Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Announces Grants to Delaware, District of Columbia, and U.S. Virgin Island Presenters through the Special Presenters Initiative Program


Baltimore – June 23, 2015
– Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, in partnership with the Delaware Division of the Arts, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts, has announced over $38,000 in grants through the Special Presenters Initiative program.

The Special Presenters Initiative offers small and mid-sized presenting organizations in Delaware, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands the opportunity to apply for grants to broaden and/or diversify their programming and expand audiences. Artists must be from the mid-Atlantic region, but outside of presenter’s home state/territory, or from outside of the United States.

In Delaware, seven grants totaling $12,500 will support engagements at the Arden Club, Coastal Concerts, The Freeman Stage, and Wilmington Wintergrass. Eight grants totaling $16,000 were made to District of Columbia presenters including the Atlas Performing Arts Center, CapitalBop, Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company, The Embassy Series, and Washington Performing Arts. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, $10,000 in grants will support four engagements at Arts Alive, The Forum, and St. John School for the Arts.

For a more information, including grantees, artists, and engagement dates, please click here.

Guidelines for the 2016-2017 Special Presenters Initiative program will be available in late fall 2015.

The Special Presenter Initiatives programs are made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program. Additional support for engagements in Delaware was provided by the Delaware Division of the Arts and in the District of Columbia by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

About Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation develops partnerships and programs that reinforce artists’ capacity to create and present work, advance access to and participation in the arts, and promote a more sustainable arts ecology. For more information on the Foundation’s programs and services, please visit: www.midatlanticarts.org