Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Announces Over $56,000
in Grants to 
Delaware, District of Columbia,
U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia Presenters
through the Special Presenter Initiatives Program


Baltimore, MD – July 26, 2017 –  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 over $56,925 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 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, eight grants totaling $13,300 will support engagements at the Christina Cultural Arts Center, Coastal Concerts, The Freeman Stage, Market Street Music Corporation, University of Delaware, and Wilmington Wintergrass.
  • Six grants totaling $10,000 will support District of Columbia engagements at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, CapitalBop, Dance Place, Dumbarton Concerts, and Washington Performing Arts.
  • In the U.S. Virgin Islands, $19,100 in grants will support four engagements at The Forum, St. John School of the Arts, and Reichold Center for the Arts
  • And in West Virginia, seven grants totaling $14,525 will support engagements at ArtsLink, Chuck Mathena Center, the Clay Center, FOOTMAD, and the Pocahontas County Opera House.

For a complete list of grantees, artists, and engagement dates, please select the Current Grantees tab.

The Special Presenter Initiatives 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.

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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