Volume 6, Issue 9   September 2011

Latin America Performing Arts Application Now Available
The online application for Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America is now available. The program provides support for projects developed by presenting consortia to bring exemplary contemporary and traditional performing artists from Latin America to their respective communities. Southern Exposure will support tours throughout the United States that include public performances and community-based activities designed to build appreciation for the arts and cultures of Latin America, and foster mutual understanding through person-to-person dialogue. The application and program guidelines can be found here. Questions should be directed to Adam Bernstein, Deputy Director, Programs at
Jazz Touring Network Guidelines and Deadline Announced

JTN members will be presenting Grace Kelly and Phil Woods and other jazz artists in 2011-2012.

Guidelines for the Jazz Touring Network, a membership program created to expand the presentation of jazz in the mid-Atlantic region, are now available. Network members receive performance fee subsidies for jazz engagements and support to attend annual meetings that provide opportunities for professional development and peer networking. The Jazz Touring Network is open to presenting organizations within the mid-Atlantic region that have had little-to-no experience presenting jazz, and who also work with communities underserved by the arts. The application deadline is October 31, 2011. To view the guidelines and application click here. Questions concerning the program should be directed to Jeff Parks, Jazz Coordinator at
PennPAT News

PennPAT Roster Artist Koresh Dance Compnay. Photo: Gabriel Biencycki.

2012 PennPAT Artist Roster Announced
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has announced the 2012 Artist Roster for its Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour (PennPAT) program. The 2012 Roster is comprised of 135 outstanding and diverse performing artists and ensembles, including 33 dance companies/solo dance artists, 84 musicians or music ensembles, and 18 theater artists/groups and storytellers. Twenty-four (24) of those artists are new to the roster in 2012, including 14 first-time Roster Artists. Read the press release for details and a list of artists.

PennPAT Presenter Grant Application Deadlines
October 17, 2011, for projects scheduled between February 1, 2012 and May 31, 2014 (only 2011 roster artists are eligible)
February 15, 2012, for projects scheduled between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2014. (only 2012 roster artists are eligible – detailed listings will be available on the PennPAT website in early November 2011)
PennPAT Roster Artist Showcases at Fall Conferences
Are you attending a booking conference this fall?  Be sure to check out showcases by PennPAT Roster Artists. Visit the PennPAT website for details.
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Quebec Folk Arts Exchange
The Folk Arts Outreach Project conducted its first international exchange on August 11-15, 2011 in the Gaspésie region of Québec, Canada. The Société pour la Promotion de la Danse Traditionnelle Québécoise partnered with the Susquehanna Folk Music Society to compare traditional dance music from their respective regions. The project brought Matt Brown, an old-time Appalachian fiddler from West Chester, Pennsylvania, together with David Boulanger, a Québécois fiddler specializing in the "crooked tunes" of French Canada. The two artists shared their distinctive regional styles, techniques and repertoires, and conducted a public performance in the small seaside village of Grosses-Roches,Quebec. Jean Duval of the University of Montreal acted as host ethnomusicologist. For more information about the program, visit Folk Arts Outreach Project. Questions should be directed to Sally Van de Water at
Filmmakers on Tour

Filmmaker Nancy Kelly (TRUST) speaks with audience members following a screening at Mercyhurst College.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation recently launched the inaugural season of its On Screen/In Person regional film touring program, which will bring 12 new independent American films accompanied by their creators to 14 communities across the mid-Atlantic region. Over the next eight months, participating filmmakers will be blogging about their tour experiences after each community visit. Follow their progress at For more information visit On Screen/In Person. Questions should be directed to Ann Turiano at

Pennsylvania Presenters Meeting – Not just for PA Presenters!
The Pennsylvania Presenters Fall Booking Meeting is scheduled for November 14- 15, 2011 at the Atherton Hotel in State College, Pennsylvania.  The meeting will focus on building networks between presenters from across the mid-Atlantic region based on projects of mutual interest, including potential Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation ArtsCONNECT projects in development for the 2012-2013 season. For information on the meeting, including schedule and registration, click here or contact Cathy Little at

FY12 Annual Fund Kick-Off!
We are kicking off our fiscal year 2012 Annual Fund campaign this week and we hope that you will join us. As an active reader of this newsletter, you are already aware of some recent exciting developments at MAAF, including our three new programs and our active touring schedule. With so much planned for the coming year, we could use your support now more than ever! Last year, your gifts gave us the flexibility to launch these new programs and to explore additional ways to better serve our arts community. Imagine what we can accomplish together in 2012!
Donations may be made online through our Guidestar page (click the "Donate Now" button), by downloading a pledge form, or by contacting Melanie Robey, Development Assistant at or 410-539-6656 x105.