The Delaware Division of the Arts, a branch of the Delaware Department of State, is committed to supporting the arts and cultivating creativity to enhance the quality of life in Delaware. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, 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.
The Delaware Division of the Arts is a state agency committed to supporting the arts and cultivating creativity to enhance the quality of life in Delaware.
We envision a future where every person and community in Delaware has access to, and appreciation for, the diversity, richness, and transformative power of the arts.
The Delaware State Arts Council is the advisory body to the Delaware Division of the Arts. The Council advises the Division of the Arts on matters of arts policy, funding for the arts, and other issues relevant to support for the arts in Delaware. The Council, according to its enabling legislation, “shall be composed of not more than 15 members,” represent the state geographically and politically and are appointed on the basis of their interest and experience in the arts.
Current list of Delaware State Arts Council members
If you are interested in being considered for appointment to the Delaware State Arts Council, complete the Board and Commission Application, found on the Governor’s site, and return it to the Governor’s office. Please indicate Board #0014: Delaware State Arts Council on the application.
The Division of the Arts was created by the Delaware General Assembly in 1989, Delaware Code, Title 29, Chapter 87, Section 26. Regulations regarding grant eligibility and “Assistance for the Development of the Arts” can be found here.