Good Idea Grant Recipients

 

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 

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.

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Tina McLuckie
Tina McLuckie

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.

 

 

Thom Willey

Grant: $1,500 This grant will support a film documentary of a Passamaquoddy birch bark canoe builder and basket maker.

Patrick Walker Russell

Grant: $1,450 This grant will support a short documentary film about an alternative economic, worker-owned cooperative in Portland, Maine.
Zoe Keller
Grant: $1,430 This grant will support a community print shop research trip.
Caitlin Shetterly

Grant: $1,500 This grant will support her writing about America's incendiary debate over Genetically Modified Organisms.

Martin Swinger

Grant: $830 This grant will support the attending and presenting at the Transformative Language Arts Network national conference.

Gary Robinov

Grant: $1,500 This grant will support a series of documentary conversations with creators about why they do what they do.

Dudley Zopp

Grant: $1,500 This grant will support an installation offering viewers a walk through the geological and cultural history of the world.

 

 

 

 

Deborah Klotz

Grant: $1,500 This grant will support the transformation of family garments into handmade paper.

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Kerstin Gilg: 287-6719
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Meg Fournier: 287-2713

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Julie Horn: 287-2790

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Martha Piscuskas: 287-2750

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Kathleen Mundell: 236-6741

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