A close up of a woman and a man on stage. Both are holding microphones. The woman is in the foreground wearing a colorful shirt with varied patterns. The man in the background is holding the microphone close to his lips and he is wearing a green shirt with a colorful baseball hat. Photo is courtesy of The Reminders.

USArtists International grantee, The Reminders, perform at the B-Global Indigenous Hip Hop Summit in Uganda. Photo: The Reminders.

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:

 Graphic image with text stating that artists in Delaware, Maryland, New York, and West Virginia receive support at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, Virginia. While artists in District of Columbia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and U.S. Virgin Islands receive support at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, NY.

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!

Receive reminders about residency application deadlines as well as information about other opportunities from MAAF by signing up for our eNewsletter and opting in for electronic announcements.

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

Ambarien Alqadar (NY), Visual Artist
Mahasveta Barua (DE), Author
Tery Aine Griffin (DE), Author
Hedieh Ilchi (MD), Visual Artist
Joelle Wallach (NY), Composer

Millay

Barbara Bernstein (VA), Visual Artist
Karissa Chen (NJ), Author
Lenny Seidman (PA), Composer
Seema Yasmin (DC), Author

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: Creative Project Grants
About
Black and white horizontal image of 2016 FAJE Grantees Yacine Boularès and Vincent Segal with their project, Abu Sadiya featuring drummer Nasheet Waits.

2016 FAJE Grantees Yacine Boularès and Vincent Segal with their project, Abu Sadiya featuring drummer Nasheet Waits. Credit: Tom Payeur.

FAJE celebrates the United States and France’s shared passion for jazz. A program of FACE (French-American Cultural Exchange) Foundation and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, in collaboration with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, FAJE is designed to foster the creative and professional development of jazz artists from France and the United States. The 2018 relaunched FAJE program has been designed to encompass two complementary grant components: grants for French and American musicians (Creative Project Grants) and grants for American presenters booking FAJE collaborations (FAJE On Tour).

FAJE annually awards Creative 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 an 18-month period. FAJE supports creative projects realized through the collaboration of French and American musicians by supporting 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 music genres. FAJE encourages applications from collaborators for creative projects resulting in works that may be considered for live performance and touring in the United States and France.

The opportunity for touring support is available to artists or projects already funded through FAJE.

MAAF’s regional touring program, FAJE Tours features a staff curated roster of performing ensembles that have completed a FAJE project. The roster is available 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 2017-2018 FAJE Tours engagements or the 2018-2019 FAJE Tours Roster, click here.

MAAF and FACE are excited to announce that an expanded version of FAJE Tours, FAJE On Tour will launch in 2018.  FAJE On Tour will feature an expanded roster of recently completed FAJE creative projects and will provide fee support grants to eligible presenters nationwide. The inaugural FAJE On Tour roster will be announced in summer 2018 for booking in 2019-2020.

If you have questions regarding FAJE Creative Project Grants, please contact:

MAAF
Jess Porter, Program Officer, Performing Arts, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
jess@midatlanticarts.org | 410-539-6656 x116

FACE
Suzanne Buracas, Program Officer for Music, Cultural Services of the French Embassy
suzanne.buracas@diplomatie.gouv.fr | 212-439-1448

If you would like assistance in French, please contact FACE.

FAJE Creative Project Grants are made possible through generous support from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, French Ministry of Culture, Institut Français-Paris, and Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs de Musique (“SACEM”).

Guidelines

The application deadline for the FAJE Creative Project Grant was March 16, 2018, 5:00 PM EST for projects taking place between July 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019. The Guidelines below are for information purposes only.

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

Download FAJE Guidelines as a PDF see pages 5-12 for Creative Project Grants (link opens in a new window)
Download  FAJE Guidelines as a screen-reader friendly Word document  (click link to download)

Fiscal Sponsorship

The Lead Partner on a proposed project responsible for submitting the FAJE Creative Grant application will be the recipient of grant funds if selected for support. Lead Partners may choose to submit their application as an individual artist or ensemble, as their own nonprofit 501(3)(c) organization, or through fiscal sponsorship. There are financial implications and responsibilities to be considered by Lead Partners awarded grants through the program that are not legally incorporated as nonprofit organizations in their respective countries. Lead Partners without 501 (c) 3 status are encouraged to apply using a nonprofit fiscal sponsor. Please review the guidelines for additional details about applicant status and eligibility.

To learn more about fiscal sponsorship and securing a fiscal sponsor, visit:

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

French-American Jazz Exchange Webinars

MAAF and FACE offered two webinars for artists or ensembles interested in applying for the French-American Jazz Exchange Creative Project Grant. Participants received an overview of eligibility criteria and the review process as well as instructions on how to use the eGRANT system.  Time was allowed for webinar participants to ask questions pertaining to the program and application.

French-American Jazz Exchange Creative Grant Application Webinar
February 6, 2018 at 11:00 – 12:00 PM ET
March 1, 2018 at 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

To view a recording of the March 1, 2018 webinar click here.

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.

FAJE Tours

Click here for more information about the current FAJE Tours program.

To read more about the new FAJE On Tour program launching in the summer of 2018, see the FAJE program guidelines (pages 13-16).

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

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 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and FACE Foundation organizational logos as outlined below. Use of the logos 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 logos of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and FACE Foundation 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.

Crediting Language:

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

(working title)
has been made possible through the French‐American Jazz Exchange, a program of FACE and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with generous funding from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, Fondation Chanel, 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.

Logos:
Download MAAF Logo
Download FACE Foundation Logo

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.

Final Reports

Final report requirements and forms were included as part 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 (click link to download)

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.

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.

On Screen/In Person
About
A woman with a camera is on the right hand side of the picture lying on the ground. She is looking into a screen on the camera, while a mongoose appears to sniff at the camera. There is a large group of mongooses behind him, and another looks to be approaching the camera as well. Photo is courtesy of filmmaker Sylvie Rokab.

Sylvie Rokab is director of the 2016-2017 OSIP film Love Thy Nature. Photo: Sylvie Rokab.

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.

Animation, experimental, documentary, and narrative films on any subject are accepted for consideration.

Application Status

Applications are now CLOSED for the 2018-2019 program year.

Next Opportunity to Apply

Applications and guidelines for the 2019-2020 program year will be available in October 2019.

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 approximately six-to-ten host sites and tour for up 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:

  • NOT be enrolled as 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 (September-October-November 2018; February-March-April 2019)
  • 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). Note: Within this timeframe, selected filmmakers will only be required to tour for ONE 14-21 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 (MAAF cannot cover the cost of international travel)
  • Be in good standing with MAAF at the time of application, with no overdue or outstanding required reports and/or grant document

Film Eligibility*

To be eligible, films must:

  • NOT have a confirmed theatrical distribution deal at the time of submission that in any way limits the use of the film for the program.
  • 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.
  • Be completed works. No works-in-progress will be considered. To be considered “complete” for the purposes of this program, the film must be either exhibition-ready or in the final stages of post-production and picture locked at the time of submission.
  • Have a total run time of 45-120 minutes OR consist of a group of short films with a collective run time of 35-100 minutes.
  • Have been finalized after the completion date specified in the program guidelines, generally within the last three years for feature length films. For short films, the required date of completion is generally within the last eight years, with at least one of the films having been completed in the last three years.

*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 2019-2020 application as well as other opportunities from MAAF by signing up for our eNewsletter (link opens in a new window) 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 2018

Break the Chain
Director Laura E. Swanson

Break the Chain captures the first-hand accounts of Debbie and Kwami, two survivors of child sex and labor trafficking, to provide a startling look at how this overly sensationalized issue is, in reality, hiding in plain sight.  Accompanied by interviews with those actively working to raise awareness and create creative solutions to combat this global problem, the film helps us learn that we have the power to change lives by choosing how we consume our information, and what we support.

OCTOBER 2018

Holden On
Director Tamlin Hall

Holden Layfield is a 17-year-old junior and it’s homecoming week in his small Georgia town. The popular, athletic teen is already fielding early scholarships. But Holden has a secret. Over the next two years, Holden fights to keep his mental illness hidden as he morphs from a beloved, small town football player to a lost, self-medicating prophet. Based on a true story, filmmaker Tamlin Hall weaves audiences through Holden’s harrowing tale in this narrative film set in the early 1990s.

NOVEMBER 2018

Tyrus
Director Pamela Tom

Tyrus is Pamela Tom’s tour-de-force documentary about Guangzhou-born, American artist, Tyrus Wong, his breathtaking scope of work across multiple artistic mediums, and his personal and professional journey navigating racial bigotry in 20th century America. Weaving together images of his work, archival footage, interviews, and commentary from the artist himself, the film captures how Wong’s unique style helped shape the Disney animated film, Bambi (1942), and established a signature style of animation in early Hollywood.

FEBRUARY 2019

Man on Fire
Director Joel Fendelman

Grand Saline, Texas, a town east of Dallas, has a history of racism, a history the community doesn’t talk about. This shroud of secrecy ended when one man self-immolated to protest their racism in 2014, shining a spotlight on the town’s dark past. Man on Fire untangles the pieces of this protest and questions the racism in Grand Saline today.

MARCH 2019

From the Second Wave to the Tidal Wave and NextStepRun!
Director Pam Maus

From the Second Wave to the Tidal Wave is the story of filmmaker, Pam Maus, told through the voices of others who came of age and went off to college just in time to be swept up into the Second Wave Feminist Movement.  Landmark legislation of 1960’s outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin and unlocked the doors to social justice. Now all they had to do was open them.

NextStepRun! follows four women from different locations, backgrounds, and political affiliations running for elective office in their local House districts during the 2014 midterm elections. Regardless of their differences, they all have one thing in common: to bring integrity to the legislative process through consensus, collaboration, and inclusion.

APRIL 2019

CHAVELA
Director Daresha Kyi

A thought-provoking look at the life of Costa Rican singer Chavela Vargas, CHAVELA weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, perform, and dream to her own unique beat. Centered around exclusive, never-before-seen interview footage of Vargas shot in 1991 and guided by the artist’s voice, CHAVELA explores the myths and tales others have told about her and those she spread about herself.

Host Sites

Host sites for the 2018-2019 On Screen/In Person film series are as follows:

Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC
Appell Center for the Performing Arts, York, PA
BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Lancaster, PA
Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA
Queen Theater, Wilmington, DE
Reading Area Community College, Reading, PA
TAMARACK: The Best of West Virginia, Beckley, WV
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Bradford, PA
Wayne Theatre, 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 2018

Break the Chain
Director Laura E. Swanson

A young blonde woman looks seriously into the camera.

Credit – McShane Photography

Laura E. Swanson is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, professional speaker, sexual assault survivor/advocate, and human rights activist currently residing in Michigan. Her work is heavily rooted in building awareness for important, yet misrepresented, issues of social justice using a non-sensationalized and victim-centered artistic approach. Swanson’s entrance into the film world began in 2014 after working several years in a sexual and domestic violence crisis clinic – helping survivors receive support and resources while also healing from her own experiences with rape and relationship violence. Feeling empowered and inspired by the hundreds of people she encountered, she attempted her first documentary film about sexual assault in 2014 in which she appeared alongside 17 other male and female survivors.

After receiving a national grant from the Robin McGraw Foundation and appearing on a special segment of the Dr. Phil show, she was able to tour the Midwest with the film in 2015 to research how various colleges were addressing the sexual assault epidemic.

Since then, Swanson has found her passion in creating documentary films that not only empower her survivor subjects, but encourage greater understanding and empathy among audiences. Break the Chain is her second feature-length documentary film about survivors of sex and labor trafficking and has been independently produced with the help of Michigan-based task force agencies, law enforcement, shelter homes, and non-profit organizations.

OCTOBER 2018

Holden On
Director Tamlin Hall

Closeup of filmmaker looking into the camera and smiling.

Credit – Barbara Beneville Photography

Tamlin Hall is an award winning writer, filmmaker and founder of IAMHOLDENON, a progressive grassroots 501(c)(3) that uses interdisciplinary arts, education and humanities to absolve mental health “othering” and prevent teen suicide.

A recipient of the prestigious Humanitas Prize for television writing, Hall received his MFA in screenwriting from UCLA. After graduating, Hall went on to make his directorial debut, Holden On, a true story social impact teen drama about Hall’s childhood friend, Holden Layfield. The film won numerous awards around the country and was nominated by the Georgia Film Critics Association for the Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema.

Hall is a 2018 Georgia General Assembly honoree for his work in Advocacy and the Arts. He currently serves on the Dramatic Writing Academic Review Committee for the Georgia Department of Education and has recently been attached to co-write a film adaptation of the #1 New York Times bestselling book, A Child Called “It”, for the Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated production company, FOR GOOD.

NOVEMBER 2018

Tyrus
Director Pamela Tom

A woman with curly hair stands in front of a red door. She is wearing a necklace with a red stone and smiling into the camera.

Credit – Ildiko Laszlo

Pamela Tom is a writer, director and producer whose work includes documentary and narrative film and television. Tom’s feature debut, Tyrus, premiered at the 42nd Telluride Film Festival and had its national broadcast premiere on PBS’s American Masters. The film has won nine awards, including best director at the Cinetopia Int’l Film Festival. Tom’s award-winning narrative short film, Two Lies, tells the story of a divorced Chinese woman who has plastic surgery to make her eyes rounder. Exploring issues of identity, beauty and intergenerational conflict, it screened at hundreds of film festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, the Smithsonian Institution, and aired on numerous PBS stations. In 2017, she directed Sir Sidney Poitier, a one-hour documentary commemorating Poitier’s 90th birthday, which aired on Bahamas national television.

Tom also served as a production executive at KCET where she was a post-producer on the BBC/PBS national series WW2: Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, The Nazis, and the West and producer on Wired Science; the field producer on Becoming the Buddha in Los Angeles, a PBS pilot for a series on religion in America; and the Senior Associate Producer on the ABC documentary special, The Story of Mothers and Daughters.

She is currently in post-production on Through Their Own Eyes, a one-hour documentary that tells the story of four foster youth living in Los Angeles. The film will premiere on PBS in the fall/winter of 2018.

FEBRUARY 2019

Man on Fire
Director Joel Fendelman

Man wearing a hat and a sweatshirt looks off into a distance under a tent.

Credit – Alec Ploof

With roots in Miami, Austin, and New York City, Joel Fendelman has written, produced and directed a number of award-winning narrative and documentary films. Fendelman strives to embrace socially conscious stories that deal with religion, social class, minorities and communicates the underlying connection between us all.

In 2011, Fendelman completed his first dramatic narrative feature, David, a coming of age story about identity and friendship between a Muslim and a Jewish boy in the ethnic neighborhoods of south Brooklyn. The film screened at the Rome and Montreal World Film Festival, which awarded the film its prestigious Ecumenical Prize, and at many other venues around the globe. His second narrative feature film, Remittance, which follows the story of a Filipino mother who travels to Singapore to work as a maid in order to bring a better life to her family back home, won many festival awards including Best Actress and Best Screenplay at the Brooklyn Film Festival and is currently being distributed worldwide. Last year, Fendelman’s short film Game Night, a film about aging and unfulfilled dreams, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won Best Super Short at the Savannah Film Festival. Man on Fire is Fendelman’s third feature film.

MARCH 2019

From the Second Wave to the Tidal Wave and NextStepRun!
Director Pam Maus

An older woman in sunglasses wearing an "I voted" sticker gives a thumbs up to the camera.

Courtesy of the Filmmaker

It wasn’t until Pam Maus started making films that she realized she had always been in the business of storytelling. Filmmaking started for Maus in 2009 with the opportunity to work with an independent filmmaker to complete her three films projects. She discovered documentary film as a way to bring her voice and passion to breaking down barriers to social justice for women and other marginalized groups.

After growing up in Arkansas, she moved to Maine from Boston where she earned a Master’s degree in Organizational and Career Development from Northeastern University. She put her skills to work at Polaroid, where she found a team of colleagues invested in making storytelling instantly accessible.

Maus’ additional life and career pursuits took her throughout the U.S. and Europe, and included stints at the Harvard Business School, as a private chef in the South of France, owner of a bed and breakfast on the coast of Maine, and a political campaigner where she worked to complete the unfinished business of gender equality.

APRIL 2019

CHAVELA
Director Daresha Kyi

Close up of filmmaker Daresha Kyi looking seriously into the camera

Credit – Naylor Mitchell

Daresha Kyi writes, produces, and directs film and television in Spanish and English. After graduating with a degree in Film & TV from New York University, she wrote, directed, and co-starred with Isaiah Washington in his screen debut in the award winning short, Land Where My Fathers Died. In 2011, Kyi was Executive Producer of Emmy winning writer Kevin Avery’s short comedy, Thugs The Musical starring Margaret Cho and David Alan Grier. In 2016, she produced a satirical take off on The Wiz called The Whizz, starring an all white cast (almost) for Fusion Comedy and the web series, How Not to Pick Up Asian Women with Kristina Wong.

In 2017, Kyi, together with Catherine Gund, co-directed and co-produced the feature-length documentary, Chavela, which won the 2nd place Panorama Audience Award at the Berlinale, Audience Awards at ten national and international festivals, as well as Jury Awards for Best Documentary at four festivals including Outfest. Kyi also co-produced Dispatches from Cleveland for Aubin Pictures in 2017.

Kyi has produced television for FX, WE, AMC, Oxygen, E!, Telemundo, Bravo, and FUSE, among others and is a fellow in the Firelight Media Documentary Lab.

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

Delaware Division of the Arts
2019 Individual Artist Fellowships

Individual Artist Fellowships provide funding to Delaware creative artists to fulfill needs that will allow them to advance in their careers.

The Fellowship program is administered in partnership with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, who manages the eGrant system, identifies arts professionals to serve as potential jurors, and administers the jurors’ reviews of the applications.

Application Status

APPLY NOW! Applications are currently being accepted for the 2019 program year.

Submission Deadline

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 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.
DDOA IAF 2019 Guidelines (PDF)
DDOA IAF 2019 Guidelines (Word)

Online Application

To access the online eGRANT© application, click the link below.

https://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

Maryland State Arts Council
2019 Individual Artist Awards

Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation administers the application submission and review process on behalf of the Maryland State Arts Council through an ongoing partnership. Post-award, all aspects of the program are managed by the Maryland State Arts Council directly, including applicant notification, administration of the individual grants, and final reporting.

Application Status

APPLY NOW! Applications are currently being accepted for the 2019 program year.

Submission Deadline

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 4:30 PM EST

Categories Offered for the 2019 Fellowships

Creative Non-Fiction/Fiction
Digital/Electronic Arts
Media
Theater Solo Performance
Painting
Works on Paper

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.
MSAC IAA 2019 Guidelines (PDF)
MSAC IAA 2019 Guidelines (Word)

Online Application

To access the online eGRANT© application, click the link below.

https://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 allow applicants to attend a scheduled training session online and offer opportunities to ask general questions about the program and application. Applicants will receive an overview of guideline requirements and instructions on how to use the eGRANT© system.

Registration is required to participate in the Application Assistance Webinars. Individuals that register for the Webinars will receive the connection information and instructions via email. To register, please follow the link listed next to your desired Webinar date.

Both webinars cover the same information.

Webinar #1
May 31, 2018 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Register Online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2924461625738438401

Webinar #2  
July 7, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Register Online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8523845536466810625

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 Videos
Lead the artist through the guidelines and application process and cover many of the same points as the webinars listed above. Please review the videos in order to ascertain your eligibility and learn how to apply.

1. Am I Eligible?

2. Is My Work Eligible?

3. How Do I Apply?

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 significantly shortly before the deadline.

New Jersey

New Jersey State Council on the Arts
2019 Individual Artist Fellowships

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 administers the application submission, review, and post-award process on behalf of New Jersey State Council on the Arts through an ongoing partnership. This includes applicant notification, administration of the individual grants, and final reporting.

Application Status

APPLY NOW! Applications are currently being accepted for the 2019 program year

Submission Deadline

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 5PM EST

Categories Offered for the 2019 Fellowships

Media/Digital/Electronic Arts
Painting
Prose
Works on Paper

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.
NJSCA IAF 2019 Guidelines (PDF)
NJSCA IAF 2019 Guidelines (Word)

Online Application

To access the online eGRANT© application, click the link below.

https://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 allow applicants to attend a scheduled training session online and offer opportunities to ask general questions about the program and application. Applicants will receive an overview of guideline requirements and instructions on how to use the eGRANT© system.

Registration is required to participate in the Application Assistance Webinars. Individuals that register for the Webinars will receive the connection information and instructions via email. To register, please follow the link listed next to your desired Webinar date.

Both webinars cover the same information.

Webinar #1
May 30, 2018 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Register Online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8802090148015644161

Webinar #2
June 18, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Register Online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7090790459336216066

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 Videos
Lead the artist through the guidelines and application process and cover many of the same points as the webinars listed above. Please review the videos in order to ascertain your eligibility and learn how to apply.

1. Am I Eligible?

2. Is My Work Eligible?

3. How Do I Apply?

Newly Added! In-Person Workshops

Join Danielle Bursk, Director of Artist Services at the New Jersey State Council on the Arts to learn more about the Council’s annual Artist Fellowship program, the application process, and other services and programs for New Jersey artists. Workshops are offered in two locations:

June 12, 2018
3:00-5:00 PM
Jersey City Council Chambers
280 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ
Facebook Event here.

June 28, 2018
3:00-5:00 PM
Wheaton Arts, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, NJ
(Free full-day Admission to Wheaton Arts on June 28 for registered attendees.)

To register, contact Irene Wells:
(609) 984-7127
Irene.Wells@sos.nj.gov

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 significantly shortly before the deadline.

USArtists International
About
Full Radius Dance Company is spread across a dark stage. They are holding a ribbon connecting all seven members of the company. Two dancers are in wheelchairs. All members are wearing red shirts and black pants.

Full Radius Dance, based in Atlanta, performed at A Different Look festival in Spain with support from USArtists International. Photo: © marcosGpunto/Centro Dramático Nacional.

USArtists International supports performances by U.S. artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of U.S. 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 and performing arts markets.

USAI encourages and promotes the vibrant diversity of U.S. 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 U.S. artists.

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

Please click through the tabs above to read about the guidelines, current cycle, festival database, and managing your grant.

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

Guidelines

USArtists International Guidelines 2017-2018 (pdf)
Work Sample Preparation Guide (pdf)
Budget Instructions (pdf)
USArtists International FAQ (pdf)
Online Application Access

Deadlines

The application deadlines for USArtists International (USAI) are:

September 7, 2018 by 11:59 PM Eastern
For projects taking place between December 15, 2018 and December 14, 2019. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by September 14, 2018.

November 30, 2018 by 11:59 PM Eastern
For projects taking place between March 15, 2019 and March 14, 2020. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by December 7, 2018.

April 3, 2019 by 11:59 PM Eastern
For projects taking place between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by April 10, 2019.

To receive deadline reminders and program updates, please sign up for our newsletter.

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 / en Español
National Network of Fiscal Sponsors
Fiscal Sponsor Directory

Want to learn more? Join us for a webinar!

USArtists International: Am I eligible?
View a recording

USArtists International: Am I eligible?
provides program information for solo artists and performing arts ensembles considering an application to the USArtists International grant program. The webinar highlights updates to the program guidelines. Get a clear idea about who and what type of projects USArtists International funds. New applicants, previous applicants, grantees and others interested in learning more about updates to the USAI program can benefit from this webinar.

USArtists International: Tips and Pointers for Applicants
View a recording
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 avoid common mistakes.

Current Cycle

FY18 Round Two

600 HIGHWAYMEN, NY
London International Festival of Theatre, United Kingdom

The Anna Deavere Smith Pipeline Project, NY
London International Festival of Theatre, United Kingdom
Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Romania

ArtSpot Productions, LA
Nisville International Jazz Festival, Serbia

CONTRA-TIEMPO, CA
Spotlight: USA Festival, Bulgaria

Dance Heginbotham, NY
Spotlight: USA Festival, Bulgaria

Dorrance Dance, NY
Singapore International Festival of Arts, Singapore

Eric Revis Quartet, CA
TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Canada

Graham Reynolds’s “Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance”, TX
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Canada

The Green Fields of America, NY
Celtic Connections, United Kingdom
Temple Bar TradFest, Ireland
IMBOLC International Music Festival, United Kingdom

Hans Tammen, NY
Irtijal International Festival for Experimental Music, Lebanon

Harlem Jubilee Singers, NY
Buenos Aires Jazz international Festival, Argentina

ICE, NY
Time of Music Festival, Finland

Issam Rafea and Gao Hong Duo, MN
Beijing Music Festival, China

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, PA
Zurich Moves!, Switzerland

Jumatatu Poe & Donte Beacham, PA
Aquilombo, Brazil

Ken Vandermark’s Made to Break, IL
Festival Aural, Mexico
Mar del Plata Jazz Festival, Argentina

Kronos Quartet, CA
Platonov Arts Festival, Russia

Manual Cinema, IL
International Theatre World Festival, Czechia

Merdionalis, NY
Buenos Aires New Opera Festival, Argentina

Mivos Quartet, NY
Beijing Modern Music Festival, China

ODC/Dance, CA
International Modern Dance Festival (MODAFE), South Korea

Paul Taylor Dance Company, NY
New Dance Festival at The Grand National Theatre of Peru, Peru

Rivers of Sound Orchestra, NY
November Music, Netherlands
Ars Musica, Belgium

S.E.M. Ensemble, NY
New Opera Days Ostrava, Czechia

Slavic Soul Party!, NY
Harare International Festival of the Arts, Zimbabwe

So Percussion, NY
Popayan Festival of Religious Music, Colombia

Taylor Mac, NY
London International Festival of Theatre, United Kingdom

Yarn/Wire, NY
Music Current Festival, Ireland

The Young Mothers, TX
NattJazz Festival, Norway
Novara Jazz, Italy

Zohn Collective, NY
Cultural May Festival, Mexico
Second Biennial Theater Festival, Mexico

Festival Database

Click here to go to the Festival Database. Please note that being listed in the festival database does not guarantee eligibility for USArtists International. Festivals not listed in the database may still be eligible for the program. Carefully review program guidelines to ensure eligibility.

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.

Go to Creative Fellowships…

French-American Jazz Exchange

The application deadline for the French-American Jazz Exchange: Creative Project Grants was March 16, 2018.

Go to French-American Jazz Exchange: Creative Project Grants…

On Screen/In Person

CLOSED: The application deadline for filmmakers interested in participating in the 2018-2019 On Screen/In Person tours was Friday, December 1, 2017.

Go to On Screen/In Person…

State Fellowships

Delaware
The deadline for 2019 Fellowship applications is Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 4:30 PM EST

Maryland
The deadline for 2019 Award applications is Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 4:30 PM EST

New Jersey
The deadline for 2019 Fellowship applications is Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 5:00PM EST

Go to State Fellowships…

USArtists International

The application deadlines for USArtists International (USAI) 2019 grant rounds are:

September 7, 2018 by 11:59 PM Eastern
For projects taking place between December 15, 2018 and December 14, 2019. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by September 14, 2018.

November 30, 2018 by 11:59 PM Eastern
For projects taking place between March 15, 2019 and March 14, 2020. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by December 7, 2018.

April 3, 2019 by 11:59 PM Eastern
For projects taking place between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by April 10, 2019.

Go to USArtists International…