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3 Delaware artists chosen for new career development program

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Two young painters and a sculptor have been selected to participate in a new Delaware Division of the Arts  career development program. Stephanie Boateng, a painter in New Castle County; Guy Miller, a sculptor in Kent County; and Hannah Whiddon, a painter in Sussex County, will receive two two years of sustained career support in the Artist Career Development program. …

The NEA grant will help the New Castle County Libraries create programming centered on a contemporary memoir.

NCCo. Libraries get fed. grant for reading program

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

New Castle County Libraries will get $20,000 through a federal grant to create programming around a memoir about immigration, assimilation and culture. The 15 branches in the New Castle County library system will use “The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir” by Thi Bui as inspiration for the program. “Thi Bui’s graphic memoir ‘The Best We Could Do’ was …

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5 Delaware arts groups split $1M in federal funding

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

5 Delaware arts organizations will receive a total of $1 million from the latest round of National Endowment for the Arts grants. Delaware Division of the Arts will receive $935,000 to support arts programs, services and activities throughout the state associated with carrying out the agency’s strategic plan. “This significant investment is a testament to the immense talent and creative spirit …

The $3 million in grants will be used to strengthen and expand the art and culture scene in Delaware. (courtesy: Delaware Division of Art)

115 art groups granted $3 million in state funding

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture, Delaware Live, Milford-live

The Delaware Division of Arts has announced a $3 million distribution of grants to 115 community art organizations.  They range from $1,300 to Wilmington Wintergrass Inc., which is an annual bluegrass festival, to $246,000 to the Delaware Art Museum. The museum will use the funding to support its exhibits, including the upcoming Pre-Raphaelite show “A Marriage of Arts & Crafts: …

Division of the Arts announces 2022 fellowship winners

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

A Kim Klabe work hangs in the Biggs Museum of American Art during the 2021 exhibition of state fellowship winners.   A former Delaware poet laureate is among the winners of this year’s Delaware Division of the Arts fellowship winners. JoAnn Balingit, who was poet laureate from 2008-2015, won a $6,000 established professional award that she will use to help …

36 arts groups, 13 artists get chunk of Rescue Plan cash

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The Grand was one of three arts groups to get $45,000 in American Rescue Plan money.     The Delaware Division of the Arts has given 36 arts organizations and 13 artists grants from its $753,000 in American Rescue Plan Art money designed to secure jobs and support artists and nonprofit arts organizations. The grants ranged from $900 for an …

Delaware Arts Alliance head chosen to direct state arts division

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

    Jessica Ball, the executive director of the Delaware Arts Alliance will become the new director of the Delaware Division of the Arts. Secretary of State Jeff Bullock announced Friday that she will take the office Nov. 29, 2021. Jessica Ball The Division of the Arts is actively involved in many aspects of arts, from small groups such as …