ArtsInk News & Updates              November 2015

Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America Presenter Funding

Christiane Jatahy_s Julia is touring the US through the 2015 Southern Exposure program.
Christiane Jatahy's Julia will tour the U.S. in spring  2016 through the Southern Exposure program.
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, is pleased to announce that Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America will continue providing fee subsidies of up to 40% of eligible expenses to nonprofit presenters nationwide who book Latin American artists from the curated Southern Exposure roster. For information on how to receive funding, review the 2016-2017 program guidelines. The Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America artist roster will be announced in December.
   
ATTENTION FILMMAKERS! Apply Now for Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's Indie Film Touring Program!

Filmmaker Jonathan Gruber adjusting a film camera.
Filmmaker Jonathan Gruber is currently touring the mid-Atlantic region with his film Miriam Beerman:Expressing the Chaos.
Don't miss this opportunity to be considered for the 2016-2017 season of On Screen/In Person, which 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. Filmmakers residing anywhere in the United States or its territories may now submit their films for consideration. Regional nonprofit venues and arts organizations may also participate in the program by serving as host sites for the touring filmmakers through a partnership with the Foundation. The application deadline for both filmmaker and host sites is December 11, 2015. For more information about the program, including links to guidelines and the online applications, please visit the Filmmaker or Host Site pages of the Foundation's website. Applicants with questions concerning the program or the application processes should contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at kimberly@midatlanticarts.org 
 
USArtists International Guidelines Revised

Terrance Simien holding an accordion.
Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience is a 2015 USArtists International grantee.
USArtists International supports performances by American artists at important cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces worldwide. The Round II deadline for  USArtists International is December 4, 2015 for projects taking place between March 15, 2016 and March 14, 2017. All applicants are strongly encouraged to review the revised guidelines to verify eligibility before beginning the online application. Please note that all Round II letters of invitation from festivals and required certification sheets must now be received by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation by December 11, 2015. Questions? Contact Robyn Busch, robyn@midatlanticarts.org.


State Consortia Meet Throughout Mid-Atlantic Region 

In October and November state consortia of presenters in Delaware, New York, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania met to network, learn, and discuss collaborative projects for the upcoming season. MAAF Program Officer, Michelle Grove attended each meeting to meet with presenters and share resources and information about MAAF funding opportunities for the 2016-2017 season. Presenters interested in joining or learning more about a state presenter network should contact michelle@midatlanticarts.org for information.
 
 
MAAF's Annual Fund Campaign Underway! 

MAAF recently kicked off it's 2016 Annual Fund campaign with a letter campaign celebrating our new website!  We are so thrilled to be able to offer you this new (user friendly) resource and hope that it proves useful to you moving forward. And now we want to take a minute to celebrate you!  Thank you for supporting us... through spreading the word about our programs, by liking and sharing our social media posts, and by helping us evaluate programs and services.  Your input led to the new website design and directly informs our work on a daily basis - we enjoy our conversations and hope you will visit with us more often!  If you would like to make a gift to the Annual Fund Campaign in support of our work, you can do so online through Network for Good. Thanks again for your support!

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