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.
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 email@example.com.
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. Guidelines and application form for the 2020-2021 program cycle will be announced in Fall 2019.
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.
Download 2019-2020 ArtsCONNECT Guidelines as a PDF (link opens in a new window)
Download 2019-2020 ArtsCONNECT Guidelines as a screen-reader friendly Word document (click link to download)
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
The listing is currently closed from submissions.
Current Grantees & Tours
All schedules are subject to change. Please check with the performance venue for times and ticket information.
|Ballet Hispanico of New York, New York, NY|
|8/17/2019||Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY|
|3/19-22/2020||New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ|
|4/1-3/2020||Shenandoah Conservatory, Winchester, VA|
|Compagnie Herve Koubi, Brive, France|
|2/11 – 12/2020||Oswego College – ARTSwego Performing Arts Series, Oswego, NY|
|2/18 – 23/2020||The Joyce Theater, New York, NY|
|2/24 – 3/3/2020||Dance Place, Washington, DC|
|Ephrat Asherie Dance, New York, NY|
|8/2 – 3/2019||PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham, NY|
|2/6 – 8/2020||University of Pennsylvania – Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA|
|3/4 – 5/2020||University of Maryland College Park – Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD|
|Hear in Now, International|
|5/16/2020||CapitalBop, Washington, DC|
|5/17 -18/2020||Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY|
|5/23/2020||Arts for Art, New York, NY|
|Jumatatu Poe & Donte Beacham, Philadelphia, PA|
|9/23 – 10/5/2019||BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Bronx, NY|
|9/23 – 10/12/2019||Henry Street Settlement – Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY|
|6/18 – 29/2020||Dance Place, Washington, DC|
|Layer the Walls, Brooklyn, NY|
|9/16 – 10/11/2019||Hudson Hall, Hudson, NY|
|9/23 – 11/17/2019||Jewish Community Center of Baltimore – Gordon Center for Performing Arts, Owings Mills, MD|
|10/16 – 17/2019||Ocean County College – The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, Toms River, NJ|
|4/22 – 25/2020||The Bardavon, Poughkeepsie, NY|
|Manual Cinema, Chicago, IL|
|10/9 – 10/2019||Shenandoah University – Shenandoah Conservatory, Winchester, VA|
|10/17 – 18/2019||Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY|
|11/1 -2/2019||Bucknell University – Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg, PA|
|1/15 – 5/19/2020||State University of New York New Paltz, New Paltz, NY|
|2/22/2020||Williams Center for the Arts, Easton, PA|
|3/20 – 21/2020||University of Richmond – Modlin Center for the Arts, Richmond, VA|
|6/20 – 21/2020||Columbia Festival of the Arts, Columbia, MD|
|Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, Windsor, NS, Canada|
|1/26 – 27/2020||Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, NY|
|1/30/2020||Potsdam College – Community Performance Series, Potsdam, NY|
|2/4 – 5/2020||University of Pittsburgh at Bradford – Pitt-Bradford Arts, Bradford, PA|
|The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Brass Band, Newtown Square, PA|
|11/6 – 14/2019||UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany, NY|
|11/15 – 16/2019||Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY|
|11/17 – 18/2019||Geneva Concerts, Geneva NY|
|2/20 – 22/2020||New Jersey City University Center for the Arts, Jersey City, NJ|
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, Director of Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Director of Operations, at email@example.com or 410.539. 6656 x109.