ArtsInk News & Updates             February 2016
Mid Atlantic Tours Deadline Approaching
Pig Iron Theatre
Pig Iron Theatre will be touring through the
2016-2017 MAT program.

Mid Atlantic Tours provides fee subsidies to presenters based in the mid-Atlantic region that book artists on its annual roster. Limited fee support is still available for engagements taking place between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Interested presenters should contact the roster artists' agents directly. To be considered for fee support, engagements must be confirmed no later than March 4, 2016. Click here for information about Mid Atlantic Tours, the 2016-2017 artist roster, and booking agent contact information. General questions about the program should be directed to Michelle Grove at michelle@midatlanticarts.org.


Be A Rebel for Women's History Month 
STill from the film REBEL.
Still from the film REBEL.

Esteemed filmmaker Maria Agui Carter hits the road this March with her film REBEL, a detective story about a woman, a myth, and the politics of national memory. One of the thousand women said to have fought in the Civil War, Loreta Janeta Velazquez altered her sex, ethnicity, and identity in order to become a Confederate soldier spy and double agent for the Union, only to be dismissed as a hoax after revealing her story in her scandalous 1876 memoir, The Woman in Battle. Please contact the tour venues directly for dates, times and locations of screenings and other scheduled activities. For information about the lineup of films and participating venues, please click through the appropriate tabs
here. Questions about On Screen/In Person? Contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

Upcoming Artist Residency Deadline
Painter and 2011 MAAF Creative Fellowships recipient  Brian Dunn's photograph of the Steepletop Barn at the Millay Colony for the Arts.
Millay Colony barn.

The Foundation provides support for individual artist residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts through its Creative Fellowships program. Residencies provide artists with a private studio, room and board, and the company of other artists from around the nation for an intensive period of self-guided exploration and development. Creative Fellowships at Millay Colony support two-week or one-month residencies for writers, visual artists, and composers from the District of Columbia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A modest travel subsidy is also awarded to the selected artists. The next residency application deadline for Millay Colony is March 1, 2016. For information and application instructions, please visit http://www.millaycolony.org/. Questions should be directed to apply@millaycolony.org.


ArtsCONNECT Deadline Approaching
Koresh Dance
Koresh Dance is touring
through a 2015-2016 ArtsCONNECT
consortium project.

ArtsCONNECT provides fee subsidies for engagements that are part of tours developed by presenter consortia within the mid-Atlantic region that include public performances and complementary activities. The ArtsCONNECT deadline is March 18, 2016 for projects taking place between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. To access the program guidelines and online application, as well as view Projects in Development, an online listing of presenters seeking additional consortium partners or those wishing to join a consortium,  click here. Questions about ArtsCONNECT should be directed to Michelle Grove at michelle@midatlanticarts.org.


February 22nd Summer Arts Administration Internship Deadline
The deadline to apply for a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Summer Arts Administration Internship at our Baltimore, MD office is right around the corner! Interns gain practical knowledge by assisting staff with the Individual Artist Awards and Fellowship programs administered by the Foundation on behalf of the states of Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey. By providing a supervised learning environment, Foundation internships offer graduate and undergraduate students as well as individuals who have recently completed their program of study the opportunity to gain insight and experience in nonprofit arts administration. The Foundation recruits two interns annually for the summer semester and provides each a stipend of $1,000. The application deadline is February 22, 2016. For a full description and application instructions, please click here. Questions about Summer Arts Administration Internships should be directed to Kimberly Steinle-Super at kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

 
Delaware Individual Artist Fellowships Announced
Delaware Division of the Arts logo.

The Delaware Division of the Arts has announced the names of 16 Delaware artists selected for 2016 Individual Artist Fellowships.  Awardees were selected from 118 applicants submitting in a broad range of visual, literary, and performing arts disciplines. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation assists with the administration of the Delaware Division of the Art's Individual Artist Fellowship program and extends its congratulations to all awardees.  Click
here to see the full list of grant recipients.  

Other Opportunities!

  • Chamber Music America's New Jazz Works program supports the creation of new works by professional U.S.-based jazz artists and helps assure that these compositions will be heard through live performances and recordings. Deadline: March 4, 2016.
     
  • Asian Women Giving Circle (AWGC) supports Asian American women-led organizations and individual artists in New York City who are using arts and culture to bring about progressive social transformation. Deadline: March 11, 2016
     
  • Folk Arts Apprenticeship grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts are now available. Deadline: April 6, 2016
     
  • CREATIVZ.US is designed to inspire a conversation about what artists in the United States need to sustain and strengthen their careers.  As part of the NEA's 50th anniversary initiative -- Creativity Connects  -- the research project shines a spotlight on how the arts contribute to the nation's creative ecosystem.