Each month we feature 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
Seaford Community Concert Association
General Operating Support
The Seaford Community Concert Association is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization whose mission is to bring top quality performers to this area at a very affordable cost to its members since 1949! Their annual membership drive is generally open August through September of each year. Concert admission is by membership only.
SCCA concerts are presented in the beautiful Kenneth C. Madden Auditorium at Seaford High School. This recently upgraded facility, one of the largest venues in Southern Delaware, boasts new seating and a state-of-the-art sound system. Through their long partnership with the Seaford School District, SCCA provides annual outreach shows for local students, providing musical experiences that are outside their normal listening habits!
On Wednesday, September 27 at 7:30pm SCCA will present Vox Fortura as they bring classical vocals back into the mainstream through their iconic style and sound. Performing music from nearly every era and genre, Vox Fortura adds an exciting twist to classical crossover and pop-op music. Their captivating charm, vocal panache, sheer class, and dominating stage presence make them a once-in-a-generation, unforgettable group that will excite audiences of all ages.
Learn more about the Seaford Community Concert Association at their website, https://seafordconcerts.org.
Dover Public Library
In Harmony Concert Series
Dover Public Library’s mission is “building better community through inclusive programming and resources for lifelong learning.” One of the ways we strive to do that is by providing diverse opportunities for our community to experience.
The In Harmony Concert Series is one of the Dover Public Library’s longest running programs and partnerships! Partially funded by the Delaware Division of the Arts, In Harmony seeks to build cultural understanding through music. It serves the city of Dover and surrounding communities and provides free entertainment to residents in all walks of life. Not only does this program benefit the community, we seek to have diverse, mostly local, performers. Each month there is a different genre of music and they work hard to find new acts each season. The time and dates of this program has changed over the years but currently the series is presented on the first Sunday of every month from 2-3:30pm. Weather permitting, the concerts are performed outdoors.
In Harmony has provided many opportunities to hear different types of music as well as economic opportunities for performers. We survey participants and they almost always speak of the value of cultural and educational aspects. We have both regular attendees and participants who drop in each month. Also, as it is such a long running program it has become something the community expects and enjoys.
To learn more about this program, visit the library’s website at www.doverpubliclibrary.org.
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.