Are you a writer in New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania?

Attention, writers resident in New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania. The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Artists & Communities program “offers support to partnerships between visiting artists and non-profit organizations engaged in community-based projects.”

The partnerships must take place with organizations within the Foundation’s service area (which comprises Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia). Artists (defined as “choreographers, composers, poets, writers, filmmakers, media and visual artists”) receive support “in collaborative partnerships outside their home community with arts and/or community organizations. These projects serve to motivate and encourage people to examine issues of importance to them, thereby increasing appreciation of the role of the arts in community life. The projects must involve active participation by members of the host community.”

Eligible projects run between 1-6 months. Grants “will usually range between $5,000 and $20,000” and are administered by the host organization. Application deadline: December 2, 2005. See very extensive guidelines and information at the website.