Over $54,000 in Grants to Delaware, District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia Presenters
through the Special Presenter Initiatives Program


Baltimore, MD – July 9, 2018 –  Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, in partnership with the Delaware Division of the Arts, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts, and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, has announced $54,634 in grants through the Special Presenter Initiatives program.

The Special Presenter Initiatives offer small and mid-sized presenting organizations in Delaware, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia grants to support lively and engaging performing arts touring projects in these regions. Artists may be from anywhere across the U.S. and around the world, but must be based outside of presenter’s home state/territory.

  • In Delaware, ten grants totaling $12,234 will support engagements at Coastal Concerts, Delaware Arts Museum, Delaware Friends of Folk, The Freeman Stage, Grand Opera House, and Wilmington Wintergrass.
  • Five grants totaling $10,000 will support District of Columbia engagements at CapitalBop, Dance Place, Daniel Phoenix Singh and Company, and Dumbarton Concerts.
  • In the U.S. Virgin Islands, $16,000 in grants will support five engagements at The Forum, St. John School of the Arts, and the United Jazz Foundation
  • And in West Virginia, ten grants totaling $16,400 will support engagements at ArtsLink, Beckley Concert Association, Carnegie Hall, Chuck Mathena Center, the Clay Center, Kanawha Valley Friends of Old Time Music and Dance, and the Pocahontas County Opera House.

For a complete list of grantees, artists, and engagement dates, please click here.

The Special Presenter Initiatives are made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.

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. To learn more about MAAF, its programs and services, visit our website at www.midatlanticarts.org.

Karen Newell
Director, External Affairs
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

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