Grants for Educators
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Grants for Educators 

Arts Learning

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Maximum award: $5,000 (with a required 50% match)

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

Application Deadline: April 12, 2018 and October 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Maximum award: $1,000 (with a required 1:1 match)

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

Dance Education Grant

Application Deadline: May 2, 2018

Maximum award: $2,250

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

Application Deadline: June 30, 2018
Maximum award: $500

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 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.


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 

Help with various topics is available HERE.  

Some Internet Explorer users have experienced problems during the application process. Because of this, we recommend that you use the Firefox or Chrome web browser to access the GMS and submit your application. 


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.

Get Started in our Grants Management System (GMS)

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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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