FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
(If you have a question that you think belongs on the FAQ page,
contact the Division of
What is the Delaware Division of the Arts?
The Delaware Division of the Arts (DDOA), a branch of
the Delaware Department of State, is dedicated to
promoting and developing the arts throughout the state.
Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts
Council (DSAC), the Division administers grants and
programs that support arts programming, educate the
public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the
arts into all facets of Delaware life.
Where does the Delaware Division of the Arts get its
The Division of the Arts receives annual
appropriations from the Delaware State Legislature and the
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for grants, programs, and services. In
addition, the Division may accept donations from
foundations, businesses, individuals, and others.
Who can apply for a grant?
The following are eligible to apply for grants from
the Delaware Division of the Arts: nonprofits arts organizations, community-based
organizations (including government agencies), schools,
and individual artists. Organizations must be non-profit,
and incorporated and based in Delaware. Individuals must
be Delaware residents and at least 18 years of age.
What is involved in getting a grant? (see Grant Review Process)
Grants are completed and submitted by eligible applicants. Division
staff are available for assistance and to answer questions
regarding the applications.
Applications are then reviewed by panels consisting of individuals who live and/or work in Delaware.
Panel and funding recommendations are fowarded to the State Arts Council for final review. Funding decisions are then announced following approval of the state budget.
Grant review panels and meetings of the
Council are open to the public. Information on the
locations and times of panel and Council meetings is
posted in advance and is available from the Division
office and the Division web site.
What is the Division's funding deadline?
Applications must be submitted to the Division no later than 4:30
p.m. on the deadline date. Late or incomplete applications
or applications submitted via fax or e-mail will not be
General Operating Support Full application (every other year)
General Operating Support Interim Report (in the "off" year)
Delaware Arts Stabilization Fund
Education Resource Grants
Artist Residency Application Deadlines
Artist Residency applications have a rolling deadline and are accepted on an ongoing basis. Applications should be submitted at least six weeks before the proposed project or activity.
Opportunity Grant Application Deadlines
Opportunity Grant applications for artists and community-based organizations have a rolling deadline. Applications should be submitted at least six weeks before the proposed project or activity.
How can I get grant
applications and guidelines?
Information about the Division's grants is available on line. Click
How do I link to the Division of the Arts web
site from my own web site?
Any artist (and any website) can link to
the Division's website by creating a link to http://www.artsdel.org
For example, you may create a Link
to the Delaware Division of the Arts Site by putting this code into your
target="_blank">Link to the Delaware
Division of the Arts Site</a>
As a contractual obligation, all arts organizations
receiving funding from the Division of the Arts that have World Wide Web sites shall
electronically link their sites to the Division's site
utilizing the following credit:
"This program is made possible, in
part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency
committed to promoting and supporting the arts in
Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts."
Note: The grant recipient shall place
a hyperlink on the words "Delaware Division of the
Arts", creating an electronic link to the Division web site (http://www.artsdel.org).
A Delaware Division of the Arts logo may be downloaded for use by grantees in print or
electronic publications at
www.artsdel.org/logos.shtml. Use of this logo is reserved explicitly for recipients of
Delaware Division of the Arts
of this logo other than in conjunction with
Division-sponsored activities is strictly prohibited.
Where are the Division of the Arts offices located?
Our main office is located on the fourth floor of the Carvel
State Office Building, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington (Map). This office is open from 8: 00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.
We also have a Dover office at 21 The Green (map). This office is open by appointment. Call 302-577-8278 to set up an appointment.
Where can I direct my questions
and comments about the Divions's services, information, events
The Delaware Division of the Arts welcomes any and all questions,
comments and feedback regarding the Division's services, information,
events and website by means of our feedback form; which can
be found here.