The Good Idea Grant program fostered the growth of Maine’s artists by supporting the creation of new work or professional development. The Good Idea Grant was replaced by the Project Grant for Artists in the spring of 2014. The new grant offers a higher funding amount per award and has a single application deadline annually.
Aaron T. Stephan
Grant: $1,500 This grant will support the production of 3 large-scale sculptures for an upcoming exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art.
Grant: $1,500 This grant will support the Retrace Project which will investigate individual stories of bodily trauma and the marks they have left of both the mind and the body, gathered through body castings and recorded interviews.
Grant: $1,500 This grant will support a film documentary of a Passamaquoddy birch bark canoe builder and basket maker.
Patrick Walker Russell
Grant: $1,500 This grant will support her writing about America's incendiary debate over Genetically Modified Organisms.
Grant: $830 This grant will support the attending and presenting at the Transformative Language Arts Network national conference.
Grant: $1,500 This grant will support a series of documentary conversations with creators about why they do what they do.
Grant: $1,500 This grant will support an installation offering viewers a walk through the geological and cultural history of the world.
Grant: $1,500 This grant will support the transformation of family garments into handmade paper.
Get Started in our Grants Management System (GMS)
For General Questions:
Director of Grants & Accessibility
Kerstin Gilg: 287-6719
Help by Discipline:
Interim Media & Performing Arts Director
Meg Fournier: 287-2713
Assistant Director, Visual Arts Director
Julie Horn: 287-2790
Arts Education Director
Martha Piscuskas: 287-2750
Traditional Arts Specialist
Kathleen Mundell: 236-6741