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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

Don’t miss the chance to be recognized in Delaware for your creativity! Sponsored by The National Arts Program® in support and cooperation with the State of Delaware and the Delaware Division of the Arts, the exhibit is open to 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 and to register, 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


Design Delaware 2.0

The Division is currently engaged in a strategic planning process, and encourages public input through a variety of channels. The goal is to incorporate the ideas, issues, and initiatives of Delaware's arts community: artists, organizations, audiences, and educators into a plan that carries the Division through the next five years, nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware. For more information on how the Division has been collecting input, click here.


DE State of the Arts RSS Feed link

This week's interview with Evelyn Swensson, musician and recipient of the 2014 Peggy Amsterdam Outstanding Achievement Award. 

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.