Maine Arts Commission Grant News
We've completed the first annual cycle with our new grant offerings. Review of the applications took place in July and awards were approved at the end of August for Arts Learning, Partnership, Project Grants for Artists, and Project Grants for Organizations. To see the award recipients for these categories, click the appropriate link below.Arts Learning Individual Artist FellowshipPartnershipProject Grants for ArtistsProject Grants for Organizations
For questions about our grants program please contact Kathy Ann Shaw at 207/287-2750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant GuidelinesProgram Guidelines
This grant, jointly administered by the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Humanities Council, funds projects that include elements of both the arts and humanities.Program GuidelinesThis grant supports schools, arts organizations/institutions and community based teaching artists as they collaborate on the design and delivery of high quality arts learning experiences for K-12 students.
Application Deadlines: April 13, 2015Maximum grant award: $10,000 (with a required 1:1 match)
This grant will award successful community applicants a $10,000 grant to develop a Cultural Plan.PHASE IIApplication Deadlines: Letter of Intent. April 13, 2015; Full application upon invitation, October 2, 2015Maximum grant award: $75,000 ($40,000 for year I, $25,000 in year 2, $10,000 in year 3) (with a required 1:1 match)Program Guidelines
This grant supports partnerships between cultural, economic and governmental sectors effect community revitalization. Applications will be considered from communities/regions with a strong commitment to inter-sector collaboration that seeks to strengthen the cultural assets of their community.Belvedere Handcraft Fellowship (available only to artists in Washington or Hancock County): Grant award: $5,000Program Guidelines
The Maine Artist Fellowships are given annually to recognize artistic excellence and advance the careers of Maine artists. Fellowships are merit-based awards that are primarily informed by an applicant’s prior work. No match is required.
The Jane Morrison Film Fund supports educational opportunities for filmmakers. Funds from this program are designed to help filmmakers take advantage of opportunities that develop their skills and keep them current with film technology and standards.
This grant provides funding for arts and cultural organizations to support capacity-building projects for organizations throughout Maine. Grant funds can help organizations address issues that include positioning of the organization, board and staff development, planning, financial management, and marketing. Projects can be in any artistic discipline and on any scale.
Program GuidelinesThis grant provides funding for arts and cultural organizations to enter into partnership with the Maine Arts Commission. Funds are unrestricted and will go to building the state’s cultural infrastructure.
The Project Grant for Artists is designed to support creative projects throughout Maine. Grant funds assist artists with the creation of new work and the continuation of existing arts programs. Projects can be in any artistic discipline and on any scale. There is no matching funding requirement for this award.
The Project Grant for Organizations is designed to support creative projects throughout Maine. Grant funds assist organizations with the production of high-quality creative activities, the creation of new work, and the continuation of successful arts programs. Projects can be in any artistic discipline and on any scale.
The Traditional Arts Apprenticeship provides fiscal support for a master traditional artist to share his or her skills with a qualified apprentice. The master artist and apprentice submit one joint application. The funds support the pair as they work together in one-on-one instructional sessions. The master provides instruction about the traditional art and allows the apprentice to learn through observation, example, practice, and collaboration.If you have general questions about grant applications or the review process, please contact Kathy Ann Shaw, Senior Director for Grants and Arts Accessibility,207/287-2750, email@example.com