Registration now open for 2016-17 Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest!
Poetry Out Loud (POL) is a national program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition to high schools across the country. POL uses a pyramid structure that begins at the classroom level. Winners advance to a school-wide competition, then to a regional and/or state competition, and ultimately to the National Finals in Washington, DC. More than 100,000 students are expected to take part in POL nationwide each year. To learn more about the Poetry Out Loud contest and competion, visit the Poetry Out Loud page.
Delaware Division of the Arts Announces First Round of Grants in Support of Arts Projects for Fiscal Year 2017
The Delaware Division of the Arts is investing nearly $3 million in more than 100 arts and community organizations that will serve Delawareans statewide with arts programming and services, arts education, and arts marketing and promotion. This first round of funding for FY2017 includes the major grant categories: General Operating Support, Project Support, Arts Stabilization Fund, Education Resource, and StartUp. For more details, see the full press release.
Grants for Schools: TranspARTation and Artist Residency Grants Now 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.
"Award Winners XVI" Exhibition open now through October 23, 2016 at the Biggs Museum
Each year, the Biggs Museum of American Art, in partnership with the Delaware Division of the Arts, exhibits the work of Delaware’s Individual Artist Fellows. The Award Winners XVI exhibition, on view now through October 23, recognizes the Fellows’ combined artistic accomplishments.
Join us for the Award Winners XVI Reception and Award Ceremony on Saturday, October 1 from 2 – 4 p.m. This reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
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On the Mezzanine - September Exhibition
Patterned Planes paintings by Diane Lorio
September 2-30; opening reception on Friday, September 9 from 5-7 p.m.
Image: Patterned Planes, acrylic on canvas, 49” x 49”, 2015
Delaware Poets Laureate Upcoming Events
- For upcoming events, please visit our Poet Laureate page.