News from Mid Atlantic Arts

"Gallim performed Wonderland for more than 500 audience members at the Theater im Pfalzbau, and received six curtain calls. Nora Abdel Rahman of theMannheimer Morgen reported on Gallim's many curtain calls, writing, 'Again and again the performers were drawn back onto the stage by the clapping.'


Performing in Germany was important to Miller's artistic development.Wonderland was inspired by imagery related to the Berlin Wall and World War II. Miller was delighted by the warm reception her piece received, and felt encouraged to create future works with the hosting country in mind." 


Lauren Schoolman, Gallim Dance Company

2014 US Artist International, Festival Ludwigshafen


Jazz Membership Deadline Approaching


The application deadline for membership in the Foundation's Jazz Touring Network is August 15, 2014. Created to expand the presentation of jazz in the mid-Atlantic region, the program provides support to members to attend annual network meetings that provide opportunities for professional development and peer interaction, and fee subsidies for network developed block-booked tours. Applicants must be nonprofit presenting organizations within the region that have limited experience presenting jazz and who also work with communities underserved by the arts. To view the membership guidelines and application, click here. Questions concerning the Jazz Touring Network should be directed to Josh Kohn at

International Grants Announced


The Foundation's USArtists International program is dedicated to ensuring that the impressive range of the performing arts in the United States is represented abroad. In the third and final grant round of the 2014 program year, USArtists International awarded $198,970 to 29 ensembles and solo performers from across the country to support their engagements at 42 different festivals in 26 countries across five continents. Grantees ranged from the Trisha Brown Dance Company of New York City to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band of New Orleans to Double Edge Theater of Ashfield, MA. A complete list of grantees and festival engagements can be found here. In total, USArtists International awarded over $492,000 to support performances around the world by 69 different American dance, music and theater companies and solo artists in program year 2014. Questions concerning the program should be directed to Brigid Zuknick

Image: Double Edge Theatre performing "The Grande Parade."  Photo by Maria Baranova.

Upcoming Mid Atlantic Tours

The Foundation has awarded over $190,000 in grants through its Mid Atlantic Tours program towards support for 56 performing arts engagements at venues throughout the mid-Atlantic region during the 2014-2015 season. The grants, awarded directly to the presenting organizations, will support engagements by the Quebec-based circus company Cirque Alfonse, the new music ensemble So Percussion, Kyle Abraham/ Abraham.In.Motion contemporary dance troupe, bluesman Guy Davis, jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, physical theater company Parallel Exit, and Malian singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara. A full list of dates and venues is available here. Please contact venues directly for ticket information, and to confirm performance dates, times, and locations. Questions concerning Mid Atlantic Tours should be directed to Michelle Grove at

New Performing Arts Market


The first Mid-Atlantic Performing Arts Market will be held November 10-12, 2014 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A program of Pennsylvania Presenters, the conference will feature juried showcases, a marketplace, networking sessions, and a block-booking meeting. The Mid-Atlantic Performing Arts Market, which will be presented on a biennial basis, is open to presenters, artists, managers, and agents from throughout the region. More information, including registration materials, is available here.