Registration now open for 2016-17 Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest!

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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 here.

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"Award Winners XVI" Exhibition open now through October 23, 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 now 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 – 4 p.m. This reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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On the Mezzanine - August Exhibition

Color Pops by Su Knoll Horty
August 5-26
Visit our Mezzanine Gallery page for more information.

Su Knoll Horty, Color Pops 7

Image: Color Pops 7, Oil on canvas, 12" x 12"


Delaware Poets Laureate Upcoming Events

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

  • TEDxWilmington - The Twin Poets will be one of the speakers at the annual TEDxWilmington Conference to be held on Wednesday, August 24 at World Cafe Live at the Queen. The Twin Poets will give a 10-minute spoken word performance about the power of poetry. The entire event will be livestreamed here and the Twin Poets are slated to perform around 8:40 a.m.
  • For more upcoming events, please visit our Poet Laureate page.