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Arts Spotlight: October 2020


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

October 2020

CoroAllegro
CoroAllegro
Wilmington & Virtual
GOS

CoroAllegro will host a series this fall through which all interested community members can cultivate their choral skills safely. They’re featuring a weekly rotation of in-person lectures, virtual vocal technique lessons, and video rehearsals. The lecture topics are: The History of Choral Singing in America, Musical Game Night, Great Historical Scandals of Classical Music, and Vocal Cords: Fascinating and Fragile. The fall season will culminate in a virtual holiday concert in partnership with the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia.
Its approximately 30 choir members are grateful to have the opportunity to safely gather in-person a few times, continue to strengthen their skills as singers and musicians, and learn music to put on a virtual concert that they’ll be able to share with their community, friends, and family near and far. In-person lectures have created a new opportunity for local Wilmington community members who are not interested in singing in the choir to join us in learning about the arts.

Delaware Celebration of Jazz
Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival
Rehoboth Beach
GOS

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
GOS

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.

Episodes will first be broadcast on 91.3 FM, and then available on the REP’s website through SoundCloud. 


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.


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