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FY15 DC Special Presenters Initiative Guidelines

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (“MAAF”), in partnership with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (“DCCAH”), offers a special funding initiative to support the presentation of professional performing artists/ensembles at venues within the District of Columbia that expand or diversify presenter programming and increase access to and appreciation for the performing arts. The initiative is designed to support performing arts engagements and related activities that would not otherwise be possible. District-based nonprofit organizations that meet the eligibility criteria are invited to apply.

Proposals should expand or diversify programming beyond what has been presented in recent years and demonstrate a commitment to reaching underserved audiences. For the purposes of this program, an underserved community is one in which individuals lack access to the arts due to geography, economic conditions, ethnic background, disability, or age. This initiative is primarily designed to help small to mid-sized organizations and programs with modest-sized project budgets where the grant(s) will make a significant impact on the organization’s ability to carry out the activity.

MidAtlantic Arts will host a workshop with DCCAH in the offices of the Commission at 200 I (Eye) Street, SE , Suite 1200, Washington, DC  20024 on 15 January 2014 at 4:00 p.m.  For additional information, please contact Steven Scott Mazzola at 202-724-5613.  The workshop will last approximately one hour.  Photographic identification is required to enter the building.