The Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation is awarding grants of up to $10,000 for projects where performing arts presenters from different states collaborate in order to present a touring solo artist or ensemble. So, how can you get some of this money?
ArtsCONNECT is a program of the Mid-Atlantic Foundation that provides support for projects "in which at least three performing arts presenters from two different states work collaboratively to present a touring solo artist or ensemble." The Foundation generally supports 10-to-15 tours per season through this program and reaches out to up to 50 communities in the mid-Atlantic region. These tours can include performances, artist discussions, lecture demonstrations, master classes, and workshops that are "designed to build greater appreciation for the work of the touring artist or ensemble."
They are now accepting proposals for projects that increase access and expand audience engagement for live performing arts in the mid-Atlantic region, especially for underserved communities. ArtsCONNECT is interested in "fostering the sharing of information, experiences and resources among presenters to build strong networks or future presentations."
All presenters must:
- Be based in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, or West Virginia.
- Be designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, or be a unit of state or local government.
- Feature professional performing artists that have at least two years of touring experience.
You can download the full guidelines here. The Application deadline is Friday, March 14, 2014 and projects must take place between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. The foundation will also host an informational webinar on Feb. 11. You can find more info here.