Arts Grants Are Available

December 08, 1991

The Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation has announced several grant programs in the performing arts are now available.

* The Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest National Jazz Network has a grant of $50,000 to provide financial and technical assistance to jazz performers in the mid-Atlantic region. The grant is active through May 1993.

* The National Endowment for the Arts -- its state and region program has awarded $135,000 to the foundation to support jazz in poorlyserved communities. The grant is active through August 1994.

Applications and guidelines will be available for the above programs in January 1992.

* Music and Theatre Program -- guidelines and applications are available for 1992-1993 for presentations between June 1, 1992 and May 31, 1993. Organizations that present at least three professional touring companies a year, open presentations to the general public and charge admission are eligible to apply.

Grants of up to 30 percent fee support for any performing artist or company from outside the presenter's home state but within the mid-Atlantic region, including the Virgin Islands.

Support is available for projects serving rural communities with limited resources, serve culturally diverse audiences, present culturally diverse artists, and present contemporary or traditional work.

* Dance on Tour -- the NEA has awarded the foundation $210,230 for the program, intended for non-profit groups engaging out-of-state national and international dancers. Fee support ranges from 15 percent to 30 percent. Support is for projects taking place between June 1, 1992 and May 31, 1993. Complete applicationsare due at mid-Atlantic by 5 p.m., Feb. 3, 1992.

For further information, write to the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, 11 Chase St., Suite 2A, Baltimore, 21202.

Information: (410) 539-6656.

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