ArtsInk News & Updates              September 2016

On Screen/In Person
YOU BELONG TO ME Touring in October

This October, producer Jude Hagin will be traveling to screenings throughout the region with her film, YOU BELONG TO ME, Sex, Race and Murder in the South, through Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's On Screen/In Person program.  Exploring a murder case that has haunted jurors and prosecutors for decades, the film unveils hidden practices, exposes the truth of what it meant to be an African American in the Jim Crow South, and examines the long road to healing.
The filmmaker will be present at all screenings and community activities on the tour. Please contact the tour venues directly for dates, times and locations of screenings and other scheduled activities. To find participating host sites near you or to learn more about the entire film lineup, click here.

French-American Jazz Exchange Tours
City of Poets on Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage

City of Poets,
a collaborative project created by French pianist/composer C├ędric Hanriot and American trumpeter Jason Palmer, explores unique relationships between Olivier Messiaen's 7 Modes of Limited Transportation and American author Dan Simmons' four novel series Hyperion Cantos.  You can see them live on Thursday, October 6th at 6:00pm on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. The performance is free and open to the public and will also be streamed live via the Kennedy Center's website.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation at Performing Arts Exchange

MAAF staff will attend the Performing Arts Exchange conference next week in Orlando, FL. Please join us on Tuesday, September 27th at 8:00 AM in Bonaire 3 to learn more about MAAF grant opportunities for artists and organizations. MAAF staff will also be on hand to answer your questions in booth #907. We look forward to meeting you!
USArtists International Upcoming Webinars

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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, will announce grantees from the September 7 deadline in November. The deadline for Round 2 applications is December 1, 2016. Before starting an application, please read the program guidelines to verify eligibility. 
If you are interested in learning more about the program, please join us for a webinar:
  • USArtists International: Am I eligible?
    October 19, 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. In this session, you will gain a clear idea about who and what type of projects USArtists International funds. 
  • USArtists International: 2017 Tips and Pointers for Applicants
    November 3, 2:00 - 3:15 PM ET | Sign me up!

    USArtists International: Tips and Pointers for Applicants includes updates to the online application, a review of the criteria panelists use to evaluate applications and highlights important tips for strengthening applications. Due to annual revisions, attendees should read USAI program guidelines in addition to attending the webinar, even if they have applied for the program in the past.
December 1: Application deadline for projects taking place March 15, 2017 - March 14, 2018. Additional deadlines are available in the program guidelines.  
For more information on USArtists International, please contact Robyn Busch, Program Associate, International at

Other Opportunities!

  • The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is accepting applications for its Creative Learning program. Grants of up to $8,000 will support teaching artists and small arts organizations working to provide in-depth, community-based arts education and enrichment projects and programming to participants of all ages, including youth, adults, and seniors.Deadline: September 30, 2016
  • The Harry Ransom Center is accepting applications for research fellowships in the humanities. Deadline: November 15, 2016
  • The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Fund for National Projects supports projects that strengthen the national infrastructure of the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting and/or theater fields; or improve conditions for the national community of performing artists in professional nonprofit dance, jazz and theater. Deadline: February 24, 2017 LOI
  • Chamber Music America has announced a Request for Proposals for its Presenter Consortium for Jazz program, a grant program that provides support to consortia of U.S. presenters enabling them to collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles to perform at each presenter's venue. Deadline: October 30, 2016