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
Jessica Lang Dance toured through the 2014-2015 ArtsCONNECT program. Here they perform "i.n.k." at the State Theatre Regional Arts Center at New Brunswick, NJ. Photo by Todd Burnsed.

Jessica Lang Dance toured through the 2014-2015 ArtsCONNECT program. Here they perform “i.n.k.” at the State Theatre Regional Arts Center at New Brunswick, NJ. Photo by Todd Burnsed.

ArtsCONNECT provides funding for mid-Atlantic-based presenters working collaboratively to engage a performing artist or ensemble. The program develops and deepens relationships among the region’s presenters, helping build a more sustainable touring environment for artists and ensembles.

A competitive, peer-panel-reviewed program, ArtsCONNECT support tours developed by consortia of at least three presenters from a minimum two different states. Proposed artists/ensembles may be from anywhere worldwide, but may not be *based in the home state of any of the applicant presenters (*see guidelines for further explanation). Each presenter partner is required to have at least one public performance and at least one complementary activity. Matching grants are awarded once per year for up to $15,000 per presenter to as many as 15 consortium-developed tours involving up to 50 presenters.

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

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

Guidelines

The application deadline for ArtsCONNECT was Friday, March 18, 2016 for projects taking place between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

The guidelines below are for information purposes only.

Download the 2016-2017 ArtsCONNECT Guidelines here.

 

Current Tours

2016-2017

Bang on a Can All-Stars, Brooklyn, NY
3/26/17-4/1/2017 Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
3/28-30/2017 Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
4/21-22/2017 Rider University, Princeton, NJ
Barely Methodical Troupe, United Kingdom
7/18-19/2016 Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
2/28/2017-3/2/2017 Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY
7/21/2016-3/5/2017 BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
 Evidence, A Dance Company, Brooklyn, NY
10/23/2016-2/19/2017 BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
2/22-27/2017 Dance Place, Washington, DC
3/2-3/2017 The Egg, Albany, NY
Kid Koala, Canada
9/1-24/2016 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, PA
9/26-28/2016 Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
3/11-25/2017 Washington Performing Arts, Washington, DC
3/21-25/2017 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
Manual Cinema, Chicago, IL
10/4-6/2016 Lafayette College, Lafayette, PA
10/8-9/2016 Columbia Festival of the Arts, Columbia, MD
1/4-14/2017 The Public Theater, New York, NY
2/25-26/2017 Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA
2/27/2017-3/1/2017 University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
6/22-23/2017 Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY
Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Washington Depot, CT
1/21/2017-2/4/2017 Washington Performing Arts, Washington, DC
2/7-8/2017 Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
3/27/2017-4/8/2017 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
3/31/2017 The Egg, Albany, NY
Step Afrika!, Washington, DC
11/1-5/2016 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
3/30/2017-4/1/2017 Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
4/14-15/2017 Clemens Center, Elmira, NY
Twyla Tharp Dance Company, New York, NY
7/1-2/2016 Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY
2/28/2017 McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, NJ
3/1-3/2017 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

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
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FAJE artist collaborators Darius Jones and Emilie Lesbros perform with the band Brigitte’s Baby. Photo by Peter Gannushkin.

FAJE artist collaborators Darius Jones and Emilie Lesbros perform with the band Brigitte’s Baby. Photo by Peter Gannushkin.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation supports regional tours of projects from the French-American Jazz Exchange program with subsidy available to presenters in the nine states and jurisdictions of the mid-Atlantic region. The tours are designed to raise the visibility of the French-American Jazz Exchange program in the United States by touring ensembles that have received a project grant through the program, providing American presenters with access to unique and powerful artistic collaborations and performances. 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 greatly expand the impact of the funded projects.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation offers fee subsidy to nonprofit presenters located within the nine partner states and jurisdictions (Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia) that engage artists from the French-American Jazz Exchange tour roster.  A new roster of artists and projects are identified for support and touring each year. Presenters in the mid-Atlantic region are eligible to receive support toward artist fees and travel expenses related to scheduled engagements.

Questions?  Contact Jess Porter at jess@midatlanticarts.org

Now Booking

2016-2017 French-American Jazz Exchange Tour Roster

Fee support is available to presenters based in the mid-Atlantic region (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, USVI, VA, and WV) that book any of the following ensembles 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.

  • French pianist Frank Woeste and American trumpeter Dave Douglas (with bassist Matt Brewer and drummer Clarence Penn) have created music based on the ‘readymades’ of Man Ray, the influential American artist who was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements of the early 20th Century.
  • Composer and flutist Nicole Mitchell and her Black Earth Ensemble collaborate with the French clarinetist Sylvain Kassap and his contemporary chamber ensemble L’ensemble Laborintu producing a suite of vignettes, entitled ‘Moments of Fatherhood,’ inspired by portrayals of French and American male parenting.
  • French improviser Jozef Dumoulin (keyboards and electronics) joins forces with American saxophonist Ellery Eskelin and drummer Dan Weiss in a powerfully subtle trio setting that explores open compositional forms, intersections between the acoustical and electronic worlds, and the shifting parameters of the art of improvisation.
  • “Perpetual Motion” is a transatlantic project involving saxophonists Sylvain Rifflet and Jon Irabagon, celebrating the music of Moondog. Joined by pianist Matt Mitchell, bassist John Hebert, and drummer Kenny Wollensen, Perpetual Motion breathes life into the music of this eccentric musical maverick.

There is no application for French-American Jazz Exchange tour funding. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has partnered with Geodesic Management for the representation, scheduling and contracting of all projects on the 2016-2017 French-American Jazz Exchange tour roster.  Interested presenters should contact Keith Ghion at Geodesic Management, keith@geodesicmanagement.com or 646.415.9234.

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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 percent of contracted artist fees and travel expenses related to their engagements.  There are no restrictions on the number of French-American Jazz Exchange tour grants a presenter can receive in a given year.

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.

Current Tours

2015-2016

Darius Jones Quartet featuring Emilie Lesbros
7/9/2015 Arts for Arts, Inc., New York, NY
10/3/2015 Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC
City of Poets: Cedric Hanriot and Jason Palmer
4/21/2016 Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC
4/22/2016 Philadelphia Museum on Art, Philadelphia, PA
4/24/2016 William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
Lafayette Suite: Laurent Coq and Walter Smith III Quartet
6/8-22/2016 DC Jazz Festival, Washington, DC
6/26/2016 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 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 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 Regional 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.

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
Jazz Touring Network member DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival in Wilmington, DE, presented the Pedrito Martinez Group in 2013. Photo by Kenny Bond.

Jazz Touring Network member DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival in Wilmington, DE, presented the Pedrito Martinez Group in 2013. Photo by Kenny Bond.

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. The focus is on performing arts presenters within the mid-Atlantic region that have had limited experience presenting jazz, and who also work with communities underserved by the arts. Once selected, membership in the program is ongoing contingent upon meeting annual participation requirements.

A program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation since 2001, the Jazz Touring Network has supported more than 40 presenting organizations throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

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 2016-2017 deadline for presenters to submit applications for membership in the Jazz Touring Network program was September 16, 2016. The guidelines below are for information purposes only.

Download the 2016-2017 Jazz Touring Network Guidelines as a Word file.

Download the 2016-2017 Jazz Touring Network Application as a Word file.

Current Tours
The Bad Plus
2/17/2017 Hamilton College Performing Arts, Clinton, NY
2/18/2017 Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
3/30/2017 Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA
3/31/2017 The Arden Club, Arden, DE
4/2/2017 Anderson Center for the Performing Arts at Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Cory Henry
2/9/2017 Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY
2/11/2017 Christina Cultural Arts Center, Wilmington, DE
2/12/2017 Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC
2/16/2017 Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA
2/17/2017 Modlin Center for the Arts at University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
2/18/2017 Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick, MD
2/23/2017 Mercyhurst Institute for Arts and Culture at Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA
Dr. Lonnie Smith
6/25/2016 DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, Wilmington, DE
2/25/2017 Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
4/20/2017 Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
4/22/2017 Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD
4/23/2017 Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
The Suffers
2/23/2017 The Arden Club, Arden, DE
2/24/2017 Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
2/25/2017 Cumberland County College, Vineland, NJ
2/26/2017 Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
5/5/2017 THEARC, Washington, DC
Yosvany Terry
1/16/2017 Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, WV
1/27/2017 Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA
1/28/2017 Modlin Center for the Arts at University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
4/20/2017 Virginia Arts Festival, Norfolk, VA
5/5/2017 Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ
5/6/2017 Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
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/

Arts Council of Princeton
Rich Robinson, Program Coordinator
102 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
Phone: 609.924.8777  ext.108
Email: rrobinson@artscouncilofprinceton.org
http://artscouncilofprinceton.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/

Celebrity Artist Series
Bloomsburg University
Randall Presswood, Director Performing Arts Facilities and Programming
400 East 2nd Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Phone: 570.389.4291
E-mail: rpress@bloomu.edu
http://orgs.bloomu.edu/arts

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/

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/

DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival
Ken Briscoe
Director of Communications & Cultural Affairs
Office of Mayor Dennis P. Williams Louis L. Redding
800 North French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302.576.2136
E-mail: kdbriscoe@wilmingtonde.gov
http://www.cliffordbrownjazzfest.com

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
Cyrus Pace, Executive Director
541 Luck Avenue, SW, Suite 221
Roanoke, VA 24016
Phone: 540.343.2624 ext. 215
E-mail: cpace@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/

Light Up the Queen Foundation
Tina Betz, Executive Director
500 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302.504.9574
Email: tinabluq@gmail.com
http://www.lightupthequeen.org/

Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center
Mercyhurst University
Brett D. Johnson, Ph.D., Director of Programming
501 East 28 Street
Erie, PA 16456
Phone: 814.824.2663
E-mail: bjohnson@mercyhurst.edu
http://pac.mercyhurst.edu/

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
Robert Cross, Executive Director
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:

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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
About
The DC Jazz Festival presented Stefon Harris at the Hamilton in 2013 with support from MAAF’s Mid Atlantic Tours program. Photo by Ron Green.

The DC Jazz Festival presented Stefon Harris at the Hamilton in 2013 with support from MAAF’s Mid Atlantic Tours program. Photo by Ron Green.

Mid Atlantic Tours provides funding for mid-Atlantic-based presenters engaging artists from the Mid Atlantic Tours roster. The annual roster features performing artists and ensembles chosen to engage broad regional participation and promote access to high quality performing arts in underserved communities.

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. Criteria considered in curating the roster include artists 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
  • Dance
  • Folk & Traditional
  • Jazz
  • Theatre
  • World Music
  • Wild Card, a category that rotates annually to address different disciplines 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 read more in the Now Booking and Booking Guidelines tabs.

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 DC Commission on the Arts and HumanitiesDelaware Division of Arts and Culture and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

Now Booking

The 2017-2018 Mid Atlantic Tours Artist Roster will be announced in early fall 2016.

Booking Guidelines

Mid Atlantic Tours provides fee support grants to presenting organizations in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia booking the Mid Atlantic Tours roster artists.

For an example of booking and program guidelines, please download the 2016-2017 Booking Guidelines. New Booking Guidelines will be released in early fall 2016.

Current Tours

2016-2017 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

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ETHEL
, New York, NY

Founded in 1998 and based in New York City, ETHEL is comprised of Ralph Farris (viola), Dorothy Lawson (cello), Kip Jones (violin), and Corin Lee (violin). ETHEL has initiated innovative collaborations with an extraordinary community of international artists including David Byrne, Bang on a Can, and Vijay Iyer and over the past five years, has premiered 100+ new works by 20th- and 21st-century composers. In 2016-2017 the group will tour Blue Dress, a project which pays special homage to the brilliant, gorgeous and masterful women who are making their musical mark on the 21st century; The River, with guest artist Robert Mirabal, which celebrates water and evokes timeless Native American traditions through contemporary musical artistry; and Documerica, a multimedia concert that is a meditation on America’s relationship to our land, our resources, and ourselves.

10/13-14/2016 Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY
10/21/2016 Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ
11/13-14/2016 Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD
11/15/2016 Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA
3/2-3/2017 Potsdam College, Potsdam, NY
3/10/2017 The Grand, Wilmington, DE
3/11/2017 BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
3/31/2017 Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, WV

CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS

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Gravity & Other Myths
, Australia

Formed in 2009 in Adelaide, South Australia, acrobatics ensemble Gravity & Other Myths creates engaging works of acrobatic art for touring and festivals. The ensemble creates and directs their own work with emphasis on an honest approach to performance, moving away from traditional circus and theatre models, towards a fusion of acrobatic physical theatre. The company has toured internationally to Korea, the U.S., and Sweden among many more, and have received numerous awards including the 2010 and 2014 Best Circus Adelaide Fringe. A Simple Space, sets audiences alight with non-stop feats of unbelievable acrobatic ability and exhilarating human physicality, features seven performers and a live solo musician, and will tour in 2016-2017.

11/11-13/2016 Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA
10/23/2016 Cumberland County College, Vineland, NJ
10/26-30/2016 BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
11/3/2016 Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV
11/6-7/2016 Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
11/9-10/2016 Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
11/15-17/2016 Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA
11/17/2016 Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD

DANCE

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Illstyle & Peace Productions
, Philadelphia, PA

lllstyle & Peace Productions is a multicultural Philadelphia-based dance company founded in 2002 by Brandon “Peace” Albright. The company creates work rooted in contemporary, West African, and old-school hip-hop styles, blended with an eclectic mix of dance and performance disciplines including tap, ballet, DJing, and beatboxing. In 2013 the company was selected to tour for DanceMotion USA, a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State produced by BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), to showcase contemporary American dance abroad. The company has toured nationally to venues such as Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), White Bird, and Wolf Trap, and in the 16-17 season will tour We Dance II Inspire and IMpossible IZZpossible & KINGZ.

7/15/2016 Huntington Arts Council, Huntington, NY
10/7/2016 Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY
11/2/2016-6/29/2017 The Freeman Stage at Bayside, Selbyville, DE
11/6-7/2016 Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA
11/10-11/2016 Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, WV
4/1/2017 The Grand, Wilmington, DE

FOLK/ TRADITIONAL MUSIC

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Bumper Jacksons
, Washington, DC

The Bumper Jacksons present music which combines elements of New Orleans swing, roots, and bluegrass. With three Washington DC Area Music Awards including Best Traditional Folk Band 2013-2014, the five-piece Bumper Jacksons are a virtuosic juggling act pulled off by performers at the top of their game. Following the success of Sweet Mama, Sweet Daddy, Come in, the band is releasing a new recording titled Too Big World featuring hot swing numbers, heartbreak ballads, and late-night moonshine foot-stompers.

7/9-10/2016 Gretna Music, Elizabethtown, PA
8/11/2016 The Freeman Stage at Bayside, Selbyville, DE
8/26/2016 Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
9/22/2016 Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY
9/23/2016 College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
9/24/2016 Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA
10/10/2016 Schwartz Center for the Arts, Dover, DE
10/21/2016 The State Theatre, Culpeper, VA
10/23/2016 Susquehanna Folk Music Society, New Cumberland, PA
11/5/2016 West Kortright Centre, East Meredith, NY
11/12/2016 Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
12/3/2016 BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
12/31/2016 Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
2/11/2017 Garth Newel Music Center, Hot Springs, VA
3/3/2017 Strathmore, N. Bethesda, MD
4/29/2017 Hampton Arts Commission, Hampton, VA

JAZZ

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Cyrille Aimee
, New York, NY

Vocalist Cyrille Aimeé was raised primarily in France by her French father and Dominican mother and as a curious child in Samois-sur-Seine, she would sneak out of her bedroom window to wander into the nearby gypsy encampments filled with those attending the annual Django Reinhardt Festival. She is a winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival’s International Vocal Competition, the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition and the 2015 DownBeat Critic’s Poll (Rising Star, Female Vocalist). In 2016-2017 Aimeé will tour with her band, as well as in a duo setting with Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo.

10/28/2016 Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD
10/29/2016 Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
2/8/2017 Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
2/10/2017 Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD
2/16/2017 The Grand, Wilmington, DE
2/17/2017 Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA
2/18/2017 BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
2/25/2017 College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY

THEATRE

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Pig Iron Theatre Company
, Philadelphia, PA

Since its inception in 1995, Pig Iron Theatre Company has grown from a small, fringe performance troupe into one of the best-known ensembles of its kind in America. During that time, the company has created over 25 original works, garnering praise from our audiences, peers, and critics. Pig Iron has toured to 12 countries on 4 continents, appearing at numerous internationally-renowned festivals of contemporary performance like Under the Radar and has received two OBIE Awards (Off-Broadway’s highest honor), an extreme rarity for a company working outside of New York. In 2016-2017 the company will tour I Promised Myself to Live Faster and Gentleman Volunteers.

7/1-3/2016 The Exchange/Orchard Project, New York, NY
1/16-22/2017 Colgate University, Hamilton,  NY
2/28/2017-3/4/2017 Emory & Henry College, Abingdon, VA

WORLD MUSIC

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Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars
, Sierra Leone

From their humble beginnings in West African refugee camps, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have performed around the world including SummerStage, Fuji Rock Festival (Japan), and Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, and have appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and participated in the U2 tribute album In the Name of Love: Africa Celebrates U2. The band’s music is rooted in its homeland, including basked and gumbe, Sierra Leonean relatives of reggae and soukous. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars celebrated their ten-year anniversary with their fourth studio album, Libation, which was released in March 2014.

1/28/2017 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2/3-4/2017 The Forum, St. Thomas, VI
2/13-16/2017 Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA
2/15/2017 South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange, NJ
2/17/2017 Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ
2/18/2017 Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY
3/3-4/2017 Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, NY
3/5/2017 Strathmore, N. Bethesda, MD
3/10/2017 Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, WV
3/11/2017 Hampton Arts Commission, Hampton, VA
3/13-15/2017 The Mainstay, Rock Hall, MD
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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 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.

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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.*

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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.

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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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Still from 2014-2015 On Screen/In Person film <em>Still Dreaming</em>. Photo courtesy <em>Still Dreaming</em>.

Still from 2014-2015 On Screen/In Person film Still Dreaming. Photo courtesy Still Dreaming.

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.

DEADLINE
The Host Site application deadline for On Screen/In Person was December 16, 2015. The next opportunity to apply will be for the 2017-2018 program year.

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 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 HOST 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 the months the program is active.
• Be in good standing with MAAF at the time of application with no overdue or outstanding required reports and/or grant documents.

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

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

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

Current Tours

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

SEPTEMBER 2016

SWEET DREAMS
Co-Directors Lisa Fruchtman and Rob Fruchtman

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

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

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

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Love Thy Nature
Co-Director Sylvie Rokab

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

Hilleman_Title_FrameFEBRUARY 2017

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

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

MARCH 2017

Real Boy
Director Shaleece Haas

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

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States of Grace
Co-Director Mark Lipman

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

Host Sites

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

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

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

Filmmakers

SEPTEMBER 2016

SWEET DREAMS
Co-Directors: Lisa Fruchtman and Rob Fruchtman

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


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

OCTOBER 2016

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

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

NOVEMBER 2016

Love Thy Nature
Co-Director: Sylvie Rokab

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

FEBRUARY 2017

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

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

MARCH 2017

Real Boy
Director: Shaleece Haas

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

APRIL 2017

States of Grace
Co-Director: Mark Lipman

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

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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

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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The Special Presenter Initiatives program supported and engagement of Ballake' Sissoko (Kora) and Vincent Segal (Cello) at Arden Gild Hall in Delaware in 2013. Photo by Joe del Tufo.

The Special Presenter Initiatives program supported an engagement of Ballake’ Sissoko (Kora) and Vincent Segal (Cello) at Arden Gild Hall in Delaware in 2013. Photo by Joe del Tufo.

The Special Presenter Initiatives aid small and mid-size presenting organizations in Delaware, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia in broadening and diversifying their programming and audiences through funding support for engagements with professional performing artists from outside the state of the presenter applicant. Artists must be based in one of MAAF’s other partner states (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV, VI) or from outside the United States.

Provided in partnership with the Delaware Division of the Arts, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts, and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Special Presenter Initiatives applications are accepted once per year for engagements that include at least one public performance and one complementary activity. Matching grant awards range between $500 and $5,000 per engagement and eligible presenters may apply for up to two grants per year.

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 generous 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, in the District of Columbia by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and in West Virginia by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

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, April 1, 2016 for projects taking place between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. The deadline for West Virginia presenters was Friday, April 15, 2016.

For information purposes only, the 2016-2017 Special Presenter Initiatives Guidelines can be downloaded here.

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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 18, 2016 for projects taking place between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

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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 2016-2017 deadline for presenters to submit applications for membership in the Jazz Touring Network program was September 16, 2016.

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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 Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.

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Special Presenters Initiatives

The application deadline for Delaware, District of Columbia, and U.S. Virgin Islands presenters to apply for Special Presenter Initiatives was Friday, April 1, 2016 for projects taking place between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. The deadline for West Virginia presenters was Friday, April 15, 2016.



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