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!

Six cow tail switches.

Display caption

Image: Switches made of cow tail hair and black bamboo are a traditional West African symbol of authority often carried by storytellers. Credit: by Dena Jennings.

Color photo of vibrant orange and green half screw sculpture without a head on a deep blue background.

Display caption

Image: Sculpture by Delaware Division of the Arts Fellow Dennis Beach. Credit: Courtesy Delaware Division of the Arts.

Deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2024
Color photograph of a table still life.

Display caption

Image: Kimberly Witham 2023 NJSCA Photography Fellow. Credit: Kimberly Witham.

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.

Display caption

Headshot of paulA neves on a beach with a blue sky in the background.

Arts Spotlight

Pride Spotlight: paulA neves  

We are spotlighting Pride Month with a conversation with NJ artist paulA neves ! paulA neves (she/they) is a Portuguese-American writer, filmmaker, and educator. Her work explores queerness and the immigration experience. paulA is a 2024-2025 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Arts Fellow for prose. We spoke with her about her work, “Portuguese School: Stories,” and the queer themes of her writing.

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.

Display caption

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

We’re Stronger Together

Learn more about our work, partners, and team.

The Latest

Color photo of Luedji Luna. The artist wears a long forest green dress made up of long tiered fringe.

Display caption

Image: Luedji Luna. Credit: Henrique Falci.

Performing Arts Global Exchange 2024-2025 Engagements Announced
A dancer in a brightly colored sari crouches in profile to the right.

Display caption

Image: Mythilii Prakash in rehearsal for Taapam. Chennai, India January 2024. Credit: V. Gowrishankar.