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Artist Project Grant Recipients

The Project Grant for Artists assists in the growth of Maine’s art’s community and its artists by supporting the creation of high-quality arts activities, new work or professional development.




Grant Amount

Elizabeth Atterbury

This grant will support solo exhibition, Currents7: Elizabeth Atterbury, at the Colby College Museum of Art.



Mariah Bergeron

This will support Lorem Ipsum Theater Collective's Maine state tour of the original play, Gargantua.



Cole Caswell

This grant will support Peripheral Subsistence / Maine Expedition 2014, a project exploring and photographing the survival tactics of people living or subsisting on the fringes of today's world.



Marc Chillemi

This grant will support a jazz education pilot program which will include performance and workshops, which explore improvisation through classic, Jamaican-roots reggae instrumentals.

South Portland


Amy Stacey Curtis

This will support the project, MATTER, the eighth of nine solo, biennial exhibits of interactive installation art in Maine's empty mill spaces.



Abigail Killeen

This grant will support The Amish Project, a play about the true events around a school shooting in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania.



George Mason

This grant supports art in alternative settings, including installations at Beech Nut House through the Coastal Mountains Land Trust in Rockport and The Darrows Barn through Salt Bay Chamberfest in Damariscotta.



Jennifer Moxley

This grant will support a recording and workshop of scenes from the opera, Until the War Is Over, by poet Jennifer Moxley and composer Beth Wiemann.



Alyce Ornella

This grant will support an Artist Residency and Transmedia Project.



Douglas Rooks

This grant will support the writing of the biography of George Mitchell.

West Gardiner


Hillary Savage

This grant will support training in letterpress printing for Down East 5 & 10 Peanut Gallery Printshop in Machias.



Theresa Secord

This grant will support Weaving a New Future, a project which incorporates traditional weaving materials into ash basketry to conserve the precious ash trees.



Tonya Shevenell

This grant will support the Storytelling Project related to The Home Road documentary film project which will record, preserve and make available oral histories of 16 senior Franco-American residents of Biddeford.



Daniel Sonenberg

This grant will support the commission and recording of new work by percussionist Lynn Vartan.



Brian J. Theriault

This grant will support the making of traditional snowshoes and offering demonstrations of the process during the 2014 World Acadian Congress.

Fort Kent Mills


Bess Welden

This grant will support ongoing performances of Big Mouth Thunder Thighs, a solo vaudeville about food, body and the inner critic, and related audience engagement activities.