Application opens: March 13, 2015
Application deadline: May 6, 2015 (5:00 pm)
Maximum award: $2,000
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.
Funds can be applied towards enrichment opportunities at educational institutions, film workshops, seminars, and festivals. In the past funds have been used for classes at the Maine Media Workshops, attendance at the Summer Film Institute in New York and the Sundance Institute in Utah.
Funding for this cycle is for projects taking place between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.
Full application instructions and forms are available at the Maine Arts Commission Grants Management System.
A person is eligible to apply if he or she meets all of the following criteria:
- Has resided full-time in Maine for a minimum of one year directly prior to the date of the application deadline.
- Will reside full-time in Maine throughout the project period.
- Is at least 18 years of age at the time of the application deadline.
- Is not a matriculated student enrolled in a degree or certificate-granting program.
- Is in compliance with final reports required for all previous Maine Arts Commission awards.
A complete applicant-package for the Jane Morrison Film Fund should contain:
- A completed application questionnaire
- A resume, CV, or bio of the applicant
- Up to five samples of appropriate support materials
- A completed vendor form
The Jane Morrison Film Fund is reviewed on a competitive basis using the following criteria:
An application questionnaire will consist of a section that asks for survey information (name, address, artistic discipline, etc.) and a section that asks for information about your project. These project-questions will include:
- Define the opportunity, including the cost and any additional expenses, if applicable. If the cost is more than the grant amount, explain how you will cover the difference. (250 words)
- What makes this opportunity artistically strong? Please include the following: instructor background and awards and honors received by the opportunity. (150 words)
- How will this opportunity advance your career and creative practice? (100 words)
- How will the opportunity be a benefit to the public? Define the community that they project will impact. Please include the following: definition of the community that the opportunity will impact; elements of social good and engagement anticipated from this opportunity; and partnerships and collaborations surrounding this project. (150 words)
- Tell us about your plan to complete this opportunity. Please include the following: a timeline and examples of similar opportunities that you have successfully completed. (150 words)
Information linked in the sidebar menu of this page offers clarification about the agency grant process and guidance for writing your application.
Applicants are encouraged to contact agency staff and discuss their ideas any time prior to the application deadline. Applicants can request an informal consultation of their completed application questionnaire (draft) up to two weeks prior to the application deadline.
Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm, on the date of the application deadline.
General questions about the application or review process can be directed to:Kathy Ann Shaw, Senior Director for Grants and Arts Accessibility207/287-2750, email@example.com
Specific questions can be directed to agency staff based on the discipline of the proposal.Kerstin Gilg, Media and Performing Arts Director207/287-6719, firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant information is available in large print format by request. All Maine Arts Commission programs are accessible to people with special needs.