Deadline Approaching for the 2017 Individual Artist Fellowships

The 2017 Individual Artist Fellowship eGrant application is now available on the website. This year's Masters categories are Visual Arts and Folk Arts. Information on eligibility and waiting periods can be found in the guidelines at

Deadline to apply is Monday, August 1, 2016 by 4:30 p.m. EST.

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 here.

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Save the date: "Award Winners XVI" Exhibition October 1, 2016 at the Biggs Museum of American Art

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 August 5 through October 23, recognizes the Fellows’ combined artistic accomplishments.

This year, the Division will recognize sixteen Delaware artists for the high quality of their artwork at the Award Winners XVI Reception and Award Ceremony on Saturday, October 1 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. This reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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This week's interview with Abby Millager, playwright, writer and 2016 Individual Artist Fellowship recipient.

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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On the Mezzanine - July Exhibition

Just Above Water by Mark Houlday
Now through July 29
Visit our Mezzanine Gallery page for more information.

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Delaware Poets Laureate Upcoming Events

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

  • Delaware's Child Placement Review Board is sponsoring a series of summer poetry writing workshops for teens with the Delaware Poets Laureate at several libraries across New Castle County. The two-part workshops will engage the Twin Poets with participants ages 12-17 to develop poems of their own to share at an open mic/poetry slam in August. 
  • TEDxWilmington Talk - August 24 - More details to come!

For more information about these events, please visit our Poet Laureate page.