A large group of children, all standing with their arms raised, circle around a man in a bright orange shirt who has one arm raised. In the man's other hand is a microphone. The man in the orange shirt is facing away from the camera back to other two members of the dance group that stand behind him, including a man wearing a white mask and a skeleton shirt. The group is in a school gymnasium. Photo by Thomas Gonzalez.

The Huntington Arts Council of NY hosted a workshop with Illstyle & Peace Production for Project Play, a summer program of the Town of Huntington Department of Parks and Youth Bureau. The workshop and performance of Illstyle & Peace Productions was supported by MAAF’s 2016-2017 Mid Atlantic Tours program. Photo: Thomas Gonzalez.

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

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

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

ArtsCONNECT provides funding for mid-Atlantic-based presenters working collaboratively to engage a performing artist or ensemble. The program aims to develop and deepen relationships among the region’s presenters, helping build a more sustainable touring environment for artists and ensembles. The supported tours include performances as well as community engagement activities that 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
A four piece jazz band on stage with a screen behind them which says Atlas Performing Arts Center. A trumpeter stands at the front of the stage with a drummer to his right, a bassist behind him, and a piano to his left. Photo by Sarah O'Halloran.

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

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
A closeup of a man sitting on stage surrounded by different pianos and soundboards, He wears a red scarf and laughs as plays.

Jazz Touring Network member, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presented Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio in 2017. Photo: Greg Cristman.

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.

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

Online Application

To access the online eGRANT application, click the link below and select the Jazz Touring Network Membership  Application once logged in.

https://midatlanticarts.egrant.net (link opens in a new window)

Deadlines

The deadline for the Jazz Touring Network Membership application is 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
3/9/2019 Brooklyn College Presents, Brooklyn, NY
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
11/17/2018 Brooklyn College Presents, Brooklyn, NY
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
4/6/2019 Brooklyn College Presents, Brooklyn, 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
3/9/2019 Brooklyn College Presents, Brooklyn, 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, Operations 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/

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

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

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

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

Cornell Concert Series
Cornell University
Dr. Deborah Justice, Manager
101 Lincoln Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 607.255.4363
E-mail: drj46@cornell.edu
www.cornellconcertseries.com

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

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

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/

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

Mid Atlantic Tours is a curated roster program of performing artists 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.

2019-2020 Artist Roster

The 2019-2020 touring roster and booking guidelines will be announced in Fall 2018.

Booking Guidelines

The booking deadline Mid Atlantic Tours was Friday, March 2, 2018 for projects taking place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

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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The 2019-2020 touring roster and booking guidelines will be announced in Fall 2018.

 

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

Woman in pink dress sits on a vintage chair with a black background. Photo credit to Janice Yim.

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

Woman wearing a hijab sits on a chair in front of a music stand. Her eyes are closed and her right hand is raised. Two men sit on either side with music stands in front of them. Photo credit to Adam Nadel.

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

5 piece ensemble stand in front of a graffitied wall. Two females and three males. Promotional photo courtesy of the artist.

Photo: Courtesy of the Artist.

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

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 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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A woman sits on an older yellow couch with several pillows, including a leopard print pillow that says in large text "Whatever". Behind her are several pictures and wall hangings. On her right a triangle sits a triangle of mirrors with a platform in the center. Hanging next to the mirror are several garments in clear plastic bags. The woman in a pink shirt is sitting in her tailor shop.

Still from 2017-2018 On Screen/In Person film Big Sonia, toured in March of 2018.

On Screen/In Person tours new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region.  Six films and their creators are selected for touring annually. Each tour engagement includes a public screening, a pre or post-screening discussion with the visiting filmmaker, and a community activity with the filmmaker that provides greater appreciation for their work and the art of film.  Organizations in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia interested in serving as host sites for tours are selected by the Foundation through an open, competitive application process. The program is open to filmmakers from across the United States through a nationwide call for entries.  Animation, documentary, experimental and narrative works are eligible for consideration. Organizations accepted as host sites participate in the film selection process.

For more information about On Screen/In Person host sites, click on the Host Site tab above.

On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Guidelines

Information for Host Sites

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

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

Application Status

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

Submission Deadline

CLOSED – Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST

Next Opportunity to Apply

Applications and guidelines for the 2019-2020 program year will be available in October 2018.

How It Works

  • Nonprofit venues and arts organizations in the mid-Atlantic region apply to partner with MAAF and serve as host sites for the touring filmmakers
  • Six films and filmmakers are selected to tour by the appointed host sites through a competitive review process
  • Tours are scheduled during six months of the program year (September-October-November; February-March-April of the applicable program year). Each selected filmmaker is scheduled to visit between approximately six-to-ten host sites and tour for up to three weeks during ONE of the months the program is active
  • Each engagement on a tour includes a public screening preceded or followed by a question and answer session with the filmmaker, and a community engagement collaboratively developed by the filmmaker and the local host site

What Host Sites Receive*

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

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

Who is Eligible*

To be eligible, organizations must:

  • Be designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or a unit of local or state government
  • Be located in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, or West Virginia
  • Possess or have access to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (link opens in new window) screening facilities and well-maintained, digital projection equipment
  • Have a minimum of five days available to schedule the screenings and filmmaker engagements during each month the program is active
  • Be in good standing with MAAF at the time of application with no overdue or outstanding required reports and/or grant documents

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

Applicants will be assessed in part on the risk of noncompliance with Federal statutes, regulations and the terms and conditions as provided by the applicant’s Certification and Statement of Assurances in the submitted application or Common Information Form and the results of previous audits including adherence to Single Audit requirements as set forth by Federal statutes.

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Other questions about the program should be directed to Program Officer, Fellowships & Visual Arts, Kimberly Steinle-Super at kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

Current Tours

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

SEPTEMBER 2018

Break the Chain
Director Laura E. Swanson

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

OCTOBER 2018

Holden On
Director Tamlin Hall

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

NOVEMBER 2018

Tyrus
Director Pamela Tom

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

FEBRUARY 2019

Man on Fire
Director Joel Fendelman

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

MARCH 2019

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

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

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

APRIL 2019

CHAVELA
Director Daresha Kyi

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

Host Sites

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

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

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

Filmmakers

SEPTEMBER 2018

Break the Chain
Director Laura E. Swanson

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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.

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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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Host Sites

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

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

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

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

Special Presenter Initiatives
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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 the mid-Atlantic region and outside of the United States. 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 is August 31, 2018, 5:00 PM EST.

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Mid Atlantic Tours

The 2018-2019 Mid Atlantic Tours Roster booking deadline was March 2, 2018 for engagements taking place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

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On Screen/In Person

The application deadline for organizations interested in serving as host sites for the On Screen/In Person program was Monday, November 20, 2017.

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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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