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8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Division Staff

Jessica Ball headshot, Director, Delaware Division of the Arts

Jessica Ball
302-577-8278, Wilmington

  • Arts Policy Questions
  • Agency Funding and Financial questions
  • Agency Partnerships – Regional and National
  • Arts Stabilization Fund
  • Delaware Performing Arts Presenter Network Liasion
Kristin Pleasanton, Deputy Director, Delaware Division of the Arts

Kristin Pleasanton
Deputy Director

302-577-8284, Dover

  • Arts Summit
  • Agency Partnerships- State
  • Governor’s Awards for the Arts
  • NAP State Employee Exhibition
  • New Initiatives
  • Training/Technical Assistance
Kathleen Dinsmore, Organization Support, Delaware Division of the Arts

Kathleen Dinsmore
Organization Support
302-577-8287, Wilmington

  • Grants for Organizations: General Operating Support, StartUp, Arts Access
  • On-site Evaluation Oversight
  • Grant Review Panels and Panelist Recruitment
  • smARTDE online system

Sheila Dean Ross, Arts Education, Delaware Division of the Arts

Sheila Dean Ross
Arts Education and Accessibility
302-577-8286, Wilmington

  • Grants for Schools: Artist Residency, Education Resource, TranspARTation
  • Poetry Out Loud
  • Creative Aging
  • Arts Education/Lifelong Learning
  • Accessibility (ADA/504 information)

Roxanne Stanulis
Artist Programs and Services
 302-577-8283, Dover

  • Grants for Artists: Artist Fellowship and Opportunity
  • Individual Artists
  • Mezzanine Gallery
  • Delaware Artist Roster
  • Delaware Poet Laureate
Leeann Wallett, Community Engagement, Delaware Division of the Arts

Leeann Wallett
Community Engagement
302-577-8282, Wilmington

  • Grants for Organizations: Project Support
  • Arts Based Community Development
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives
  • Agency Partnerships – Community
  • Public Art
Andy Truscott

Andy Truscott
Communications & Marketing
302-577-8280, Wilmington


Administrative Staff

Dana Wise, Office Manager, Delaware Division of the Arts

Dana Wise
Office Manager and Council Logistics/Correspondence
 302-577-8278, Wilmington

  • General Agency-Related Questions
  • Council Logistics and Correspondence
  • Special Event Registration
  • On-site Evaluation Logistics


Special Projects (part-time)

JoAnn Balingit
Coordinator, Poetry Out Loud
 302-577-8278,  Wilmington

Bruce Decker
Mezzanine Gallery Coordinator

302-577-8290, Wilmington


Office Locations

The Delaware Division of the Arts’ main office is located in Wilmington. We also maintain a satellite office in Dover, sharing space and resources with the Division of Small Business.


Wilmington Office


Dover Office

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