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2015 State Champion Hannah Sturgis to Represent Delaware in National Finals of Poetry Out Loud

Hannah Sturgis, a sophomore from POLYTECH High School, won Delaware’s 10th Annual Poetry Out Loud state competition on February 24, 2015.  For more information, click here.

FY2016 Grant Applications Now Available

The Division has opened its online application process for Delaware-based arts organizations, community organizations, and schools to apply for funding of arts programming and projects taking place during Fiscal Year 2016. For more information, click here.

4th Annual Delaware State Employee Art Exhibit

NAP LogoThis year’s exhibition will be held from February 23 – March 14, 2015 at the Art Center/Gallery at Delaware State University in Dover. Sponsored by The National Arts Program® in support and cooperation with the State of Delaware and the Delaware Division of the Arts, the exhibit features the artwork of state employees and their immediate families, and is judged by professional artists and visual art professionals in Amateur, Intermediate, Professional, and Youth classifications. For more information, click here.

Visual Images Registry Accepting New and Updated Work!

The Visual Images Registry, located in the Division's office in Wilmington, contains digital images and information about Delaware visual artists. The Registry is available for review by artists, curators, art consultants, collectors, architects, and others who are interested in artists' work. Artists in the Visual Images Registry are also considered for exhibits in the Mezzanine Gallery. A panel of arts professionals review images each spring to choose exhibitors. To be a part of the review, artists need to update their file by March 1 every year. More information.

16 Individual Artist Fellowships Awarded!

Sixteen Delaware artists are being recognized by the Delaware Division of the Arts for the high quality of their artwork. Work samples from 91 Delaware choreographers, composers, musicians, writers, and visual artists were reviewed by out-of-state arts professionals, considering demonstrated creativity and skill in their art form. The 16 selected fellows reside throughout Delaware, including in Bethel, Dover, Lewes, New Castle, Newark, Rehoboth Beach, and Wilmington. More information

Division of the Arts Invites Public Comment on its Strategic Plan

Click on this PDF link to download the final draft of Design Delaware 2.0. Please send your comments by email to: delarts@state.de.us

Mezzanine Gallery in February

B. Proud
February 6 - 27, 2015 
Opening Reception: February 6 from 5 to 8:00 p.m.
Click here for more information.

More Fallen Tree Images
Juan and Michael, 2009

Delaware Arts in the News!

The Delaware Scholastic Writing Awards program was lauded as being “wildly successful” and featured for the month of February on a national blog!  Learn more about this model program that encourages and recognizes Delaware writers in grades 7 through 12. The program is managed by the National League of American Pen Women, Diamond State Branch, as an affiliate of AYAW, in partnership with the Delaware Division of the Arts.

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This week's interview with Liz Farrell and Lisa Minardi from Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. 

These podcasts (see archives) are provided as a service through a partnership between the Division of the Arts and NEWS·TALK 1450 WILM and 1410 WDOV.