ArtsInk News & Updates                       July 2017
Delaware Individual Artist Fellowship Deadline Reminder 
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation administers individual artist award and fellowship programs on behalf of the state art agencies in Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey.  Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships applicants have until August 1, 2017 at 
4:30 PM EST to apply for the 2018 program year. For more information, please click here then select the "Delaware" tab.  
Meet with us at a regional conference!
This fall, MAAF staff will attend the Arts Midwest and Performing Arts Exchange conferences  to share information about MAAF grant opportunities for artists and organizations. We look forward to meeting you at these conferences:

Arts Midwest | Columbus, OH
MAAF informational session August 29, 8AM
Individual Consults Available Contact Haowen Wang

Performing Arts Exchange | Atlanta, GA
Booth #811, MAAF informational session September 26, 8AM 
Individual Consults Available Contact Haowen Wang
USArtists International Program Announces 2017-2018 Guidelines & Webinars

With 2017 USAI support, Full Radius Dance performed at 'A Different Look' festival in Spain.
USArtists International (USAI), the only nationwide program providing grants to U.S. music, dance, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at significant international festivals or performing arts markets abroad will begin the 2017-2018 program cycle with the September 7 deadline for Round One applications. Program guidelines for the 2017-2018 program are posted and the application for Round I will open in late July. Still seeking an invitation from an international festival? Search our international festival database to connect with festival organizers worldwide. 

If you are already planning to apply in a future USAI grants round, two webinars are scheduled to assist potential applicants with the application process. The webinars are most helpful when attended in sequence. Both webinars will include details about changes to the program starting this fall. Mark your calendars:
  • July 27: USArtists International: Am I eligible?
    2:00 - 3:00 PM ET | Sign me up!

    USArtists International: Am I eligible? provides program information for solo artists and performing arts ensembles considering an application to the USAI grant program. The webinar will highlight updates to the 2018 program guidelines. Attendees will leave with a clear idea about who and what type of projects USArtists International funds. New applicants, previous applicants, grantees and others interested in learning more about updates to the USAI program are welcome to join!
  • August 21: USArtists International: Tips and Pointers for Applicants Webinar
    2:00 - 3:15 PM ET | Sign me up!

    In USArtists International: Tips and Pointers for Applicants, attendees will review updates to the online application, learn what criteria panelists use to evaluate applications and receive important tips for strengthening applications. New applicants, previous applicants, grantees and others interested in learning more about applying to USAI are welcome to join! Due to annual revisions, attendees should read USAI program guidelines prior to attending the webinar, even if they have applied for the program in the past.
  • September 7: Round One application deadline for projects taking place December 15, 2017 - December 14, 2018. Additional deadlines are included in the program guidelines.
Want to learn more about USArtists International? You can find our program guidelines and a list of FAQ on our website

For more information on USArtists International, please contact Robyn Busch, Program Officer, International at

Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America Announces 2017-2018 Grants

Daymé Arocena will perform more than 20 engagements with
Southern Exposure support.
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation recently announced $175,000 in Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America grants to support 85 performances by Latin American artists in communities across the United States in 2017-2018. In partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Southern Exposure is a national initiative designed to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the richness and diversity of Latin American cultures through the work of its contemporary and traditional performing artists. The program provides fee support to nonprofit presenters in the United States and its territories that book artists on a curated roster that changes annually. All funded engagements are required to include public performances and complementary activities that provide audiences with direct interaction with the visiting artists.  An emphasis is placed on funding engagements in communities that have little access to this type of work.

Learn more about the artists and grantees or find a Southern Exposure engagement near you. Visit the Southern Exposure website for more information on the 2018-2019 Southern Exposure program. For questions regarding Southern Exposure, please contact Robyn Busch, Program Officer, International at
Other Opportunities!
  • If you are a nonprofit in New England, don't miss the deadline for New England State Touring Grant! New England Foundation for the Arts will award up to $4,000 to support presentations of performing artists from New England. Deadline: August 1, 2017.  
  • A Blade of Grass is inviting Letters of Interest for their Fellowship for Engaged Art. Fellows receive $20,000 for a socially engaged project that promotes art as a necessary factor in social change. Deadline: September 18, 2017.
  • Boston Artists! New England Foundation for the Arts is accepting applications for the Creative City Grant. The grant supports artists in any discipline who plan to create a project that takes place in a public space and involves public participation. Deadline: September 25, 2017. 
  • Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards a program of the Levitt Foundation, gives grants of up to $25,000 to present a free outdoor concert series in the grantee's city. Music presenting nonprofits, don't miss this opportunity. A webinar will take place on August 23rd. Deadline: October 2, 2017.
  • Visual artists, are you in a bind? The Emergency Grant from Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation could be for you. The program provides short term financial assistance to artists who have been met with an unanticipated disastrous incident. Deadline: Rolling
  • New York City has just released a comprehensive cultural plan called CreateNYC.  Read more about the plan which addresses weakness in resource distribution and focuses on equity, inclusion, and diversity.