Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Announces
New Jazz Touring Network Members
Baltimore, MD - November 1, 2010 - Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has announced selection of the newest members of its Jazz Touring Network ("JTN"). Anderson Center for the Performing Arts, Binghamton, NY; Emelin Theatre of the Performing Arts, Mamaroneck, NY; Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA; and the University of Richmond, Richmond, VA will join 19 other organizations to make up a network now comprised of 23 participants.
In operation since 2001, the JTN is a membership program designed to expand the presentation of jazz throughout the mid-Atlantic region by providing selected presenters with the tools necessary to develop and sustain the art form as an ongoing part of their annual programming. The program offers opportunities for professional development, peer networking, and funding for regional jazz tours.
New members are selected on an annual basis through an open, competitive selection process. The focus is on performing arts presenters from within the mid-Atlantic region that have had little to no experience presenting jazz, and who also work with communities underserved by the arts. Once selected, membership in the program is ongoing contingent upon meeting annual participation requirements.
Eligible applications for the 2010-2011 round were reviewed by the following panel of experienced jazz presenters:
· Yvonne Ervin, Executive Director, Western Jazz Presenters Network, Tucson, AZ
· Laura Greer, Associate Producer, Apollo Theater Foundation, New York, NY
· Peter Lesser, Executive Director, Empire State Plaza Performing Arts Center, Albany, NY
The four new members will be added to the current JTN membership which includes:
· Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, Elmer, NJ
· Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
· Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, WV
· Christina Cultural Arts Center, Wilmington, DE
· Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, Charlestown, WV
· Cultural Affairs, City of Wilmington, DE
· Cumberland County College, Vineland, NJ
· Frostburg State University Cultural Events Series, Frostburg, MD
· Garth Newel Music Center, Warm Springs, VA
· Germantown Cultural Center, Germantown, MD
· Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
· Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA
· Music at Gretna, Elizabethtown, PA
· Paramount Center for the Arts, Peekskill, NY
· The Prizery, South Boston, VA
· THEARC, Washington, DC
· Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway, NJ
· Virginia Arts Festival, Norfolk, VA
· Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick, MD
Guidelines for the 2011-2012 application round will be available in early spring 2011. For more information on the program, please click here.
Funding for the Jazz Touring Network is made possible through the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program.
About Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation supports the richness and diversity of the region's arts resources and promotes wider access to the art and artists of the region, nation and world. The region includes nine states and jurisdictions that are closely related by geography or culture: District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia.