Delaware Division of the Arts Announces 2017 Individual Artist Fellowship Awardees

Eighteen Delaware artists are being recognized by the Division for the high quality of their artwork. Work samples from 126 Delaware choreographers, composers, musicians, writers, folk and visual artists were reviewed by out-of-state arts professionals, considering demonstrated creativity and skill in their art form. The 18 selected fellows reside throughout Delaware including Arden, Dover, Hockessin, Milton, Newark, Rehoboth Beach, and Wilmington. Visit our Individual Artist Fellowship page here.


Fiscal Year 2018 Grants Now Available!

The eGrant system is now open for all Division grant programs with a March 1, 2017 application deadline. This includes the following grant programs for Delaware-based organizations:

  • Education Resource - for arts organizations, public schools or school districts with school-based arts-education programs
  • General Operating Support - for eligible arts organizations
  • Project Support - for community-based organizations (non-arts) offering arts activities
  • StartUp - for emerging arts organizations
  • Arts Stabilization Fund - for eligible arts organizations with capital projects

Guidelines and criteria have been revised and streamlined for many programs, so be sure to read through all materials carefully prior to application. Please visit our Grants page for more details on all programs and eligibility. Questions should be directed to the appropriate Division staff member.


6th Annual Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition - Registration closes January 23!

National Arts Program in Delaware

Registration closes January 23 for the Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition sponsored by The National Arts ProgramĀ® and the Division of the Arts. 

The exhibition is open to entries from current Delaware state employees and their immediate family members, and is judged by professional artists and visual art professionals in several categories. This is a free program designed to give artists at all skill levels a unique opportunity to exhibit their creative work and to compete for cash prizes.

The show will be on view for the general public from February 20 - March 13, 2017, with a reception and awards ceremony on Saturday, March 4 at the Arts Center/Gallery at Delaware State University in Dover. Learn more


Thank you Governor Markell!

Thank you Governor Markell!
Delaware State Arts Council presents a gift to Governor Markell with gratitude for his eight years unwavering support for the arts. Pictured (l to r) are Paul Weagraff, J. Mack Wathen, Michael Quattrociocchi, and Governor Jack Markell.


First-ever Delaware Creative Aging Workshop a Success!

The 2016 Creative Aging Workshop was held Wednesday, December 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover. Read more.


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.


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On the Mezzanine - February Exhibition

[Un]Ravel by Joshua Meier
Opens February 3 with an Opening Reception from 5-7pm.


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This week's interview with Ellen Priest, artist and owner of Eyeball It!

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