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Grants for Organizations

Arts and Humanities

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

Summary
This grant, jointly administered by the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Humanities Council, funds projects that include elements of both the arts and humanities.

Please visit the Maine Humanities website at https://mainehumanities.org for application instructions.

Arts Learning

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
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

Application Deadline: April 12, 2018 and October 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
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.

Creative Communities = Economic Development (CCED), a two-phase program

CCED Phase I: Cultural Plan

Application Deadlines: March 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Maximum award: $10,000 (with a required 1:1 match) 

Summary
This grant will award successful community applicants a $10,000 grant to develop a Cultural Plan. A Cultural Plan is a prerequisite to a CCED Phase II: Implementation application.

CCED Phase II: Implementation

Application Deadlines

Letter of Interest : March 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Full application (upon invitation): October 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Maximum award: $75,000 ($40,000 for year one, $25,000 in year two, $10,000 in year three) with a required 1:1 match.

Summary
This grant supports partnerships between cultural, economic and governmental sectors to effect community revitalization. Applications will be considered from communities/regions with a strong commitment to inter-sector collaboration that seeks to strengthen the cultural assets of their community.

Dance Education Grant

Application Deadline: Spring 2018
Maximum award: Determined by available funds

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

Organizational Development Grant

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

Summary
This grant provides funding for arts and cultural organizations to support capacity-building projects for organizations throughout Maine. Grant funds can help organizations address issues that include positioning of the organization, board and staff development, planning, financial management, and marketing. Projects can be in any artistic discipline and on any scale.

Partnership Grant

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Maximum award: $7,500 to $15,000 (with a required 1:1 match)

Summary
This grant provides funding for arts and cultural organizations to enter into partnership with the Maine Arts Commission. Funds are unrestricted and will go to building the state’s cultural infrastructure. 

Project Grant for Organizations

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

Summary
This grant is designed to support creative projects throughout Maine. Grant funds assist organizations with the production of high-quality creative activities, the creation of new work, and the continuation of successful arts programs. Projects can be in any artistic discipline and on any scale. 

Ticket to Ride

Application Deadline: June 30, 2018
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 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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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.

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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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