ArtsCONNECT to Support Engagements
and Activities at 44 Mid-Atlantic Region
Organizations in 2022-2023

Baltimore, MD – September 29, 2022 – Mid Atlantic Arts has announced grants to 44 presenters for supporting public engagements and community activities through its 2022-2023 ArtsCONNECT touring program. The grants provide over $358,000 in support of tours by 14 performing artists representing a range of performing arts genres such as puppetry, music, dance, and performance.

ArtsCONNECT supports touring projects collaboratively developed by presenters working together in the mid-Atlantic region. The tours include performances as well as complementary engagement activities designed to create greater understanding or connections between artists, audiences, and communities. Presenters must be based in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, West Virginia, and the Native nations that share this geography. Active participation for presenters of all sizes is encouraged.

Tours will visit the following organizations and communities: 

Six dancers stand on stage in deep green velvet costumes. One dancer stands front and the five behind them raise their right arms into the air.

Paul Taylor Dance Company, NY

Rennie Harris Puremovement, PA

Terrance Simien stands on stage a wears a straw pointed hat while playing a accordion.

Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience, LA

Nine dancers stand in three rows of three on a stage bathed in blue light. In the background people can be scene reading from books on the right while wooden crosses are visible on the left.

Vuyani Dance Theatre, South Africa  

A complete list of ArtsCONNECT grants, including links to presenters and artists, can be accessed here.

Mid Atlantic Arts convened a virtual panel, composed of five artists and arts professionals, on August 4-5, 2022 to review the applications and make recommendations.

ArtsCONNECT is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts‘ Regional Touring Program. 

Images from top: Acrobuffos in AIR PLAY. Credit: Florence Montmare; Hamid Drake. Credit: Ziga Koritnik; Imani Winds. Credit: Shervin Lainez; Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Company. Credit: Courtesy of the artist; ODC/Dance. Credit: RJ Muna; Paul Taylor Dance Company. Credit: Ron Thiele; Rennie Harris Puremovement. Credit: Avi Steinhard; Shamel Pitts/Tribe: Black Hole. Credit: The Adeboye Brothers; Soweto Gospel Choir. Credit: Stephen Garnett; Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience . Credit: James Dean; Third Coast Percussion & Flutronix. Credit: Nick Zoulek; Ulysses String Quartet. Credit: Lara St. John; Urban Bush Women. Credit: Hayim Heron; Vuyani Dance Theatre. Credit: Siphosihle Mkhwanazi.

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. To learn more about Mid Atlantic Arts visit

Karen Newell
Director, External Affairs
Mid Atlantic Arts
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