Celebrate National Poetry Month with the Delaware Division of the Arts!

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April marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month, which was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. To celebrate locally, we’ll be featuring  a Poem of the Week on our website, highlighting our local Delaware poets. Visit our National Poetry Month webpage for more details: http://artsdel.org/national-poetry-month

New Arts Standards for Delaware

On Thursday, March 17, the Delaware Board of Education voted to adopt new arts standards for Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. These statements of learning, developed by teachers for teachers, will replace standards that have been used to guide instruction in arts classrooms for the last 20 years. Utilizing a framework which includes Philosophical Foundations and Lifelong Learning, the new standards focus on the creative process and highlight learning that includes Creating, Performing, Responding and Connecting across arts disciplines.

Arts educators in public schools and community and cultural institutions will begin professional learning this summer to align their teaching strategies and student learning outcomes with the new standards. For more information about the new arts standards, please visit the Arts Education page.

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Congratulations to the 2016 Individual Artist Fellows!

The prestigious Individual Artist Fellowships from the Delaware Division of the Arts recognize artists in a variety of disciplines for their outstanding quality of work and provide monetary awards. See this year's winners on our IAF page.

Poetry Out Loud - National Recitation Contest May 2-4

Hannah Sturgis, 2016 Poetry Out Loud Delaware State Winner
Photo Credit: Kathleen Buckalew

Hannah Sturgis a junior from POLYTECH High School earned the title of 2016 Poetry Out Loud Delaware State Champion. She will represent Delaware at the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, DC from May 2-4. Please visit the Poetry Out Loud web page for more information.

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This week's interview with the Delaware Poets Laureate aka. the Twin Poets, Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills.

These podcasts are provided as a service through a partnership between the Division of the Arts and NEWS·TALK 1450 WILM and 1410 WDOV.

Browse our Podcast Archive


On the Mezzanine - April Exhibition

Spirit of Eden: Nemours - Photographs by Joe del Tufo
Now open through April 29!
Visit our Mezzanine Gallery page for more information.

Approach, Nemours, Wilmington, Color Infrared Photography, 12" x 18", 2012

Nemours, Wilmington, Color Infrared Photography, 12" x 18", 2012

Delaware Poets Laureate featured on WHYY's RadioTimes with Marty Moss-Coane

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

The Twin Poets Laureate of Delaware were featured on the WHYY's RadioTimes with Marty Moss-Coane.

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