Dance Education Grant
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Application Deadline: May 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

This program funds dance education residencies during the school day for PK-12 schools/districts to use for a dance program. There is no required matching of funds. Dance educators must be members of the Maine Arts Commission Teaching Artist Roster. 

Applicants may apply for awards up to $2,250. Applications will be reviewed on the following criteria.


  • Demonstration of high-quality teaching and learning for all learners.
  • Clear description of the project and its impact.
  • Description of the learning opportunity including objectives, outcomes (including performance information), and assessment methodology. 
  • Allignment with dance standards. 
  • Evidence of collaborative planning among the school educator(s) and the Teaching Artist(s) and evidence on how you will sustain this program.

The funding cycle for this program is September 1, 2018 through March 30, 2019. 

This grant is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Thornton Academy dance education program and seven collaborative schools/studios and the non-profit organization Dancers Making a Difference. 


Please log into our Grants Management System. Your account is free and you can browse grant guidelines and requirements for all programs without applying. Your account also gives you the ability to add your entry to our Artists and Organizations Directory and to post press releases and events to this site's news and calendar sections.


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 general questions about the application or review process please contact Kathy Ann Shaw, Senior Director for Grants and Arts Accessibility, at vog.eniam@wahs.yhtak or 207-287-2750.

For specific questions about the Arts Learning application please contact Argy Nestor, Director of Arts Education, at vog.eniam@rotsen.ygra or 207-287-2713.

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:
Senior Grants Director & Accessibility
Kathy Ann Shaw: 287-2750
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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