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2024-2025 CALT Folk and Traditional Arts Experiences Grantees Announced

02/27/24

2024-2025 Central Appalachian Living Traditions Folk and Traditional Arts ExperiencesGrantees Announced Baltimore – February 27, 2024 – Mid Atlantic Arts’ Central Appalachian Living Traditions (CALT) program is proud to...

Congratulations 2024 Grammy Nominees and Awardees! 

02/14/24

Each year, we are so thrilled to recognize past and present Mid Atlantic Arts grantees and artists who receive Grammy nominations and awards! A huge round of applause to all nominees and awardees!   Grammy Award Winners:  123...

2024 Fall Round USArtists International Grantees Announced

12/19/23

Performing Artists from all Six U.S. Regions to Travel to 25 International Engagements with Program Support Baltimore – December 19, 2023 – The fall round of the 2024 USArtists International (USAI) program will support 24...

2023-2024 National Leaders of Color Fellows Announced

12/13/23

54 Fellows Announced for U.S. Regional Arts Organization-Supported National Leaders of Color Fellowship Unique Eight-Month Leadership Development Experience Begins this Month December 13, 2023 – The six United States Regional Arts...

ArtsHERE Initiative Launches

11/15/23

New Initiative from the National Endowment for the Arts Supports Increased Opportunities for Arts Participation ArtsHERE Statement of Interest Deadline: Friday, January 19, 2024 November 15, 2023 – A new initiative from the...

Drummer Billy Hart Receives 2023 Living Legacy Jazz Award Presented by PECO

11/07/23

Celebration at Kimmel Cultural CampusHonors Legacy and Includes Surprise Performance Baltimore, November 7, 2023 – Drummer and educator Billy Hart received the 2023 Living Legacy Jazz Award Presented by PECO on Thursday,...

Mid Atlantic Arts Names New Executive Director

10/16/23

Juan Souki Joins Mid Atlantic Arts as New Director Baltimore – October 16, 2023 – The Board of Directors of Mid Atlantic Arts has announced that Juan Souki will join the organization as Executive Director effective November 1,...

Crossing Borders Through Cultural Exchange Report Released

10/12/23

New National Endowment for the Arts Report Shows Impact of USArtists International and Cultural Exchange We are happy to share a recently released report from the National Endowment for the Arts on our USArtists International program, a...

Performing Arts Global Exchange Announces 2023-2024 Nationwide Engagements

09/12/23

Tours Feature Performing Artists from South Korea Baltimore – September 13, 2023 – Mid Atlantic Arts, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), has announced $157,385 in support of 41...

US Regional Arts Organizations Welcome Shannon Daut as National Director

09/11/23

September, 11, 2023 – The United States Regional Arts Organization (US RAOs) today announced the appointment of Shannon Daut as the US RAO Collective’s first ever National Director. The US RAOs are a national collective of six,...

Folk & Traditional Community Projects Grants Announced

09/05/23

Folk and Traditional Arts Community Projects Grants to Support 27 Organizations in 2023-2024 Baltimore – September 6, 2023 – Mid Atlantic Arts has announced $123,570 in grants through the 2023-2024 Folk and Traditional Arts...

2024 New Board Members and Officer Announced

08/17/23

Mid Atlantic Arts Welcomes 2024 Board Members Board of Directors Announces the Election of Officers BALTIMORE – August 17, 2023 – At its June 2023 annual board meeting, Mid Atlantic Arts welcomed four new board...

Billy Hart Named 2023 Living Legacy Jazz Award Presented by PECO Honoree!

08/15/23

Baltimore, MD – August 15, 2023 – Jazz drummer and educator Billy Hart has been named the 2023 recipient of the Living Legacy Jazz Award Presented by PECO. Mr. Hart will be celebrated on Thursday, November 2, 2023 during a...

Mid Atlantic Tours Announces 2023-2024 Engagements

07/27/23

Mid Atlantic Tours Announces Support for 55 Engagements in Mid Atlantic Region Baltimore, July 17, 2023 – Mid Atlantic Arts has announced grantees for its 2023-2024 Mid Atlantic Tours program. Mid Atlantic Tours provides presenters in the...

Special Presenter Initiatives 2023-2024 Grants Announced

07/25/23

Special Presenter Initiatives Bringing Performing Artists to Communities in DC, DE, PR, USVI and WV Baltimore – July 25, 2023 – Mid Atlantic Arts, in partnership with the DC Commission on the Arts and...

Inaugural Iber Exchange Grantees Announced

07/13/23

Iber Exchange 2023-2024 Grantees Announced Baltimore, July 13, 2023 – Today, Mid Atlantic Arts announced the inaugural grantee cohort for Iber Exchange, a pilot program that fosters cultural exchange through international artistic...

ArtsCONNECT Announces 2023-2024 Engagements

07/10/23

ArtsCONNECT 2023-2024 Supporting 14 Tours Across the Mid Atlantic Region Baltimore, MD – July 10, 2023 – Mid Atlantic Art’s 2023-2024 ArtsCONNECT program has announced 45 grants supporting public engagements and...

USArtists International Announces 2023 Third Round Grants

07/06/23

USArtists International Awards Over $293,000 to 28 Ensembles and Solo Artists Baltimore – July 6, 2023 – The third round of the 2023 USArtists International (USAI) program will provide over $293,000 to support 28 ensembles...

New Support for Folk Arts and Culture in Scotts Run, West Virginia

05/23/23

Central Appalachia Living Traditions’ West Virginia Anchor Community Announces Scotts Run Resonance—Passing It Forward Baltimore, May 23, 2023 – Scotts Run, West Virginia-based Scotts Run Settlement House, The Shack...

New Support for Folk Arts and Culture in Athens County, Ohio

05/16/23

Central Appalachia Living Traditions’ Ohio Anchor Community Announces Events Focused on Folk Arts and Culture Baltimore, May 16, 2023 – The Federal Valley Resource Center (FVRC) in Athens, Ohio, in partnership with a group...

2023 Appalachian Foodways Practitioner Fellows Announced

04/05/23

Congratulations to the 2023 Appalachian Foodways Practitioner Fellows! Baltimore, MD – April 5, 2023 – Mid Atlantic Arts Central Appalachia Living Traditions Program, in partnership with Grow Appalachia and...

USArtists International 2023 Round Two Grants Announced

03/13/23

2023 USArtists International Second Round Grants Provide $295,000 in Support of 31 Engagements Baltimore – March 13, 2023 – The second round of the 2023 USArtists International (USAI) program will provide $295,530 to support...

New Support for Folk Arts and Culture in Bristol, Virginia

03/09/23

New Opportunities for Folk Arts and Culture through the Central Appalachia Living Traditions Program Anchor Community in Virginia Baltimore, March 9, 2023 – The Birthplace of Country Music Museum (Bristol, VA), in partnership...

Theresa Colvin Announces Retirement

01/12/23

Mid Atlantic Arts Announces Retirement of Executive Director Theresa M. Colvin Baltimore, MD – January 12, 2023 – Mid Atlantic Arts announced today that Executive Director Theresa M. Colvin will retire effective April 30,...

2023 Appalachian Foodways Practitioners Fellowship Accepting Applications

12/22/22

Appalachian Foodways Practitioner Fellowship Accepting Applications Through February 1, 2023 Mid Atlantic Partners with Grow Appalachia and the Appalachian Studies Association for Second Year of Program Baltimore, MD – December 22,...

Central Appalachia Living Traditions 2023 Experiences Grants Announced

12/20/22

Central Appalachia Living Traditions Folk and Traditional Arts Experiences Inaugural Grants Announced Organizations and Artists/Practitioners Receive Over $135,000 to Support Folk and Traditional Arts Activities Baltimore, December 20,...

USArtists International 2023 First Round Grants

12/13/22

Over $212,000 Awarded in the First Round of the 2023 USArtists International Program Baltimore – December 13, 2022 – Nineteen ensembles and solo performers will represent the United States at 20 festivals worldwide with over $212,000...

Mid Atlantic Arts Welcomes Puerto Rico

12/08/22

Mid Atlantic Arts Welcomes Puerto Rico as Tenth State/Jurisdictional Partner Memorandum Of Understanding Signed in Ceremony at the National Endowment for the Arts Baltimore, December 8, 2022 – On Tuesday, December 6th Mid Atlantic...

Roger Humphries Celebrated During 2022 Living Legacy Jazz Award Presented by PECO

11/01/22

Special Event at Kimmel Cultural Campus Honors Mr. Humphries Legacy Baltimore, November 1, 2022 – Percussionist, educator, and philanthropist Roger Humphries received the 2022 Living Legacy Jazz Award Presented by PECO in a...

2022 Alan Cooper Leadership in the Arts Honoree Announced

10/17/22

PHILADANCO Founder and Dance Educator Joan Myers Brown Named 2022 Alan Cooper Leadership in the Arts Honoree Baltimore, MD – October 17, 2022 – Joan Myers Brown, the powerhouse dance educator and founder of PHILADANCO, has been...

New Board Members and Officers Announced

10/07/22

Mid Atlantic Arts Welcomes 2023 Board Members Announces the Election of Officers Baltimore, October 7, 2022 – At its June 2022 annual board meeting, Mid Atlantic Arts welcomed three new board members and elected its...

ArtsCONNECT 2022-2023 Grant Engagements Announced

09/29/22

ArtsCONNECT to Support Engagements and Activities at 44 Mid-Atlantic Region Organizations in 2022-2023 Baltimore, MD – September 29, 2022 – Mid Atlantic Arts has announced grants to 44 presenters for supporting public...

Black Appalachian Storytellers Fellows Announced

09/27/22

National Association of Black Storytellers Announces Inaugural Black Appalachian Storytellers Fellowship Recipients Baltimore, MD – September 27, 2022 – Mid Atlantic Arts has announced the inaugural recipients of...

Folk and Traditional Arts Community Projects Grants Announced

09/15/22

Folk and Traditional Arts Community Projects Grants to Support 16 Organizationsin 2022-2023 Inaugural Round Baltimore – September 15, 2022 – Mid Atlantic Arts has announced $100,718 in grants through the inaugural 2022-2023 Folk and...

Special Presenter Initiatives 2022-2023 Engagements Announced

08/25/22

Special Presenter Initiatives Providing $70,000 to Organizations in DC, DE, USVI, and WV for Performing Arts Engagements Baltimore – August 25, 2022 – Mid Atlantic Arts, in partnership with the DC Commission on the Arts and...

Performing Arts Global Exchange Announces Nationwide Engagements

08/22/22

Tours Feature Performing Artists from Australia and New Zealand Baltimore, MD – August 22, 2022 – Mid Atlantic Arts, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), has announced $178,510 in support of ...

USArtists International Announces Over $500,000 in Grants

07/26/22

USArtists International Announces Over $546,000 in Support of 50 Artists and Ensembles in Engagements Worldwide Largest Grant Round in History of the Program Baltimore – July 26, 2022 – Mid Atlantic Arts has announced grants totaling...

Black Appalachian Storytellers Fellowship Announced

07/21/22

The National Association of Black Storytellers Announces the Black Appalachian Storytellers Fellowship in Partnership with Mid Atlantic Arts and South Arts Baltimore, MD – July 21, 2022 – Mid Atlantic Arts, in conjunction...

2022 Living Legacy Jazz Award Honoree Announced

07/19/22

Roger Humphries Receives the 2022 Living Legacy Jazz Award Presented by PECO Baltimore, July 19, 2022 – Percussionist, educator, and philanthropist Roger Humphries has been named the recipient of the 2022 Living Legacy...

USArtists International 2022 Round Two Grants

04/17/22

USArtists International Announces Over $380,000 in Support of 29 Artist Engagements Worldwide Worldwide Stages Begin to Reopen and U.S. Artists Return to Touring Baltimore – March 17, 2022 – Mid Atlantic Arts has announced grants...

USArtists International 2021-2022 First Round Grants

12/15/21

Performing Artists to Represent the United States at International Festivals in 16 Countries  First Round of USArtists International 2022 Provides Over $175,000 for Virtual and In-Person Engagements Baltimore, MD – December 15,...

2021-2022 Special Presenter Initiatives Grants Announced

11/15/21

Special Presenter Initiatives Program Announces Support for Performing Arts Engagements in Delaware, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia Baltimore, MD – November 15, 2021 –  Mid Atlantic...

Amina Claudine Myers Awarded 2021 Living Legacy Jazz Award

11/11/21

Amina Claudine Myers Receives the 2021 Living Legacy Jazz Award Presented by PECO Baltimore – November 11, 2021 – Pianist, organist, vocalist, composer, and master improvisationalist Amina Claudine Myers received the...

Mid Atlantic Tours Announces 2021-2022 Engagements

10/15/21

2021-2022 Mid Atlantic Tours Program Brings Six Artist Tours to Communities Across the Region Baltimore, MD – October 15, 2021 – Mid Atlantic Arts has awarded $178,000 in grants supporting 46 performing arts engagements through its...

Stanford Thompson Named 2021 Alan Cooper Leadership in the Arts Honoree

10/13/21

Musician and Educator Stanford Thompson Named 2021 Alan Cooper Leadership in the Arts Honoree Baltimore, MD – October 13, 2021 – Philadelphia-based musician and educator Stanford Thompson has been named the Alan Cooper...

2021-2022 ArtsCONNECT Grants Announced

09/21/21

2021-2022 ArtsCONNECT Grants Provide Over $330,000 to Support Artists Engagements In Communities Across the Mid-Atlantic Region Baltimore, MD – September 10, 2021 – Mid Atlantic Arts has announced 45 grants through its 2021-2022...

2021-2022 New Board Members Welcomed

09/08/21

Mid Atlantic Arts Welcomes New Board Members and Announces 2021-2022 Officers Baltimore, MD – September 8, 2021 – At its May Annual Board Meeting, Mid Atlantic Arts announced the election of and welcomed three new board...

USArtists International 2021 Awards Over $528,000 in Round Two

07/06/21

Over $528,000 Awarded through USArtists International for Virtual and In-Person Engagements Baltimore, MD – July 6, 2021 – Mid Atlantic Arts has announced over $528,000 in grant support to 49 ensembles and solo performers who will...

Amina Claudine Myers to Receive 2021 Living Legacy Jazz Award

05/14/21

Amina Claudine Meyers Named Recipient of Living 2021 Living Legacy Jazz Award Baltimore – May 14, 2021 – Pianist, organist, vocalist, composer, and master improvisonationalist Amina Claudine Myers has been named recipient of...

USArtists International 2021 Announces Round One Grants

02/04/21

USArtists International Announces Over $250,000 in Grant Supportfor Future Virtual and Live Engagements Baltimore, MD – February 4, 2021 – Mid Atlantic Arts has announced over $250,000 in grant support to 25 ensembles and solo...

Performing Arts Global Exchange 2020-2021 Engagements Announced

11/06/20

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...

Regional Resilience Fund Announces Grants

10/27/20

Mid Atlantic Arts Regional Resilience Fund Awards Over $1.59 Million to Organizations Across Region Baltimore, MD – October 27, 2020 – Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) is pleased to announce $1,594,340 in support of 38...

CARES Arts Organization Relief Grants Announced

10/13/20

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Announces CARES Arts Organization Relief Grants Program Awards $790,000 in Support to 79 Mid-Atlantic Region Arts Organizations Baltimore, MD – October 13, 2020 – Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) has...

Folk & Traditional Arts Touring Network 2020-2021 Engagements

08/30/20

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Announces Folk & Traditional Arts Touring Network 2020-2021 Engagements Baltimore, MD – August 31, 2020 – Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) has announced $15,540 in support of the 2020-2021 Folk...

2020-2021 Jazz Touring Network Engagements Announced

08/24/20

Network Members Receive Support for Eight Artists and Ensembles Baltimore, MD – August 24, 2020 – Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has announced over $64,000 to support eight artists and 22 Network members through the...

Special Presenter Initiatives Program Awards $56,000

08/07/20

Program Supports Performing Arts Engagements in Delaware, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia Baltimore, MD – August 7, 2020 –  Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, in partnership with...

2020-2021 ArtsCONNECT Grants Announced

08/03/20

Presenters in Mid-Atlantic Region Receive $240,000 in Support, Baltimore, MD – August 3, 2020 – Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) has announced 39 grants through its 2020-2021 ArtsCONNECT touring program. The grants, awarded...

2020-2021 Mid Atlantic Tours Grants Announced

07/27/20

2020-2021 Mid Atlantic Tours Grants Announced Over $148,000 Awarded for 59 Engagements Baltimore, MD – July 27, 2020 – Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) has awarded $148,520 in grants supporting 59 performing arts engagements...

USArtists International Announces 2020 Round Three Grants

07/13/20

USArtists International Announces Over $290,000 in Grant Support Baltimore, MD – July 13, 2020 – Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) has announced over $290,000 in grant support to 31 ensembles and solo performers who will represent...

2020 Alan Cooper Leadership in the Arts Award Recipient Named

06/29/20

Rebecca Medrano Named 2020 Alan Cooper Leadership in the Arts Award Recipient Baltimore, MD – June 29, 2020 – Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) has announced that Rebecca Medrano has been named the 2020 recipient of...

United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund Launched

06/16/20

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation To Receive $1.7 Million Through the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund New Mellon Foundation Fund Supports Small and Mid-Sized Arts Organizations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Media Contact: Karen Newell...

2023 Annual Report

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Our 2023 Annual Report invites you to explore the highlights and achievements, findings, and challenges over the past year and learn more about the people and communities directly touched by your support.

National Endowment for the Arts Crossing Borders Through Cultural Exchange Report

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Crossing Borders Through Cultural Exchange summarizes the USAI Annual Survey Report published in 2022 and features stories of six artists who have benefited from USAI support.

2020-2024 Strategic Plan (PDF)

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The Executive Summary of Mid Atlantic Art's 2020-2024 Strategic Plan includes a new mission, vision, guiding principles along with goals and objectives.

2022 Annual Report (PDF)

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Our 2022 Annual Report invites you to discover more about how the arts and artists are impacting communities across the Mid Atlantic region and beyond.

2021 Annual Report (PDF)

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In addition to introducing our new logo and visual identity, our 2021 Annual Report captures the vibrancy and excitement of the art and artists we are so fortunate to partner with through our programs and work.

2020 Annual Report (PDF)

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Our 2020 Annual Report takes us through the fall and into the pandemic. An unusual year of challenges, uncertainty, and learning.

USArtists International Program Evaluation 2018 (PDF)

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The USArtists International Evaluation report focuses on the outputs, outcomes, and impacts of the program from 2006-2017.

Jazz.NEXT (PDF)

Jazz.NEXT Report Cover. A black cover with grey binary code screened over the top. The word Jazz appears in red and NEXT in yellow.

Jazz.NEXT: Using Technology to Build a Healthy, Sustainable Jazz Environment explores lessons learned and questions raised during the Jazz.NEXT program.