for the 2015–16 Grant Cycle.
The Maine Arts Commission welcomed the 2015-16 grantees, fellowship recipients and apprenticeship awardees. These applicants passed a rigorous public panel review, with subsequent process approval by the Commission members in July 2015.
Projects were diverse in discipline and scope with grant amounts ranging from less than $1,000 to nearly $15,000. Recipients can be found in all parts of the state and all in all represent the quality of the culture and heritage throughout Maine.
Use the interactive map below the listings to filter by grant type and see the geographic distribution of recipients.
ARTS LEARNING—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 K-12 students.
CCED: CULTURAL PLAN—This program encourages cultural, economic and governmental sectors to work together to effect community cultural development. Beginning in 2015, applicants to the CCED grant program will be required to have completed a community or regional Cultural Plan. Because of this new requirement, the Maine Arts Commission has divided this program in to two phases. Phase I will award successful community applicants a grant to develop a Cultural Plan.
|Waterville Main Street||Waterville|
CREATIVE AGING—The Creative Aging grant provides funding for teaching artists working with adults in a range of community settings including libraries, senior centers, arts organizations, and assisted- and independent-living centers.
|Spectrum Generations Cohen Community Center||Hallowell|
|The Park Danforth||Portland|
MAINE ARTIST FELLOWSHIP—This merit-based award is primarily informed by an applicant's body of work and serves to acknowledges artistic excellence and advance the careers of Maine artists. Click a recipient's name for more information.
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ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT—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—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 ARTISTS—The Project Grant for Artists 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.
PROJECT GRANT FOR ORGANIZATIONS—The Project Grant for Organizations 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.
TRADITIONAL ARTS APPRENTICESHIP—This award provides financial support for a master traditional artist to share his or her skills with one or more qualified apprentices. The apprenticeships serve communities by preserving, strengthening and honoring cultural traditions and art forms.
|CAFAM Chinese School||Windham|
|Somali Bantu Community of Lewiston Maine||Lewiston|
Awardees for the 2015–16 Grant Cycle
For more information about Maine Art Commission grant programs please visit https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Funding/Grants-Home or contact Kathy Ann Shaw, Senior Director for Grants and Arts Accessibility at 207/287-2750 or email@example.com
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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