Mid Atlantic Arts’ accessibility convenings and training opportunities support our commitment to greater accessibility in the arts and cultural sector of the mid-Atlantic region.
Established in 2017, the Alan Cooper Leadership in the Arts Award celebrates leaders who create responsive and innovative opportunities for artists, arts organizations, and audiences.
ArtsCONNECT supports performing arts 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.
Through grants and peer learning opportunities, ArtsHERE invests in organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to equity within their practices and programming, with the goal of increasing arts participation for underserved groups/communities, and sharing insights that may inform similar funding programs in the future.
The Appalachian Foodways Practitioner Fellowships honor, celebrate, and support foodways tradition bearers and practitioners in Central Appalachia who have made significant contributions to sustaining and supporting the foodways heritage of their communities.
The Black Appalachian Storytellers Fellowships honor, celebrate, and support Black storytellers representing Appalachian Regional Commission-designated counties in Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The CALT Folk Arts and Culture Community Anchors Initiative provides targeted support to select communities in the region, with the goal of dramatically impacting the sustainability of traditional practice and cultural knowledge in each community.
Central Appalachia Living Traditions (CALT) Experiences grants fund public-facing projects and events in ARC-designated Appalachian counties of Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia that bring community members together around folk and traditional arts practice and cultural knowledge.
Individual Artist Fellowships provide funding to Delaware creative artists to fulfill needs that will allow them to advance in their careers.
Folk and traditional arts reflect the aesthetics, practices, values, and beliefs of community groups, such as families, geographic communities, occupational groups, ethnic heritage groups, faith communities, and more.
The Folk and Traditional Arts Community Projects grants fund projects designed to support the vitality of traditional arts and cultural communities in the mid-Atlantic region.
Iber Exchange is designed to increase availability of international music programming throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and to promote a greater understanding of other cultures through the performing arts.
Jazz Road is an artist-centric touring and residency grants program to spread jazz throughout the country, strengthen work opportunities and compensation for jazz artists, and bolster deeper engagement between jazz musicians, presenters and communities.
The Jazz Touring Network (JTN) is a presenter-based membership program that supports professional development, building partnerships, and working together to curate tours that reflect the richness of the field of jazz.
Established in 1994, the Living Legacy Jazz Award honors living jazz master artists residing in the mid-Atlantic region who have kept the spirit and tradition of this evolving art form alive, maintaining the vitality of jazz for future generations through advocacy, mentorship, and the transmission of artistic skill and cultural knowledge.
Mid Atlantic Tours brings exemplary performing arts ensembles to communities across the mid-Atlantic region.
The National Leaders of Color Fellowships (LoCF) is a nationwide strategic leadership development program for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) leaders who are committed to the advancement of cultural equity in the arts. Using a cohort structure, the program, administered by Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), emphasizes experiential learning, community building and service to the field.
Individual Artist Fellowships are awarded to practicing New Jersey artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to help them pursue their artistic goals.
Open to presenters nationwide, the Performing Arts Global Exchange (PAGE) is an annually curated roster of international performing artists selected to tour to communities across the United States.
Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation contest that encourages high school students to memorize and recite great poems. It is a joint program of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Mid Atlantic Arts produces the finals competition during which state and territorial winners from the United States compete for more than $100,000 in prizes.
The Special Presenter Initiatives provide additional opportunities for the support of small to mid-sized performing arts presenters in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia, and Native nations that share this geography.
USArtists International® supports in-person and virtual performances by U.S. artists at engagements at international festivals and global presenting arts marketplaces outside of the United States.