Category: News

Arts Funding Opportunities Round-up: November 2022

New: The NAMM President’s Innovation Award. Last Week to Apply for This Round: The Ben & Jerry's National Grassroots Organizing Program. Ending this Month: PECO's new Powering the Arts Grant.

Thank you to our 2022 Summit Giant Steps Sponsor: Mid Atlantic Arts

The Living Legacy Jazz Award was created in 1994 as a way to honor living jazz masters in Mid Atlantic Arts’ nine state region.  The Award has always focused on contributing to the perpetuation of the jazz legacy and education with an emphasis on passing skills and knowledge to the next generation of musicians. The first awardee was trumpeter Clark Terry and 28 stellar artists have joined him since – including our 2022 awardee, Roger Humphries.

Arts Funding Opportunities Round-up: August 2022

New: The NAMM President’s Innovation Award. Last Week to Apply for This Round: The Ben & Jerry's National Grassroots Organizing Program. Ending this Month: PECO's new Powering the Arts Grant.

Arts Funding Opportunities Round-up: July 2022

New: PECO's new Powering the Arts Grant application is now open and "offers one-year or two-year grants of up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of $20,000 over two years to support new or ongoing efforts to attract diverse audiences and rebuild arts communities across the region."

July Jazz Event Round-up

Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival, Hawthorne Park present Mid-Summer Jazz Fest, and Ledisi Sings Nina at the Mann Center.

Arts Funding Opportunities Round-up: June 2022

Highlights: The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's ArtsCONNECT application is now open for "touring projects between September 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023 and the NFA grant program has reopened for Latinx artists and organizations of all disciplines based in the U.S.

Two Philadelphia debuts at Ars Nova Workshop

Stranger Days is the acclaimed, adventurous quartet led by a third-generation member of one of jazz’s most innovative family trees and Of Shadow and Substance" is a newly commissioned work by sound artist Lea Bertucci, with an opening set by bassist Luke Stewart.

UArts Capital Campaign Raises $67.2 Million

The completion of a first-ever comprehensive campaign helps to establish a tradition of philanthropy that had been lacking compared with some other local schools.

Arts Funding Opportunities Round-up: May 2022

Highlights: The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's ArtsCONNECT application is now open for "touring projects between September 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023 and the NFA grant program has reopened for Latinx artists and organizations of all disciplines based in the U.S.

Lovett Hines Wins Jazz Journalists Association Award

Other regional winners include bassist, composer, and educator Ed Hrybyk of Baltimore, Massachusetts-based Terri Lyne Carrington, a drummer, composer, and educator who has been a keynote speaker at the Jazz Philadelphia Summit; and Sara Donnely from Washington, D.C., a longtime jazz advocate who administers programs that support jazz musicians at South Arts. 

Philadelphia’s Rising Women in Jazz

The city of Philadelphia honors the legacy and tradition of jazz music, by providing exceptional educational resources that continue to contribute to the profound jazz community that has been established here.Temple University and University of the Arts, two of Philadelphia's premier institutions of higher learning, have exceptional jazz programs where students can hone in on their craft...

Love Notes project Celebrates Black Art

The forthcoming Love Notes Project is the brainchild of Rebecca Graham. It’s part of an arts education and advocacy program that will showcase and celebrate the rich legacy and historical significance of Black Philadelphia performing artists and cultural producers.

‘Dangerous Tones’ Comes to Philadelphia

Station manager Bill Johnson says, “As a leader in jazz programming since 1969, WRTI wanted to provide American music lovers with this incredibly revealing series that showcases a powerful history and relationship between the U.S. and Denmark through jazz.”