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Special Presenter Initiatives

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs in
Multiple Regions to Host Touring Arts Performances

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Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF)

Conf. Date:

03/12/20

Deadline Date:

03/27/20

Description:

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Grants starting at $500 to Delaware, West Virginia, Washington, DC, and U.S. Virgin Islands nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and IHEs to host performances by touring artists and ensembles, particularly in underserved communities. Funding is intended for performances at small and mid-size venues that enhance meaningful exchanges between touring artists and a presenter’s community.

The initiative is designed to support performing arts engagements and related activities that would not otherwise be possible, particularly in communities underserved by the arts (defined for the purposes of this program as populations whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, age, economics, or disability).

Special Presenter Initiatives supports projects that present exemplary touring artists involving all performing arts disciplines, including dance, music, theater, multi-disciplinary work, and folk/traditional arts. For the purposes of this program, a presenter is defined as an organization that selects and engages touring artists to perform work before audiences in their communities. Presenters manage all the local requirements for the performance and facilitate the interaction between artists and the public.

All Special Presenter Initiatives projects must include the following:
  • At least one public performance that serves and is marketed to the general public in the applicant presenter’s community. For the purposes of this program, performances that primarily serve a non-public audience (such as K-12 schools, university classes, summer camps, nursing homes, etc.) are not considered public performances, although they may be one of the community engagement activities that comprise a Special Presenter Initiatives project.
  • At least one community engagement activity. For the purposes of this program, a community engagement activity is defined as an activity that enhances the audience’s appreciation for the artists’ work. These may include, but are not limited to, exhibitions, lecture/demonstrations, master classes, panel discussions, pre or post-performance artist question and answer sessions, residencies, workshops, and other creative approaches to engage the local community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178113

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may apply for up to $2,000 per project, for a maximum of two projects, except for applicants in the Virgin Islands who may apply for up to $5,000 per project. Grant requests must be for a minimum of $500.

Term of Contract:

Projects may take place between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Presenters applying for funding from the Special Presenter Initiatives must:
- Be based in Delaware, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or West Virginia;
- Be designated by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or be a unit of state or local government;
- Be an arts or community-based organization, college or university, or government entity with an ongoing performing arts presenting program; and
- Be in good standing with their state arts agency and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation at the time of application, with no overdue or outstanding required reports and/or grant documents.

Applicants will be assessed in part on the risk of noncompliance with Federal statutes, regulations and the terms and conditions as provided by the applicant’s Certification and Statement of Assurances in the submitted application or Common Information Form and the results of previous audits including adherence to Single Audit requirements as set forth by Federal statutes.

Project Artist Eligibility:

- Special Presenter Initiatives projects must feature professional performing artists that have at least two years of touring experience either regionally, nationally, or internationally. For the purposes of this program, a professional artist is someone who receives a significant portion of annual income from artistic activities and has a demonstrated record of achievement within their chosen artistic discipline.

- Project artist can be based anywhere in the United States or around the world, except the artist cannot be based in the same state or jurisdiction as the applicant presenter.

- Artists on MAAF’s 2020-2021 Mid Atlantic Tours and Performing Arts Global Exchange (PAGE) rosters are ineligible for support in the current round.

-Organizations applying for support through the current grant round of the Special Presenter Initiatives cannot apply to MAAF’s ArtsCONNECT program for funding to support the same artists and engagements.

Ineligible expenses can be found at http://www.midatlanticarts.org/wp-content/uploads/FY21_Special-Presenter-Initiatives_Guidelines_Final.pdf#page=2.

Pre-proposal Conference:

To learn more about the program, applicants are encouraged to participate an application webinar. Two webinars are offered before the deadline.

Webinar dates and times:
- Wednesday, January 15 2020, 11AM-12PM
- Thursday, March 12, 2020, 2-3PM

RSVP at https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/6701545763810885901

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Application deadline: Friday, March 27, 2020
- All applicants will be notified by email on the status of their proposals in June 2020.

NOTE: Applicants who apply for two projects must submit a separate application for each.

Applications must be completed and submitted through the eGRANT online system on or before the published deadline.

Grants must be matched on a 1:1 basis. The match may not include Federal funds whether they are received directly from a Federal agency or indirectly, such as through a state agency or other entity. In addition, the MAAF grant and the required match may not be used to match any other directly or indirectly received Federal funds.

Grants are made directly to the applicant presenter with a project that is approved for support.

If awarded, the initial payment of 90% of the grant will be released at the beginning of the grant period. The final 10% is paid once a complete and satisfactory final report is received from the grant recipient and approved.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:
https://midatlanticarts.egrant.net/login.aspx?PIID=147&OID=21

Direct questions to:
Haowen Wang, Program Officer
410-539-6656 x 110
haowen@midatlanticarts.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Delaware;   Washington, DC;   West Virginia

USA Territories: Virgin Islands (USA)

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