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Media Arts

The Maine Arts Commission shall encourage the exploration, creation, exhibition and dissemination of Media Arts. This field includes film, video, television, multimedia computing, sound art , animation, computer-based generative work, electronics and actuators, interface art, use of innovative materials, the innovative recording or exhibition of media, and other analog and digital art forms.



Congratulations to Media Arts Fellow Elise Pepple 

Elise Pepple

Elise Pepple has been awarded the 2017 Maine Arts Fellowship in Media Arts. 

Elise Pepple received her BA from McGill University, has studied at La Sorbonne in Paris, and has an MS from Smith College. She has worked as a storytelling producer, radio producer, educator, public programs coordinator, and after‐school program facilitator. She ran after‐school programs for teen girls on New York’s Lower East Side and in her spare time made public art installations. She accidentally relocated to rural Alaska in 2006 where she helped facilitate StoryCorps’ Alaska Initiative. 

Elise relocated to Maine to attend the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. She is currently working on several projects, including  “Portland Brick,” a project in building public memory in the City of Portland. 

More about Elise and her work can be found at:

More about the Maine Artist Fellowship can be found at: 


Program Support

The Media Arts program was created to support contemporary artwork that is informed by technology as well as to encourage the collaboration between artists and other sectors, such as media production and energy technology.

For more information please contact Kerstin Gilg
Director of  Media Arts and Performing Arts at the Maine Arts Commission
207/ 287-6719 -