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Application Deadline: March 14 & Oct. 17, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Maximum Award: $1,000

The Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Humanities Council collaborate to provide Arts & Humanities grants that assist organizations in Maine to investigate and present stories and cultural expressions of the state, its communities and its people.

There is a 1:1 required in-kind or cash match for this grant.

Project may start no sooner than eight weeks after the deadline.

ABOUT THE ARTS & HUMANITIES GRANT

These grants support projects and public programs that include or combine both arts and humanities disciplines. The arts build communities by helping them discover their cultural assets, building audiences and promoting the excellence of the creative sector. The humanities explore the nature and value of human experience through literature, history, theology, philosophy and the disciplines of social and political science.

The range of potential projects under the Arts and Humanities grants is limited only by the community’s imagination. The funding partners are particularly interested in projects that explore diverse cultures or represent rural areas of the state. Projects might include a local folk life festival, a community performance of a historical play, a school-based historical mural project or a project combining oral history and documentary photography. 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Your professional Maine community organization is eligible to apply if it meets all of the following criteria: 

  • Is a nonprofit organization, legally established in the state of Maine 
  • Has a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service or is a unit of municipal, county or tribal government. 
  • Is in compliance with final reports required for any previous Maine Arts Commission or Maine Humanities Council awards received. 

An applicant may only receive one Arts & Humanities grant per calendar year. Applicants who have received an Arts & Humanitites grant two years in a row must wait a full calendar year after receiving the second grant before applying again.

APPLICATION PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

To apply please visit the Maine Humanities Council grant page. 

ASSISTANCE

You are required to contact agency staff from both agencies and discuss your ideas prior to the application deadline.

Kerstin Gilg, Director of Grants and Accessibility, at kerstin.gilg@maine.gov or 207/ 287-6719 .

Anne Schlitt, Assistant Director, Maine Humanities Council, 207-773-5051 or gro.seitinamuheniam@senna.

GENERAL QUESTIONS—Questions about the application process or Grants Management system may be directed to Kathy Ann Shaw at the contact information above.

Grant information is available in large print format by request. All Maine Arts Commission programs are accessible to people with disabilities. All programs funded by the Maine Arts Commission must also be accessible.

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Need More Help?

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

Performing & Media Arts Director
Kerstin Gilg: 287-6719

Visual Arts Director
Julie Horn: 287-2790

Arts Education Director
Argy Nestor: 287-2713

Traditional Arts Specialist
Kathleen Mundell: 236-6741

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