The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of WV presented the Campbell Brothers at Haddad Riverfront Park, Charleston, WV as part of a 2013-2014 American Masterpieces tour. Photo by Katrina Harmon.

The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of WV presented the Campbell Brothers at Haddad Riverfront Park, Charleston, WV as part of a 2013-2014 American Masterpieces tour. Photo by Katrina Harmon.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s grant programs for organizations strengthen the region’s presenter network, give communities access to high quality artistic experiences, build audiences, and provide opportunities for greater understanding and appreciation of the arts.

ArtsCONNECT
About
On sage is a large group of men sitting in chairs reading from books. Behind them is a line of women who sit in front of a raised platform. On the platform is a six piece instrumental ensemble conducted by a man. The ensemble contains an upright bass, an electric guitar, a cello, a piano, and various percussion instruments. Projected onto the back of the stage is a historical black and white image of three men wearing overalls and hats. The men in the image appear to be covered in dirt. Photo by Dax Finley.

Bang on a Can All-Stars toured through the 2016-2017 ArtsCONNECT program. Here they perform “Anthracite Fields” at the historic Roebling Wire Works factory in New Jersey. The performance was presented by Westminster Choir College of Rider University and featured student performers. Photo: Dax Finley.

ArtsCONNECT provides funding for mid-Atlantic-based presenters working collaboratively to engage a performing artist or ensemble. The program aims to develop and deepen relationships among the region’s presenters, helping build a more sustainable touring environment for artists and ensembles. The supported tours include performances as well as community engagement activities that aim to foster greater understanding and connections between artists, audiences, and communities.

A competitive, peer-panel-reviewed program, ArtsCONNECT supports tours developed by consortia of at least three presenters from a minimum two different states and jurisdictions served by MAAF. Proposed artists/ensembles may be from anywhere worldwide, but may not be based in the home state or jurisdiction of any of the applicant presenters. Priority consideration will be given to commissioning projects and/or projects that tour widely within the mid-Atlantic states and jurisdictions.

Matching grants are awarded once per year ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 per presenter for non-commissioning projects. Presenters with commissioning projects may request up to $15,000.

Questions regarding ArtsCONNECT should be directed to Haowen Wang at haowen@midatlanticarts.org.

Guidelines

The application deadline for ArtsCONNECT was Friday, March 17, 2017 for projects taking place between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

Download the 2017-2018 ArtsCONNECT Guidelines here. For informational purposes only

Application Webinars

MAAF offered two webinars to assist potential applicants in understanding the ArtsCONNECT program and filling out the online application. You can view a saved copy of the February 21st webinar here.

Current Tours

2017-2018

Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Jamaica, NY
9/25-30/2017 Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
11/27/2017-12/2/2017 The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
2/2-4/2018 Peak Performances, Montclair, NJ
Cynthia Oliver Company Dance Theater, Urbana, IL
10/25-28/2017 Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
1/15-22/2018 Dance Place, Washington, DC
1/26-27/2018 Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
1/28/2018-2/4/2018 Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic, Brooklyn, NY
1/19-20/2018 Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
1/23-24/2018 Oswego College Foundation, Oswego, NY
1/24-27/2018 University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
2/26-28/2018 Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
3/2-3/2018 The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA
globalFest on the road—The New Golden Age of Latin Music

featuring Las Cafeteras (CA) & Orkestra Mendoza (AZ)

2/3/2018 Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
2/5-6/2018 Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Lancaster, PA
2/10/2018 BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
2/12-13/2018 Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY
Kulturhuset Stadsteaterns Marionetteater, Sweden
4/14-16/2018 BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
4/17-19/2018 Friends of House of Sweden , Washington, DC
4/20-23/2018 Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, NY
Oliver Lake Big Band, Montclair, NJ
5/25/2018 Arts for Art, Inc., New York, NY
6/15/2018 Painted Bride Art Center, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
6/16/2018 CapitalBop, Washington, DC
Paul Taylor Dance Company, New York, NY
7/1/2017 Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY
11/2-5/2017 NextMove Dance, Philadelphia, PA
2/2-3/2018 Raritan Valley Community College, Somerville,
Roy Assaf Dance, Israel
9/28/2017-10/14/2017 Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY
10/3-8/2017 Dance Place, Washington, DC
10/4-6/2017 CityDance, Washington, DC
So Percussion, Brooklyn, NY
10/8-9/2017 Ars Nova Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
10/12-13/2017 Lafayette College, Easton, PA
11/15/2017 Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY
1/19/2018 James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
1/20/2018 Candlelight Concerts, Columbia, MD
Manage Your Grant

Changes in Project Proposal

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

Funding Acknowledgement and Crediting

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

Grantees must clearly acknowledge support from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through use of both the credit language and logo as outlined below. Use of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo does not replace the credit language. Copies of the required crediting materials must be submitted as part of the final report.

Credit and Logo Usage Details
The following statement and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo MUST appear in all programs, websites and press releases produced by the funded organization or its agents in relation to the funded project. In addition, the following statement and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo should be included whenever possible, either jointly or separately as necessary, in all flyers and postcards, email communications, season brochures, social media posts and calendars, and any other print or electronic promotional and publicity materials produced by the funded organization or its agents in relation to the funded project.

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

This engagement of [ARTIST] is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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.

Final Reports

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

Grantees are required to submit a final report which is due thirty (30) days after the end of the grant period on record as listed in the Grant Award Agreement.

Final reports are to be completed online using the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s eGRANT system at http://midatlanticarts.egrant.net.  Please read the instructions in the eGRANT system carefully.

The account used to submit the application for the grant must be used to complete the final report. If you do not remember your login and/or password, please use the link on the eGRANT login page to retrieve the information.

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

French-American Jazz Exchange Tours
About
A four piece jazz band on stage with a screen behind them which says Atlas Performing Arts Center. A trumpeter stands at the front of the stage with a drummer to his right, a bassist behind him, and a piano to his left. Photo by Sarah O'Halloran.

FAJE artist collaborators, DADA People featuring Frank Woeste, piano, and Dave Douglas, trumpet, perform on stage at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Photo: Sarah O’Halloran.

French-American Jazz Exchange Tours (FAJE Tours) provides funding for mid-Atlantic-based presenters engaging artists from the French-American Jazz Exchange Tours roster.  The annual roster features performing ensembles that have completed a project funded through the French-American Jazz Exchange program. For the artists of the French-American Jazz Exchange, the tours extend the life of their projects by providing performance opportunities that develop new audiences and expand impact

Artists are selected through a staff curated process led by MAAF Program Officer, Performing Arts, with input from mid-Atlantic presenters through an annual survey. The FAJE Tours roster is created to engage broad regional participation and promote access to unique and powerful artistic collaborations and performances.

Presenters in the mid-Atlantic region are eligible to receive support toward artist fees and travel expenses related to scheduled engagements. Presenters interested in learning more about the booking and funding process should read more in the Now Booking and Booking Guidelines Tab. To learn more about projects funded by the French-American Jazz Exchange click here.

Questions regarding French-American Jazz Exchange Tours should be directed to Jess Porter at jess@midatlanticarts.org

French-American Jazz Exchange Tours is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.

Now Booking

The 2018-2019 touring roster and booking guidelines will be announced in Fall 2017.

Booking Guidelines

Nonprofit presenters in the mid-Atlantic region (Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia) that book ensembles on the French-American Jazz Exchange Tour roster are eligible to receive fee support grants of up to 50% of contracted artist fees inclusive of artist travel.

Presenters reaching communities underserved by the arts will be given priority consideration for support. For the purposes of this program, an underserved community is one in which individuals lack access to arts programs due to geography, economic conditions, ethnic background, or disability.

Presenters interested in booking any of the French-American Jazz Exchange Tours artists and receiving fee support should contact the booking agent for the FAJE Tours program directly to negotiate terms of the engagement. There is no application process involved for French-American Jazz Exchange Tours, but funds are limited, and fee support grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no restrictions on the number of French-American Jazz Exchange tour grants a presenter can receive in a given year.

Presenters will be notified by MAAF of fee support grant recommendations and will be required to fill out a short online form. Presenters will be notified of official fee support grant approval in July of the given program year.

For general questions about the program and funding information, contact Jess Porter, Program Officer, Performing Arts, at jess@midatlanticarts.org or 410.539.6656 x116.

Support for Mid Atlantic Tours is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.

Current Tours

2017-2018 Tours

All schedules are subject to change. Please check with the performance venue to confirm dates and times, and for ticket information

 Abu Sadiya featuring Nasheet Waits, Yacine Boulares, and Vincent Segal.

Abu Sadiya featuring Nasheet Waits, Yacine Boulares, and Vincent Segal. Photo credit: Courtesy of artist.

Abu Sadiya

Saxophonist Yacine Boulares and French cellist Vincent Segal composed a suite of variations reimagining the Tunisian healing trance music – Stambeli – for their trio with American drummer Nasheet Waits. Their original compositions form a series of variations on the legend of Abu Sadiya. In his wandering search for his enslaved daughter, Abu Sadiya danced and sang his sorrow in the streets of Tunis, becoming the first musician of Stambeli and personifying the collective memory of Sub-Saharan slaves in Tunisia.

4/18/2018 Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
4/19/2018 Lincoln Center at the Rubenstein Atrium, New York, NY
4/20/2018 Ars Nova Workshop, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
4/21/2018 Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC

Photo: Ancestral Memories – Baptiste Trotignon and Yosvany Terry. Photo credit: Laura Razzano.

Ancestral Memories

Cuban-American saxophonist/percussionist/composer Yosvany Terry and French pianist Baptiste Trotignon present a unique program inspired by the rich and diverse musical traditions of the African Diaspora in the United States and former French colonies in the Americas. Their co-led Ancestral Memories Quartet (with bassist Yunior Terry and drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts) captures the rhythms, melodies, and harmonies of the Caribbean, New Orleans and French Louisiana, re-imagined through 21st century aesthetics and a modern jazz sensibility.

6/14/2018 DC Jazz Festival, Washington, DC
6/15/2018 National Sawdust, New York, NY
Manage Your Grant

Changes in Project Proposal

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

Funding Acknowledgement and Crediting

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

Grantees must clearly acknowledge support from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through use of both the credit language and logo as outlined below.  Use of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo does not replace the credit language. Copies of the required crediting materials must be submitted as part of the final report.

Credit and Logo Usage Details
The following statement and the French-American Jazz Exchange Tours logo, and where space permits, the logo of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo MUST appear in all programs, websites and press releases produced by the funded organization or its agents in relation to the funded project. In addition, the following statement and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo should be included whenever possible, either jointly or separately as necessary, in all flyers and postcards, email communications, season brochures, social media posts and calendars, and any other print or electronic promotional and publicity materials produced by the funded organization or its agents in relation to the funded project.

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

This engagement of [ARTIST] is made possible through the French-American Jazz Exchange Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts

Download the French-American Jazz Exchange Tours logo below:

FAJE CMYK 72dpi.jpg

FAJE CMYK 300dpi.jpg
FAJE RGB 72dpi.jpg
FAJE RGB 300dpi.jpg


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.

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 Common Information Form for the grant must be used to complete the final report. If you do not remember your login and/or password, please use the link on the eGRANT login page to retrieve the information.

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

Jazz Touring Network
About
Closeup of a man grinning and playing the drums. Lights highlighting the man in purple. Photo: Joe Del Tufo.

Jazz Touring Network member Arden Concert Gild in Arden, DE, presented the Bad Plus in 2017. Photo: Joe Del Tufo.

The Jazz Touring Network is a presenter-based membership program that provides support for professional development opportunities and performance fee subsidies for its participants. New members are selected on an annual basis through an open, competitive selection process. Membership criteria for JTN prioritizes performing arts presenters in the mid-Atlantic region with little or no experience presenting jazz, while also encouraging applications from experienced jazz presenters seeking to strengthen their programming. The JTN prioritizes participation by presenters that work in and with communities underserved by the arts. Once selected, membership in the program is ongoing contingent upon meeting annual participation requirements.

A list of current JTN members is available on the Members tab.

Questions regarding the Jazz Touring Network should be directed to Jess Porter at jess@midatlanticarts.org.

The Jazz Touring Network is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.

Guidelines

The application deadline for the Jazz Touring Network is August, 25, 2017.

Applicants who submit a 2017-2018 application will be notified in September 2017.

Download the 2017-2018 Jazz Touring Network Guidelines as a PDF file.
Download the 2017-2018 Jazz Touring Network Application as a PDF file.

Current Tours

2017-2018 Jazz Touring Network Engagements

All schedules are subject to change. Please check with the performance venue to confirm dates and times, and for ticket information.

Alicia Olatuja promo shot.

Photo: Carsten Fleck.

Alicia Olatuja, Jersey City, NJ

Praised by The New York Times for her “strong, lustrous tone and amiably regal presence onstage,” Alicia Olatuja has been astounding audiences nationwide with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility, and captivating demeanor. Originally from St. Louis, Alicia Olatuja grew up immersed in a wide range of musical styles, including gospel, soul, jazz, and classical. She came into the national spotlight in 2013 when she performed as the featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Olatuja’s first solo album “Timeless” was released in 2014. More recently, she has continued touring with her band, performing at the Jazz Standard, Birdland, Vermont Jazz Center, Sioux Falls JazzFest, Rockport Jazz Festival, Markham Jazz Festival, Monty Alexander Jazz Fest, Rochester International Jazz Festival, Saratoga Jazz Festival, Montreal International Jazz Festival, Harlem Stage Gatehouse, as well as at numerous Performing Arts Centers throughout the U.S.

1/30/2018 Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
2/1/2018 Modlin Center for the Arts at University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
2/2/2018 Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick, MD
2/9/2018 Hamilton College Performing Arts, Clinton, NY
2/10/2018 Cornell Concert Series at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
3/10/2018 Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
3/11/2018 Christina Cultural Arts Center, Wilmington, DE
5/18/2018 Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY

 

AJOYO promo shot

Photo: Cyrill Matter.

Ajoyo, New York, NY

AJOYO is the vision of multi-reed player Yacine Boularès, a mystic brew blending African tradition, jazz and soul.  More than music, it’s a joyful ceremony, a fuller experience bringing musicians and audience close together. AJOYO chants in the name of Tony Allen, Oum Khalsoum, Charlie Parker and Donnie Hathaway. Stomping towards you in the eye of the dancer, arms open, horns, bell and bass interwoven like the fabric of a ceremonial dress, AJOYO speaks the language of the talking drum with a New York accent.

5/4/2018 Anderson Center for the Performing Arts at Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
5/10/2018 Virginia Arts Festival, Norfolk, VA
5/12/2018 Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
6/14/2018 Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC
Etienne Charles playing the trumpet on a red background.

Photo: Laura Ferreira.

Etienne Charles, Okemos, MI

During Carnival, the island of Trinidad becomes engulfed in a cacophony of sounds – from singing minstrels, to the clash of stick fights, and lively calypso music with its hallmark steel pan cadences. As a Trinidadian, raised in a musical family, trumpeter Etienne Charles feels a deep connection to the Carnival traditions. At a young age he joined his father’s steel band, performing at Carnival fetes, and immersing himself in the folklore. Through Etienne’s Guggenheim Fellowship Award, he returns to his roots to celebrate the traditions that best exemplify Trinidadian culture. Inspired by the noises heard throughout the festivities, Etienne’s Carnival: The Sound of a People brings the celebrations to the stage.

10/27/2017 The Arden Club, Arden, DE
10/28/2017 Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
4/7/2018 Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA
4/13/2018 Frostburg State University Cultural Events Series, Frostburg, MD
4/14/2018 Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

 

Sammy Miller and the Congregation promo picture.

Photo: Lauren Desberg.

Sammy Miller and the Congregation, New York, NY

A native of Los Angeles, Grammy nominated drummer Sammy Miller has become known for his unique maturity and relentless focus on making music that “feels good” as a drummer, singer and bandleader. Upon completing his Master’s at The Juilliard School, Sammy formed his ensemble, The Congregation. As a band they are focused on sharing the power of community through their music—joyful jazz. While independently the band members have performed/recorded with notable artist including Wynton Marsalis, O.A.R, Iron and Wine, Joshua Redman, Lee Fields, Jason Moran at venues including the White House, Lincoln Center, and the Hollywood Bowl they have opted to stick together to create globally conscious music with the intention to spread joy throughout the world.

11/18/2017 Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
1/26/2018 Emelin Theatre of the Performing Arts, Mamaroneck, NY
2/2/2018 Cumberland County College, Vineland, NJ
3/15/2018 Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA
3/16/2018 Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, WV
3/17/2018 Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick, MD

 

Somi in blue and white dress on a blue background.

Photo: Courtesy of artist.

SOMI, New York, NY

Born in Illinois, the daughter of immigrants from Uganda and Rwanda, Somi is a TED Global Fellow and also the founder of the New Africa Live nonprofit that champions African artists. Somi’s new album Petite Afrique is a song cycle inspired by the vibrant African immigrant community that has become a vital part of Harlem’s cultural dimension and to New York City as a whole. With Petite Afrique, Somi ensures that the stories and struggles of New York City’s largest African community do not disappear without having ever been told. The songs on the album are based on Somi’s conversations with diverse members of the Harlem community reflecting on themes of transnationalism, cultural difference, assimilation and gentrification. Blending modern jazz, African music and the singer-songwriter tradition, Petite Afrique is an amalgamation of the musical and cultural worlds that resonate with Somi as an African AND American woman and a proud Harlemite.

10/25/2017 Weis Center for Performing Arts at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
10/26/2017 Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick, MD
4/27/2018 THEARC, Washington, DC

 

Members

Anderson Center for the Arts
Binghamton University
Gary Pedro, Executive Director
P.O. Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902
Phone: 607.777.2310
E-mail: gpedro@binghamton.edu
http://www2.binghamton.edu/anderson-center/

Arden Gild Hall
Ron Ozer, President
2126 The Highway
Arden, DE 19810
Phone: 302.898.9308
Email: concerts@ardenclub.org
http://ardenclub.org/

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Doug Yeuell, Executive Director 
1333 H Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202.399.7993
E-mail: dyeuell@atlasarts.org
http://www.atlasarts.org

Black Rock Center for the Arts
Krista Bradley, Executive Director
12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874
Phone: 240.912.1056
E-mail: kbradley@blackrockcenter.org
http://www.blackrockcenter.org/

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Jon Yanofsky, Director
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Phone: 718.951.4600 ext. 3315
Email: jyanofsky@brooklyncenter.org
http://brooklyncenter.org

Bucknell University
Kathryn Maguet, Executive Director
Weis Center for the Performing Arts
One Dent Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Phone: 570.577.1670
E-mail: klm041@bucknell.edu
http://www.bucknell.edu

Carnegie Hall
Lynn Creamer, Artistic Director
105 Church Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901
Phone: 304.645.7917 ext. 114
E-mail: creamer@carnegiehallwv.org
http://www.carnegiehallwv.org/

Christina Cultural Arts Center
H. Raye Jones Avery, Executive Director
705 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302.851.1633
E-mail: CCACJones@aol.com
http://www.ccac-de.org/

Cornell Concert Series
Cornell University
Dr. Deborah Justice, Manager
101 Lincoln Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 607-255-4363
E-mail: drj46@cornell.edu
www.cornellconcertseries.com

Creative Alliance
Josh Kohn, Performance Director
3134 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: 410.276.1651
E-mail: josh@creativealliance.org
http://www.creativealliance.org/

Emelin Theatre of the Performing Arts
Elliot Fox, Interim Executive Director
P.O Box 736
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Phone: 914.698.3045
E-mail: elliot.fox@emelin.org
http://emelin.org/index.html

Frostburg State University Cultural Events Series
Bill Mandicott, Chair of CES Advisory Board
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532
Phone: 301.687.4151
E-mail: wmandicott@frostburg.edu
http://involvement.frostburg.edu/cultevents/annseries.html

Guaracini Performing Arts Center
Cumberland County College
Christopher Totora, Assistant Director
P.O. Box 1500
3322 College Drive
Vineland, NJ 08360
Phone: 856.691.8600 ext. 371
E-mail: ctotora@cccnj.edu
http://www.cccnj.edu/fpac

Hamilton College of Performing Arts
Michelle Reiser-Memmer, Performing Arts Administrator
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
Phone: 315.859.4305
E-mail: mreiserm@hamilton.edu
http://www.hamiltonpa.org/

Jefferson Center
Jessica Taylor, Programming Coordinator
541 Luck Avenue, SW, Suite 221
Roanoke, VA 24016
Phone: 540.343.2624 ext. 215
E-mail: jtaylor@jeffcenter.org
http://www.jeffcenter.org/

Lake Placid Center for the Arts
James Lemons, Executive Director
17 Algonquin Drive
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone: 518.523.2512
Email: james@lakeplacidarts.org
https://www.lakeplacidarts.org/

Modlin Center for the Arts
University of Richmond
Deborah Sommers, Executive Director
T-107A 28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: 804.287.6012
E-mail:dsommers@richmond.edu
http://modlin.richmond.edu/

THEARC
Kimberly Douglas, Theater Manager
1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Washington, DC   20020
Phone: 202.889.5901
E-mail: kdouglas@thearcdc.org
http://www.thearcdc.org/

Virginia Arts Festival
Kimberly Schuette, Artistic Administrator
440 Bank Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 757.282.2811
E-mail: kschuette@vafest.org
http://www.vafest.com/

Weinberg Center for the Arts
John Healey, Executive Theater Manager
20 West Patrick Street
Frederick, MD   21701
Phone: 301.600.2839
E-mail: jhealey@cityoffrederick.com
http://www.weinbergcenter.org

Manage Your Grant

Changes in Project Proposal

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

Funding Acknowledgement and Crediting

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

Grantees must clearly acknowledge support from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through use of both the credit language and logo as outlined below.  Use of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo does not replace the credit language. Copies of the required crediting materials must be submitted as part of the final report.

Credit and Logo Usage Details

The following statement and the Jazz Touring Network logo, and where space permits, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo MUST appear in all programs, websites and press releases produced by the funded organization or its agents in relation to the funded project. In addition, the following statement and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo should be included whenever possible, either jointly or separately as necessary, in all flyers and postcards, email communications, season brochures, social media posts and calendars, and any other print or electronic promotional and publicity materials produced by the funded organization or its agents in relation to the funded project.

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

This engagement of [ARTIST] is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Download the Jazz Touring Network logo below:

Jazz Touring Network Logo
JTN CMYK 72dpi.jpg
JTN CMYK 300dpi.jpg
JTN RGB 72dpi.jpg
JTN RGB 300dpi.jpg
JTN B&W 7dpi.jpg
JTN B&W 300dpi.jpg

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.

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 Common Information Form for the grant must be used to complete the final report. If you do not remember your login and/or password, please use the link on the eGRANT login page to retrieve the information.

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

Mid Atlantic Tours
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Seven acrobats can be seen on a platform. Audience can be viewed in the background on the floor. A man stands in the middle of the platform. He is holding a female acrobat aloft from each arm. Two other man stand under each woman looking up at them. Photo by Benton Palermo.

Slippery Rock University presented Gravity & Other Myths in 2016 with support from MAAF’s Mid Atlantic Tours program. Photo: Benton Palermo.

Mid Atlantic Tours is a curated roster program of performing artists or ensembles chosen to tour throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Subsidy is provided directly to presenters engaging artists from the roster for performances. The roster of artists changes annually but maintains a programmatic commitment to a diversity of performance genres, international cultural exchange, and engaging communities underserved by the arts.

The annual artist roster is selected through a staff-curated process led by MAAF Program Officer, Performing Arts, with input from mid-Atlantic presenters through an annual survey. Criteria considered in the selection process include artists or ensembles that appeal to a wide-range of presenters within the mid-Atlantic region, artist affordability and technical requirements, and strong artist representation. The discipline specific categories for the roster include:

  • Contemporary Chamber Music
  • Dance
  • Folk/Traditional Music
  • Jazz
  • Theater
  • World Music
  • A seventh category that rotates annually to address different disciplines, genres, or special opportunities

There is no application process for artists to be part of the Mid Atlantic Tours roster. Presenters interested in learning more about the booking and funding process should refer to the Now Booking and Booking Guidelines tabs under this program.

Questions regarding Mid Atlantic Tours should be directed to Haowen Wang at haowen@midatlanticarts.org.

Mid Atlantic Tours is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program with additional funding provided by  the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Now Booking

The 2018-2019 touring roster and booking guidelines will be announced in Fall 2017.

Booking Guidelines

The 2017-2018 booking deadline for Mid Atlantic Tours was Friday, March 3, 2017.

Download the 2017-2018 Mid Atlantic Tours Booking Guidelines here, for informational purposes only.

The 2018-2019 touring roster and booking guidelines will be announced in Fall 2017.

 

Current Tours

2017-2018 Mid Atlantic Tours

All schedules are subject to change. Please check with the performance venue to confirm dates and times, and for ticket information.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER MUSIC

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Ashley Bathgate, New York, NY

Cellist Ashley Bathgate ventures into previously uncharted areas of sounds and techniques, breaking the mold of a cello’s traditional voice. In addition to her solo work, she is also a member of the award winning, internationally acclaimed sextet, Bang on a Can All-Stars. In 2017-2018, Bathgate will tour Bach Unwound, a radical re-imagination of Bach’s popular Unaccompanied Cello Suites, in collaboration with composer collective Sleeping Giant; Stories for Ocean Shells, works written for Bathgate by composer Kate Moore; and an intimate duo concert series with dancer Lil Buck, What Moves You, that reveals the intricacy and immediacy of the creative process between movement and sound.

11/18/2017 The Egg, Albany, NY
2/22/2018 Strathmore, Rockville, MD

 

CONTEMPORARY VOCAL

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Bombay Rickey, Bronx, NY

Bombay Rickey is a five-piece, New York-based band with a unique sound evocative of 1960s movie soundscapes. The group plays both covers and original music that borrow equally from the worlds of surf rock, cumbia, spaghetti-Western, and Bollywood, balanced out with a little coloratura soprano. Their debut album, Cinefonia  was named best debut of 2014 by New York Music Daily and received the Vox Pop Award for Best Eclectic Album from the Independent Music Awards. A hit opera-cabaret that uses Peruvian singer Yma Sumac’s life story as a jumping-off point to explore meanings of diversity and authenticity, Bombay Rickey (Meets the Psychology of Desire) premiered at the 2016 PROTOTYPE Festival in NYC and ran for seven sold-out shows.

10/27-28/2017 The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Greenbelt, MD
12/1/2017 Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Washington, DC
1/31/2018 Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY
4/21/2018 The Cooperage Project, Honesdale, PA

 

DANCE

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BalletX, Philadelphia, PA

BalletX, founded in 2005, produces original choreography that expands the vocabulary of classical dance for all audiences. The resident dance company of The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, the company also tours nationally and internationally. In 2017-2018 BalletX will offer numerous programs for touring, all of which can be reviewed here.

7/26/2017 City Parks Foundation, New York, NY
10/21/2017 Wayne Theatre Alliance, Inc., Waynesboro, VA
10/27-28/2017 Hamilton College Performing Arts, Clinton, NY
11/11/2017 Performing Arts Series at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV
6/16/2018 Halcyon, Washington, DC

 

FOLK/TRADITIONAL MUSIC

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The Church Sisters, Danville, VA

Church Sisters, Savannah and Sarah Church, is a twin-sister powerhouse duo from Galax, VA. The musical heritage of the region of their upbringing rings true to their voices along with the eclectic feel of a wide array of musical genres: Country, Americana, Bluegrass, Roots, and Folk. The blood harmony of these two sisters, backed by their talented musicians, brings joy to audiences where ever they perform.

7/13/2017 The Freeman Stage at Bayside, Selbyville, DE
9/16/2017 Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD
9/26/2017 Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
10/7/2017 Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA
11/2/2017 The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, Toms River, NJ
3/3/2018 Cumberland County College, Vineland, NJ

 

JAZZ

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Melissa Aldana, New York, NY

A native of Santiago, Chile, Melissa Aldana’s music studies began with her father, acclaimed jazz saxophonist Marcos Aldana.  Since moving to the US in 2006 to attend Berklee College of Music, Melissa has won the 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition and the 2015 Downbeat critics poll Rising Star category.  In 2017-2018 Melissa will primarily tour with her quartet and also with options for engagements with her trio.

9/15/2017 The Mainstay, Rock Hall, MD
9/16/2017 The Freeman Stage at Bayside, Selbyville, DE
10/21/2017 The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy, NY
10/22/2017 William Paterson University of New Jersey, Wayne, NJ
2/8/2018 Bucks County Community College Foundation, Newtown, PA
2/9/2018 Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
2/15/2018 Zeiders American Dream Theater, Virginia Beach, VA
2/16/2018 Carnegie Hall, Inc., Lewisburg, WV
2/17/2018 Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA
4/4/2018 Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg, PA
4/12/2018 Berks Jazz Fest, Reading, PA
4/13/2018 The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Greenbelt, MD
6/16/2018 DC Jazz Festival, Washington, DC

 

THEATER

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Daniel Beaty, New York, NY

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 is Daniel Beaty’s Obie, NAACP, Audelco, and Ovation Award winning one man play in which he portrays 43 different characters.  A slave ship emerges in front of the Statue of Liberty in present day NYC sending the city’s inhabitants into a whirlwind of emotion and exploration. Characters include a homeless man, a scientist, a republican business executive, a street vendor, an 11-year old boy from the projects and more who all respond to the unexpected phenomenon.  A slam poet named Rodney is scheduled to perform in a poetry slam that evening, but is delayed by having to retrieve his schizophrenic father from the site of the emergence.  While Rodney and his brother go to see about their dad, the audience is treated to the poetry slam already in progress.

9/15-16/2017 University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, MD
10/13-14/2017 Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA
11/4/2017 The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Greenbelt, MD
1/26/2018 Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA

 

WORLD MUSIC

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Nobuntu, Zimbabwe

Nobuntu, the female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz to Gospel. The ensemble’s concerts are performed with pure voices, augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as the Mbira (thumb piano) and organic, authentic dance movements. Nobuntu was nominated for Best Musician of the Year at the Zimbabwe International Women Awards in London in 2015. In the last few seasons, the quintet has performed at festivals and concert halls in Italy, Austria, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic and throughout the African continent.

10/22-23/2017 Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
11/8-9/2017 West Virginia State University, Institute, WV
11/10-11/2017 Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, WV
11/12-13/2017 Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Lancaster, PA
11/14/2017 Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA
11/16/2017 James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
11/17/2017 Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, VA
11/18/2017 Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY
11/19/2017 Raritan Valley Community College, Somerville, NJ

 

 

Manage Your Grant

Changes in Project Proposal

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

Funding Acknowledgement and Crediting

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

Grantees must clearly acknowledge support from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through use of both the credit language and logo as outlined below. Use of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo does not replace the credit language. Copies of the required crediting materials must be submitted as part of the final report.

Credit and Logo Usage Details
The following statement and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo MUST appear in all programs, websites and press releases produced by the funded organization or its agents in relation to the funded project. In addition, the following statement and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo should be included whenever possible, either jointly or separately as necessary, in all flyers and postcards, email communications, season brochures, social media posts and calendars, and any other print or electronic promotional and publicity materials produced by the funded organization or its agents in relation to the funded project.

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

This engagement of [ARTIST] is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.*

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.

*Some projects are also supported by our State partners. Please refer to the specific crediting requirements and language in your Grant Award Agreement to ensure you provide proper crediting for your project.

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 Common Information Form for the grant must be used to complete the final report. If you do not remember your login and/or password, please use the link on the eGRANT login page to retrieve the information.

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

On Screen/In Person
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A woman stands in front of a graffitied wall. The graffiti is in warm red and pink colors and depicts two female faces. The left hand face is turned upside down and her hair goes to the right and connects with the hair of the another woman on the wall whose face is upright. Photo by Meena Singh.

Still from 2017-2018 On Screen/In Person film Little Stones, on tour in February of 2018. Photo: Meena Singh.

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 Host Sites

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s (“MAAF”) On Screen/In Person program tours independent American filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region to screen their recent work and increase accessibility and appreciation for film through direct audience engagement. Regional nonprofit venues and arts organizations actively participate in the program by serving as host sites for the touring filmmakers through a partnership with MAAF.

By organizing and managing the call for film submissions and consolidating administrative and travel costs, On Screen/In Person seeks to deliver the best in independent filmmaking to organizations seeking high-quality, cost-effective programming options.

Application Status

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

Submission Deadline

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

Next Opportunity to Apply

Applications and guidelines for the 2018-2019 program year will be available in September 2017.

How It Works

  • Six films and filmmakers are collectively selected to tour by the participating host sites through a competitive film submission and review process managed by MAAF.
  • 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 tour for approximately two-to-three weeks during ONE of the months the program is active and visit each participating host site.
  • 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 Hosts Sites Receive*

For a $5,000 participation fee, host sites receive:

  • Six public film screenings and Q&A sessions with the filmmakers.
  • At least six opportunities for community engagement events with the filmmakers.
  • A $2,400 grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation to pay filmmakers stipends and insure specific funding is earmarked for this purpose. Stipends are paid directly by the host sites to the filmmakers ($400 per filmmaker).
  • Full tour management, administration of film review process, and travel arrangements coordinated by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation staff.
  • Branded marketing tools and promotional materials for each film.

Who Is Eligible*?

To be eligible, organizations must:

  • Be designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or a unit of local or state government.
  • Be located in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, or West Virginia.
  • Possess or have access to adequate screening facilities and well-maintained, digital projection equipment.
  • Have a minimum of five days available to schedule the screenings and filmmaker engagements during each month 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.

* 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 2017

DEEJ
Director Robert Rooy

DEEJ is the story of DJ Savarese (“Deej”), a gifted, young writer and an advocate for nonspeaking autistics. As a child, he was trapped in a silent world, abused in foster care, and written off as “retarded”. Now, as a high school student dreaming of college, he confronts the terrors of his past, stubborn obstacles to inclusion, and the often paralyzing beauty of his own senses. In this first-of-its-kind collaboration between a veteran filmmaker and a nonspeaking autistic, Robert Rooy and DJ share editorial control as they navigate the challenges of representing autism.

OCTOBER 2017

Oil & Water
Co-Directors Francine Strickwerda and Laurel Spellman Smith

Oil & Water is the true story of two boys coming of age as they each confront one of the world’s worst toxic disasters. Hugo and David were born on opposite ends of the oil pipeline. Hugo comes to America to fight for the survival of his Cofan tribe in the Ecuadorian Amazon, while David goes to Ecuador to launch the world’s first company to certify oil as “fair trade.” Their journeys lead them to explore what could be a more just future, not just for the Cofan, but for all people around the world born with oil beneath their feet.

NOVEMBER 2017

Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw
Director Richard Goldsmith

From the rough-edged courts of New York City to recruitment by legendary Coach Pat Summitt in 1995 for the University of Tennessee’s Lady Vols, Chamique Holdsclaw impressed crowds with her artistry, athleticism, and drive. As a 3-time NCAA champ and Number One draft pick in the WNBA, Holdsclaw seemed destined for a spectacular professional career until her long-suppressed battle with mental disorders emerged to threaten her life. Narrated by Glenn Close, Mind/Game intimately chronicles Holdsclaw’s athletic accomplishments and personal setbacks, and her decision, despite public stigma, to become an outspoken mental health advocate.

FEBRUARY 2018

Little Stones
Director Sophia Kruz

From a graffiti artist in the favelas of Brazil raising awareness about domestic violence, to a choreographer in India using dance to rehabilitate survivors of human trafficking, Little Stones profiles four women, each of whom are contributing a stone to the mosaic of the women’s movement through their art. Featuring interviews with leading women’s rights experts in government, philanthropy, technology, public health and education sectors, Little Stones is a powerful showcase of how art can create positive change for women and girls around the world.

MARCH 2018

Big Sonia
Director Leah Warshawski

For years, Sonia Warshawski (90) has been an inspirational public speaker at schools and prisons, where her stories of surviving the Holocaust as a teenager have inspired countless people who once felt their own traumas would leave them broken forever. But when Sonia is served an eviction notice for her iconic tailor shop (in a dead mall), she’s confronted with an agonizing decision: either open up a new shop, or retire. For a woman who admits she stays busy “to keep the dark parts away”, facing retirement dredges up long-forgotten fears and memories of her past. Big Sonia explores what it means to be a survivor and how this affects families and generations.

APRIL 2018

Ghost Town to Havana
Director Eugene Corr

Ghost Town to Havana follows filmmaker Eugene Corr as he spends five years on ball fields in inner city Oakland and Havana, documenting the lives of two extraordinary youth baseball coaches: Nicolás Reyes, a 61 year old Afro-Cuban who coaches in an economically desperate Havana neighborhood, and Roscoe Bryant, a 46 year old African-American man coaching in an Oakland neighborhood wracked by three decades of gang violence. After two years of US/Cuba sanctions and red tape, Coach Roscoe and 9 players fly to Havana to play Coach Nicolas’ team. As the boys gradually warm to the fun-loving friendship of their hosts, Roscoe receives a fateful phone call from home. Right fielder Chris Fletcher’s stepfather has been murdered on an Oakland street.

Host Sites

Host sites for the 2017-2018 On Screen/In Person film series are as follows:

Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, PA
Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Lancaster, PA
Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA
Queen Theater, Wilmington, DE
Reading Area Community College, Reading, 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 2017

DEEJ
Director Robert Rooy

Film director Robert Rooy headshot.Robert Rooy is a producer and director whose latest film, DEEJ, is the latest of a lengthy array of projects in which Rooy has created media that engages and educates people about important human issues.  He has worked in more than twenty countries, profiling people and organizations involved in anti-poverty, human rights and environmental struggles.

Rooy’s credits include Farmer to Farmer: Strategies For Sustainable Agriculture, in partnership with Rodale Institute; The Social Entrepreneurship Series, a sixteen-part collection profiling social innovators produced in collaboration with Ashoka: Innovators for the Public; and To Our Credit, a two-part PBS series that was the first in-depth examination of microcredit, an innovative anti-poverty strategy, to air in the United States, among other projects.

Formerly a first assistant director in the mainstream film industry, Rooy is a veteran of more than forty productions, including Diner, Fame, Lonesome Dove, Honeymoon in Vegas, Tombstone, Minority Report, and The West Wing, as well as several films created for Prudential Lines, a passenger ship company.

Rooy received a BA from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and earned his MFA from the Yale University School of Drama.  Recently he received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Calvin College, honoring his media work.  He is currently a National MediaMaker Fellow with the Bay Area Video Coalition in San Francisco.

OCTOBER 2017

Oil & Water
Co-Directors Francine Strickwerda and Laurel Spellman Smith

Oil & Water co-directors Laurel Spellman and Francine Stickwerda.Francine Strickwerda is an award-winning director, writer, and producer of independent documentary films for PBS and Showtime, and owner of Flock This Way Films. Her other film credits include the feature documentary, Busting Out, about the history and politics of America’s obsession with the female breast. Her new documentary, Spirit of the Game, (in production) is the story of an extraordinary school counselor who helps children and families heal through the sport of Ultimate Frisbee.

An expert film fundraiser and grant writer, Strickwerda has been funded by the MacArthur Foundation, Independent Television Service (ITVS), Chicken & Egg Pictures, the City of Seattle, and many others. She offers consulting services to other filmmakers on story and fundraising.  She also runs Hullabaloo.tv, a Seattle production company that creates high-end corporate and commercial videos and websites with Tracy Dethlefs, creative director and editor. She has created videos for clients including the United Nations, Fortune 500 companies, and the Seattle Fire Department.

Previously, she worked on feature documentaries at Seattle’s KCTS Public Television, produced and executive edited national PBS websites, and was a senior producer at HealthTalk.com. Strickwerda began her storytelling career as a newspaper reporter, and she has a degree in journalism from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.

Laurel Spellman Smith
is a two-time regional Emmy Award-winning producer of national and local programs for PBS including The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and the documentary Faith & Fear: The Children of Krishna. She became an independent producer in 2003 and, in addition to Oil & Water, she co-directed and produced the women’s health documentary Busting Out which aired on Showtime and the Iraq War documentary The Corporal’s Diary, seen on PBS stations and Al Jazeera English. She is also a fan of other people’s films and is an annual juror for the News and Documentary Emmy Awards. Spellman Smith grew up in Los Angeles and Kauai before making a home in Seattle with her husband and cat.

Spellman Smith graduated from The Evergreen State College, where she studied film and cultural anthropology, pursuing her interest in the latter by traveling to over 100 countries. When not on the road or in the edit room, she manages a vacation rental house on a remote island in The Bahamas, and is a personal dresser, and President of the board at Dress for Success Seattle .

NOVEMBER 2017

Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw
Director Richard Goldsmith

Head shot of film director Richard Goldsmith.Rick Goldsmith’s documentary films address important social issues, have been broadcast nationwide and internationally, and are used in high schools, colleges, universities, and by activist and community organizations in the U.S. and throughout the world.

In addition to directing and producing Mind/Game: The Unqiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw, Goldsmith co-produced and co-directed (with Judith Ehrlich) The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, the story of a former war planner who risks life in prison by leaking 7,000 pages of a top secret Pentagon report to The New York Times to help stop the Vietnam War.  The film was an Academy-Award nominee for Best Feature Documentary, an Emmy nominee, and winner of a George Foster Peabody award (for its POV nationwide broadcast on PBS). Goldsmith is also producer, director, editor, and co-writer of Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press, also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and broadcast/cablecast nationwide on public television, The Sundance Channel, and Free Speech TV.  His films have screened theatrically in more than 150 cities nationwide, and have been broadcast in 25 countries around the world.

He co-produced, co-directed (with Abby Ginzberg), and edited the acclaimed Everyday Heroes, a behind-the-headlines look at AmeriCorps and a provocative look at youth, race and national service.

Goldsmith is a member of the Documentary Branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the Writers Guild of America, West, and the International Documentary Association (IDA).

FEBRUARY 2018

Little Stones
Director Sophia Kruz

Film director Sophia Kruz.

Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker Sophia Kruz has a passion for non-fiction storytelling and using art to create social change. Her work has screened at film festivals, museums, libraries, community centers, and health-care facilities nationwide, and broadcast on PBS.

Formerly a producer in Detroit Public TV’s National Documentary Unit, Kruz produced Ride the Tiger, an hour-long documentary on neuroscience and bipolar disorder, and Beyond the Light Switch, Hour 3, for national PBS broadcast. She also produced and directed the Emmy Award-winning documentary A Space for Music, A Seat for Everyone, which was broadcast on all Michigan PBS stations, and throughout Canada. She is also an accomplished public speaker, appearing at audience Q&As at film festivals throughout North America, numerous keynote addresses to audiences at universities and to non-profit community organizations, and as a speaker at the 2017 TEDxUofM conference.

In 2015, Kruz co-founded the non-profit organization Driftseed with Little Stones cinematographer Meena Singh and Washington D.C. based attorney Ankita Singh. The non-profit seeks to empower women and girls in the U.S. and around the world through the art of documentary storytelling. Kruz was the recipient of the 2015-2016 University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women Visiting Social Activist fellowship, and her documentary work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Womanity Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, Chace Foundation of the American Dance Therapy Association, and many others. She is an alumni of the University of Michigan department of Screen Arts and Cultures.

MARCH 2018

Big Sonia
Director Leah Warshawski

Film director Leah Warshawski.Leah Warshawski
produces documentary-style features, television, commercials, and branded entertainment in remote parts of the world. Her first feature film, Finding Hillywood won six awards including the Critic’s Award (Sebastopol Doc Festival) and the Audience Award (Napa Film Festival), and screened at more than 65 festivals around the world. Warshawski’s current documentary, Big Sonia, has already received international press and pitch forum invitations from IFP and HotDocs.

Warshawski’s career in film began in Hawaii working in the marine department for Lost and Hawaii. She is currently Co-Executive Producer for the feature documentary Personhood, and advises filmmakers on outreach, marketing, and hybrid distribution plans. In addition, Warshawski co-founded rwandafilm.org in 2012, a “LinkedIn” for Rwandan filmmakers supported by Bpeace and The Academy of Motion Pictures. When she’s not on a plane, you can find her swimming, hiking, and dreaming of whales.

APRIL 2018

Ghost Town to Havana
Director Eugene Corr

Film director Eugene Corr.Eugene Corr has broad experience in both fiction and non-fiction filmmaking. He wrote and directed the feature documentary Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter’s Journey (with Robert Hillmann), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. He also wrote and directed the dramatic feature, Desert Bloom (Jon Voight, AnnaBeth Gish), Columbia Pictures (Sélection Officielle, Cannes Film Festival).

Corr has worked as a second unit director on major motion pictures (Bull Durham, Cobb), written or co-written dramatic features (Prefontaine, Never Cry Wolf, Wildrose), and written for TV (Getting Out, MC Hammer: Too Legit). Corr has directed episodic television, including Crime Story, Miami Vice, Shannon’s Deal, I’ll Fly Away, Dream Street, Against the Law, and Arli$$. He directed television commercials for Chelsea Pictures from 1987-92.

From ages 17-26, Corr was a factory worker, warehouseman, forklift driver, crane operator, auto, steel, and cannery worker. He started his career in film in 1973 as a member of Cine Manifest, a radical San Francisco film group in the 1970s. A restored print of his first feature, Over-Under, Sideways-Down, screened recently at the Film Anthology Center in New York City.

His current documentary, Ghost Town to Havana, has had a successful run on the festival circuit, winning, among other awards, the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival Audience Award and the Syracuse International Film Festival Sophia/Basel Shehade Award For Social Justice.

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Funding Acknowledgement and Crediting

Grantees must clearly acknowledge support from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through use of both the credit language and logo as outlined below. Use of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo does not replace the credit language. Copies of the required crediting materials must be submitted as part of the final report.

Credit and Logo Usage Details

The following statement and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo MUST appear in all program-related print and electronic media promotional material other than the downloadable promotional materials provided by MAAF.

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

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.

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 On Screen/In Person tour period.

Final Reports

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

Grantees are required to submit a final report which is due thirty (30) days after the end of the grant period on record as listed in the Grant Award Agreement.

Final reports are to be completed online using the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s eGRANT system at http://midatlanticarts.egrant.net.  Please read the instructions in the eGRANT system carefully.

The account used to submit the application for the grant must be used to complete the final report. If you do not remember your login and/or password, please use the link on the eGRANT login page to retrieve the information.

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

Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America
A close up of a woman dancing on stage between two men. She is wearing bright orange flowers in her hair which match her orange skirt which she is picking up to move. Both men are wearing cowboy hats and all black. The man to the left of the woman is shaking maracas. Photo by Denny Culbert.

Festival Internation de Louisiane presented Cimarrón from Colombia in 2016 with support from Southern Exposure. Photo: Denny Culbert

Southern Exposure is a national initiative that brings exemplary contemporary and traditional performing arts from Latin America to audiences across the United States. The program provides fee support to nonprofit presenters who book artists on a curated roster that changes annually.  Funded engagements include public performances and complementary activities that provide audiences with a greater appreciation for the artists’ work and of the cultures from which the work is derived.

Visit the Southern Exposure website at http://southernexposurearts.org/ for more information.

Special Presenter Initiatives
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An overhead shot of a percussionist on stage. He is standing among various drums with a marimba behind him. He is playing the tom-tom drums intently. The lights illuminate the stage in purple.

The Special Presenter Initiatives program supported an engagement of Colin Currie at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington DC in 2017. Photo: Dennis Hoffmann

The Special Presenter Initiatives provides funding to small and mid-size presenting organizations in Delaware, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia to support engagements with professional touring artists and ensembles from the mid-Atlantic region and outside of the United States. The supported projects include performances as well as community engagement activities that aim to foster greater understanding and connections between artists, audiences, and communities.

Nonprofit presenters can request matching grants for up to two projects per annual cycle. Presenters in DC, DE, and WV can request up to $2,000 per project, and up to $5,000 per project for presenters in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Questions regarding Special Presenter Initiatives should be directed to Haowen Wang at haowen@midatlanticarts.org.

The Special Presenter Initiatives program is made possible through the support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program with additional support for engagements in Delaware provided by the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Guidelines

For presenters based in Delaware, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia:

The application deadline for the Special Presenter Initiatives was Friday, March 31, 2017 for projects taking place between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

For information purposes only, download the 2017-2018 Special Presenter Initiatives Guidelines here.

Application Webinars

MAAF offered two webinars to assist potential applicants in understanding the Special Presenter Initiatives program and filling out the online application. You can view a saved copy of the February 23rd webinar here.

Current Grantees

2017-2018

All schedules are subject to change. Please check with the performance venue for times and ticket information.

District of Columbia

10/20/2017 Atlas Performing Arts Center Combo Chimbita
10/28-29/2017 Dance Place LMNO3
2/3-4/2018 Dance Place 10 Hairy Legs
2/24/2018 Dumbarton Concerts Leon Bates and Michelle Cann
4/11-14/2018 CapitalBop Jen Shyu and Jade Tongue
4/26/2018 Washington Performing Arts Paul Huang

Delaware

9/2/2017 The Freeman Stage at Bayside Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
9/16/2017 The Freeman Stage at Bayside Ryan Keberle & Catharsis
1/19-20/2018 Coastal Concerts Dali Quartet
3/16-17/2018 University of Delaware Shanghai Quartet
3/23/2018-4/21/2018 Christina Cultural Arts Center Vincent E. Thomas
3/24/2018 Wilmington Winter Bluegrass Festival Mountain Ride
4/14/2018 Coastal Concerts So Percussion, Inc.
4/20/2018 Market Street Music Ayreheart

U.S. Virgin Islands

11/17-18/2017 The Forum Elena Urioste & Michael Brown
1/13/2018 The Forum Catalyst Quartet
4/5-7/2018 Reichhold Center For the Arts The Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban Experience
4/6/2018 St. John School of the Arts The Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban Experience

West Virginia

9/19/2017 ArtsLink Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
11/4-5/2017 FOOTMAD Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton
11/16/2017 ArtsLink SOLE Defined
11/18/2017 Pocahontas County Opera House Andes Manta
2/23/2018 Clay Center Tao
4/13-14/2018 Carnegie Hall Robin and Linda Williams
5/11/2018 Chuck Mathena Center Russian National Ballet Theatre
5/12/2018 Clay Center Moscow Festival Ballet
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Changes in Project Proposal

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

Funding Acknowledgement and Crediting

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

Grantees must clearly acknowledge support from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through use of both the credit language and logo as outlined below. Use of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo does not replace the credit language. Copies of the required crediting materials must be submitted as part of the final report.

Credit and Logo Usage Details
The following statement, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo and [your State arts agency] logo MUST appear in all programs, websites and press releases produced by the funded organization or its agents in relation to the funded project. In addition, the following statement and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo should be included whenever possible, either jointly or separately as necessary, in all flyers and postcards, email communications, season brochures, social media posts and calendars, and any other print or electronic promotional and publicity materials produced by the funded organization or its agents in relation to the funded project.

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

This engagement of [ARTIST] is made possible through the Special Presenters Initiative program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the [your State arts agency].*

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.

*Projects are also supported by our State partners. Please refer to the specific crediting requirements and language in your Grant Award Agreement to ensure you provide proper crediting for your project.

Final Reports

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

Grantees are required to submit a final report which is due thirty (30) days after the end of the grant period on record as listed in the Grant Award Agreement.

Final reports are to be completed online using the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s eGRANT system at http://midatlanticarts.egrant.net.  Please read the instructions in the eGRANT system carefully.

The account used to submit the application for the grant must be used to complete the final report. If you do not remember your login and/or password, please use the link on the eGRANT login page to retrieve the information.

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

Deadlines

ArtsCONNECT

The application deadline for ArtsCONNECT was Friday, March 17, 2017 for projects taking place between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

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French-American Jazz Exchange Tours

Fee support is available to presenters based in the mid-Atlantic region (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, USVI, VA, and WV) that book from the French-American Jazz Exchange Roster for engagements taking place between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Funds are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Some restrictions apply.

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Jazz Touring Network

The 2017-2018 deadline for presenters to submit applications for membership in the Jazz Touring Network program is August 25, 2017.

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Mid Atlantic Tours

The 2016-2017 Mid Atlantic Tours Roster is closed for booking.  The 2017-2018 roster will be posted in fall 2016.

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On Screen/In Person

The application deadline for organizations interested in serving as host sites for the On Screen/In Person program was Friday, December 9, 2016.

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Special Presenter Initiatives

The application deadline for the Special Presenter Initiatives was Friday, March 31, 2017 for projects taking place between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

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