Arts Visibility Recipients
Celebration Barn Theater 

Celebration Barn TheaterGrant: $1,500The Celebration Ensemble will use their grant to create a professional full-length video and two-minute promotional video clip of their first original feature-length show, Thumbs Up, a comedic and visually captivating production that follows 20 year-old aspiring-writer Lexi up the Maine coast as she hitchhikes her way to Canada. Both videos will be duplicated onto a promotional DVD in full-color packaging. This DVD will then be used to market Thumbs Up to performing arts venues across the United States. The funding will enable them to expand the recording to a three camera shoot with two camera operators and to edit a full-length video and promotional teaser video.


Cynthia Caroline Davis

Cynthia Caroline DavisGrant: $1,500Cynthia Davis is using her grant money to build a website designed to increase the accessibility and exposure of her visual work on the internet; to gain gallery representation, and to connect the work to a wider artistic community and audience. For 25 years Cynthia has developed a portfolio of work including textiles, maps, sculpture, book art, drawing, film and more that has been widely recognized for both excellence and innovation. She has been received multiple grants and has shown her work in galleries worldwide. A website will allow Cynthia to expand the exposure of her work and allow it to be her focal point within an ever-growing online social network.


Lindsey C. Bourassa 

South Portland

Grant: $1,500

This grant will support the completion and release of a professional video production of original, choreographic work.

Camden International Film Festival
Grant: $1,500The Camden International Film Festival will use funding to increase audiences through a number of interactive media initiatives including an upgrade to their website and a mobile phone app.
Christina Heiniger
Grant: $1,055Christina is using the funds to produce a VIP invite promotion for The Gifted Hand: Fine Art, Craft and Gift Show in order to bring various beneficial patrons to the event.
Matthew Mills
Grant: $1,500Matthew, who designs skateboard decks, is expanding his online presence by applying funding to the creation of a modern website that will allow him to further his brand image through social media campaigns and unique content such as photo and video.
Portland Ovations
Grant: $1500Portland Ovations is using funds to create posters that will raise the profile of its School-Time Performance Series among school systems outside the Greater Portland area.
River City Cinema
Grant: $1500The funding will be used to redesign the cinema’s website to incorporate a content management system (allowing staff to update the site themselves) and to make it a more user-friendly site that works with mobile media.

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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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