & Forms

After their residencies, Fellows will be asked to complete a Final Report and submit a Travel Reimbursement Form along with any travel receipts. The Final Report provides MAAF with a brief overview of each Fellow’s experience. The Travel Reimbursement Form is used to calculate the amount of reimbursement the Fellow will receive for travel to and from the residency.

Both forms can be accessed in the “Manage Your Grant” tab (above).

Travel Reimbursement Payments

Travel reimbursement will be sent directly to the Fellow upon receipt and approval of the Final Report and Travel Reimbursement Form.

Questions?

All questions regarding the application and review process should be directed to the colonies.

Click here to contact VCCA

Click here to contact Millay

Stay in Touch!

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FAQS

I am only interested in a residency if I receive a Creative Fellowship. How can I be sure that funding is still available for artists in my state for the current calendar year?
Artists who are only interested in a Creative Fellowship residency are encouraged to apply for the first residency sessions each year (February to May for VCCA; April to July for Millay) as funding will definitely be available.  If you prefer a residency during a different time of year, please check in with the respective colony before applying to see if Creative Fellowship funds are still available.

Do I need to inform MAAF that I have applied for a residency?
No. Recommendations will be forwarded to us from the colonies.

Is it possible to receive Creative Fellowship support for a different residency program?
Currently, support is only available for residents at Millay and VCCA.

I notice that the colonies charge application fees. What should I do if this presents a financial hardship?
If the fees are a barrier to application, please contact the respective colony directly.

If I am selected to receive a Creative Fellowship, will MAAF require that I show evidence of my creative output from the residency in the Final Report?
No. While we ask Fellows to report back about their experiences, we believe that artists should follow their own pace and creative process during their residencies. MAAF will never assess the success of the residency based on the amount of work produced or require that you submit examples of works-in-progress.

I run a residency program and would love to explore how we could receive funding for our residents through a similar partnership with MAAF. Is this possible?
Thank you for your work providing creative and inspiring spaces for artists!  Unfortunately, since MAAF is a non-profit organization that must raise every dollar spent on programs and new initiates, we do not have discretionary funds to support additional projects which fall outside of our budgeted funding structures.

Current Fellows

VCCA

James Arthur (MD), Author
Miranda Austin (NY)
, Visual Artist
JoAnn Balingit (DE), Author
Andrea Fekete (WV), Author
Matt Hohner (MD), Author
Shelly Oria (NY), 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 Operations Officer 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, Jess Porter at jess@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
Antoine Berjeaut (Photo: Vincent LeBrun) and Makaya McCraven.

(l-r) Antoine Berjeaut (Photo: Vincent LeBrun) and Makaya McCraven.

Antoine Berjeaut (France)  with Makaya McCraven (United States)

Trumpet-player Antoine Berjeaut will work with “beat scientist” Makaya McCraven and three other musicians from Paris and Chicago to bridge the modern jazz, post-rock, and hip hop scenes. They will compose, collectively improvise, perform, and record live and in the studio in both cities. The material developed from this unique collaboration will then be used as a resource to be decontextualized and remixed into a creative mashup, or sonic collage, using modern post production techniques. The final product will be tracks that stand alone as complete works but that also lend themselves to further collaborations for poetry, rap, and additional remixes.

FOX Trio (Photo: Eric Garault) and Chris Cheek.

(l-r) FOX Trio (Photo: Eric Garault) and Chris Cheek.

 


FOX (France) 
with Chris Cheek (United States)

French trio FOX will work with saxophonist Chris Cheek to develop a musical investigation about French roots in Louisiana and mixing African-American grooves and rhythms with French influences. The instrumentation features accordion and banjo along with guitar, bass, drum and saxophone.

(l-r) Gaël Horellou and Ari Hoenig (Photo: Francesco Truono).

(l-r) Gaël Horellou and Ari Hoenig (Photo: Francesco Truono).

 

Gaël Horellou (France) with Ari Hoenig (United States)

Saxophonist Gaël Horellou and drummer Ari Hoenig make up the duo Nasty Factorz, a group with little name recognition in France.This FAJE project will allow the duo to work in residency in Paris while composing and releasing a new album on the DTC Records label. The duo will also perform several concerts in France.

(l-r) Karim Maurice (Photo: Jack Urvoy) and William Galison.

(l-r) Karim Maurice (Photo: Jack Urvoy) and William Galison.

 

Karim Maurice (France) with William Galison (United States) 

This project will result in a repertoire of music composed by pianist Karim Maurice and harmonicist William Galison. The work will include music for a chromatic harmonica accompanied by a jazz quartet and a classical string orchestra with harp. A jazz quartet and 17 string instruments will be highlighted by the nostalgic rushes of the melody played by harmonica, one of the most traditional instruments in the United States.

(l-r) Keith Witty and Christopher Panzani (Photo: Boris Wilensky).

(l-r) Keith Witty and Christopher Panzani (Photo: Boris Wilensky).

 

Keith Witty (United States) with Christophe Panzani (France)

Bassist Keith Witty and saxophonist Christophe Panzani are undertaking a continuation of prior musical endeavors with the ensemble THIEFS, incorporating two new musicians and three vocalists. The body of work, entitled Up-Rooted/Re-Rooted, explores the migratory element of the human experience in both a broad, abstract sense and in a way that is quite literal, pertaining to the immigrant struggle and notions of belonging.

(l-r) Yohan Giaume and Evan Christopher.

(l-r) Yohan Giaume and Evan Christopher.


Yohan Giaume (France) with Evan Christopher (United States) 

Trumpeter Yohan Giaume and clarinetist Evan Christopher will collaborate on a recording inspired by the musical universe of Louis Moreau Gottschalk. Gottschalk played a key role in the development of American music and significantly influenced the art music of his day by integrating ethnic elements especially African-American and Caribbean traditions. Building upon Gottschalk’s interest in subjects of death, love, and the celebration of life, the work will utilize many of the same imprints that inspired Gottschalk such as Afro-Creole folk melodies, syncopated rhythms from the Americas and Caribbean, folk songs from New Orleans & France, works by Chopin & Berlioz and even poetry.

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 Operations Officer, 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 Operations Officer 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.

APPLICATION STATUS
Applications are now CLOSED for the 2017-2018 program year.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
CLOSED – Friday, December 9, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST

WHEN WILL I BE NOTIFIED?
Applicants who submitted a 2017-2018 application will be notified of selection decisions by email no later than June 2017.

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

NEXT OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY
Applications and guidelines for the 2018-2019 program year will be available in October 2017.

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 ten host sites and tour for approximately two-to-three 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 14-20 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).
  • NOT be enrolled a K-12 student, or a matriculated student in any degree-granting program at the time of application or during the months the program is active.
  • 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.
  • 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.

STAY IN TOUCH!
Be the first to know about the availability of the 2018-2019 application as well as other opportunities from MAAF by signing up for our eNewsletter and opting in for electronic announcements.

Other questions about the program should be directed to 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 Operations Officer at phillip@midatlanticarts.org or 410.539.6656 x109

 

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

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.

USArtists International
About
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

  • CLOSED: September 7,  2016
  • CLOSED: December 1, 2016
  • CLOSED: 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 were:

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

> CLOSED: 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.

> CLOSED: 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.

The guidelines, work sample preparation guide, and budget instructions below are for information purposes only.

USAI FY17 Guidelines (pdf)
Work Sample Preparation Guide (pdf)
Budget Instructions (pdf)

Fiscal Sponsorship

USArtists International guidelines require applicants without 501(c)3 nonprofit status to apply using a US-based, 501(c)3 nonprofit fiscal sponsor. Nonprofit organizations serving as fiscal sponsors must provide this service as part of their regular operations and this service must be available to any artist that meets the respective organizations’ published criteria for fiscal sponsorship. To learn more about fiscal sponsorship and securing a fiscal sponsor, visit:

Grantspace: Fiscal Sponsorship
National Network of Fiscal Sponsors
Fiscal Sponsor Directory

Want to learn more? View one of our webinars!

USArtists International: Tips and Pointers for Applicants
This webinar is for artists planning to apply for USArtists International. The webinar reviews the online application, the panel process and provides helpful tips to applicants interested in strengthening their applications and avoiding common mistakes. You can view a saved copy of the March 8th webinar here.

USArtists International: Am I eligible? 

This webinar provides general information and eligibility details about the USArtists International program. Artists considering an application or festival curators, managers or agents interested in learning more about the program are encouraged to attend. A question and answer session at the end of the webinar provides additional opportunities to learn more about the program. This is an edited recording from the February 8 webinar.

Current Cycle

FY17 Round Two


Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
, NY
Macao Arts Festival, China

Bridgman|Packer Dance, NY
New Baltic Dance, Lithuania

Cantus, MN
The Busan Choral Festival & Competition, South Korea

The Claudia Quintet, NY
Edmonton International Jazz Festival, Canada
Toronto Jazz Festival, Canada
Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Canada

Children’s Theatre Company, MN
Cradle of Creativity, Int’l Assoc. for Theatre for Children & Young People, South Africa

Dan Hurlin, NY
The Holland Festival, Netherlands

Dance Theatre of Harlem, NY
Days of Dance, Poland

Dorrance Dance, NY
Colours International Dance Festival, Germany

Full Radius Dance, GA
A Different Look, Spain

Guillermo Galindo, CA
documenta 14 Kassel, Germany
documenta 14 Athens, Greece

Giordano Dance Chicago, IL
International Baltic Ballet Festival, Latvia

Hubbard Street Dance, IL
International Dance Days, Germany

International Contemporary Ensemble, NY
Festival Extension, France
Festival of Musics, France

John Jota Leaños, CA
Ibero-American Capital of Culture Festival, Portugal

The Knights, NY
Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival, France

Kontras Quartet, IL
Vrystaat Arts Festival, South Africa

Martha Graham Dance Company, NY
New Baltic Dance, Lithuania

Mark Morris Dance Group, CT
Sgt. Pepper at 50, United Kingdom

Nate Wooley, NY
International Festival Musique Actuelle in Victoriaville, Canada

Oyu Oro Afro Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble, NY
Festival of the Caribbean, Cuba

Pan-Pacific Ensemble, WA
Thailand International Composition Festival, Thailand

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, PA
Rheingau Music Festival, Germany
Salzburg Festival, Austria
BBC Promenade Concerts, United Kingdom

Postcommodity, NM
documenta 14 Athens, Greece

Urban Bush Women, NY
Let’s Dance International Frontiers, United Kingdom

Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, PA
International Ukrainian Dance & Culture Festival, Ukraine

Manage Your Grant

Changes in Project Proposal

Any changes in the content, schedule, or budget of your project as proposed must be submitted in writing for approval prior to being implemented. Requested changes must be submitted to Phillip Harmon, Grants and Operations Officer, at 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 Operations Officer at phillip@midatlanticarts.org or 410.539.6656 x109.

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.

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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 2017-2018 On Screen/In Person tours was Friday, December 9, 2016.

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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) 2017 grant rounds are:

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

CLOSED: 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.

CLOSED: 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.

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