Arts And Humanities
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ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Deadline: October 17, 2019
Maximum Award: $1,000.
Required Match:  1 to 1 (In-kind or cash match)
Award Cycle: Variable

Arts and Humanities Grants support organizations in Maine that investigate and present stories and cultural expressions of the state, its communities and its people. Projects can be in any discipline and on any scale but must include both arts and humanities aspects. The grant is co-administered by The Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Humanities Council.

Please note: Project may start no sooner than eight weeks after the deadline
Eligibility Requirements 

An organization is eligible to apply if it meets the following criteria:

  • The applicant is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service or is a unit of municipal, county or tribal government, legally established in the state of Maine.
  • Is in compliance with Final Reports required by the Maine Arts Commission for previous awards.
  • An applicant has not already received an Arts & Humanities grant within this funding cycle.
 Ineligible Expenses 

Grant awards may not be re-granted nor used to cover the costs of brick-and-mortar projects, permanent or capital equipment, operating support or fundraising.

Application Requirements 

For full application requirements for this cycle, please visit the Maine Humanities Council grant page. 

Application 

To apply please visit the Maine Humanities Council grant page. 

Agency staff are always here as a resource for you. We recommend contacting the correct staff person a minimum of two-weeks prior to submitting your application.

For specific questions about the Arts and Humanities grant application please contact Jerome Bennett , Program Officer, Maine Humanities Council, at gro.seitinamuheniam@emorej or 207-773-5051.

For general questions about the application or review process please contact Kerstin Gilg, Director of Grants and Accessibility, at kerstin.gilg@maine.gov or 207/ 287-6719.

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.

Get Started in our Grants Management System (GMS)

Apply for a Grant

Need More Help?

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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