Category: Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) today announced that three Delaware organizations will receive $729,100 in federal grants towards arts education and programming. The recipients include The Grand Opera House, the Delaware Art Museum and the Delaware Division of Arts. “The variety and quality of these projects speaks to the wealth of creativity and diversity…

Delaware business professionals Ingrid and James Burnett have signed on to open a franchise of the Abrakadoodle learning camp in Wilmington. Based in Sterling, VA, Abrakadoodle’s model offers classes, field trips, special events, camps and workshops in the visual arts. The Wilmington franchise plans to expand across the state with offerings in Newark, Dover, Middletown,…

Delaware Theatre Company crafts shows for jump to Broadway

By Ken Mammarella Special to Delaware Business Times Executive Director Bud Martin embraces a radical business philosophy for Delaware Theatre Company (DTC). “Live within our means,” he said. “Too often, nonprofits rely on somebody coming through with money, donors, board members.” He also is thinking outside the box to establish a potential revenue stream that’s…

Bank of America will provide a grant to the Delaware Art Museum for the conservation of 13 works of art by prominent American artists, including the Wyeth family, Frank Schoonover and Edward Loper. “We are honored to receive this incredible support from Bank of America for such an important collection of works given to the Museum…

The Delaware Division of the Arts has opened its annual online grant application process for grants for arts programming and projects taking place during fiscal year 2019. Applications for projects taking place from September 2018 to August 2019 are due by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2018. Paul Weagraff, the division director, advises prospective…

Dr. Beth Bienvenu, director of the Office of Accessibility at the National Endowment for the Arts, will give museum directors tips on making the arts accessible to all when she speaks at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library on December 13. Her presentation, “Accessibility Basics: Ensuring Access for Everyone,” is open to the public from 1:30…

The Delaware Arts Museum is inviting artists to submit works to its first craft show with a jury since 1988. Beginning January 1, artists 18 and over who live within 150 miles of the museum may submit up to three works of contemporary craft created within the last 10 years. Paul Sacaridiz, executive director of…

Bank of America has invested $200,000 in the Wilmington Renaissance Corporation towards mobilizing artists engaged with improving the Quaker Hill and West Center City neighborhoods. The investment comes as Mayor Mike Purzycki rolls out his Neighborhood Stabilization Plan for West Center City — the first neighborhood in a citywide initiative to focus extra resources on communities…