Grant Recipients 2018-2019
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The Maine Arts Commission Current Grantees for FY 2018 (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019) 

These applicants passed a rigorous public panel review, with subsequent process approval by the Commission members in July 2018. 

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
Auburn School Department
Auburn
Breakwater School
Portland
Engine, Inc.
Biddeford
Georges River Land Trust/Langlais Sclpture Preserve
Rockport
High Peaks Creative Council
Avon
Jazz Residency Initiative
Denmark
Learning Works
Portland
Maine College of Art
Portland
Maine Academy of Modern Music
Portland
Penobscot Theatre Company
Bangor
Portland Maine Symphony Orchestra
Portland
Portland Ovations
Portland
Portland Stage
Portland
Riverton Elementary
Portland
RSU 40
Friendship
Side x Side Inc.
Portland
The Telling Room
Portland
Waterfall Arts
Belfast
Yarmouth School Department
Yarmouth

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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
City of Westbrook
Westbrook
Greater Franklin Development
Farmington

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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
Porter Memorial Library
Machias

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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
Nathan Saucier
Brunswick

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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
240 Strings
Portland
Aroostook Arts and Educational Center
Presque Isle
Beloit Poetry Journal Foundation Inc.
Windham
Center Theatre, Inc.
Dover-Foxcroft
Engine, Inc.
Biddeford
Figures of Speech
Freeport
Gateway Milbridge
Milbridge
Gorham Arts Alliance
Gorham
Mahoosuc Arts Council
Bethel
One Longfellow Square
Portland
Oratorio Chorale
Portland
President and Trustees of Bates College
Lewiston
Wendell Gilley Museum of Bird Carving, Inc.
Southwest Harbor

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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
Celebration Barn Theater
South Paris
Eastport Arts Center
Eastport
Kennebec Valley Art Association
Hallowell
Opera Maine
Portland
Waterfall Arts
Belfast

 

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APPLICANT
CITY
Maine Craft Association
Gardiner
Opera House Arts
Stonington

 

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APPLICANT
CITY
Abbe Museum
Bar Harbor
Bangor Symphony Orchestra
Bangor
Bowdoin International Music Festival
Brunswick
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Deer Isle
Ogunquit Playhouse Foundation
Ogunquit
Penobscot Theatre Company
Bangor
Portland Maine Symphony Orchestra.
Portland
Portland Museum of Art
Portland
Portland Ovations
Portland
Portland Stage
Portland
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture
Madison

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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
Auciello, Joe
Rockland
Bailey, Annie
Tenants Harbor
Bailin, Janoah
Peaks Island
Barnes, Shawna
Knox
Becker, Craig
Windham
Bernard, Kim
Rockland
Cart, Christopher
Hallowell
Caswell, Cole
Peaks Island
Cherbuliez, Diana
Vinalhaven
Cohn, Lisa
Belfast
Crowder, Jenna
Portland
Dennis, Irene S.
Bangor
Gardiner, John
Bath
Gorman, Michael
Palermo
Gray, Julie
Saco
Green, Gary
Waterville
Grumbling, Megan
Portland
Hausthor, Dylan
Freeport
Hayes-Chute, Ethan
Portland
Juli, Sara
Falmouth
Kaback, Russell
South Portland
Karlin, Lynn
Belfast
Kirkpatrick, Sally.
Orono
Koloski, Stacey
Portland
Lee, Lee
Blue Hill
Levesque, Justin
Portland
Lilley, Jack
Oakfield
Marchesi, Mark
South Portland
Maus, Pam
Owls Head
McLean, Patricia
Camden
Moulton, Pamela
Portland
Ng, Elaine
Rockland
O'Brien, Tessa
South Portland
Parker, Brittany
Seal Cove
Paterak, Jeanne
Portland
Pennington, Robert
Portland
Pollard-Ranco, Ann
Bangor
Pottenger, Marty
South Portland
Potter, Benjamin
Belfast
Reiman, Joshua
Portland
Roberts, Jill
Kennebunk
Rosen, Andy
South Portland
Ross, Leslie
Penobscot
Salazar Rose, Roland
Biddeford
Shappy, Carter
Portland
Silliboy, Richard
Littleton
Sonenberg, Daniel
Portland
Steeves, Ashley
Portland
Stone, Lindsay
Portland
Stone, Michaela
Rockport
Tomaras, Joseph
Cumberland
Tucker, Dustin
Falmouth
van der Ven, Simon
Lincolnville
White, Shoshannah
Portland
Willey, Thomas
Southwest Harbor
Wiseman, Goody-B
Penobscot
Witman, Deanna
Warren

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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
317 Main Community Music Center
Yarmouth
Alice James Poetry Cooperative, INC
Farmington
Apogee Artst
Brooksville
Blue Hill Bach
Blue Hill
Blue Hill Community Development
Blue Hill
Blue Hill Consolidated
Blue Hill
Bowdoin College
Brunswick
Canaan Farmers Hall
Canaan
City of Hallowell
Hallowell
Congolese Community of Maine
Portland
Dramatic Repertory Company
Portland
Fenix Theatre Company
South Portland
Friends of Congress Square Park
Portland
Friends of Deering Oaks
Portland
Harald Saeverud Music Program/PBSO
Eastport
Hewnoaks Artist Colony
Portland
Jazz Residency Initiative
Denmark
Main Street Bucksport
Bucksport
Maine Celtic Celebration
Belfast
Maine College of Art
Portland
Maine Fiberarts
Topsham
Maine Film Center
Waterville
Maine State Music Theatre
Brunswick
Musique du Jour
Bath
New Surry Repertory Theatre and School
Blue Hill
Northeast Historic Film
Bucksport
Pierre Monteux Memorial Foundation
Hancock
Points North Institute
Camden
Portland Chamber Music Festival
Portland
Portland Conservatory of Music
Portland
Portland Youth Dance/Portland
Portland
Schoodic Arts for All
Winter Harbor
SPACE Gallery
Portland
St. Joseph Hospital
Bangor
TEMPOart
Portland
Terra Moto Inc.
South Portland
The Choral Art Society (ChoralArt)
Portland
The Dance Hall
Kittery
The Telling Room
Portland
The United Society of Shakers
New Gloucester
Tides Institute & Museum of Art
Eastport
Western Foothills Land Trust, MSAD17
Norway
William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum
Rockland

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2018-2019 Interactive Map

The following locations indicated are recipients of Arts Learning, Partnership, and Project Grants for Artists & Arts Organizations only. 

 

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Kathleen Mundell: 236-6741

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