Grant Applications Are Now Being Accepted
The Maine Arts Commission’s new Grants Management System (GMS) is now live and applications are being accepted. Grant offerings and application deadlines are listed below in the Grant Guidelines section—for more information, click the link for the grant you are interested in.
BEFORE YOU APPLY:
It's a good idea to take a few minutes and review the Application Process Help document in the sidebar menu on the left. It provides some guidance and recommendations about submitting your application in the GMS. The other documents also provide useful information about applying for funding.
In order to use the GMS and create your application, you must have a user account (username and password) on the Maine Arts Commission website. This is not the same account that you have used with the previous eGRANT system.
ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT?
To begin your application, click HERE and enter your Maine Arts Commission username and password. After you have logged in, select the 'Read More' link at the bottom of the funding opportunity you are interested in and follow the prompts to enter your application information. Be sure to click the ‘Save and Next’ button before moving on to the next part of the application.
DON’T HAVE AN ACCOUNT?
There’s no charge to set one up and it only takes a few minutes. At the login screen, click ‘New User?’ in the lower right corner and then key in the information as indicated. Click HERE to reach the login screen.
FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD?
If you know your username but have forgotten your password, click the ‘Forgot Password’ link at the bottom middle of the login screen. Click HERE to reach the login screen.
OTHER ACCOUNT QUESTIONS?
Help with various topics is available HERE.
Some Internet Explorer users have experienced problems during the application process. Because of this, we strongly recommend that you use the Firefox or Chrome web browser to access the GMS and submit your application.
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: Spring 2016Maximum 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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