Mid Atlantic Arts fosters and finances the development and showcase of a wide range of artistic expressions while linking individuals to enriching arts encounters both within our local area and across broader horizons. Established in 1979 Mid Atlantic Arts extends its backing to artists, event organizers, and institutions via distinctive initiatives, grants, partnerships, and knowledge exchange. Our roots trace back to 1979, with Mid Atlantic Arts harmonizing its efforts with the state arts councils within the region and the National Endowment for the Arts. We combine resources from state and federal sources with contributions from private entities, including corporations, foundations, and individuals, to support a diverse spectrum of artistic forms and engage individuals in meaningful arts experiences throughout our locality and beyond.

Opportunities with upcoming important dates!

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Image: 2024-2025 Performing Arts Global Exchange roster artist Espiral 7. Credit: Courtesy of the Artist.

National Opportunity: Roster Now Open to Presenters for Booking
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Image: Cécile McLorin Salvant performs in the Venetian Theater at the Jazz Festival, presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, at Caramoor in Katonah New York on July 22, 2023. Credit: Gabe Palacio.

Apply by March 7, 2024!
Image: 79rs Gang in concert at the Nancy, Jazz Pulsations Festival in France. The audience has been invited onstage to dance with the band. Big Chief Romeo Bougere, front and center, waves a black towel in the air. Credit: Max Kawczynski.

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Image: 79rs Gang in concert at the Nancy, Jazz Pulsations Festival in France. The audience has been invited onstage to dance with the band. Big Chief Romeo Bougere, front and center, waves a black towel in the air. Credit: Max Kawczynski.

Spring Application Open!

Imagine a world where creativity transforms individuals & communities

Mid Atlantic Arts serves as a creative and financial partner for artists and presenters looking to share innovation throughout the region, the nation, and beyond.

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Two puppeteers manipulate horses and a traditionally dressed Japanese puppet onstage.

Arts Spotlight

The Japan Society

The Japan Society recently hosted Koryu Nishikawa V and Tom Lee/Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Company’s performance of AKUTAGAWA with support from the 2023 ArtsCONNECT program...

About Mid Atlantic Arts

Mid Atlantic Arts supports artists, presenters, and organizations through unique programming, grant support, partnerships, and information sharing. Created in 1979, Mid Atlantic Arts is aligned with the region’s state arts councils and the National Endowment for the Arts. We combine state and federal funding with private support from corporations, foundations, and individuals to nurture diverse artistic expression while connecting people to meaningful arts experiences within our region and beyond.

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Image: The staff of Mid Atlantic Arts celebrate Theresa Colvin, center. Credit: Micah E. Wood.

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Learn more about our work, partners, and team.

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Image: Jade Stewart of Company E at the Entrance to the Temple of Jupiter, Thuburbo Majus, Tunisia. Company E received USAI 2023 support for their engagement at Carthage Dance Festival. Credit: Paul Gordon Emerson.

Fall 2024 USArtists International Grantees Announced
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Image: Social media collage of some of the 2023-2024 National Leaders of Color. Credit: Courtesy of WESTAF.

2023-2024 National Leaders of Color Announced
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Traditional Balinese Dance Performance