The SBA's Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) PORTAL is now open. More Info
Each month we’ll feature a handful of arts and community-based organizations and their programs and projects funded by the Delaware Division of the Arts in our Arts Spotlight which will be included on our monthly e-newsletter, Arts E-News and online. If you haven’t signed up yet for Arts E-News, please do so here.
Funding for Division of the Arts grants is provided by the Delaware General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. To view past grants awarded (1999 to present), please visit our Grants Awarded page.
Grant Types: GOS – General Operating Support; PS – Project Support
Wilmington & Virtual
Delaware Celebration of Jazz
Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival
Rehoboth Beach Mini Jazz Festival is a fundraising event held over three days with five shows with a free concert on Saturday, October 17. Money raised from the festival is directed towards the Beebe Medical Foundation. The Festival has helped attract jazz attendees from Delaware and other surrounding states and has generated traffic to local hotels, restaurants and other local businesses. In addition, the Festival will help employ creative individuals that work in lighting, production and sound especially since many of them do not have access to full-time work due to COVID-19.
University of Delaware, Resident Ensemble Players
Dracula: A Five-Episode Audio Drama
Broadcast on WVUD 91.3 FM & Online
The University of Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players will host a free audio presentation for the general public in partnership with WVUD 91.3 FM. Much more than just a gothic horror story, DRACULA is a love story, a mystery, and a globe-trotting adventure tale. The REP partners with radio station WVUD for a free, five-episode audio drama of this classic to be presented every Friday night in October. Beginning in the forbidding mountains of Transylvania, a mysterious night-stalking beast entraps and seduces his way to England in search of new blood. A group of colleagues and companions unearth the horrible secrets of this life-sucking creature as they launch a heart-pounding chase across Europe, only to find themselves in the fight for their lives to save both themselves and the ones they love.
The projects above are supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes these and other Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com.
The Division offers a variety of grant programs for individual artists; nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations chartered and based in Delaware; and schools and government entities that support arts activities. View a full list of Division grants on the Grants Overview page.