Grant Recipients 2017-2018
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The Maine Arts Commission Current Grantees for FY 2017-18 (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018) 

These applicants passed a rigorous public panel review, with subsequent process approval by the Commission members in August 2017. 

Projects are diverse in discipline and scope with grant amounts ranging from $800 to more than $10,000. Recipients can be found in all parts of the state and represent the quality of the culture and heritage throughout Maine.

Use the interactive map below the listings to filter by grant type and see the geographic distribution of recipients.

ARTS LEARNING

CCED: CULTURAL PLAN

CREATIVE AGING

JANE MORRISON FILM SCHOLARSHIP

MAINE ARTIST FELLOWSHIP

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

PARTNERSHIP GRANT

PROJECT GRANT FOR ARTISTS

PROJECT GRANT FOR ORGANIZATIONS

TRADITIONAL ARTS APPRENTICESHIP - The Traditional Arts Apprenticeship helps communities sustain their cultural heritage by providing an opportunity for master traditional artists to pass on their skills to a qualified apprentice or apprentices. This award will be announced this fall.

 

ARTS LEARNING—This program provides funding to support high-quality visual or performing arts education for PK-12 students and/or educators of this population.

APPLICANT
CITY
317 Main Community Music Center
Yarmouth
Bangor School Department
Bangor
Breakwater Learning
Portland
Figures of Speech Theatre
Freeport
Jazz Residency Initiative
Denmark
LearningWorks
Portland
Leonard Middle School
Winterport
Longfellow Elementary School
Portland
Maine Academy of Modern Music
Portland
Oceanside High School
Rockland
Opera House Arts
Stonington
Partners in Island Education
Vinalhaven
Portland Ballet
Portland
Portland Ovations
Portland
Portland Stage
Portland
The Telling Room
Portland
Union Elementary School
Union
Waterfall Arts
Belfast

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CCED: CULTURAL PLAN—The Cultural Plan Grant is the required Phase I of the larger Creative Communities = Economic Development (CCED) Phase II Implementation Grant or an opportunity for an organization wishing to create an independent Cultural Plan. CCED is a major grant program that encourages cultural, economic and governmental sectors to work together to effect community cultural development that stimulates downtown development.

The communities themselves must be poised for growth and engaged in economic and community planning as well as development using other funding sources. Phase I will award successful community applicants a $10,000 grant to develop a Cultural Plan. Phase II will award one successful applicant the $75,000 implementation grant over three years.

APPLICANT
CITY
Belfast Creative Coalition
Belfast

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CREATIVE AGINGThe Creative Aging grant supports the development of high-quality, participatory arts programs for older adults. Funds are available to support teaching artists working with adults in a range of community settings including libraries, senior centers, arts organizations, and assisted- and independent-living centers.

APPLICANT
CITY
Gorham Arts Alliance
Gorham

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JANE MORRISON FILM SCHOLARSHIP—The Jane Morrison Memorial 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.

 

APPLICANT
CITY
Daniel Quintanilla
Rockland

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ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT—The Organizational Development grant is designed to support capacity-building projects for arts organizations throughout Maine. Grant funds can help address issues that include positioning of the organization, board and staff development, planning, financial management, and marketing. Projects can be in any artistic discipline and on any scale.

APPLICANT
CITY
Aroostook Arts and Education Center d.b.a. Wintergreen Arts Center
Presque Isle
Celebration Barn Theater
South Paris
Greater Portland Landmarks
Portland
Hancock County Auditorium Associations (dba The Grand Performing Arts Center)
Ellsworth
Maine Charitable Mechanic Association
Portland
SPACE Gallery
Portland
The Beloit Poetry Journal Foundation, Inc
Windham
The Theater Project
Brunswick
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts
Newcastle

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PARTNERSHIP GRANT—This program provides much-needed unrestricted operating funds to arts organizations and establishes a process for partnering with the Maine Arts Commission to advance the role of the arts in strengthening communities and enhancing local economies. As part of this program, Maine Arts Commission Partners are required to provide impact numbers as they increase audience engagement throughout the state.

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APPLICANT
CITY
A Company of Girls
Portland
Eastport Arts Center
Eastport
Kennebec Valley Art Association
Hallowell
Waterfall Arts
Belfast

 

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APPLICANT
CITY
Abbe Museum
Bar Harbor
Bangor Symphony Orchestra
Bangor
Bates Dance Festival
Lewiston
Maine Crafts Association
Gardiner
Opera House Arts
Stonington
Theater at Monmouth
Monmouth

 

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APPLICANT
CITY
Bowdoin International Music Festival
Brunswick
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Deer Isle
Ogunquit Playhouse
Ogunquit
Penobscot Theatre Company
Bangor
Portland Museum of Art
Portland
Portland Ovations
Portland
Portland Stage Company, Inc.
Portland
Portland Symphony Orchestra
Portland
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture
Madison
William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum
Rockland

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PROJECT GRANT FOR ARTISTS—The Project Grant for Artists supports creative projects throughout Maine, assisting artists with the creation of new work and the continuation of existing arts programs. Projects can be in any artistic discipline and on any scale.

APPLICANT
CITY
Aldinio, Sofia
South Portland
Baldwin, Allen
Portland
Bernard, Kim
Rockland
Bouchard, Sarah
Kennebunkport
Caswell, Cole
Peaks Island
Christie, Audra
Cherryfield
Curtis, Amy Stacey
Lyman
deCsipkes, Lindsay
South Portland
Dunphy, Betsy
South Portland
Ferrell, Erin McGee
Falmouth
Ferry, Michael
Portland
Fitzgerald, Keith
Portland
Gentempo, Nettie
Sumner
Hayes-Chute, Ethan
Freeport
Herman, Adriane
Cape Elizabeth
Katomski, Kate
Portland
Klenk, David
Gray
Koch, Galen
Portland
Kolosko, Nathan
Portland
Law, Tara
Bucksport
Levesque, Justin
Portland
Martin, Jane
Biddeford
Moore, Janice L.
Freeport
Parker, Brittany
Bass Harbor
Patnaude, Kyle
Portland
Pinchbeck, Jay Christopher
Hope
Reid, Brian
Rockland
Simon, Andrew
Bass Harbor
Sulzer, Andrea
Woolwich
Szwajkos, Sarah
Rockland
Towl, Bruce
Dover-Foxcroft
Vander Schaaf, Dietlind
Portland

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PROJECT GRANT FOR ORGANIZATIONS—The Project Grant for Organizations is designed to support creative projects throughout Maine. Grant funds assist arts organizations with the production of high-quality creative activities, the creation of new work, and the continuation of successful arts programs. Projects can be in any artistic discipline and on any scale.

APPLICANT
CITY
Alice James Poetry Cooperative, Inc.
Farmington
Blue Hill Bach
Blue Hill
Brunswick Public Art
Brunswick
Celebration Barn Theater
South Paris
Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine
Portland
Cobscook Community Learning Center
Trescott TWP
Congolese Community of Maine
Portland
Everyman Repertory Theatre
Rockport
Friends of Congress Square Park
Portland
Friends of Deering Oaks
Portland
Hewnoaks Artist Colony
Portland
Jazz Residency Initiative
Denmark
Maine Celtic Celebration
Belfast
Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance
Old Town
Maine State Music Theatre
Brunswick
New Surry Theatre & Performing Arts School
Blue Hill
Points North Institute
Camden
Portland Opera Repertory Theater (d.b.a. Opera Maine, formerly PORTopera)
Portland
Portland Youth Dance
Portland
Roil dba Maine Inside Out
Portland
Schoolhouse Arts Center
Windham
Snowlion Repertory Company
Portland
Somali Bantu Community Association of Lewiston Maine
Lewiston
TEMPOart
Portland
The Southwest Harbor Public Library
Southwest Harbor
The Telling Room
Portland
The United Society of Shakers
New Gloucester
Waterville Opera House
Waterville
Western Maine Play Museum
Wilton
York County Community College
Wells

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