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Public Events

The Maine Arts Commission provides an ongoing selection of opportunities that include professional development workshops, performances and conferences. Any upcoming opportunities are outlined below.


Cultural Summits 

We’ve gathered information and data about arts and culture in Maine and want you to hear all about it and help us set priorities for agency's work in advancing arts and culture throughout Maine.

We’ll be sharing the results and data gathered from over 6,000 participants in surveys, focus groups, meetings and conversations. You’ll also find out about best practices in cultural development work going on around the state and the nation. 

There will be opportunities during the sessions for you to share your thoughts about the information and what things are most important to you.

If you will be attending, please let us know by March 6. You can confirm your attendance by clicking HERE. 

Portland—Tuesday, March 17

9 a.m.– Noon
University of Southern Maine’s Hannaford Hall

Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, Portland, Maine 04104

Click here for directions and parking information. 


Orono—Wednesday, March 18

1 – 4 p.m.
University of Maine's Collins Center for the Arts

Hauck Auditorium, 5746 Collins Center for the Arts, Orono, ME 04469


Presque Isle—Thursday, March 19

10 a.m.– Noon
University of Maine's Campus Center, Allagash Room

181 Main Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769-2888

Click here for directions. Click here for parking information.



Workshops Announced

The Maine Arts Commission is responding to the needs of Maine’s communities by offering tailored workshops for constituents statewide. Community members are contacting the agency and requesting workshops ranging from grant writing to marketing.

There are workshops coming up throughout the state. For details click this link.