Division of the Arts Announces 2021 Individual Artist Fellowship Awardees

Twenty-five Delaware artists to receive recognition

Wilmington, Del. (January 11, 2021) – Twenty-five Delaware artists are being recognized by the Delaware Division of the Arts for the high quality of their artwork. Work samples from 121 Delaware choreographers, composers, musicians, writers, folk and visual artists were reviewed by out-of-state arts professionals, considering demonstrated creativity and skill in their art form. The 25 selected fellows reside throughout Delaware including Arden, Bear, Clayton, Dover, Lewes, Long Neck, Milton, Newark, Rehoboth Beach, Smyrna, and Wilmington.

Awards are given in three categories: $10,000 for the Masters Award, $6,000 for the Established Professional Award, and $3,000 for the Emerging Professional Award. Fellows are required to offer at least one exhibit or performance during the upcoming year, providing an opportunity for the public to experience their work. Additionally, the work of the Fellows will be featured in a group exhibition, Award Winners XXI at the Biggs Museum tentatively set for June 4-July 25, 2021.

“Individual Artist Fellowship grants provide the recognition and exposure that artists need to successfully promote their work,” said Paul Weagraff, director of Delaware Division of the Arts. “The financial award allows them to pursue advanced training, purchase equipment and materials, or fulfill other needs to advance their careers. The Division was pleased to be able to allocate some additional funds to the Fellowship categories this year, thereby enabling the Division to recognize more artists this year.”

The Masters Fellowship is open to different artistic disciplines each year. In Fiscal Year 2021, Masters Fellowship applications were accepted in Dance, Jazz, and Music from artists who had previously received an Established Professional Fellowship. In addition to exemplifying high artistic quality, Masters Fellowship applicants must demonstrate their involvement and commitment to the arts in Delaware and beyond. Listed below are the Delaware Division of the Arts 2021 Individual Artist Fellows.

Jennifer Margaret Barker has been awarded this year’s Master’s Fellowship in Music: Composition. Described as “a composer of profound sensibility”, Barker has received performances of her compositions on six continents. Her compositions have been performed by orchestras such as the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony; chamber and choral ensembles such as Orchestra 2001, Network for New Music, Vocal de Cámara Platense and Bearsden Choir; and an extensive list of international artists including Martin Jones. Recent international festivals in which her music has been featured include Malta’s Victoria International Arts Festival, Brazil’s Festival Internacional Compositores de Hoje, and America’s Festival Mozaic. Her compositions have been broadcast on American public radio (including Performance Today), Canadian radio, Hong Kong radio, Swedish radio, and the BBC. Published by Boosey & Hawkes, Theodore Presser, Southern Percussion, Vanderbeek & Imrie, and McKenna-Keddie, Barker’s compositions have been released on the Naxos, Albany, New World Records, Composers Recordings Inc., Meyer Media, and PnOVA labels.


2021 Individual Artist Fellows

Masters Award ($10,000)

Name Community Artistic Discipline
Jennifer Margaret Barker Newark Music: Composition

Established Professional Award ($6,000)

Name Community Artistic Discipline
Fostina Dixon Bear Jazz: Performance
Howard Eberle Lewes Visual Arts: Painting
Knicoma Frederick Wilmington Folk Art: Visual Arts
Mara Gorman Newark Literature: Fiction
Eliezer Gutman Wilmington Music: Solo Recital
Harold Kalmus Arden Visual Arts: Crafts
Kim Klabe Rehoboth Beach Visual Arts: Works on Paper
Jack Knight Long Neck Visual Arts: Sculpture
Cassandra Lewis Wilmington Literature: Playwriting
Jame McCray Smyrna Dance: Choreography
Terry Miller Milton Literature: Creative Nonfiction
Jane C. Miller Wilmington Literature: Poetry
Richard Raw Wilmington Folk Art: Music
Eric Zippe Wilmington Visual Arts: Photography

Emerging Artist Award ($3,000)

Name Community Artistic Discipline
Ann Marie Brozozowski Wilmington Literature: Fiction
Shari Dierkes Clayton Visual Arts: Crafts
Siobhan Duggan Lewes Visual Arts: Works on Paper
Denise Eno Ernest Newark Visual Arts: Painting
Jason Jellick Wilmington Visual Arts: Photography
Carrie Sz. Keane Milton Literature: Creative Nonfiction
Todd Kilgoe Bear Jazz: Composition
Jack Mackey Rehoboth Beach Literature: Poetry
Theresa Angela Taylor Dover Folk Art: Visual Arts
Njideka Wiggins Wilmington Literature: Playwriting

To contact an individual artist, please email or call: Roxanne Stanulis, Program Officer, Artist Programs and Services, Roxanne.Stanulis@delaware.gov or 302-577-8283.

The next deadline for Individual Artist Fellowship applications will be Thursday, August 2, 2021 by 4:30 p.m.

Learn more

About the Delaware Division of the Arts
The Delaware Division of the Arts is an agency of the State of Delaware. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, the Division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life. Funding for Division programs is provided by annual appropriations from the Delaware General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. For more information about the Delaware Division of the Arts, visit arts.delaware.gov or call 302-577-8278. Image: 2020 Award Winners exhibition at CAMP Rehoboth. Painting (left) by Chloe McEldowney, 2020 Emerging Professional, Visual Arts: Painting; Sculpture (center) by Aaron Paskins, 2020 Established Professional, Visual Arts: Sculpture; and Work on cardboard (right) by Michael Fleishman, 2020 Emerging Professional, Visual Arts: Works on Paper.

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Division of the Arts Announces 2020 Mid-Atlantic Teaching Artist Virtual Retreat

This virtual retreat will take place online over a period of four weeks from August 10 – September 2, 2020

Wilmington, Del. (July 29, 2020) – Co-sponsored and coordinated by seven state arts agencies, the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Teaching Artist Virtual Retreat from August 10 through September 2, 2020 will bring together arts education professionals from across the Mid-Atlantic region to build and strengthen a regional network of highly qualified teaching artists.

Participants will have the opportunity to acquire financial tools, artistic knowledge, educational pedagogy, and self-care practices that are necessary to lead sustainable careers as entrepreneurs and creatives. Intended for teaching artists of all experience levels working in school and community settings, this retreat is designed to:

  • support teaching artists holistically, sustaining both the profession (entrepreneur) and the person (discipline expertise)
  • expand the arts education landscape to include more representation of rural, urban and suburban locations, in-school and out-of-school experiences, and diverse communities
  • support teaching artists in developing resiliency in the “new normal” of online arts education deliver
  • expand on the learnings of the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Teaching Artists Retreat
  • connect teaching artists with colleagues across the Mid-Atlantic region.

Register now

Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker for the Retreat is Michael O’Bryan, founder of Humanature, a consultancy working with nonprofits, businesses, local government agencies and their employees to transform how they understand and support human development, interaction, and performance.

O’Bryan is an expert practitioner and budding researcher in the fields of community development, organizational culture, and human wellbeing. O’Bryan has spent more than a decade working directly with resilient yet underserved populations — including veterans, adults in recovery, returning citizens, and families experiencing homelessness.

O’Bryan is currently an Innovation Fellow at Drexel University’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation and also serves as Director of Learning at The Village of Arts and Humanities, a non-profit located in North Philadelphia. O’Bryan currently serves on the boards of two philanthropic institutions, The Samuel S. Fels Fund and The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, and is every day inspired by exploring the science of our humanity.

Learn more


Teaching Artist Virtual Retreat Agenda

All times are Eastern Daylight Time.

Monday, August 10
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Video Conference Platform Tutorial
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Opening Keynote: Michael O’Bryan

Tuesday, August 11
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: The Power of Ritual Practices, with Nicoletta de la Brown, Vida Mágica Love (MD)
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.: Side Hustle: How to Get Seen, Heard and Paid, with S. Rasheem, Ti Coleman and Krystal Lee (MD)

Wednesday, August 12
Session at capacity: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Teaching Artists in the Elementary Classroom: A Discussion on What Works, with Kylie Proudfoot-Payne, ArtsBank, Inc. (WV)
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Art As Microphone; Empowering Student Voices through Transformative Art Education, with Matthew Adelberg, Baltimore City Public Schools (MD)
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.: Protest Poetry, with Katie Rainey and Javan Howard, Community Word Project (NY)

Thursday, August 13
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: State Arts Agency Teaching Artist Cohort Meetings

Tuesday, August 18
Session at capacity: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Applying Indigenous African Principles in the Classroom: Decolonizing the Classroom, with Olu Butterfly, DewMore Baltimore (MD) (Limit of 40 participants)
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Remote Learning for Media Arts: Case Studies from Magic Box
Productions, with Patrick Lovejoy and Danilo Randijc-Coleman, Magic Box Productions (NY)
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.: Teaching & Presenting Theatre in a Virtual World, with Kasia Klimiuk, Our Fabulous Variety Show / IluminArt Productions (NY)

Wednesday, August 19
Session at capacity: 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.: Putting “Community” at the Center of a Community Based Arts Organization, with Alysia Souder, Hector Morales and Phritz Napoleon, Institute of Music for Children (NJ)
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Financial Wellness for Teaching Artists, with Elaine Grogan Luttrell, Minerva Financial Arts (DE)
Session at capacity: 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.: Exploring Virtual Engagement for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, with Abby Schreer and Hayley Sheerwood, CO/LAB Theater Group (NY) (Limit of 40 participants)

Thursday, August 20
State Arts Agency Teaching Artist Cohort Meetings
Tuesday, August 25
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Creative Aging during COVID, with Julie Kline, Lifetime Arts (NY)
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.: Putting the Focus on Photo Essays, with Randall Coleman and Lisa Liebering, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (PA)

Wednesday, August 26
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Designing a Learning Story: Connecting Your Work to the Education Sector, Part 1 — Mapping Your Work, with Rob McAdams, University of Richmond (VA)
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.: Designing a Learning Story: Connecting Your Work to the Education Sector, Part 2, with Lisa Donovan, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and Rob McAdams, University of Richmond (VA)

Thursday, August 27
State Arts Agency Teaching Artist Cohort Meetings

Tuesday, September 1
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Healing Minds, Moving Bodies: Measuring the Mental Health Effects of Online Dance Classes during the COVID-19 Pandemic, with Rachel Rugh and Julia Basso, New River Moving Arts (VA)
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.: Teaching Artist as Leader, Entrepreneur and Futurist, with Jeff Poulin, Creative Generation (PA)

Wednesday, September 2
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Closing Plenary Panel TBA

The 2020 Mid-Atlantic Teaching Artists Virtual Retreat is a cosponsored project of the Delaware Division of the Arts, Maryland State Arts Council, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies.

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Contact: Leeann Wallett, Program Officer, Communications and Marketing
302-577-8280, leeann.wallett@delaware.gov


The Delaware Division of the Arts, a branch of the Delaware Department of State, is dedicated to cultivating and supporting the arts to enhance the quality of life for all Delawareans. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, the Division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life. For more information about the Delaware Division of the Arts, visit arts.delaware.gov or call 302-577-8278.


Delaware Division of the Arts Announces 2020 Individual Artist Fellowship Awardees

Nineteen Delaware artists and two Honorable Mentions
to receive recognition

Wilmington, Del. (January 14, 2020) – Nineteen Delaware artists are being recognized by the Division for the high quality of their artwork. Work samples from 139 Delaware choreographers, composers, musicians, writers, folk and visual artists were reviewed by out-of-state arts professionals, considering demonstrated creativity and skill in their art form. The 20 selected fellows reside throughout Delaware including Dover, Lewes, Milford, Milton, Newark, New Castle, Rehoboth Beach and Wilmington.

Awards are given in three categories – $10,000 for the Masters Award, $6,000 for the Established Professional Award, and $3,000 for the Emerging Professional Award – and Fellows are required to offer at least one exhibit or performance during the upcoming year, providing an opportunity for the public to experience their work.

“Individual Artist Fellowship grants provide the recognition and exposure that artists need to successfully promote their work,” said Paul Weagraff, director of Delaware Division of the Arts. “The financial award allows them to pursue advanced training, purchase equipment and materials, or fulfill other needs to advance their careers.”

The work of the Fellows will be featured in a group exhibition, Award Winners XX at the Biggs Museum from June 5 to July 23, 2020 with an award ceremony and reception on Wednesday, June 10 at 5 p.m. Selections from Award Winners will travel to CAMP Rehoboth for the entire month of August and then Cab Calloway School of the Arts from September 4 to October 25. Opening receptions will be held June 5, August 1, and October 2 and are free and open to the public (Dates are subject to change).

The Masters Fellowship is open to differing artistic disciplines each year. In Fiscal Year 2020, Masters Fellowship applications were accepted in Visual and Folk Arts from artists who had previously received an Established Professional Fellowship. In addition to exemplifying high artistic quality, Masters Fellowship applicants must demonstrate their involvement and commitment to the arts in Delaware and beyond. Listed below are the Delaware Division of the Arts 2020 Individual Artist Fellows and two Honorable Mentions.

Mark Unruh has been awarded this year’s Master’s Fellowship in Folk Arts: Music. Unruh, a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer and instructor, teaches at The Music School of Delaware, Accent Music Store, Wilmington and Pro Musica Studios in Kennett Square, Pa. He covers a variety of musical styles including bluegrass, classical, jazz, blues, rock and ragtime and averages around 2,000 lessons annually. In addition to his teaching, Unruh is an established performer who has shared the stage with legends such as David Bromberg, Jay Unger and Molly Mason, Tammy Wynette, Bob and Ted Lundy, Jr., Wayne Henderson, David Grier, and Muriel Anderson, to name a few. Unruh’s passion for folk music leaves him “thankful to be able to give of (himself), serve the song, and bond with students, players and listeners.”


2020 Individual Artist Fellows

Masters Award ($10,000)

Name Community Artistic Discipline
Mark Unruh Wilmington Folk Art: Music

Established Professional Award ($6,000)

Name Community Artistic Discipline
Taylor Reid Adams Wilmington Literature: Fiction
Anne Colwell Milton Literature: Creative Nonfiction
Merideth Hite Estevez Wilmington Music: Solo Recital
Shelley Koon Dover Visual Arts: Photography
Ralph Gresham Lam Wilmington Folk Art: Music
Aaron Paskins Dover Visual Arts: Sculpture
Nicholas Serratore Lewes Visual Arts: Works on Paper
Constance M. Simon Wilmington Visual Arts: Painting
Caroline N. Simpson Wilmington Literature: Poetry
Robert Bruce Weston Milton Visual Arts: Crafts
Jonathan W. Whitney Wilmington Jazz: Composition
Michele Xiques Milford Dance: Choreography

Emerging Artist Award ($3,000)

Name Community Artistic Discipline
Sarah Barnett Rehoboth Beach Literature: Creative Nonfiction
Kim DeCicco Lewes Literature: Fiction
Kari Ann Ebert Dover Literature: Poetry
Michael Fleishman Milford Visual Arts: Works on Paper
Chloe McEldowney Wilmington Visual Arts: Painting
Guy Miller New Castle Visual Arts: Sculpture

Honorable Mention

Name Community Artistic Discipline
Crystal Heidel Milton Literature: Fiction
Colleen Zufelt Wilmington Visual Arts: Sculpture

To contact an individual artist, please email or call: Roxanne Stanulis, Program Officer, Artist Programs and Services, Roxanne.Stanulis@delaware.gov or 302-577-8283.

The next deadline for Individual Artist Fellowship applications will be Monday, August 3, 2020 by 4:30 p.m.

Learn more

About the Delaware Division of the Arts
The Delaware Division of the Arts is an agency of the State of Delaware. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, the Division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life. Funding for Division programs is provided by annual appropriations from the Delaware General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. For more information about the Delaware Division of the Arts, visit arts.delaware.gov or call 302-577-8278. Image: 2019 Award Winners exhibition at the Biggs Museum. Paintings by Geraldo Gonzalez, 2019 Established Professional, Folks Arts: painting

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Contact: Leeann Wallett, Program Officer, Communications and Marketing
302-577-8280, leeann.wallett@delaware.gov


Delaware Division of the Arts Announces 2016-17 Mezzanine Gallery Solo Exhibitions

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DELAWARE DIVISION OF THE ARTS ANNOUNCES
2016–17 MEZZANINE GALLERY SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016-tohangorknottohang-meickWILMINGTON – The Mezzanine Gallery features solo exhibitions of work by Delaware artists in disciplines that include painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, folk and media arts. The opportunity to exhibit is available to emerging and established visual artists who have won Individual Artist Fellowships or have been chosen by the annual Gallery Panel.

Opening receptions are held the First Friday of the month to coincide with the City of Wilmington’s Art Loop from 5–7 p.m. Dates subject to change. Receptions are free and open to the public. Each month, the artist will be in attendance to greet visitors and answer questions about his or her work. Artwork is available for purchase directly from the artist.*

The Mezzanine Gallery is located in the Carvel State Office Building at 820 N. French Street, Wilmington and open Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. View past Mezzanine Gallery exhibition photos on our Flickr page, Delaware Division of the Arts or our Meet the Artist video series on YouTube.

Diane Lorio^ Painting September 2–30, 2016
Ron Meick^ Printmaking October 7–28, 2016
Linda Celestian^ Painting November 4–23, 2016
Sarah Yeoman Painting December 2–30, 2016
Joshua Meier^ Photography February 3–24, 2017
Eric Zippe Photography March 3–31, 2017
Marcie Tauber Craft April 7–28, 2017
Nicholas Serratore Painting May 5–26, 2017
Colette Gaiter Craft June 2–30, 2017
Elisabeth Bard Photography July 7–28, 2017
Meinrad Leckie Painting August 4–25, 2017

*Artwork for sale varies by artist. No commission is taken by the Gallery.

^Denotes 2016 Delaware Individual Artist Fellow

Contact: Leeann Wallett, Program Officer, Communications and Marketing
302-577-8280, leeann.wallett@delaware.gov

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Delaware Division of the Arts Announces First Round of Grants in Support of Arts Projects for Fiscal Year 2017

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DELAWARE DIVISION OF THE ARTS ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND OF GRANTS
IN SUPPORT OF ARTS PROJECTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017

The Delaware Division of the Arts is investing nearly $3 million in more than 100 arts and community organizations that will serve Delawareans statewide with arts programming and services, arts education, and arts marketing and promotion. This first round of funding for FY2017 includes the major grant categories: General Operating Support, Project Support, Arts Stabilization Fund, Education Resource, and StartUp.

Grant review panels made up of Delaware artists, arts educators, arts and nonprofit organization administrators, corporate and fundraising managers, and interested community members, provided an impartial peer review of these grant applications, reflecting the importance of having diverse public and expert participation in the grant-making process.

“We are proud to invest in communities across Delaware, from Claymont to Selbyville, through grants that support arts education, arts and community development, arts service organizations, and arts for underserved communities,” said Paul Weagraff, Director of the Division of the Arts.

“In Delaware, the arts were one of the top ten employers and contributed over $150 million dollars in revenue to the state with nearly a 7 to 1 return on public investment,” said Governor Jack A. Markell. “The arts are integral to Delaware’s economic vitality, and these grants ensure sustained arts programming for all Delawareans.”

The awards include general operating support for more than 70 arts organizations statewide, including three emerging arts organizations, and 43 grants support integration of the arts with learning, health and well-being, and community engagement. These project and education-based grants bring teaching artists into the classroom to integrate the arts in the STEM curriculum, provide reading readiness activities in early childhood centers, support after-school arts learning opportunities, and provide arts activities for those struggling with addiction, physical and intellectual disabilities; and incarceration. Six grants provide support for capital improvements and repairs to facilities owned by arts organizations.

Funding for the Delaware Division of the Arts comes from the Delaware General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, an independent federal agency. In addition, the funds for capital improvements grants (Arts Stabilization Fund) are drawn from the Arts Consortium of Delaware, Inc. (ArtCo) endowment. A complete list of grants for the first round of FY 2017 can be found here.

GRANT BREAKDOWN BY TYPE

Grant Program # Grants Amount Awarded
General Operating Support 71 $2,535,100
Project Support 27 $206,500
Arts Stabilization Fund 5 $75,000
Education Resource 16 $140,000
StartUp 3 $4,000
TOTAL 122 $2,960,600

The Division also awards grants on an on-going basis throughout the year, including Arts Access grants, Artist Residencies, Individual Artist Fellowships, Individual Artist Opportunity grants, and TranspARTation grants. Full grant descriptions are available on the Division’s website and at the end of the release.

Interested members of the public, artists, arts organizations, and community leaders are encouraged to visit the Delaware Division of the Arts website to learn more about these programs. Notification of grant deadlines, guidelines and applications, as well as technical assistance opportunities are published in the monthly e-newsletter, Arts E-News. Please visit our website at artsdel.org for more details.


GRANT PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Arts Organizations: Non-profit Delaware organizations whose primary mission is the promotion, production, presentation, or teaching of the arts

General Operating Support – support of annual operating expenses to ensure that year-round participation in the arts is available to the people of Delaware. This grant category utilizes a three-year application cycle. Full applications are due every three years, with Interim applications due in the “off” year. Annual March 1 deadline.

Arts Stabilization – supports improvements to facilities owned (or under long-term lease) and operated by the organization. ASF grants are funded through the Division’s participation in the Arts Consortium of Delaware, Inc. (ArtCo) endowment. Annual March 1 deadline.

StartUp – a comprehensive program of financial support, training and consultant input to develop and strengthen the management capacity of emerging arts organizations so that they can operate in a sustainable manner. Completion of the StartUp program is a prerequisite for emerging organizations seeking General Operating Support.

Arts Access Grant – provides up to $1,000 for the presentation of performing, visual, literary, media, or folk arts in communities throughout the state. Applications must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the project start date, and are reviewed as they are received, beginning on July 1 of each year. Organizations that receive General Operating or Project Support from the Division are not eligible to apply. Rolling deadline.

Schools: Delaware pre-K through 12 public, charter, private, and parochial schools

Artist Residency – grants for residencies with visual, literary, performing or media artists working with students in the classroom or in professional development workshops with teachers.

TranspARTation – grants that support transportation costs for schools to travel to Delaware arts and cultural institutions and venues in order for students to attend arts performances, events and exhibits. Rolling deadline.

Arts Organizations and Schools:

Education Resource – grants to strengthen school-based arts education projects, programs, and activities that utilize the arts education resources of the Delaware arts community or strengthen arts organizations’ capacity to serve as professional development resources for teaching artists and educators.  Annual March 1 deadline.

Community-Based Organizations: Non-profit Delaware organizations, colleges, universities, and government entities that do not have the arts as their primary mission

Project Support – supports arts programs provided by CBOs that assist in the growth of a vibrant cultural environment by encouraging the continued development of arts activities in communities throughout the state. College and university projects must be non-credit and serve the general community.  Annual March 1 deadline.

Arts Access Grant – provides up to $1,000 for the presentation of performing, visual, literary, media, or folk arts in communities throughout the state. Applications must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the project start date, and are reviewed as they are received, beginning on July 1 of each year. Organizations that receive General Operating or Project Support from the Division are not eligible to apply. Rolling deadline.

Individual Artists: Delaware residents, 18 years of age or older, not enrolled in a degree-granting program

Artist Fellowships – supports individual artists in their work as visual, performing, media, folk, and/or literary artists.  FY17 Masters categories are Visual and Folk Arts. Annual August 1 deadline. Applications now open. Deadline August 1 by 4:30 p.m.

Artist Opportunity Grants – supports individual artists with unique professional and artistic development or presentation opportunities. Rolling deadlines.

For more information about these grants, please visit our website at artsdel.org/grants.


About the Delaware Division of the Arts
The Delaware Division of the Arts is an agency of the State of Delaware. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, the Division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life. Funding for Division programs is provided by annual appropriations from the Delaware General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. For more information about the Delaware Division of the Arts, visit artsdel.org or call 302-577-8278.

 Contact: Leeann Wallett, Program Officer, Communications and Marketing
302-577-8280, leeann.wallett@delaware.gov

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