CCED Phase II: Implementation Grant

 PREREQUISITE: A CULTURAL PLAN MUST BE COMPLETED AND INCLUDED WITH YOUR LETTER OF INTEREST.  IF THE CULTURAL PLAN IS NOT SUBMITTED WITH YOUR LETTER OF INTEREST, YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

 

Letter of Interest Deadline: March 14, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Application Deadline (by invitation only): October 17, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Maximum Award: $75,000 over three years

The Creative Communities = Economic Development (CCED) Phase II: Implementation Grant is designed to support dialogue and partnerships between municipalities and the cultural sector for the economic development of their communities. This program encourages cultural, economic and governmental sectors to work together to effect cultural, community and economic development.

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

ABOUT THE CCED PHASE II: IMPLEMENTATION GRANT

Maine’s distinct quality of place is its primary economic asset. In addition to its spectacular lands, waters and coastlines, Maine’s picturesque towns and villages containing historic buildings, galleries and cultural venues contribute to the rich cultural heritage of Maine and its unique sense of place. The Maine Arts Commission offers this major grant program to stimulate downtown development through the creative economy.

The CCED Phase II: Implementation Grant will provide the applicant community with significant funds to implement its cultural plan. Successful applications will include a quality, professional community Cultural Plan that is attainable and contains relevant priorities for advancing the creative economy in that community. Strong, sustained project leadership must be evident.

The lead applicant organization is expected to plan and oversee project direction, management and implementation side by side with their project partners. The organization will be required to follow its recently-developed community or regional Cultural Plan and it is expected that the CCED project will have a designated coordinator to communicate with the public, partners, artists and others involved in the project.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Your 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 awards received. 

Prior to submission of materials, applicants must speak with Julie Richard, Executive Director, at  vog.eniam@drahcir.eiluj or 207-287-2710.

APPLICATION PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

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ASSISTANCE

You are welcome to contact agency staff to discuss your ideas at any time prior to the application deadline. You may also request an informal consultation about your completed application narrative two weeks or more prior to the application deadline.

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 .
 
Julie Richard, Executive Director, Maine Arts Commission at 207-287-2710 or vog.eniam@drahcir.eiluj.

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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