Due to a loss of funding, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation plans to close its Philadelphia-based PennPAT office and operations at the end of August 2013. The last deadline at which presenters may apply for support for touring engagements with PennPAT roster artists under the current program will be February 15, 2013. Staff will continue to monitor and process awards and reports throughout the 2013-2014 season.
All funds allocated for Artist Technical Assistance and Artist Strategic Opportunity Grants have been awarded and these programs are now closed to new applications. New applications for the PennPAT Artist Roster will not be accepted.
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation are exploring options for continuing to offer tour support for Pennsylvania-based performing arts groups and individual performers. Check back here for any updates, or if you would like to be added to our email list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour (PennPAT) is to increase opportunities for professional Pennsylvania-based performing artists to obtain successful touring engagements.
Through a multi-layered approach that includes grants to presenters, grants to artists, training for artists and marketing support, PennPAT seeks to nurture the diverse ecology of presenting and touring.
PennPAT offers support for touring engagements with PennPAT roster artists to presenters in:
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey
- New York
- U.S. Virgin Islands
- West Virginia
Created as a unique public/private partnership administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, PennPAT continues to garner funding and guidance from its four founding partners: The Heinz Endowments, William Penn Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and The Pew Charitable Trusts.