A projection of a black silhouette human figure against a white background is shown on the wall of an empty stage. The audience is full and everyone is sitting down towards the stage.

Oswego Middle School students and teachers enjoy a special matinee performance by Hamid Rahmanian: Feathers of Fire at Oswego College through ArtsCONNECT 2018. Credit: James Russell.

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
The group Nobuntu is performing on a bare stage against a red wall. All of the musicians are playing percussion instruments; some of sitting down, while others are standing up.

Nobuntu performing in Susquehanna University’s Degenstein Theater through ArtsCONNECT 2018. Credit: Chad Hummel.

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 enhance the performance experience, and offer meaningful exchanges between touring artists and a presenter’s community.

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, Program Officer, Performing Arts, at haowen@midatlanticarts.org.

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

Guidelines

The application deadline for ArtsCONNECT was Friday, March 9, 2018 for projects taking place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

Guidelines

To learn more about the program and eligibility requirements, please see the program guidelines below. Guidelines are for information purposes only.

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

Download 2018-2019 ArtsCONNECT Guidelines as a PDF (link opens in a new window)
Download 2018-2019 ArtsCONNECT Guidelines as a screen-reader friendly Word document (click link to download)

Projects in Development

ArtsCONNECT supports touring projects developed by presenter consortia based in the region that includes public performances and complementary activities. Presenters must be located in DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, USVI or WV.

In order to facilitate the development of presenter consortia, MAAF has developed the Projects in Development listing to connect both those presenters who:

  1. have already identified an artist/ensemble they would like to present, but need to find presenting partners to create an eligible consortium; and/or
  2. have not yet identified an artist/ensemble, but would like to become part of a consortium application.

A link to access the listing, as well as the online form and instructions for submitting to the listing, will be posted here in early fall along with the announcement of the upcoming ArtsCONNECT program cycle.

Current Grantees & Tours

2018-2019

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

Ananya Dance Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
10/22-27/2018 Virginia Commonwealth University – VCU Dance, Richmond, VA
3/4-8/2019 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – Mason Gross Dance, New Brunswick, NJ
3/24-4/1/2019 Dance Place, Washington, DC
5/7-11/2019 Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
David Roussève/REALITY, Los Angeles, CA
12/5-8/2018 Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
1/28-2/2/2019 Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
3/27-30/2019 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg, VA
Koresh Dance Company, Philadelphia, PA
1/16-17/2019 Wayne Theatre Alliance, Waynesboro, VA
1/24-26/2019 The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center, Clarksburg, WV
2/12-16/2019 Gordon Center for Performing Arts, Owings Mills, MD
2/20-23/2019 Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY
3/14-17/2019 Queens Theatre in the Park, Corona, NY
5/6-6/24/2019 Clay Center, Charleston, WV
The Rose Ensemble, Saint Paul, MN
9/30-10/1/2018 Capitol Early Music, Washington, DC
10/3-4/2018 Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
10/5-6/2018 Chatham Baroque, Pittsburgh, PA
San Jose Taiko, San Jose, CA
10/28/2018 Ocean County College – The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, Toms River, NJ
11/1-2/2018 Hamilton College Performing Arts, Clinton, NY
11/9-10/2019 UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany, NY
3/10-11/2019 Reading Area Community College – Miller Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
Theatre Re, London, UK
10/18-19/2018 Reading Area Community College – Miller Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
10/20-22/2018 University of Richmond – Modlin Center for the Arts, Richmond, VA
10/25/2018 Bucknell University – Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg, PA
10/26/2018 Lafayette College – Williams Center for the Arts, Easton, PA
10/27/2018 The Theatre at RVCC, Branchburg, NJ
11/13-14/2018 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg, VA
Tiger Trio, Berkeley, CA
9/15/2018 CapitalBop, Washington, DC
6/6/2019 Arts for Art, New York, NY
6/14-16/2019 The August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Urban Bush Women, Brooklyn, NY
9/25-27/2018 University of Richmond – Modlin Center for the Arts, Richmond, VA
2/14-17/2019 Dance Place, Washington, DC
3/12-14/2019 The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State, University Park, PA

Manage Your Grant

Changes in Project Proposal

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

Funding Acknowledgement and Crediting

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

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 Operations Officer at phillip@midatlanticarts.org or 410.539.6656 x109.

Folk and Traditional Arts Touring Network
About
Close up of a man holding a tan acoustic guitar, he has just finished strumming and his hand is next to the strings.

Nat Reese performing at the Blue Ridge Music Center in Galax, VA through Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Folk Arts Outreach Program in 2011. Photo: Josh Kohn.

Established by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) in 2018, Folk and Traditional Arts Touring Network (FTAN) is a presenter-based membership network designed to bolster the presentation of folk and traditional arts in the mid-Atlantic region. Members for the pilot program were invited to apply and selected through a competetive application review process. Through its members, FTAN aims to provide audiences and communities direct access to folk and traditional arts and artists, increasing the public’s appreciation and understanding of cultural practice and identity. Members annually attend a network meeting and receive engagement subsidies for network booked tours. Once selected, membership in the network is ongoing contingent upon meeting annual participation requirements.

MAAF has partnered with the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) to facilitate collaborative planning between FTAN members and touring artists and tradition bearers. NCTA will provide both artists and members with administrative tour support. Members annually select from tour options developed by a highly-knowledgeable curatorial committee and customized to meet members’ interests and community engagement goals. Supported tours include public performances and/or presentations, a multi-day residency project and a cultural presentation. A cultural specialist will travel with the tour to facilitate audience, community, and presenter engagement and to support to artists as needed. Artists selected to participate in the program will receive career relevant professional development and industry standard marketing materials.

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

Questions regarding the Folk and Traditional Arts Touring Network should be directed to Jess Porter at jess@midatlanticarts.org.

The Folk and Traditional Arts Touring Network is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Guidelines

Membership applications for the pilot program were accepted by invitation only.

New member applications are currently closed. Please sign up for the MAAF newsletter to receive updates about the program and application opportunities.

To learn more about the program and eligibility requirements, please see the program guidelines below. Guidelines are for information purposes only.

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

Download Folk and Traditional Arts Touring Network Pilot Program Guidelines as a PDF (link opens in a new window).

Download Folk and Traditional Arts Touring Network Pilot Program Guidelines as a Word file (link opens in a new window).

Current Tours

Engagements for the pilot Folk and Traditional Arts Touring Network will be announced in October 2018 and will take place between January 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019.

Members

Augusta Heritage Center of Davis and Elkins College
Beth King, Director
100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241
Phone: 304.642.9722
E-mail: Beth@AugustaHeritageCenter.org
www.augustaheritagecenter.org

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

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

Flushing Town Hall
Ellen Kodadek, Executive and Artistic Director
137-35 Northern Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11354
Phone: 718.463.7700 ext. 225
E-mail: ekodadek@flushingtownhall.org
www.flushingtownhall.org

Lake Placid Center for the Performing Arts
James Lemons, Executive Director
17 Algonquin Drive
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone: 518.523.2512
E-mail: james@lakeplacidarts.org
www.lakeplacidarts.org

Miller Center for the Arts at Reading Area Community College
Cathleen Stephen, Director
10 S. Second Street
Reading, PA 19603
Phone: 610.607.6205
E-mail: cstephen@racc.edu
https://millercenter.racc.edu

Salisbury University Cultural Affairs
June Krell-Salgado, Director of Cultural Affairs
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801
Phone: 410.543.6271
E-mail: JEKRELL-SALGADO@salisbury.edu
http://www.salisbury.edu/culturalaffairs

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Jon Elbaum, Executive Director
30 Second Street
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 518.273.8945
E-mail: jon@troymusichall.org
www.troymusichall.org

French-American Jazz Exchange Tours
About
The audience is full and under dark lighting. There are 3 musicians on stage: The left one is standing up playing the saxophone. The middle one is sitting down playing the chello. The right one is sitting down playing the drums. They are all in front of a green grassy projected image.

Abu Sadiya featuring Yacine Boulares & Vincent Segal performing in Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ David Rubenstein Atrium through French-American Jazz Exchange Tours 2018. Credit: Sachyn Mital.

The French American Jazz Exchange (FAJE) Tours program was created by MAAF in 2012 to expand the impact of the French-American Jazz Exchange Project Grants. FAJE Tours supports the performance of FAJE grantees by providing mid-Atlantic based presenters with support for booking projects completed through the FAJE program.

Since 2012, MAAF has supported 11 different FAJE ensembles in 31 public performances in venues across the mid-Atlantic region totaling $63,850 in grant support.

The 2018-2019 FAJE Tours Roster and supported engagements will mark the final cycle for MAAF’s support of FAJE Tours. MAAF appreciates all of the artists, presenters, and partners that have participated in the program.

If you are a presenter interested in booking a FAJE project or a past FAJE grantee interested in touring support, please contact Suzanne Buracas, Program Officer for Music, Cultural Services of the French Embassy suzanne.buracas@diplomatie.gouv.fr or by telephone at 212-439-1448.

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

Current Tours

2018-2019 Tours

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

A composite image of each artist. One the left is a man holding a bass. In the middle is the man wearing a khaki suit looking at the camera with a hand in his pocket. On the right is a bald man wearing sunglasses playing the drumset. Photo: Alejandra Barragán

Photo Credit: (l-r) Courtesy of the Artist; Alejandra Barragán; Courtesy of the Artist.

Aaron Goldberg Trio

With support from a 2015 French-American Jazz Exchange grant, Aaron joined creative forces with percussionist Leon Parker to expand the sonic, communicative and expressive possibilities of the piano trio setting to include a significant role for Body Percussion and Body Rhythm techniques, both in place of and in addition to traditional drum set. This creative exploration has resulted in new works and a new trio recording to be released in 2018. Click here for media.

3/9/2019 Massry Center, Albany, NY
3/10/2019 Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA
4/19/2019 Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC
4/20/2019 Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA
6/1/2019 Manchester Craftsman’s Guild Jazz, Pittsburgh, PA

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist.

Reverso

Reverso, a new chamber jazz ensemble co-led by trombonist Ryan Keberle and pianist Frank Woeste, presents their new original work, “Suite Ravel”, in concert. “Suite Ravel” looks to bridge the divide between jazz and chamber music realized by an outstanding quartet which also includes the acclaimed cellist Erik Friedlander and drummer extraordinaire Adam Cruz.

Keberle and Woeste show us that jazz and “classical” music have become even more intertwined in today’s music world, since they began to intersect amongst Ravel and his contemporaries such as Satie, Stravinsky and Milhaud over 100 years earlier, mutually inspiring the other’s practitioners. Keberle and Woeste draw particular inspiration from Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin”, a suite for solo piano by Maurice Ravel, composed between 1914 and 1917, in six movements based on those of a traditional Baroque suite. Suite Ravel explores the French Baroque suite working with the characteristic movements of the Prelude, Fugue, Forlane, Rigaudon, Menuet, and Toccata, re-defining these movements within their own unique compositional languages while sometimes incorporating Ravel’s original melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic material.

10/18/18 Weinberg Center for the Performing Arts, Frederick, MD
10/19/18 Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
10/20/18 Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC

Photo Credit: Simon Tailleu.

THIEFS

Collectively led by bassist Keith Witty and saxophonist Christophe Panzani, THIEFS features an expandable line-up… from stripped down sax/bass/drums trio to sextet featuring piano and vocalists in English and French. Fully acoustic to fully electronic, THIEFS weaves elements of modern composition and improvisation into a boundary-less foundation of beats. THIEFS’ recently released sophomore record, GRAFT, explores notions of nationality, immigration, otherness and the way we as humans evolve and adapt to new cultural and physical landscapes. The new record features David Frazier Jr. on acoustic and electronic drums, Aaron Parks on piano and keyboards, and Mike Ladd, Gaël Faye and Guillermo E. Brown on vocals.

5/10-5/11/19 New Spire Arts Center, Frederick, 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 Operations Officer, 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:

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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 Operations Officer at phillip@midatlanticarts.org or 410.539.6656 x109.

Jazz Touring Network
About
There are two male performers on the dark lit stage. The one on the left is playing the saxophone and the one on the right is playing the trumpet.

Etienne Charles performing Creole Soul at Frostburg State University through Jazz Touring Network 2018. Credit: Rebecca Meyers.

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

Guidelines

To learn more about the program and eligibility requirements, please review the program guidelines carefully prior to submission. The guidelines below are for information purposes only.

Download the 2019-2020 JTN Guidelines as a PDF (link opens in a new window)
Download the 2019-2020 JTN Guidelines as a Word doc (link opens in new window)

Deadlines

The deadline for the Jazz Touring Network Membership application was August 31, 2018, 5:00 PM EST.

Current Tours

2018-2019 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.

The five member of Banda Magda stand in front of a bright yellow background.

Credit: Shervin Lainez

Banda Magda, New York, New York

Drawing on the band’s global background (Greece, Argentina, Japan, Colombia, USA), the group combines South American rhythms with jazz improvisation, cinematic arranging, sophisticated audience participation, mid-century classics and world “chansons” sung in 6 languages.

Founded in 2010 in New York, Banda Magda has toured in more than 22 countries and 5 continents. This group of close musical friends turn Giannikou’s songs into engaging romps that have won them a spot with Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers Series, Snarky Puppy’s Family Dinner Vol.1 as well as performances at discerning venues and festivals such as WOMAD, Atlanta Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, L’Olympia, Jazz à Vienne, Canarias Jazz, Apollo Hammersmith, The Kennedy Center, Kathmandu Jazz Festival and many more. Banda Magda is currently touring its 3rd opus, the vibrant, Technicolor “Tigre” worldwide.

8/23/2018 Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
8/24/2018 Light Up the Queen Foundation, Wilmington, DE
9/21/2018 Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, NY
3/8/2019 Modlin Center for the Arts at Richmond University, Richmond, VA
4/5/2019 Frostburg State University Cultural Events Series, Frostburg, MD
4/12/2019 Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, WV
4/13/2019 Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
5/17/2019 Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY

 

The Baylors stand against a dark background in right profile. She is left and plays the drumsticks on his back - right.

Credit: Deneka Peniston of Peniston Photography

The Baylor Project, NJ
The  Baylor  Project  featuring  Jean  Baylor  and  Marcus  Baylor  highly  anticipated  collaboration  is  steeped  in  the  heart  and  soul  of  Jazz.    As  the  children  of  Pastors,  Marcus  and  Jean’s  musical  roots  were  planted  deep  within  the  church,  and  it  was  there  that  the  road  was  paved  for  the  influence  of  gospel,  blues,  soul,  and  jazz  to  make  it’s  mark.  Their  debut  CD  The  Journey,  released  on  their  own  label,  Be  A  Light,  topped  the  Billboard  Jazz  Chart  at  Number  8  and  a  year  later  garnered  2  GRAMMY®  Nominations  for  Best Jazz  Vocal  Album  and  Best  Traditional  R&B  Performance,  solidifying  The  Baylor  Project  as  an  undeniable  force.    As  you  listen  to  The  Baylor  Project,  you  will  be  taken  on  an  eclectic  musical  journey  that  showcases  as  much  versatility  as  it  does  virtuosity.

10/7/2018 Christina Cultural Arts Center, Wilmington, DE
10/27/2018 Kente Arts Alliance, Pittsburgh, PA
4/13/2019 THEARC, Washington, DC

 

Charenee Wade sits on steps that lead to a stone path through the woods.

Credit: Laura Dillberto.

Charenée Wade, New York, NY

“Ms. Wade is a jazz singer of commanding skill, an heir to the legacies of Betty Carter and Carmen McRae,” says the New York Times. The award-winning and critically acclaimed native New Yorker began singing at an early age and immersed herself in the lush sounds of iconic vocalists, from Sarah Vaughan and Nancy Wilson to the likes of Dianne Reeves, Phyllis Hyman and Dee Dee Bridgewater. She was quickly recognized by her mentors and peers for her depth of expression and her deeply swinging groove. Charenee Wade has excited audiences all over the world with the ingenuity of her phrasing and vibrancy that her big personality projects on stage. Wade is poised, majestic with razor-sharp agility reminiscent of the jazz greats. Charenee’s current album, Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, is a powerful re-interpretation of the poet’s musical library. Jazz Wise Magazine has called the album “an emotional engagement with the material that renders every word believable.”  Wade gives ample evidence on this remarkable recording to why she is one of the most exciting, distinctive and bold musical talents on the rise today.

9/22/2018 Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA
11/30/2018 Modlin Center for the Arts at Richmond University, Richmond, VA
1/23/2019 Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
3/1/2019 Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC
3/2/2019 Kente Arts Alliance, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Christian Sands is seated at a Steinway grand.

Credit: Anna Webber.

Christian Sands, CT

Steinway Artist and five-time GRAMMY® Nominee, Christian Sands is an emerging jazz force. His abundant piano technique perfectly matches his conception, accomplishing a much deeper musical goal: a fresh look at the entire language of jazz. Christian says, “My music is about teaching the way of jazz and keeping it alive.” Whether it’s stride, swing, bebop, progressive, fusion, Brazilian or Afro-Cuban, Sands develops the past while providing unusual and stimulating vehicles for the present… and for the future. He expresses himself through an extensive vocabulary of patterns, textures and structures, all the while maintaining a strong sense of understatement, sensitivity, taste and swing — hallmarks for as long as he has been playing.

11/2/2018 Christina Cultural Arts Center, Wilmington, DE
11/3/2018 Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA
2/2/2019 Hamilton College of Performing Arts, Clinton, NY
2/8/2019 Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
2/9/2019 Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, WV
4/25/2019 Frostburg State University Cultural Events Series, Frostburg, MD

 

The Fred Hirsch Trio stands in front of a concrete wall.

Credit: John Abbo.

Fred Hersch Trio, New York, NY

Fred Hersch, John Hérbert and Eric McPhearson have been recording and performing together as the Fred Hersch Trio since 1985.  According  to  The  New  Yorker,  the  trio  plays  with  “high  lyricism  and  high  danger” and  the  Wall  Street  Journal  calls  it  “one  of  the  major  ensembles  of  our  time.”  Fred,  John  and  Eric  started  playing  together  in  2009  and  have  released  five CDs including Sunday  Night  at  the  Vanguard (2016)  which  was  nominated  for  two  2016  GRAMMY® Awards and their most recent  release, Live in Europe (2018). The Trio has  toured  extensively  in  both  Europe,  Asia  and  the  US,  appearing  at  major  venues  and  festivals  to  wide  acclaim.

As  a  solo  pianist,  composer,  bandleader,  and  theatrical  conceptualist,  6-time  GRAMMY® nominee  Fred  Hersch  lives  up  to  the  praise  of  The  New  York  Times,  who,  in  a  featured  Sunday  Magazine  piece,  aptly  declared  him,  ”singular  among  the  trailblazers  of  their  art,  a  largely  unsung  innovator  of  this  borderless,  individualistic  jazz  –  a  jazz  for  the  21st  century.” Recently,  Hersch  was  proclaimed  by  Vanity  Fair  magazine,  “the  most  arrestingly  innovative  pianist  in  jazz  over  the  last  decade  or  so.”

4/5/2018 Manchester Craftsman Guild Jazz, Pittsburgh, PA
4/4/2019 Anderson Center for the Arts at Binghampton University, Binghampton, NY

 

Mwenso jumps in right profile in front of a red brick wall.

Credit: E. Leitzell.

Michael Mwenso & The Shakes, New York, NY

Mwenso  and  the  Shakes  are  a  unique  troupe  of  global  artists  who  present  music  that  merges  the  highest  form  of  entertainment  and  artistry  while  commanding  a  formidable  timeline  of  jazz  and  blues  expression  through  African  and  Afro  American  music.  Immigrating  from  Sierra  Leone,  London,  South  Africa,  Greenwich  Village,  Madagascar,  France,  Jamaica,  and  Hawaii,  the  Shakes  all  now  call  Harlem  their  home.   Taking  from  the  stylings  of Fats  Waller,  Muddy  Waters,  James  Brown  and  many  other  American  musical  legends  –  Michael  Mwenso  leads  an  electrifying  show  The  New  York  Times  calls  “intense,  prowling,  and  ebullient.”

3/2/2019 Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, NY
3/8/2019 Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY
3/15/2019 Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
3/16/2019 Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
4/5/2019 THEARC, Washington, DC
4/6/2019 Arden Gild Club, Arden, DE
4/9/2019 Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

 

John Scofield plays an electric guitar in a rustic cabin room.

Credit: Nicholas Suttle.

John Scofield’s Combo 66 (100%) featuring (75%) Gerald Clayton, Vicente Archer, and Bill Stewart, New York, NY

Iconic GRAMMY® Award winning guitarist John Scofield teams up with pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Vicente Archer, and drummer Bill Stewart in Combo 66, a new band that builds upon Scofield’s long legacy of masterful improvisation and stylistic diversity. Since the late 1970’s, Scofield has been a major influence on jazz, continuously finding new and exciting avenues to reinvent himself as an artist. In recent years, Scofield won two consecutive Best Jazz Album GRAMMY® Awards for Past Present and Country For Old Men – for which he also won the GRAMMY® Award for Best Instrumental solo – and has received resounding critical acclaim for his 2017 release Hudson with all-star bandmates Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, and John Medeski. Now, joined by three formidable artists in their own right, Scofield’s new band showcases an intricate interpretation of jazz’s limitless direction.

3/7/2019 Arden Gild Club, Arden, DE
3/8/2019 Cornell Concert Series at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
4/12/2019 Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA
4/13/2019 Modlin Center for the Arts at Richmond University, Richmond, VA

 

Theo Croker holds a trumpet while standing in front of a dark blue background.

Credit: Geordie Woodie

Theo Croker, New York, NY

Grandson of the late trumpeter Doc Cheatham and former student of the legendary Donald Byrd, trumpeter Theo Croker draws upon traditional fundamentals, then carries them forward. Well-versed in the swing, bop, and modal styles of acoustic jazz, Croker’s own music reveals a love of organic funk, soul, and gooey, groove-oriented hip-hop. Helping to raise Croker’s musical vibrations is his ensemble, DVRK Funk, a group he’s played with for several years, featuring saxophonist Anthony Ware, keyboardist Michael King, guitarist Ben Eunson, bassist Eric Wheeler, and drummer Kassa Overall. Also adding color to the proceedings are guitarist Femi Temowo and saxophonist Irwin Hall.

The Wall Street Journal heralded  Croker’s 2016 album, Escape Velocity as “ timeless and of-the-moment”. Ultimately, with Escape Velocity, Croker proves he’s got deep ideas about life, spirituality, and how music connects us all. The release of Croker’s newest project, Star People Nation is anticipated in fall 2018.

5/9/2019 Virginia Arts Festival, Norfolk, VA
5/10/2019 Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
5/11/2019 THEARC, Washington, DC

 

Members

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

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

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Heidi Hawkins, Director of Programming
1333 H Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202.399.7993 ext. 116
E-mail: hhawkins@atlasarts.org
http://www.atlasarts.org

Black Rock Center for the Arts
Alyona Ushe, Executive Director
12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874
Phone: 240.912.1054
E-mail: aushe@blackrockcenter.org
http://www.blackrockcenter.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/

Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts
Ellen Kodadek, Executive and Artistic Director
137-35 Northern Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11354
Phone: 718.463.7700 ext. 225
E-mail: ekodadek@flushingtownhall.org
http://www.flushingtownhall.org

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

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/

Kente Arts Alliance
Mensah Wali, Artistic Director
1212 Manhattan Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Phone: 412.322.0292
E-mail: mensah@kentearts.org
http://kentearts.com

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

James Lemons, Executive Director
17 Algonquin Drive
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone: 518.523.2512
E-mail: james@lakeplacidarts.org
https://www.lakeplacidarts.org/

Light Up the Queen Foundation
Kathleen Ford, Interim Executive Director
500 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302.504.9574
E-mail: tinabluq@gmail.com
http://www.lightupthequeen.org/

Lively Arts
Montgomery County Community College
Brent Woods, Senior Director of Cultural Affairs
340 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Phone: 215.641.6439
E-mail: BWoods@mc3.edu
http://www.mc3.edu/arts/lively-arts

MCG Jazz
Marty Ashby, VP & Executive Producer
1815 Metropolitan Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Phone: 412.322.1773  ext. 121
E-mail: MAshby@manchesterbidwell.org
http://mcgjazz.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 Theater
Double Time Jazz Series
Kimberly Douglas, Director, Theater Operations & Programming
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/

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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 Operations Officer, at phillip@midatlanticarts.org.

Funding Acknowledgement and Crediting

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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.

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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.

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

Mid Atlantic Tours
About
The group Nobuntu is performing in front of microphones. All of the members are wearing garments with stripes or patterns. Out of the five performers, the middle one is sitting down playing a bongo drum.

Nobuntu performing in Susquehanna University’s Degenstein Theater through Mid Atlantic Tours 2018. Credit: Chad Hummel.

Mid Atlantic Tours is a curated roster program of performing artists and 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 dance, music, and theater, as well as a rotating category that changes 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

2019-2020 Artist Roster

CIRCUS ARTS

A man balances in plank position facing downward while holding hands with a nother man on his back on the stage. The balancing man's hips are supported by the other man's feet. The acrobats are surrounded by children seated around them on stage.

Upswing performs Bedtime Stories: Credit M. Hessenberg.

Upswing | Bedtime Stories (London, UK)
Website: www.upswing.org.uk
Media: Trailer: https://vimeo.com/134487331 | Project R&D: https://vimeo.com/116250243
For fees and booking information, contact: Jenni Taylor Swain, Potluck Arts, jenni@potluckarts.org

London-based circus theatre pioneers Upswing are among the UK’s leading contemporary circus companies. Founded in 2006 by Artistic Director Vicki Amedume, Upswing remain at the forefront of contemporary circus with diverse artists at the helm. Upswing brings new artists and experiences to the stage that reflect a dynamic, modern world.

Upswing has created 13 productions, eight of which were commissioned and six of which have toured internationally. Bedtime Stories, which has garnered awards and delighted family audiences across the UK and in Latin America (with Asia upcoming), offers a uniquely immersive and awe-inspiring experience for parents and children to enjoy together.

Bedtime Stories welcomes children and their parents into an immersive world of a giant child’s bedroom, where a magical story unfolds at bedtime, traversing the real and the imaginary. Audiences enter a theater space transformed by a circular patchwork of beds, mattresses, pillows, and blankets where the audience can settle in comfortably, unwinding and reconnecting within their family units. Bedtime Stories depicts bedtime rituals, and the struggles of contemporary families to find time to be together and reconnect, infusing these everyday activities with the amazing dimensions of aerial dance and partner acrobatics.

Community engagement activity options: the company offers a range of community engagement activities. For more information, click here.

Download tech rider here

DANCE

"Bewildered", Adryan Moorefield, Courtney Robinson, Janine Beckles, PHILADANCO, Rosita Adamo, Tommie-Waheed Evans, Victor Lewis Jr. Six dancers leap straight up in a v-shaped split jummp against a white background. They are costumed in primary colors - each one different.

Bewildered. Credit: Lois Greenfield.

Philadanco! (PA)
Website: www.philadanco.org
Media: Iquail Shaheed / Anthony Burrell / Tommie Waheed-Evans: https://tinyurl.com/PhiladancoSuccessStories
Post-show talk at Jacob’s Pillow 2018 with excerpts from Suite En Bleu (Sagan) – Enemy Behind the Gates (Huggins)– Super 8 (Mercer) and Endangered Species (Burrell): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M45fCGuwrns
For fees and booking information, contact: Pamela Green, PMG Arts Management, pam@pmgartsmgt.com

Celebrated for its innovation, creativity, and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance, Philadanco! is on the verge of celebrating its 50th anniversary in the 2019-2020 season. Founded in 1970 by Joan Myers Brown, Philadanco! will celebrate its achievements in contemporary dance by touring repertory that features  recently commissioned works by Philadanco! alumni. This can include works such as Iquail Shaheed’s The Order and Anthony Burrell’s Endangered Species, alongside important legacy works of seasoned choreographers such as Sagan (Suite En Bleu), Huggins (Enemy Behind the Gates), and Mercer (Super 8!). Programs can be rounded out with stunning contemporary ballet works like Thang Dao’s Folded Prism or Francisco Gella’s Between the Lines.

Community engagement activity options: 47 years of performance and over 55 years of teaching means that Joan Myers Brown (Founder/Executive Artistic Director) is responsible for a century of American dance. She was featured in the recently acclaimed documentary film Black Ballerina and offers dance presenters the option to focus on her biography, The Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina. Additional activities include lecture/discussions centered around her book and master classes in modern techniques, jazz, and ballet to train the next generation of aspiring artists. Screenings of the Black Ballerina film can be facilitated to coincide with these activities.

Download tech rider here

MUSIC

Head and shoulder of Crys Matthews with a dark grey mottles background. Crys wears turquoise eyeglasses, a striped collared shirt, red suspenders, and a blue and red bow tie.

Credit: Jess Fasano.

Crys Matthews (VA)
Website: www.crysmatthews.com
Media: Live From Center Stage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhlmyZZ3DxI&feature=youtu.be&t=1s
TEDxHerndon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5Sb1dZq2gk
For fees and booking information, contact: Jim Fleming, Fleming Artists, jim@flemingartists.com

A prolific lyricist and composer, Crys Matthews blends Americana, folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and funk into a bold, complex performance steeped in traditional melodies and punctuated by honest, original lyrics. In August 2017, Matthews simultaneously released both a new, full-length album, The Imagineers, and an EP, Battle Hymn For An Army Of Lovers. These collections showcase two sides of Matthews’ dynamic songwriting: The Imagineers is a selection of thoughtful songs about love and life, while Battle Hymn For An Army Of Lovers tackles social justice themes. Songs from both projects have already won her recognition and awards. She was one of ten finalists (out of 5,000 entrants) in 2017’s NewSong Music and Performance Competition, and after performing at Lincoln Center, she was named grand-prize winner. The win earned her a spot at Sundance Film Festival’s ASCAP Music Cafe. Matthews also won the People Music Network’s Social Justice Songs contest at the 2017 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance, as well as a coveted official showcase at Folk Alliance International back in February, 2018.

Community engagement activity options:
Post-performance talkbacks and Q&As are welcome; workshops on social justice topics available (coming out, LGBTQ issues, race relations, intersectionality, criminal justice reform, black lives matter dialogue, opioid crisis, etc.), and music theory workshops on things like transposition available as well.

Download tech rider here

MUSIC

Six women stand against a bright blue wall. Only the last woman hols an instruments. They are all brightly dressed and smiling.

Credit: Courtesy of the artist.

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque (Ontario, Canada)
Website: www.janebunnett.com
Media: NPR Tiny Desk Concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yxU-_md2hE
Café Pilon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHlccZ3YRMk
For fees and booking information, contact: Reggie Marshall, MarsJazz Booking Agency, reggie@marsjazz.com

Jazz flautist/saxophonist Jane Bunnett has won numerous Juno awards in her native Canada and has been nominated for 3 Grammys in the U.S.  In addition she has received an Order of Canada, The Queens Diamond Jubilee medal, and most recently Ontario’s Premiers Award for Excellence. An internationally acclaimed musician who has built her reputation working with Cuban musicians for over 35 years, Jane’s ability to embrace and showcase the rhythms and culture of Cuba has been groundbreaking and demonstrates the universality of music.   In 2014, she founded Jane Bunnett and Maqueque to promote and extend performance opportunities to talented, young female musicians from Cuba. Since then, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque have broken new territory in Cuban music and toured Australia, Brazil, Canada, and the United States numerous times. The group has built a strong following with audiences and critics alike.

Community engagement activity options:
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque are well prepared for workshops and interactive presentations. Workshop/ presentations walk the audience through the rich history of Cuban music by demonstrating the various traditional forms such as Rumba, Changui, Cuban Son and Danzon. The group will cover some basic Afro-Cuban rhythms, allowing the audience to better understand the deep roots of Maqueque’s modern approach to Jazz. These workshops have been well received by students of music as well as the general public.

Download tech rider here

MUSIC

Los Pleneros plays live. From left to right a man plays percussion while standing; a man plays the standing bass; a man sings; and a woman dances, her skirt twirling in a circle to obscure her face.

Credit: Courtesy of the artist.

Los Pleneros de la 21 (NY)
Website: www.losplenerosdela21.org
Media: Somos Boricuas (live): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HANCoVDn7k
Live at Smithsonian Folklife Festival: https://vimeo.com/226648145
For fees and booking information, contact: Maureen Loughran, Center for Traditional Music and Dance, mloughran@ctmd.org

Founded in 1983 by NEA Heritage Fellow Juan Gutiérrez, Los Pleneros de la 21 (LP21) is an intergenerational ensemble of today’s venerated Latino musicians and top Bomba and Plena practitioners. The ensemble, based in the heart of El Barrio (Spanish Harlem), is known for creating infectious sounds which combine the folkloric and raw percussion elements of Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena genres with contemporary and urban styles, like Son, Salsa, Jazz, and Hip Hop.

In 2017, Los Pleneros de la 21 recorded their latest musical album, LIVE at Pregones—a project which captured the next musical phase of the ensemble, while also tracing a historical trajectory of the group’s 35+ year-long musical journey. The album, to be released by Truth Revolution Records in the fall of 2018, sets the tone for LP21’s touring endeavors in the 2019-2020 season.

Community engagement activity options:
As an institution founded upon the traditional and cultural expressions of Puerto Rican identity and folklore, LP21 has combined its touring and performance initiatives in unique compliment with an expansive roster of community and educational programs, offered year round. For more information, click here.

Download tech rider here

MUSIC

A black and white image of four women dressed in black standing around a table reviewing sheet music that is scattered along the top. A violin lies in the foreground.

Credit: David Oldfield.

Nordic Affect (Reykjavík, Iceland)
Website: www.nordicaffect.com
Media: Clockworking MV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl_gzcvjS1c
Live at National Sawdust: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlkaK6vylgE
For fees and booking information, contact: Christina Jensen, Jensen Artists, christina@jensenartists.com

Icelandic ensemble Nordic Affect has been hailed as a ‘multi-disciplinary force of nature’ (A Closer Listen), and for its ‘ineffable synergy between the performers’ (San Francisco Classical Voice). Founded in 2005, Nordic Affect was formed by a group of period instrument musicians who were united in their passion for viewing familiar musical forms from a different perspective and for daring to venture into new musical terrain. In 2013 the ensemble was nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize and was named Performer of the Year at the Iceland Music Awards in 2014.

Believing that music knows no boundaries, Nordic Affect has brought its music-making to contemporary and rock audiences alike and performed to critical acclaim at festivals in Europe and the US. The commissioning and performance of new works is integral to Nordic Affect’s mission as it has, from the group’s inception, combined new compositions with the music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Since their debut album in 2007, Nordic Affect’s performances can be found on the Deutsche Grammophon, Bad Taste Records, Musmap, Brilliant Classics and Sono Luminus labels. In 2017, Nordic Affect was featured on the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Reykjavik Festival, and has also performed at National Sawdust in New York, Constellation in Chicago, and at the UC Berkeley Art Museum.

For more information on program offerings and community engagement activity options, click here.

Download tech rider here

THEATER

Paige Hernandez jumps onstage clicking her heels together to the right. She wears sneakers, black pants, and a white shirt. To the left behind page, a man stands at a tall table. The set resembles a school play yard.

Credit: Courtesy of the artist.

Paige Hernandez (DC)
Website: bflyentertainment.com
Media: Havana Hop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukFbV2gSqOg
Paige in Full: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXY9kuUDsbo
For fees and booking information, contact: Simon Shaw, Shaw Entertainment Group, simon@shawentertainment.com

Paige is a multifaceted artist who is known for her innovative fusion of poetry, hip hop, dance, and education.  With her company B-FLY ENTERTAINMENT, Paige has written and performed several original works. To date, she tours her children’s show Havana Hop (grades pre-k-3rd) and her solo show, Paige in Full: A B-girl’s Visual Mixtape (Grades 5-college) throughout the country. Paige’s touring projects can be viewed on the repertory tab at: https://shawentertainment.com/paige-hernandez/

As a master teaching artist, Paige has taught throughout the country, to all ages, in all disciplines. She has been recognized in many organizations including the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts and Arena Stage where she was awarded the Thomas Fichandler Award for exceptional promise in theater education. The Huffington Post also named Paige a “classroom hero” because of her outstanding arts integration and work with STEAM initiatives.

As a hip-hop education advocate, Paige has shaped various educational workshops, including “Props for Hip Hop” at Arena Stage and “Keep it Moving” at Wolf Trap.  Both workshops help teachers to understand the fundamentals of hip-hop while incorporating the culture into their curriculum.

Sensory friendly performances available.

Community engagement activity options: the artists offer a range of community engagement activities. For more information, click here. (password: paige)

Download tech rider here. (Havana Hop)

Booking Guidelines

Mid Atlantic Tours provides fee support grants to presenting organizations in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia booking the current roster artists for engagements taking place between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Engagements must be confirmed no later than March 1, 2019.

For full booking and program guidelines, please download the 2019-2020 Booking Guidelines.

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

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Current Tours

2018-2019 Mid Atlantic Tours

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

CHORAL MUSIC

Man stands in foreground with arms raised. Choir stands in back against a bright yellow and purple background.

Photo: Courtesy of the Artist

The Crossing (Donald Nally, Conductor) (PA)
Website: www.crossingchoir.com
Media: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV-yxjn2A9E

Winner of the 2018 GRAMMY Award for best choral performance, The Crossing is a professional chamber choir conducted by Donald Nally and dedicated to new music. Highly sought-after by contemporary composers, The Crossing has premiered dozens of works by the elite of contemporary composers.

9/29/2018 Montclair State University – Peak Performances, Montclair, NJ
2/6/2019 Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
2/7/2019 Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
2/8/2019 Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

 

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER MUSIC

Photo is three separate close up shots of artists. Three men. Shots on the left and right are men looking at the camera. Artistsin the middles is singing into the microphone with an arm raised.

Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

M is Black Enough (NYC)
Website: visionintoart.com/projects/m-is-black-enough
Media: vimeo.com/165642076

M is Black Enough (aka Miyamoto is Black Enough) is a band and collaborative evening-length concert consisting of composer/percussionist Andy Akiho, poet/spoken-word artist Roger Bonair-Agard, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, and drummer Sean Dixon. A contemporary band of hard driving rhythms and biting social commentary, M is Black Enough aims to be complex and aggressive, and to involve all elements equally in a bold narrative about people, justice, struggle, joy, and celebration.

2/6/2019 Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY
2/7-8/2019 West Virginia State University, Institute, WV
5/30-31/2019 Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
6/1/2019 Motor House, Baltimore, MD

 

DANCE

Man and a woman face each other through the set piece of an old house. Video of the artist is being projected on stage behind them. Photo credit: Tyler Silver.

Photo: Tyler Silver

Bridgman|Packer Dance (NYC)
Website: www.bridgmanpacker.org
Media: vimeo.com/179381670

Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer’s innovative “Video Partnering” work  — the integration of live performance and video technology — has been acclaimed for its highly visual and visceral alchemy of the live and virtual. In 2018-2019 Bridgman|Packer will offer numerous programs for touring, including Truck, where an ordinary 17-foot U-Haul truck evolves from the utilitarian into a reimagined space through integration of live performance and video technology.

7/13-14/2018 LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts, Catskill, NY
7/25-26/2018 American Dance Asylum, Corning, NY
8/4/2018 Erie Arts & Culture, Erie, PA
8/18-19/2018 Torn Space Theater, Buffalo, NY
9/7/2018-4/6/2019 Monmouth University Center for the Arts, West Long Branch, NJ
1/31-2/2/2019 Reading Area Community College – Miller Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
2/9/2019 Nazareth College Arts Center, Rochester, NY
2/19/2019 Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
6/13-15/2019 Columbia Festival of the Arts, Columbia, MD

 

FOLK/TRADITIONAL MUSIC

Close-up head shot of Kaia Kater.

Photo: Todd Cooper

Kaia Kater (Canada)
Website: kaiakater.com
Media: www.youtube.com/kaiakater

Listed as Rolling Stone Magazine’s “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” in 2016, Kaia Kater plays folk mountain music with a modern day edge. She grew up between two worlds: one her family’s deep ties to Canadian folk music as well as the years she spent studying Appalachian music in West Virginia; the other her identity as an artist born of Afro-Caribbean descent in Québec. Her acclaimed debut album Sorrow Bound (2015) touched on this divide, but her second album, Nine Pin (2016), delves further, and casts an eye at the realities faced by people of color in North America today. Kaia Kater’s songs are fueled by her rich low tenor vocals, jazz-influenced instrumentation, and beautifully understated banjo, but it is her keen traditional sensibility and lyrical ability that makes her stand out as a new artist on the rise.

7/14/2018 Wintergreen Performing Arts, Nellysford, VA
7/15/2018 Huntington Arts Council, Huntington, NY
9/15/2018 Frostburg State University Cultural Events Series, Frostburg, MD
10/13/2018 Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WV
11/1/2018 Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick, MD
11/2/2018 Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
11/3/2018 Arden Concert Gild, Wilmington, DE
3/2/2019 Zeiders American Dream Theater, Virginia Beach, VA
3/8/2019 Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, WV
3/9/2019 Floyd Creative Studios, Floyd, VA
6/7/2019 Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, NY
6/12/2019 The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA
6/27/2019 The Freeman Stage at Bayside, Selbyville, DE

 

JAZZ

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Photo: Janice Yim

René Marie & Experiment In Truth (VA)
Website: renemarie.com
Media: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ64fMe0Xh4

In a span of two decades, 11 recordings and countless stage performances, vocalist René Marie has cemented her reputation as not only a singer but also a composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher. Guided and tempered by powerful life lessons and rooted in jazz traditions laid down by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other leading ladies of past generations, she borrows various elements of folk, R&B and even classical and country to create a captivating hybrid style. The Sound of Red, her most recent album and first of all-original material, provide glimpses of the many small but profound turning points that are a part of an individual life.

7/22/2018 Norwood Village Green Concert Series, Norwood, NY
10/17/2018 Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
10/21/2018 William Paterson University of New Jersey – Shea Center for Performing & Visual Arts, North Bergen, NJ
2/15/2019 Frostburg State University Cultural Events Series, Frostburg, MD
2/16/2019 University of Pennsylvania – Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2/21/2019 Bucknell University Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg, PA
2/22/2019 Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick, MD
2/23/2019 Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, PA
4/11-13/2019 The Forum, St. Thomas, VI
4/12/2019 St. John School of the Arts, St. John, VI
6/21/2019 Columbia Festival of the Arts, Columbia, MD

 

THEATER

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Photo: Adam Nadel

Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity | Ping Chong + Company (NYC)
Website: www.pingchong.org
Media: vimeo.com/205938937

Ping Chong + Company produces theatrical works addressing the important cultural and civic issues of our times under the artistic leadership of Ping Chong, one of America’s leading theatrical innovators and recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Beyond Sacred is an interview-based theater production exploring the diverse experiences of Muslim Americans. The five young participants vary in many ways, but share the common experience of coming of age in a post-9/11 America and in this current moment of rising fear of and violence towards Muslims. Beyond Sacred was developed through a community-engaged process wherein Ping Chong + Company artists extensively interviews local participants. These interviews become the basis of the script, performed by the community members themselves, that weaves together personal, historical, and political narratives.

10/12/2018 The Theatre at RVCC, Branchburg, NJ
10/14-15/2018 UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany, NY
2/6-8/2019 Millersville University of Pennsylvania – The Ware Center, Lancaster, PA
4/10-13/2019 Emory & Henry College – Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts, Emory, VA

 

WORLD MUSIC

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Alsarah & the Nubatones (NYC)
Website: www.alsarah.com
Media: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PX8xca4-5E

Alsarah & the Nubatones were born out of many dinner conversations between Alsarah and Rami El Aasser about nubian ‘songs of return’, modern migration patterns and the cultural exchanges between Sudan and Egypt. A common love for the richness of pentatonic sounds, and shared migration experiences, expanded the conversation to include Brandon Terzic on Oud, Mawuena Kodjovi on Bass and Trumpet as well as the charismatic vocalist, Nahid. Under the leadership of Alsarah, the Brooklyn based group’s sound grew into what they have dubbed as ‘east – african retro-pop’ rooted in Sudan and Nubia and drawing from the rich diversity of East-Africa’s musical heritage.

11/1-2/2018 University of Maryland College Park – Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD
11/3/2018 Wayne Theatre Alliance, Waynesboro, VA
11/7/2018 Bucknell University – Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg, PA
11/14/2018 Mountain Stage, Charleston, WV
3/9/2019 Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY
4/5/2019 Creative Alliance, Baltimore, 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 Operations Officer, 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 Operations Officer, at phillip@midatlanticarts.org or 410.539.6656 x109.

On Screen/In Person
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Still from director Tamlin Hall’s Holden On.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s On Screen/In Person program is designed to bring independent film and communities together by match-making American filmmakers with presenters from across the mid-Atlantic region.

Regional nonprofit venues and arts organizations looking for dynamic, cost-effective programming options can partner with MAAF to bring independent film to their communities. MAAF helps manage the administrative side, allowing presenters to focus on audience building and creating opportunities for meaningful, community-based engagement.

For more information about On Screen/In Person, including the current grantees and host sites, please click through the tabs 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

Application Status

APPLY NOW! Applications are currently being accepted for the 2019-2020 program year.

Submission Deadline

Monday, December 3, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET

Guidelines

To learn more about the program and eligibility requirements, please review the program guidelines carefully prior to submission.

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

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Online Application

To access the online eGRANT© application, click the link below and select the 2019-2020 On Screen/In Person Host Site application once logged in.

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Contact MAAF

For questions concerning the program or application process, please review the Guidelines then contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at 410-539-6656 x101 or kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

Support is available during regular MAAF business hours, 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM ET, Monday through Friday. Support will only be available through 5:00 PM ET on the day of the deadline.

Current Tours

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

SEPTEMBER 2018

Break the Chain
Director Laura E. Swanson

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

OCTOBER 2018

Holden On
Director Tamlin Hall

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

NOVEMBER 2018

Tyrus
Director Pamela Tom

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

FEBRUARY 2019

Man on Fire
Director Joel Fendelman

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

MARCH 2019

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

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

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

APRIL 2019

CHAVELA
Director Daresha Kyi

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

Host Sites

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

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

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

Filmmakers

SEPTEMBER 2018

Break the Chain
Director Laura E. Swanson

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Credit – McShane Photography

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

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

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

OCTOBER 2018

Holden On
Director Tamlin Hall

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Credit – Barbara Beneville Photography

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

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

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

NOVEMBER 2018

Tyrus
Director Pamela Tom

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

Credit – Ildiko Laszlo

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

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

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

FEBRUARY 2019

Man on Fire
Director Joel Fendelman

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

Credit – Alec Ploof

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

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

MARCH 2019

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

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

Courtesy of the Filmmaker

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

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

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

APRIL 2019

CHAVELA
Director Daresha Kyi

Close up of filmmaker Daresha Kyi looking seriously into the camera

Credit – Naylor Mitchell

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

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

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

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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 Operations Officer at phillip@midatlanticarts.org or 410.539.6656 x109.

Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America
Joan Soriano is performing on stage and the crowd is in front dancing. There are three guitarist and two percussionists on stage in front of red spiral lighting. The people on the dance floor all dancing as couples and holding hands.

Joan Soriano performing in Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ David Rubenstein Atrium through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America 2018. Credit: Kevin Yatarola.

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
About
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Vincent E. Thomas and the What’s Going On company performed with local dancers at the Christiana Cultural Arts Center in Delaware with support from the 2018 Special Presenters Initiatives program. Photo: Wendell Raulston, Jr.

The Special Presenter Initiatives program 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 anywhere worldwide. The supported projects include performances as well as community engagement activities that enhance the performance experience and offer meaningful exchanges between touring artists and a presenter’s community.

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, Program Officer, Performing, Arts, 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.

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 30, 2018 for projects taking place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

Guidelines

To learn more about the program and eligibility requirements, please see the program guidelines below. Guidelines are for information purposes only.

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

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Current Grantees

2018-2019

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

District of Columbia

7/7/2018 Daniel Phoenix Singh & Company Madhavi Mudgal Dance Company (India)
11/17/2018 Daniel Phoenix Singh & Company Alarmel Valli Dance Company (India)
3/11-16/2019 Dance Place CONTRA-TIEMPO (CA)
3/30/2019 Dumbarton Concerts Harlem Quartet (NY)
4/13/2019 CapitalBop Angelica Sanchez Nonet (NY)

Delaware

8/17/2018 The Freeman Stage at Bayside Step Afrika! (DC)
9/15/2018 The Freeman Stage at Bayside Kat Edmonson (NY)
10/2/2018 Grand Opera House Compania Flamenca Eduardo Guerrero (Spain)
10/12/2018 Grand Opera House Lucky Chops (NY)
11/16-17/2018 Coastal Concerts American String Quartet with Diaz Brothers (NY)
1/18-19/2019 Delaware Art Museum Black String (Korea)
2/22-23/2019 Coastal Concerts David Russell (Spain)
4/13/2019 Wilmington Wintergrass Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper (IN)
4/13/2019 Wilmington Wintergrass Carolina Blue Band (NC)
4/20/2019 Delaware Friends of Folk The Kennedys (NY)

U.S. Virgin Islands

10/20/2018 United Jazz Foundation Wycliffe Gordon and His International All Stars (GA)
12/21-22/2018 United Jazz Foundation The Good Times Brass Band (GA)
1/3-4/2019 St. John School of the Arts Black Oak Ensemble (IL)
1/16-19/2019 The Forum Julian Gargiulo (NY)
4/5-6/2019 The Forum Elena Urioste & Michael Brown (NY)

West Virginia

7/7/2018 Pocahontas County Opera House Cheik Hamala Diabate (DC)
9/6/2018 Beckley Concert Association The Steel Wheels (VA)
9/14/2018 Carnegie Hall Tim O’Brien (TN)
11/16/2018 Carnegie Hall Reduced Shakespeare Company (CA)
2/26/2019 Clay Center Cirque Mechanics Arts (NV)
3/8/2019 Beckley Concert Association Armida Quartet  (Germany)
3/9/2019 Chuck Mathena Center Russian National Ballet Theatre (Russia)
3/11-14/2019 ArtsLink Dan Kamin (PA)
3/29/2019 Pocahontas County Opera House Alash (Tuva)
4/6/2019 FOOTMAD Andes Manta (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 Operations Officer, 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 Operations Officer, at phillip@midatlanticarts.org or 410.539.6656 x109.

Deadlines

ArtsCONNECT

The application deadline for ArtsCONNECT was Friday, March 9, 2018 for projects taking place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

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Jazz Touring Network

The deadline for the Jazz Touring Network Membership application was August 31, 2018, 5:00 PM EST.

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Mid Atlantic Tours

The 2019-2020 Mid Atlantic Tours Roster booking deadline is March 1, 2019 for engagements taking place between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

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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 is Monday, December 3, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET.

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Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America

The 2019-2020 Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America Roster booking deadline is Monday, March 25, 2018 for engagements taking place between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

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Special Presenter Initiatives

The application deadline for the Special Presenter Initiatives was Friday, March 30, 2018 for projects taking place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

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