ArtsInk News & Updates                     June 2016

Individual Artist 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.  Applications and program guidelines are now available for all three programs. 
Artists are encouraged to note the deadline for their respective state's program.  For more information about each program including program guidelines, a link to the online application, and other application assistance resources, please click here then select the tab for the state to which you would like to apply. 

Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships
Deadline: August 1, 2016, 4:30 PM

Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards
Deadline: July 22, 2016, 4:30 PM

New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships
Deadline: July 15, 2016, 5:00 PM

2016-2017 On Screen/In Person Host Sites Announced

On Screen I In Person Logo
The Foundation is thrilled to announce the lineup of host site organizations participating as screening venues for the upcoming 2016-2017 season of On Screen/In Person. On Screen/In Person tours new, independent American films accompanied by their creators to communities across the mid-Atlantic region. Organizations selected as host sites for the program participate in film selection, screen six films annually over two three-month intervals in the fall and spring, and develop community activities with the visiting filmmakers that provide context for the screened work. The following organizations will serve as host sites in 2016-2017:
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts - Germantown, Maryland
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania - Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Carnegie Hall - Lewisburg, West Virginia
  • Long Island University - Brookville, New York
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania  - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Monmouth University - West Long Branch, New Jersey
  • Montgomery County Community College - Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
  • Queen Theater (Light Up The Queen Foundation) - Wilmington, Delaware
  • Reading Area Community College - Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Wayne Theatre - Waynesboro, Virginia
 Stay tuned for the 2016-2017 film lineup announcement this July!
USArtists International Program Announces Webinars 

Anna & Elizabeth (Anna Roberts-Gevalt & Elizabeth Laprelle) will perform at the Sidmouth Folk Week and Southern Fried Festival in the UK through with 2016
USAI support.
USArtists International, a nationwide program that provides grants to U.S. music, dance and theatre artists invited to perform at significant international festivals or performing arts markets abroad, has a number of important upcoming dates. USAI applicants for the April 15, 2016 deadline will receive award notification the last week of June. Revisions to the program guidelines will be announced and the application for Round I will open in mid-July. If you are already planning on applying in a future round, two webinars are scheduled to assist potential applicants, and are most helpful when attended in sequence. Both webinars will include details about changes to the program starting this fall.

Mark your calendars:


July 25:  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 USArtists International grant program. The webinar will highlight updates to the 2017 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 16: USArtists International: 2017 Tips & Pointers for Applicants 

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. This webinar is for new applicants, previous applicants, grantees and others interested in learning more about applying to USAI. 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.
USArtists International will have additional funds available in the 2016-2017 program year to support eligible engagements in Cuba, thanks to additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information on USArtists International, please contact Robyn Busch, Program Associate, International at

Other Opportunities!

  • South Arts Performing Arts Exchange registration now open! Join South Arts in Orlando September 26-29, 2016.
  • ARTSail Residency and Research Program: This floating art project (it's on a sailboat!) seeks to explore and take advantage of the extensive coastlines and waterways that surround Miami. Deadline: June 30, 2016
  • Virginia Visual Artists! The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Fellowships Program. Deadline: November 4, 2016
  • Our Town grant applications being accepted: The Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. Deadline: September 12, 2016
  • The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the NYPL's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building - including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets). The Center appoints 15 Fellows a year. Deadline: September 30, 2016