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 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)

Current Tours

2017-2018

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

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

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

Changes in Project Proposal

Any changes in the content, schedule, or budget of your project as proposed must be submitted in writing for approval prior to being implemented. Requested changes must be submitted to Phillip Harmon, Grants and 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, the 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. New members are selected on an annual basis through a competitive application 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 on 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 will 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. MAAF will identify a cultural specialist who will travel with the tour to facilitate audience, community, and presenter engagement and to provide cultural context for performance and other activities. 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

*New Guidelines will be posted in August 2018

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

Member Applications for 2019-2020 will be announced in early Fall 2018 and open to nonprofit presenters in the mid-Atlantic region (Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia).

Download 2018-2019 Folk and Traditional Arts Touring Network Guidelines as a PDF (link opens in a new window).

Download 2018-2019 Folk and Traditional Arts Touring Network Guidelines as a Word document (click link to download).

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.

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

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

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

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

Questions regarding FAJE Tours or FAJE On Tour should be directed to Jess Porter, Program Officer, Performing Arts, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation at jess@midatlanticarts.org or 410-539-6656 x116.

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

Now Booking

2018-2019 French-American Jazz Exchange Tours Roster

The booking deadline for the 2018-2019 FAJE Roster was March 30, 2018.

Funding is no longer available for 2018-2019 FAJE Roster. However, if you are interested in booking any of the 2018-2019 FAJE Roster artists, please contact the agent directly about remaining availability.

Booking requests for French-American Jazz Exchange Tours should be directed to Keith at keith@geodesicmanagement.com or 646-415-9234.

Aaron Goldberg Trio

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: Alejandra Barragán

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.

Download tech rider here.

THIEFS

Six men stand and one man sits in front of a set of windows with the word "BAM" in white on the windows. Photo: courtesy of the artist

Photo: courtesy of the artist

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 weave elements of modern composition and improvisation into a boundary-less foundation of beats. THIEFS’ soon-to-be-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. Click here for media.

Download tech rider here.

Reverso – Suite Ravel

Four men stand in a studio with their arms around each other. Photo: courtesy of the artist

Photo: courtesy of the artist

Reverso – Suite Ravel brings together American trombonist and composer, Ryan Keberle, and French pianist and composer, Frank Woeste, for an album bridging jazz and chamber music. Keberle and Woeste bridge the melody, harmony, and rhythm from the solo piano suite by Maurice Ravel composed between 1914 and 1917 with those of the traditional Baroque suite. The resulting compositions are realized by an outstanding quartet featuring acclaimed improviser and cellist, Erik Friedlander, and drummer extraordinaire, Johnathan Blake. Click here for media.

Download tech rider here.

Booking Guidelines

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

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

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

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

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

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

Current Tours

2017-2018 Tours

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

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

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

Abu Sadiya

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

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

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

Ancestral Memories

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

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

Changes in Project Proposal

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

FAJE On Tour Coming Soon!

MAAF and FACE are excited to announce that an expanded version of FAJE Tours, FAJE On Tour will launch in 2018.

FAJE On Tour provides funding for American presenters engaging artists from the FAJE On Tour roster. Featuring original completed FAJE Creative Projects, the FAJE On Tour roster is annually created to engage broad national participation and promote access to unique and powerful artistic collaborations and performances. Roster consideration will be given to artists and ensembles that have recently completed a FAJE Creative Project, demonstrate interest in touring, and have ample availability for touring in the United States during the given program window.

Non-profit presenters across the United States are eligible to receive support toward artist fees and travel expenses related to scheduled engagements.

The 2019-2020 FAJE On Tour artist roster will be announced and published online in the summer of 2018.

To learn more about the program including presenter eligibility and booking requirements, please review the FAJE guidelines.

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

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

FAJE On Tour is made possible through generous support from Florence Gould Foundation, French Ministry of Culture, Institut Français-Pari, the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program, and Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs de Musique (“SACEM”).

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

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

Applicants who submitted a 2017-2018 application will be notified of their status in September 2017.

The guidelines and application below are for information purposes only.

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

Current Tours

2017-2018 Jazz Touring Network Engagements

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

Alicia Olatuja promo shot.

Photo: Carsten Fleck.

Alicia Olatuja, Jersey City, NJ

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

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

 

AJOYO promo shot

Photo: Cyrill Matter.

Ajoyo, New York, NY

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

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

Photo: Laura Ferreira.

Etienne Charles, Okemos, MI

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

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

 

Sammy Miller and the Congregation promo picture.

Photo: Lauren Desberg.

Sammy Miller and the Congregation, New York, NY

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

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

 

Somi in blue and white dress on a blue background.

Photo: Courtesy of artist.

SOMI, New York, NY

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

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

 

Members

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

Arden Gild Hall
Ron Ozer, President
2126 The Highway
Arden, DE 19810
Phone: 302.898.9308
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 for Arts and Culture
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
Tina Betz, 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/

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

Manage Your Grant

Changes in Project Proposal

Any changes in the content, schedule, or budget of your project as proposed must be submitted in writing for approval prior to being implemented. Requested changes must be submitted to Phillip Harmon, Grants and 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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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:

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

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

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

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

2018-2019 Artist Roster

CHORAL MUSIC

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Photo: Courtesy of the Artist

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

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.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER MUSIC

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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.

DANCE

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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.

FOLK/TRADITIONAL MUSIC

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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 (May 2015) touched on this divide, but her second album, Nine Pin (May 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.

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.

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.

WORLD MUSIC

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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.

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, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Engagements must be confirmed no later than March 2, 2018.

For full booking and program guidelines, please download the 2018-2019 Booking Guidelines.

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

Download Mid Atlantic Tours Booking Guidelines as a PDF (link opens in a new window)
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Current Tours

2017-2018 Mid Atlantic Tours

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

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER MUSIC

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Ashley Bathgate, New York, NY

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

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

 

CONTEMPORARY VOCAL

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Bombay Rickey, Bronx, NY

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

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

 

DANCE

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BalletX, Philadelphia, PA

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

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

 

FOLK/TRADITIONAL MUSIC

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The Church Sisters, Danville, VA

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

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

 

JAZZ

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Melissa Aldana, New York, NY

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

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

 

THEATER

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Daniel Beaty, New York, NY

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

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

 

WORLD MUSIC

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Nobuntu, Zimbabwe

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

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

 

 

Manage Your Grant

Changes in Project Proposal

Any changes in the content, schedule, or budget of your project as proposed must be submitted in writing for approval prior to being implemented. Requested changes must be submitted to Phillip Harmon, Grants and 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
About
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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.

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

The Special Presenter Initiatives provides funding to small and mid-size presenting organizations in Delaware, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia to support engagements with professional touring artists and ensembles from the mid-Atlantic region and outside of the United States. The supported projects include performances as well as community engagement activities that 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 at haowen@midatlanticarts.org.

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

Guidelines

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

The application deadline for the Special Presenter Initiatives was Friday, March 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

2017-2018

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

District of Columbia

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

Delaware

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

U.S. Virgin Islands

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

West Virginia

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

Fee support was available to presenters based in the mid-Atlantic region (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, USVI, VA, and WV) that booked from the French-American Jazz Exchange Roster for engagements taking place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Funds were limited and were available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Some restrictions apply.

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Jazz Touring Network

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

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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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