Grant Updates

The Maine Arts Commission provides grant support for artists, school districts, community organizations and art institutions through a variety of specialized grant programs. The agency draws on its state appropriation and federal funds through the National Endowment for the Arts, in addition to tapping into other public and private resources, to make awards across the entire state.

In order to review grant applications, the agency convenes outside experts into groups. These groups balance the professional perspectives on a given field and represent diversity in geography, gender and ethnic background. Panelists review all materials, including work samples, and convene to score each application. The panels’ recommendations are considered by Maine Arts Commission members and its chairman before final approval.

The links below will direct you to pages containing an overview of recently approved grants in all of our programs. Within these pages you can read more about successful grant applications, access archives of previous years, and download successful grants for guidance.

Arts Visibility Grant

Arts and Humanities Grant

Celebrating Traditional Arts

Creative Residency

Cultural Facilities

Good Idea Grant

Great Works

Individual Artist Fellowship

Innovative Production Grant

SMART

Traditional Arts Apprenticeship

Get Started in our Grants Management System (GMS)

Apply for a Grant

Need More Help?

For General Questions:
Director of Grants & Accessibility
Kerstin Gilg: 287-6719
Help by Discipline:

Interim Media & Performing Arts Director
Meg Fournier: 287-2713

Visual Arts Director
Julie Horn: 287-2790

Arts Education Director 
Martha Piscuskas: 287-2750

Traditional Arts Specialist
Kathleen Mundell: 236-6741

Calendar

Sun, Mar 29   Lewiston, ME
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Wed, Apr 1 - Wed, Apr 29   Portland, ME
Works on Paper - An Annual Exhibit of Paintings and Drawings View »
Wed, Apr 1   Hiram, ME
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Press Release

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2020 Maine Arts Commission Meetings View »