ArtsCONNECT provides funding for mid-Atlantic-based presenters working collaboratively to engage a performing artist or ensemble. The program aims to develop and deepen relationships among the region’s presenters, helping build a more sustainable touring environment for artists and ensembles. The supported tours include performances as well as community engagement activities that enhance the performance experience, and offer meaningful exchanges between touring artists and a presenter’s community.
A competitive, peer-panel-reviewed program, ArtsCONNECT supports tours developed by consortia of at least three presenters from a minimum two different states and jurisdictions served by MAAF. Proposed artists/ensembles may be from anywhere worldwide, but may not be based in the home state or jurisdiction of any of the applicant presenters. Priority consideration will be given to commissioning projects and/or projects that tour widely within the mid-Atlantic states and jurisdictions.
Matching grants are awarded once per year ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 per presenter for non-commissioning projects. Presenters with commissioning projects may request up to $15,000.
Questions regarding ArtsCONNECT should be directed to Haowen Wang, Program Officer, Performing Arts, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ArtsCONNECT is made possible through support from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.
The application deadline for ArtsCONNECT was Friday, March 8, 2019 for projects taking place between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.
To learn more about the program and eligibility requirements, please review the program guidelines below (for information purposes only).
For your convenience, guidelines are available in both PDF and Word formats.
MAAF offered three free webinars to assist potential applicants in understanding the ArtsCONNECT program and filling out the online application. You can access a recorded copy of the webinar at the link below:
Projects in Development
ArtsCONNECT supports touring projects developed by presenter consortia based in the region that includes public performances and complementary activities. Presenters must be located in DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, USVI or WV.
To help connect presenters in our region and develop projects for ArtsCONNECT, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation offers a Project in Development listing. Presenters can use this listing to:
• List artists/ensembles to find additional presenting partners for ArtsCONNECT, and
• List information about themselves so other presenters can contact them to form presenting partnerships
To view the last listing, click here.
Current Grantees & Tours
All schedules are subject to change. Please check with the performance venue for times and ticket information.
|Ananya Dance Theatre, Minneapolis, MN|
|10/22-27/2018||Virginia Commonwealth University – VCU Dance, Richmond, VA|
|3/4-8/2019||Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – Mason Gross Dance, New Brunswick, NJ|
|3/24-4/1/2019||Dance Place, Washington, DC|
|5/7-11/2019||Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA|
|David Roussève/REALITY, Los Angeles, CA|
|12/5-8/2018||Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY|
|1/28-2/2/2019||Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA|
|3/27-30/2019||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg, VA|
|Koresh Dance Company, Philadelphia, PA|
|1/16-17/2019||Wayne Theatre Alliance, Waynesboro, VA|
|1/24-26/2019||The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center, Clarksburg, WV|
|2/12-16/2019||Gordon Center for Performing Arts, Owings Mills, MD|
|2/20-23/2019||Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY|
|3/14-17/2019||Queens Theatre in the Park, Corona, NY|
|5/6-6/24/2019||Clay Center, Charleston, WV|
|The Rose Ensemble, Saint Paul, MN|
|9/30-10/1/2018||Capitol Early Music, Washington, DC|
|10/3-4/2018||Canisius College, Buffalo, NY|
|10/5-6/2018||Chatham Baroque, Pittsburgh, PA|
|San Jose Taiko, San Jose, CA|
|10/28/2018||Ocean County College – The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, Toms River, NJ|
|11/1-2/2018||Hamilton College Performing Arts, Clinton, NY|
|11/9-10/2019||UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany, NY|
|3/10-11/2019||Reading Area Community College – Miller Center for the Arts, Reading, PA|
|Theatre Re, London, UK|
|10/18-19/2018||Reading Area Community College – Miller Center for the Arts, Reading, PA|
|10/20-22/2018||University of Richmond – Modlin Center for the Arts, Richmond, VA|
|10/25/2018||Bucknell University – Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg, PA|
|10/26/2018||Lafayette College – Williams Center for the Arts, Easton, PA|
|10/27/2018||The Theatre at RVCC, Branchburg, NJ|
|11/13-14/2018||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg, VA|
|Tiger Trio, Berkeley, CA|
|9/15/2018||CapitalBop, Washington, DC|
|6/6/2019||Arts for Art, New York, NY|
|6/14-16/2019||The August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh, PA|
|Urban Bush Women, Brooklyn, NY|
|9/25-27/2018||University of Richmond – Modlin Center for the Arts, Richmond, VA|
|2/14-17/2019||Dance Place, Washington, DC|
|3/12-14/2019||The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State, University Park, PA|
2019-2020 Program Panelists
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
New York, NY
Omaha Performing Arts
Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts
Red Wing, MN
University of Houston
2018-2019 Program Panelists
University of Texas at Austin
Center for New Music
San Francisco, CA
New York, NY
Saint Paul, MN
Manage Your Grant
Changes in Project Proposal
Any changes in the content, schedule, or budget of your project as proposed must be submitted in writing for approval prior to being implemented. Requested changes must be submitted to Phillip Harmon, Grants and Operations Officer, at email@example.com.
Funding Acknowledgement and Crediting
Acknowledgement and Crediting requirements were included as Exhibit A of the Grant Award Agreement.
Grantees must clearly acknowledge support from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through use of both the credit language and logo as outlined below. Use of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo does not replace the credit language. Copies of the required crediting materials must be submitted as part of the final report.
Credit and Logo Usage Details
The following statement and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo MUST appear in all programs, websites and press releases produced by the funded organization or its agents in relation to the funded project. In addition, the following statement and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation logo should be included whenever possible, either jointly or separately as necessary, in all flyers and postcards, email communications, season brochures, social media posts and calendars, and any other print or electronic promotional and publicity materials produced by the funded organization or its agents in relation to the funded project.
- This statement must be used in its entirety and cannot be altered in any way.
This engagement of [ARTIST] is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Grantees are required to include a link to the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation website at www.midatlanticarts.org when crediting Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation on their website. This link MUST remain active during the entire length of your grant period with MAAF. You are requested, but not required, to embed the link in MAAF’s logo.
Final report requirements and instructions were included as Exhibit B of the Grant Award Agreement.
Grantees are required to submit a final report which is due thirty (30) days after the end of the grant period on record as listed in the Grant Award Agreement.
Final reports are to be completed online using the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s eGRANT system at https://midatlanticarts.egrant.net. Please read the instructions in the eGRANT system carefully.
The account used to submit the application for the grant must be used to complete the final report. If you do not remember your login and/or password, please use the link on the eGRANT login page to retrieve the information.
For questions about your grant and the crediting or final reporting requirements, contact Phillip Harmon, Grants and Operations Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.539. 6656 x109.