ArtsCONNECT Announces 2023-2024 Engagements

ArtsCONNECT 2023-2024 Supporting 14 Tours
Across the Mid Atlantic Region

Color rectangular collage of 14 performing artists.

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Photo Collage: (top row, l-r) Edisa Weeks. Credit: Mary Weeks; Mariachi Herencia de México. Credit: Courtesy of the Artist; Sphinx Virtuosi. Credit: Scott Jackson; (top) Hamid Rahmanian. Credit: Courtesy of Richard Termine; (bottom) Hub New Music. Credit: Clay Larson; (middle row, l-r) Arturo O’Farrill. Credit: Laura Mariet; Matana Roberts Coin Coin Chapter 4: Memphis. Credit: Anna Niedermeier; slowdanger. Credit: Mariah Miranda; Small Island Big Song. Credit: Gelée Lai; Cécile McLorin Salvant. Credit: Shawn Michael Jones; (bottom row, l-r) Ying Quartet and Xavier Foley. Credit: Todd Maturazzo; Rennie Harris Puremovement. Credit: Brian Mengini; San Jose Taiko. Credit: Mark Shigenaga, courtesy of San Jose Taiko; Yamandu Costa. Credit: Courtesy of the Artist.

Baltimore, MD – July 10, 2023 – Mid Atlantic Art’s 2023-2024 ArtsCONNECT program has announced 45 grants supporting public engagements and community activities. The grants provide over $337,000 in support of tours by 14 performing artists representing a diverse range of music, dance, and performance ensembles and artists.

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, Puerto Rico, 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.

The 2023-2024 tours will visit the following organizations and communities: 

Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, NY 

Cécile McLorin Salvant, NY

Edisa Weeks/DELIRIOUS Dances, NY

Hamid Rahmanian, NY

Hub New Music, MI

Mariachi Herencia de México, IL

Matana Roberts Coin Coin Chapter 4: Memphis, NY

Rennie Harris Puremovement, PA

San Jose Taiko, CA

slowdanger, PA

Small Island Big Song, Australia

Sphinx Virtuosi, MI

Yamandu Costa, Portugal

Ying Quartet and Xavier Foley, NY

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

Mid Atlantic Arts convened two virtual panels, made up of three experts each in the fields of performing arts and community engagement to review the applications and make recommendations. Panelist information can be found here.

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

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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