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In addition to providing program support and grant support to the arts, the Maine Arts Commission promotes other cultural offerings within Maine.

 

Public Events

The Maine Arts Commission participates in and promotes a number of workshops, lectures, seminars and cultural gatherings throughout the year. This page provides more information about the kind of outreach the agency currently engages in and when it is available.

 

Appraisers and Conservators

The Maine Arts Commission has compiled a list of appraisers and conservators throughout the state.

 

ARRA Program

Funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act allowed the Maine Arts Commission to implement two rounds of the Maine Recovery Grant. During the two rounds of the Maine Arts Recovery grant, the Maine Arts Commission awarded over $255,000 to 24 organizations to partially support 32 positions. 

 

Arts Advocacy

To help people continue their advocacy efforts the Maine Arts Commission is pleased to provide a selection of the most popular online advocacy resources, and members of the agency staff are always here to answer questions and to help connect people with their local representatives.

 

Maine Arts Internships

The Maine Arts Commission is an information resource to intern-seekers and internship-seekers alike. Students interested in interning should check the Opportunities section of this site and contact the organization directly. The Maine Arts Commission can help with general inquiries, but specific questions should be directed to the organization contact person or the university representative.

 

Maine's Creative Initiatives

Across Maine, individuals, organizations and communities are getting involved in creative economic development. The Maine Arts commission promotes these initiatives through its own programs as well as through partnerships with Federal, regional, State and local entities. The agency continues to participate in projects that shape the character of Maine and enrich the quality of place unique to our state.

 

Maine Poet Laureate

Wesley McNair is the recipient of fellowships from the Rockefeller, Fulbright, and Guggenheim Foundations, a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship in literature, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships for Creative Writers, and in 2006 a United States Artists Fellowship of $50,000, fifty of which were awarded across the arts to a selection of “America’s finest living artists.

 

Resources

Additional resources for artists including directories and funding sources.