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DDOA announces nearly $3 million in grant funding

Delaware Division of the Arts

The Delaware Division of the Arts announced it’s supporting over 100 arts organizations with over $2.9 million for fiscal year 2017.

DDOA Executive Director Paul Weagraff said about $2.5 million will go toward general operating support for organizations. Those funds cover basic necessities like keeping the lights on or the supplies in stock.


“That includes organizations from the larger, professionally staffed organizations, to the smaller community-based organizations. The grassroots, volunteer-run art league, community theaters and the like,” Weagraff said.

He said about $206,000 will go towards individual projects supporting everything from mural designs to after school arts programs.

$140,000 thousand will go to help strengthen arts education.


$75,000 goes toward the Arts Stabilization Fund, which supports facility improvements.


$4,000 was earmarked for the DDOA's StartUp program, which provides training to arts and community organizations. It's a prerequisite to qualify for general operating support funds.