Grants for Individuals
This annual program is a partnership between the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Craft Association and was established to address the need for sustainability and resiliency in Maine’s craft sector by allowing craft artisans to acquire new skills, tools and management habits that help them adapt to the changing environment of craft consumers.
Please visit www.maineCAP.org for more information about the program and how to apply.
Maximum award: $2,000
The Jane Morrison Film Fund supports educational opportunities for filmmakers. Funds from this program are designed to help filmmakers take advantage of opportunities that develop their skills and keep them current with film technology and standards.
Disciplines include: craft, literary, multimedia/film, performing, traditional, visual, and the Belvedere Handcraft Fellowship (available only to artists in Washington or Hancock County):
Fellowship award: $5,000
The Maine Artist Fellowships are given annually to recognize artistic excellence and advance the careers of Maine artists. Fellowships are merit-based awards that are informed by an applicant’s work. No match is required.
Maximum award: $2,500
This grant is designed to support creative projects throughout Maine. Grant funds assist artists with the creation of new work and the continuation of existing arts programs. Projects can be in any artistic discipline and on any scale. There is no matching funding requirement for this award.
Maximum award: $3,000
This grant provides fiscal support for a master traditional artist to share his or her skills with a qualified apprentice. The master artist and apprentice submit one joint application. The funds support the pair as they work together in one-on-one instructional sessions. The master provides instruction about the traditional art and allows the apprentice to learn through observation, example, practice, and collaboration.
Review the Application Process Help for guidance and recommendations on submitting your application in the Grants Management System (GMS).
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For general questions about the application or review process please contact Kerstin Gilg, Director of Grants & Accessibility, at email@example.com, 207/287-6719.
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)
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