CONTRA-TIEMPO Activist Dance Theater opening night party. Photo courtesy of Mid Atlantic Arts.

Mid Atlantic Arts

Includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Mid Atlantic Arts nurtures and funds the creation and presentation of diverse artistic expression and connects people to meaningful arts experiences within our region and beyond. Mid Atlantic Arts was established in 1979 to promote and support multi-state arts programming. We distinguish ourselves through work in international cultural exchange, model programs in performing arts touring, knowledge and presence in the jazz field, and support of folk and traditional arts.

An actor on a darkened stage reaches toward a rainbow swirl of smoke. They were a light-colored long sleeve top and knit cap.
Part of Mid Atlantic Arts Performing Arts Global Exchange tours, Trick of the Light (Aotearoa/New Zealand) theatre company performs “The Griegol” – a show without words about death, love, and monsters. Credit: Philip Merry / axylotl photography, courtesy of Mid Atlantic Arts.
Three Korean women in vibrant, updated traditional dress and hats, perform on stage in from of a bright purple and pink background. The women stand in a line close-up, and the artist in the center holds a microphone.
Ak Dan Gwang Chil in performance at Frostburg State University (Frostburg, MD) with support from the Mid Atlantic Tours program. Credit: Missy Russell Martz, courtesy of Mid Atlantic Arts.
Shot from the back of the performance space, a group of four musicians stand on the stage in a row taking their final bow. They are surrounded by their instruments on a deep blue lit stage and framed with red curtains. The audience stands and claps.
Dayramir Gonzalez & Habana entrance take a bow on stage at Flushing Town Hall (Flushing, NY). Flushing Town Hall is a member of Mid Atlantic Arts’ Jazz Touring Network. Credit: Shawn Choi courtesy of Mid Atlantic Arts.

Selected Mid Atlantic Arts Opportunities

Central Appalachia Living Traditions

Grant (For Individuals, Organizations) – Awards vary depending on initiative

Provides grants and fellowships through three initiatives: Folk Arts and Culture Community Anchors Initiative, Folk and Traditional Arts Experiences, and Recognizing Folk Arts and Culture Champions.

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Mid Atlantic Arts
Two performers on stage dressed in white play a guitar and a marimba

USArtists International

Grant (For Individuals) – Up to $15,000

Grants to support in-person performances by American artists at engagements at international festivals. Individual artists AND ensembles can apply!

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Mid Atlantic Arts
A glitchy image of many dancers in the shape of circles

Performing Arts Global Exchange

Grant (For Organizations) – Range between $2,000 – $8,000.

Open to presenters nationwide, the Performing Arts Global Exchange (PAGE) is an annually curated roster of international performing artists. Each year, two countries are featured with a selection of artists across multiple disciplines. The program provides fee support directly to nonprofit presenters programming artists from the roster.

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Mid Atlantic Arts