The Maine Arts Commission has spent the last year and a half conducting a thorough evaluation of its grant programs. As a result the agency is now preparing to unveil new grant programs that match the needs of the field more closely.
The entire process will be simplified; there will be less deadlines, fewer programs, and an entirely new application process that puts you in control of your application right up until the deadline. The programs offered will provide partnership and project support for organizations, fellowships and project support for artists, and professional development for both sections.
New guidelines for a single April 15, 2014, deadline will be available early in 2014.Program GuidelinesThis 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 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. Program GuidelinesThis grant rewards artistic excellence, advances the careers of Maine artists and promotes public awareness regarding the eminence of the creative sector in Maine.
This grant, offered through a partnership with the Maine Community Foundation and the Jane Morrison Film Fund, supports educational opportunities for filmmakers in the early stages of their career development. The Fund is designed to help filmmakers attain instructional guidance and skills.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.
Program GuidelinesThis grant supports Maine’s communities as they preserve valuable artistic traditions by providing an opportunity for master traditional artists to pass on their skills to qualified apprentices.