Grants for Educators
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Grants for Educators 

Arts Learning

Maximum award: $5,000 (with a required 50% match)

Summary
This grant supports schools, arts organizations/institutions and community-based teaching artists as they collaborate on the design and delivery of high-quality arts learning experiences for PK-12 students. 

Creative Aging

Maximum award: $1,000 (with a required 1:1 match)

Summary
This grant supports teaching artists to work with older adults in a range of community settings.

Dance Education Grant

Maximum award: $2,250

Summary
This grant provides funding to support high-quality dance education for PK-12 students and/or educators in schools where dance education is not currently in place. This funding is meant to inspire and to exhibit the value of dance education in Maine. 

Ticket to Ride

Maximum award: $500

Summary
This program provides funding to defray the cost of travel for Maine schools wishing to visit Maine arts based venues and events as part of a well-rounded curriculum. Any PK-12 school in Maine with a documented free and reduced lunch student population between 30 and 49 percent is eligible to receive support of up to $300 each school year. Any PK-12 school in Maine with a documented free and reduced lunch student population of 50 percent or greater is eligible to receive support of up to $500 each school year.

TO APPLY:

Review the Application Process Help for guidance and recommendations on submitting your application in the Grants Management System (GMS). 

To begin your application, click HERE 

OTHER ACCOUNT QUESTIONS?
Help with various topics is available HERE.  

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ASSISTANCE

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 Kerstin Gilg, Director of Grants and Accessibility, at kerstin.gilg@maine.gov or 207/ 287-6719 .

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:
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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