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Organization Project Grant Recipients

Project Grants for Organizations foster the growth of the arts in Maine by supporting the creation of high-quality arts programming that engages Maine communities, enhances the quality of life and attracts visitors to strengthen Maine’s creative economy.

 

Applicant

Community

Grant Amount

A Company of Girls

This grant will support ACOG Ensemble, an after-school arts resiliency/prevention program for girls in Greater Portland.

Portland

$4,100

Abbe Museum

This grant will support the Native American Festival and Basketmakers Market, and the Contemporary Native Arts Summit.

Bar Harbor

$4,000

Bates College Museum of Art
This grant will support programming associated with the exhibition, Convergence: Jazz, Films, and the Visual Arts.

Lewiston

$4,200

Belfast Free Library

This grant will support the 10th Annual Belfast Poetry Festival.

Belfast

$1,277

Cobscook Community Learning Center

This grant will support RiceFest, an annual celebration of traditional arts, craft, and music held in Trescott, Maine.

Trescott

$3,100

Denmark Arts Center

This grant will support the DAM JAM COMMUNITY ARTS PROJECT, a one-day festival of arts and music in Denmark, Maine.

Denmark

$3,400

Down East Singers

This grant will support the concert Our Old Testament Heritage in Camden, Maine.

Nobleboro

$2,300

Ellsworth Community Music Institute

This grant will support the Noon Concert Series in Ellsworth, Maine.

Ellsworth

$1,700

Engine, Inc.

This grant will support Engine's involvement with the Biddeford Public Art Master Plan.

Biddeford

$4,100

Fiddle-icious

This grant will be used to build year-round awareness for Fiddle-icious, with a focus on the annual concert series to deliver and preserve heritage music to all Maine's communities.

Monmouth

$4,100

Figures of Speech Theatre

This grant will support the workshop production, Little Match Girl Passion.

Freeport

$3,900

Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine

This grant will support the production of a professional touring production of The Lonely Soldier, by award-winning journalist and author Helen Benedict.

Augusta

$4,100

Houlton Community Arts Center Council

This grant will support a series of professional dance, theater and music performances to encourage the community to experience, support and engage in performing arts.

Houlton

$4,000

L/A Arts

This grant will support the New Tree Grid Sculpture Project, which will facilitate the installation of a major public art sculpture in downtown Lewiston, ME.

Lewiston

$4,200

Maine Academy of Modern Music

This grant will support Understand, a collaborative music video celebrating life in Maine.

Portland

$4,100

Maine College of Art

This grant will support the Portland Brick Project, which celebrates the layers of local culture by combining past, present, and future memories of the city.

Portland

$4,000

Maine Historical Society

This grant will support The Maine Photo Project, a statewide collaboration among arts organizations featuring exhibitions and public programs exploring the state's role as a magnet for photography.

Portland

$4,200

Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance

This grant will support the Maine Chapbook Series.

Portland

$4,000

Museum L-A

This grant will support Power of Music, LA's music making machine.

Lewiston

$3,800

Northeast Historic Film

This grant will support the film short, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, adapted from the book of the same title.

Bucksport

$4,000

Oral History and Folklife Research, Inc.

This grant will support The ADA At 25: A Maine Perspective, a project to mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act with an exhibit, slide/audio presentation and radio modules.

Augusta

$2,700

Penobscot Cultural Historic Preservation Office

This grant will support the reintroduction of traditional snowshoe crafting to the Penobscot nation.

Old Town

$3,800

Portland Ballet Company

This grant will support the new ballet, Jack the Ripper and the new Portland Ballet Studio Theater.

Portland

$4,000

Salt Bay Chamberfest

This grant will support the 20th anniversary season artist residencies.

Damariscotta

$4,000

Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium

This grant will support the 2014 Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium, a six-week, large-scale, hard stone sculpture symposium creating sculptures for seven towns in Hancock and Washington Counties.

Steuben

$4,000

The Theater at Monmouth

This grant will support the Theater at Monmouth 2014, Shakespeare in Maine Communities Tour of Macbeth.

Monmouth

$3,900

Union of Maine Visual Artists

This grant will support the UMVA Journal, an informative, expressive and community-building forum for all Maine artists and art supporters.

Durham

$4,100

Vienna Union Hall Association

This grant will support Shakespeare in Maine Communities education tour of Macbeth, performed by members of the Theater at Monmouth acting company.

Vienna

$600