Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Announces Grants to
Delaware, District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands,
and West Virginia Presenters through the
Special Presenter Initiatives Program

 

Baltimore, MD – July 18, 2016 –  Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, in partnership with the Delaware Division of the Arts, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts, and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, has announced over $46,000 in grants through the Special Presenter Initiatives program.

The Special Presenter Initiatives offer small and mid-sized presenting organizations in Delaware, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia the opportunity to apply for grants to broaden and/or diversify their programming and expand audiences. Artists must be from the mid-Atlantic region, but outside of presenter’s home state/territory, or from outside of the United States.

  • In Delaware, eight grants totaling $12,365 will support engagements at the Arden Club, Coastal Concerts, Delaware Friends of Folk, The Freeman Stage, and Wilmington Wintergrass.
  • Nine grants totaling $17,425 will support District of Columbia engagements at the Anacostia Arts Center, Atlas Performing Arts Center, CapitalBop, Dance Place, Dumbarton Concerts, The Essential Theatre, and Washington Performing Arts.
  • In the U.S. Virgin Islands, $9,450 in grants will support three engagements at CMCArts and The Forum.
  • And in West Virginia, four grants totaling $7,750 will support engagements at ArtsLink, Carnegie Hall, FOOTMAD, and the Pocahontas County Opera House.

For a complete list of grantees, artists, and engagement dates, please click here.

Guidelines for the 2017-2018 Special Presenter Initiatives program will be available here in late fall 2016.

The Special Presenter Initiatives are made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program. Additional support for engagements in Delaware was provided by the Delaware Division of the Arts, in the District of Columbia by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and in West Virginia by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

About Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation develops partnerships and programs that reinforce artists’ capacity to create and present work and advance access to and participation in the arts. For more information on the Foundation’s programs and services, please visit: www.midatlanticarts.org