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The Maine Arts Commission is dedicated to highlighting important information pertinent to the arts and cultural sector in Maine. Below you will find a collection of downloadable materials either produced by the agency or by some of its cultural partners. These materials include magazines, reports and guides.

 


 

Maine Arts Commission

 

CreateME—Spring 2016

CreateME is our quarterly, print newsletter celebrating the arts and sharing information about the work of the agency. This issue features the 2016 Traditional Arts Apprentices, Exciting Creative Aging Details, Actions and more.

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Previous issues available for download:
Winter 2016 PDF

 

 

Memorandum of Understanding - Phase 3

Maine Arts Commission (2014). The third report about the Memorandum of Understanding to develop closer cultural connections between Maine and New Brunswick.

 

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Memorandum of Understanding - Phase 2

Maine Arts Commission (2011). The second of two reports about the Memorandum of Understanding to develop closer cultural connections between Maine and New Brunswick.

 

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Memorandum of Understanding - Phase 1

Maine Arts Commission (2010), The first of two reports about the Memorandum of Understanding to develop closer cultural connections between Maine and New Brunswick.

 

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National Endowment for the Arts Publications

 https://www.arts.gov/publications

 


 

New England Foundation for the Arts Publications

http://nefa.org/about-us/publications

 

New England’s Creative Economy: Nonprofit Sector Impact

A New England Foundation for the Arts report (2011) that evaluates the impact of the nonprofit arts sector on New England’s creative economy.

 

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Other Publications

 

2015 Maine Photo Project 

Maine Museum Report

The Maine Photo Project (2015) was a statewide collaboration among museums, galleries, historical societies, and other nonprofit cultural organizations across Maine.

The Project was organized and supported by the institutions of the Maine Curators' Forum and generously sponsored by the art museums at Bates, Bowdoin, and Colby Colleges, with fiscal management provided by the Maine Historical Society.

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 Arts and Economic Prosperity 4

A National Statistical report (2012) from Americans for the Arts highlighting the nonprofit arts and culture industry’s impact on the economy.

 

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 Arts Index

American for the Arts report (2016) measuring the vitality of arts and culture in the U.S. from 2002 to 2013.

 

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 Artist as Philanthropist

An Aspen Institute report (2011) on the emerging artist-endowed foundation field within the U.S.

 

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Arts and Community Character

American Planning Association report (2011) presenting arts and culture strategies that help to reveal and enhance the underlying identity, meaning, value and character of the physical and social community.

 

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 Building Community: Making Space for Art

An Urban Institute report (2011) about conventional activities related to the presentation of professional art for consumption, and unconventional activities and places implicated in the concept of cultural vitality.

 

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Building Deeper Relationships

Wallace Foundation study (2012) of how Steppenwolf Theatre Company is turning single-ticket buyers into repeat visitors.

 

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Communication and Information Management in the Nonprofit Arts Sector

Findings from a Survey of Arts Organizations and Arts Administrators on the Behaviors, Protocols, Preferences, and Perceptions of Communication and Information Use and Management

 

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CREATIVE AGING in America's Libraries

Cultural Planning Toolkit Year Two Evaluation Report produced for Lifetime Arts.

 

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Cultural Planning Toolkit

Cultural Planning Toolkit A Partnership between 2010 Legacies Now & Creative City Network of Canada.

 

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Getting in on the Act

The James Irvine Foundation (2011) report on how arts groups are creating opportunities for active audience participation.

 

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How It's Being Done

Arizona State University PAVE program study (2014) about business development training for the arts.

 

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Making Maine Work

A Maine Development Foundation report (2016) relating to critical investments for the Maine economy. This report provides an overview of population statistics, energy costs, taxes and industry and contains recommendations based upon these figures.

 

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 Measures Of Growth In Focus

Maine Economic and Growth Council (2016) report containing measures and benchmarks for a vibrant Maine economy and community.

 

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