Registration 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.

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.

"Award Winners XVI" Exhibition open now through October 23, 2016 at the Biggs Museum

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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
Now open through September 30!

Diane Lorio, Patterned Planes painting

Image: Patterned Planes, acrylic on canvas, 49” x 49”, 2015

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This week's interview with Sandy Robbins, Producing Artistic Director of the Resident Ensemble Players (REP), the professional theatre at the University of 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