Performing Arts Global Exchange 2020-2021 Engagements Announced

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Announces 2020-2021
Performing Arts Global Exchange Engagements

Baltimore, MD – November 6, 2020 – Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF), in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, has announced $141,870 in support of 35 engagements in 18 states through the 2020-2021 Performing Arts Global Exchange touring program.

PAGE is a nationwide grant program designed to increase availability of international performing arts programming throughout the United States and to promote a greater understanding of other cultures through the performing arts. PAGE provides fee support grants to nonprofit presenting venues and units of state, local, or tribal government located anywhere in the United States and its territories that contract performing artists from the annually curated PAGE roster. Artists on the roster have not widely toured in the United States and reside in a focus region, selected for its rich diversity of artists. The 2020 – 2021 touring roster features artists from Canada and Mexico.

MAAF and the Arts Endowment staff selected four curators from Mexico and Canada to nominate potential touring artists for inclusion on the roster. Feedback was gathered on the potential roster artists via an online survey completed by U.S. presenters.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is working with all of our grantees to be as flexible as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on a particular engagement and to confirm engagement dates, please contact the venue directly. The 2020-2021 PAGE tours include:

La Serpiente, Mexico

Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Canada

Seña y Verbo: Teatro de Sordos, Mexico

Silvana Estrada, Mexico

Vox Sambou, Canada

William Prince, Canada

All funded engagements are required to include a public performance and a community-engagement activity that provides direct interaction between audiences and the visiting artists. An emphasis is placed on funding engagements in underserved communities that have little access to this type of artistic work.

For questions about the Performing Arts Global Exchange program, please contact Robyn Busch, Program Officer, International at

The Performing Arts Global Exchange program is made possible through the generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

About Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation develops partnerships and programs that reinforce artists’ capacity to create and present work and advance access to and participation in the arts. The Foundation was created in 1979 and is a private non-profit organization that is closely allied with the region’s state arts councils and the National Endowment for the Arts. It combines funding from state and federal resources with private support from corporations, foundations, and individuals to address needs in the arts from a regional, national, and international perspective. For more information on the Foundation’s programs and services, please visit:

About the National Endowment for the Arts
Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America.

Karen Newell
Director, External Affairs
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation 410.539.6656 x104