The Maine Arts Commission is dedicated to highlighting important information pertinent to the arts and cultural sector in Maine. Below you will find a collection of downloadable materials either produced by the agency or by some of its cultural partners. These materials include magazines, reports and guides.
Maine Arts Commission
Maine Arts Magazine
The Maine Arts Magazine is the agency’s annual publication. It is a comprehensive resource for the arts in Maine.
Maine Performing Arts Festivals 2011 Economic Impact Study
Maine Arts Commission report (2012). This report provides information about spending habits of Maine summer festival patrons and the effect of such spending on the state economy.
Memorandum of Understanding - Phase 2
Maine Arts Commission (2011). The second of two reports about the Memorandum of Understanding to develop closer cultural connections between Maine and New Brunswick.
Memorandum of Understanding - Phase 1
Maine Arts Commission (2010), The first of two reports about the Memorandum of Understanding to develop closer cultural connections between Maine and New Brunswick.
Maine Museums - An Economic Impact Study
Maine Arts Commission (2010). This report provides information about spending habits of Maine museum patrons and the effect of such spending on the state economy.
2x10 Two Times Ten
A publication celebrating 20 years of the Maine Arts Commission’s Traditional Arts Program
A booklet written by Leslie Hunt and illustrated by Charlotte Agell. It is designed to help K - 12 students understand how to behave as audience members at live arts events.
National Endowment for the Arts Publications
Time and Money: Using Federal Data to Measure the Value of Performing Arts Activities
This is a report from the National Endowment for the Arts (2011) that uses federal data to measure the value of Performing Arts Activities within the U.S.
A National Study of Outdoor Arts Festivals
National Endowment for the Arts report (2010), “Live from Your Neighborhood”. This is a national study of outdoor arts festivals. (NEA research report arts_media/51)
New England Foundation for the Arts Publications
New England’s Creative Economy: Nonprofit Sector Impact
A New England Foundation for the Arts report (2011) that evaluates the impact of the nonprofit arts sector on New England’s creative economy.
New Engines of Growth
National Governors Association report (2012) focusing on the role that arts, culture and design can play in governors’ policies to create jobs and boost their economies in the short run and transition to an innovation-based economy in the long run
Measures Of Growth In Focus
Maine Economic and Growth Council (2011) report containing measures and benchmarks for a vibrant Maine economy and community.
Measures Of Growth In Focus - Summary
Maine Economic and Growth Council summary of the report (2011) containing measures and benchmarks for a vibrant Maine economy and community.
Juice Report - Conference Summary
Midcoast Magnet report on the November 2009 Juice Conference in Camden Maine.
Making Maine Work
A Maine Development Foundation report (2010) relating to critical investments for the Maine economy. This report provides an overview of population statistics, energy costs, taxes and industry and contains recommendations based upon these figures.
Visitor Tracking Research 2010 Annual Report
Maine Office of Tourism annual report (2010) relating to tourist habits and spending within Maine.
St. John Valley Creative Economy Project
A Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center report (2010) focusing on the creative economy of Maine’s St. John Valley.
2010 Cultural Heritage Traveler
U.S. Department of Commerce report (2010) about the habits of the Cultural Heritage Traveler in relation to international economies.
For more information please contact the Communication Associate at the Maine Arts Commission. Darrell Bulmer, 207/ 287-6746 - firstname.lastname@example.org. NexTalk user ID: darrell.bulmer