Grant Recipients 2019-2020
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The Maine Arts Commission Current Grantees for FY 2019 (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020) 

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.

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
Jazz Residency Initiative
Denmark
LEAPS of IMAGINATION
Rockport
Opera House Arts
Stonington
Penobscot Theatre Company
Bangor
Portland Ovations
Portland
Portland Stage Company, Inc.
Portland
The Blue Hill Harbor School
Blue Hill
The Telling Room
Portland
Waterfall Arts
Belfast
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts
Newcastle

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
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Augusta
Figures of Speech Theatre
Freeport

 

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
Peter Logue
Southwest Harbor

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
1932 Criterion Theatre
Bar Harbor
Annex Arts
Castine
Arts & Cultural Alliance of Freeport
Freeport
Bearnstow
Mt. Vernon
Beloit Poetry Journal
Windham
Center Theatre, Inc.
Dover Foxcroft
Creative Portland
Portland
Internatoinal Artists Manifest
Woolwich
Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance
Portland
Opera House Arts
Stonnington
Oratorio Chorale
Portland
Palaver Strings
Boston
SPACE Gallery
Portland

 

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
Abbe Museum
Bar Harbor
Bangor Symphony Orechestra
Bangor
Bowdoin International Music Festival
Brunswick
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Deer Isle
Maine Crafts Associations
Gardiner
Maine Media College
Rockport
Ogunquit Playhouse Foundation
Ogunquit
Penobscot Theatre Company
Bangor
Portland Maine Symphony Orchestra
Portland
Portland Museum of Art
Portland
Portland Ovations
Portland
Portland Stage Comapny, Inc.
Portland
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Madison
William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum
Rockland

 

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APPLICANT
CITY
President and Trustees of Bates College
Lewiston

 

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APPLICANT
CITY
A Company of Girls
Portland
Aroostook Arts and Education Center
Presque Isle
Celebration Barn Thearter
South Paris
Eastport Arts Center
Eastport
Kennebec Valley Art Association
Hallowell
Maine Academy of Modern Music
Portland
Opera Maine
Portland
Portland Chamber Music Festival
Portland

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
Atterbury, Elizabeth
Portland
Bailin, Janoah
Peaks Island
Bannon, Ian
Portland
Bernard, Kim
Rockland
Byrd, Danielle Rose
Bar Harbor
Cinnamon, Asherah
Limington
Cohan, Clara
Cape Elizabeth
Cole, Kenny
Monroe
DeHaan, Benjamin
Portland
Ellison, Ingrid
Camden
Graf, Bryan
Portland
Habimfura, Maurice
Portland
Hamilton, Brenton
Rockport
Hart, Mary
Portland
Hauser, Michelle
Rockland
Henkin, Lauren
Rockland
Hough, Janette
Portland
Hunt, Amelia
South Portland
Huotari, Amanda
Buckfield
Jackson, Derek
Portland
Jaegerman, Isaac
Portland
Juli, Sara
Falmouth
Law, Tara
Bucksport
Leighton, Richard
Penobscot
Lipton, JessLauren
Portland
Levesque, Justin
Portland
Loftus, Sarah
West Farmington
Mooney, Courtney
Vinalhaven
Morris, Joelle
Winthrop
Motenko, Howie
Seal Harbor
Niyonkuru, Steve
Biddeford
Parker, Brittany
Southwest Harbor
Quintanilla, Daniel
Rockland
Ratliff, Asata
Portland
Rovelto, Hope
Portland
Sonenberg, Daniel
Portland
Stacey Curtis, Amy
Lyman
Tucker, Dustin
Falmouth
Vander Schaaf, Dietlind
Portland
Watts, Riley
Portland
Welden, Bess
Portland

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
Apogee Arts
Brooksville
Bagaduce Theatre
Brooksville
Belfast Creative Coalition
Belfast
Blue Hill Bach
Brooklin
Blue Hill Community Development
Blue Hill
Brick Store Museum
Kennebunk
Cedars Nursing Care Center
Portland
City of Hallowell
Hallowell
Cobscook Community Learning Center
Trescott
Ellsworth Community Music Institute
Ellsworth
Friends of Congress Square Park
Portland
Friends of the Strand Theatre
Rockland
Hewnoaks Artist Colony
Portland
Jazz Residency Initiative
Denmark
Kennebec Valley Youth Symphony Orchestras
Manchester
LA Public Theatre, Inc.
Lewiston
Maine Celtic Celebration
Belfast
Maine Farmland Trust, Inc.
Belfast
Maine Celtic Celebration
Belfast
Maine State Music Theatre
Brunswick
New Surry Repertory Theatre and School
Blue Hill
Penobscot Marine Museum
Searsport
Points North Institute
Camden
Portland School of Ballet
Portland
Portland Youth Dance
Portland
Robinson Ballet
Bangor
Rwandese Community Association of Maine
Portland
Schoodic Arts For All
Winter Harbor
the Teling Room
Portland
The Theater At Monmouth
Monmouth
Waterfall Arts
Belfast
Waterville Creates!
Waterville
York County Community College
Wells
York-Cumberland Association for Handicapped Persons
Westbrook

 

 

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

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For General Questions:
Director of Grants & Accessibility
Kerstin Gilg: 287-6719
Help by Discipline:

Performing Arts & Media Director
Brita Wanger-Morier: 287-2750

Visual Arts Director
Julie Horn: 287-2790

Arts Education Director (Interim) 
Martha Piscuskas: 287-2713

Traditional Arts Specialist
Kathleen Mundell: 236-6741

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