Division of the Arts Announces 2021 Individual Artist Fellowship Awardees

Twenty-five Delaware artists to receive recognition Wilmington, Del. (January 11, 2021) – Twenty-five Delaware artists are being recognized by the Delaware Division of the Arts for the high quality of their artwork. Work samples from 121 Delaware chore…

Governor Carney Announces Additional Relief Funding for Small Businesses, Arts Organizations

All Relief Grant recipients to receive 20 percent bonus; hospitality businesses will receive 50 percent bonus; $10 million for Arts organizations WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Small Business on Monday announc…

FY2022 Grant Applications for Arts & Community-Based Organizations and Schools Now Open

For arts programming and projects taking place during fiscal year 2022 (September 2021 – August 2022) Wilmington, Del. (December 1, 2020) – The Delaware Division of the Arts has opened its annual online application process for grants for arts pro…

Delaware Division of the Arts Welcomes Public Input on Strategic Plan

The strategic plan for FY2022 – FY2026 to be released in March 2021 Dover, Del. (October 8, 2020) – The Division has partnered with the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement to develop a new strategic plan for FY2022–FY2026 that identifies …

The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit Sculptures by Aaron Paskins

On view from September 28 –  October 30, 2020 Visit the Gallery in-person or view it online Wilmington, Del. (September 28, 2020) – A New African Experience, an exhibition of sculptures by Aaron Paskins will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery fr…

The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “Tart” by Chloe McEldowney

On view from August 7 – September 18, 2020 Visit the Gallery in-person or view it online Wilmington, Del. (August 4, 2020) – Tart, an exhibition of paintings by 2020 Artist Fellow Chloe McEldowney will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from Aug…

Division of the Arts Announces 2020 Mid-Atlantic Teaching Artist Virtual Retreat

This virtual retreat will take place online over a period of four weeks from August 10 – September 2, 2020 Wilmington, Del. (July 29, 2020) – Co-sponsored and coordinated by seven state arts agencies, the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Teaching Artist Virtual…

Four Delaware Arts Organizations Receive $50,000 in CARES Act Funding

The National Endowment for the Arts grants funding to 855 organizations to support staff salaries, fees for artists or contractual personnel, and facilities costs Wilmington, Del. (July 10, 2020) – Earlier this month, four Delaware arts organizations—D…

Delaware Division of the Arts Awards $443,000 in CARES Act Relief Funds

Fifty-five arts organizations and 11 artists have received relief funds Wilmington, Del. (June 10, 2020) – Earlier this year, the Division of the Arts received $423,600 from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and E…

The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “The Pandemic Paintings” by Theresa Walton

On view from June 12 – July 24, 2020 Visit the Gallery in-person or view it online Wilmington, Del. (June 10, 2020) – The Pandemic Paintings, an exhibition of watercolor portraits of health care workers and scenes that represent hope to them by T…

Delaware Poets Laureate Receive a 2020 Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets

The Academy of American Poets awards a combined total of $1.1 million to 2020 Poets Laureate Fellows New York, NY (May 28, 2020) – The Academy of American Poets announced today that the Delaware Poets Laureate, Representative Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Al M…

Division of the Arts announces CARES Organization Relief grant

Eligible applicants include those that received General Operating Support from FY 18/19/20 or Project Support from FY20 Wilmington, DE (April 30, 2020) – The Delaware Division of the Arts, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts through t…

The National Endowment for the Arts Announces CARES Act Funding Guidelines

Regional and State Arts Agencies to Disburse 40% of Funds Through Local and Regional Programs Washington, DC (April 8, 2020) – This morning, the National Endowment for the Arts announced guidelines to distribute funding to nonprofit arts organizations …

Thirty-Seven Talented State Employees and Their Family Members Honored

Division of the Arts announces award-winning artists in its annual Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition Dover, Del. (March 14, 2020) – The talented state employees and their family members were recognized for their artwork exhibited at the ninth annu…

The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “Not Just a Pretty Face” by Paul Mitchell

On view from March 6-27, 2020 Free opening reception on Friday, March 6 at 5 p.m. Wilmington, Del. (February 28, 2020) – Not Just a Pretty Face, an exhibition of pastel portraits by Paul Simon, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from March 6-27, …

Camille Decker to Represent Delaware in 2020 Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington

Sanford School senior to advance to National Finals in Washington, DC Smyrna, Del. (February 26, 2020) – From a field of 15 Delaware high school students, Camille Decker, a senior from Sanford School, earned the title of 2020 Poetry Out Loud Delaware S…

Division of the Arts to Host Annual State Employee Art Exhibition

More than 280 state employees and their family members have registered to show artwork at Delaware State University Art Center/Gallery Dover, Del. (February 17, 2020) – The free exhibition will be open to the public from February 24 to March 25, 2020 a…