Delaware Division of the Arts Announces 2017
Individual Artist Fellowship Awardees

Eighteen Delaware artists are being recognized by the Division for the high quality of their artwork. Work samples from 126 Delaware choreographers, composers, musicians, writers, folk and visual artists were reviewed by out-of-state arts professionals, considering demonstrated creativity and skill in their art form. The 18 selected fellows reside throughout Delaware including Arden, Dover, Hockessin, Milton, Newark, Rehoboth Beach, and Wilmington. Visit our Individual Artist Fellowship page here.

Fiscal Year 2018 Grants Application Deadline March 1, 2017

The eGrant system is now open for all Division grant programs with a March 1, 2017 application deadline. This includes the following grant programs for Delaware-based organizations:

  • Education Resource - for arts organizations, public schools or school districts with school-based arts-education programs
  • General Operating Support - for eligible arts organizations
  • Project Support - for community-based organizations (non-arts) offering arts activities
  • StartUp - for emerging arts organizations
  • Arts Stabilization Fund - for eligible arts organizations with capital projects

Guidelines and criteria have been revised and streamlined for many programs, so be sure to read through all materials carefully prior to application. Please visit our Grants page for more details on all programs and eligibility. Questions should be directed to the appropriate Division staff member.

6th Annual Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition - Exhibition now open!

National Arts Program in Delaware

The exhibit will be on view for the general public from now through March 13, 2017, with a reception and awards ceremony on Saturday, March 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Arts Center/Gallery at Delaware State University in Dover. Both the exhibition and award ceremony are free and the public is welcome to attend. Learn more

Vote for People's Choice! You can "like" your favorite(s) now through March 3. The People's Choice winner will be announced at the closing reception and awards ceremony on March 4, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. Voting Closes on March 3.

Poetry Out Loud State Finals


Poetry Out Loud Logo

The annual poetry recitation finals will be held at the Smyrna Opera House on Tuesday, February 28 at 7 p.m. The event is free and the public is welcome to attend. Please view the 2017 Poetry Out Loud participants here.

First-ever Delaware Creative Aging Workshop a Success!

The 2016 Creative Aging Workshop was held Wednesday, December 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover. Read more.

Grants for Schools: TranspARTation and Artist Residency Grants Open

Artist Residency: grants for residencies with visual, literary, performing or media artists working with students in the classroom or in professional development workshops with teachers.

TranspARTation: grants that support transportation costs for schools to travel to Delaware arts and cultural institutions and venues in order for students to attend arts performances, events and exhibits.

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On the Mezzanine - February Exhibition

[Un]Ravel by Joshua Meier
Now open through February 27

Meier, Rumination

Rumination #27, variant 2, 2016, archival inkjet, 24 x 24 inches

DE State of the Arts Podcast RSS Feed link

This week's interview with Karen Quinn, Director, Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library, Odessa, Delaware. An interview with Karen Quinn, Director, Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library, Odessa, Delaware.

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

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Delaware Poets Laureate Upcoming Events

The Twin Poets - Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills
Photo Credit: Cylinda McCloud-Keal