CREATIVE AGING GRANTDeadline: October 17, 2019Maximum Award: $1,000.Required Match: 1 to 1 (in-kind or cash match) Award Cycle: July 1 to June 30APPLY
The Creative Aging grant supports organizations that develop high-quality, participatory, arts programs for older adults. Funds are available to support the hiring of teaching artists from the Maine Arts Commission’s Creative Aging Teaching Artist Roster to work in community settings such as libraries, senior centers, arts organizations, and assisted- and independent-living centers.
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.
- Complete answers to all narrative prompts (Required)
- Completed project budget (Required)
Uploads - Up to a total of 10 pieces of support materials uploaded through the Grants Portal
- Lesson plans (Required): Teaching plans or the units showing learning outcomes and assessment tools
- Copy of IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter (Required for nonprofit organizations)
- Artistic samples (Optional): Images (up to five), audio or video materials (no more than 15 minutes in length), Prose samples (no more than 20 pages in length), poetry (no more than 5 poems), etc.
- Collateral (Optional): Materials such as press reviews, articles, marketing materials, etc.
A completed State of Maine Vendor Form with exactly the same name and contact information as used in the GMS application.
- Provide the mission and a brief history of your organization. (Max: 1,275 characters - about 175 words)
- Provide a description of the project. Please include a timeline, expected outcomes, location, number and length of sessions, and anticipated number of participants. (Max: 1,275 characters - about 175 words)
- Describe the culminating event for this project. (Max: 1,275 characters - about 175 words)
- Describe the primary group that will benefit from the programming. (Max: 1,275 characters - about 175 words)
- List the name, phone number, and email of the Teaching Artists you will be using. Artists must be registered on the Creative Aging Teaching Artist Roster on the Maine Arts Commission’s website. (Max: 1,275 characters - about 175 words)
- Incorporation of creative aging principles of social engagement and mastery. (35%)
- Incorporation of a culminating activity. (30%)
- Engagement of older adults in meaningful, creative activity and sequential learning. (35%)
For specific questions about the Creative Aging application please contact Julie Richard, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-287-2710.
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 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