Grants Development

The Maine Arts Commission provides grant support for artists, school districts, community organizations and art institutions through a variety of specialized grant programs. The Maine Arts Commission 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. The agency bows out of any opportunity that would compete with a constituent but rather leverages funds in order to work collaboratively with Maine’s cultural community. For an entire list of grant opportunities you can visit the Grants section of this site.

 

Grants Development for the Agency

The NEA is a primary partner of the Maine Arts Commission. There are certain NEA funds that only State agencies can apply for and the Maine Arts Commission is Maine's conduit to that support. There are also other organizations that specifically fund arts agencies. When it does not conflict with another application from the field, the Maine Arts Commission pursues this funding as well. Part of the Grants Development program involves seeking partner organizations or individuals to assist the Maine Arts Commission in getting a grant and completing whatever the money was intended to do. The Discovery Research project is an example of this.

 

Grants Development for the Field

The Grants Development program also collaborates with organizations and artists to get funding for their projects. If an outside entity needs the kind of organizational support the Maine Arts Commission can bring to an application, the agency will consider attaching itself to the project. In addition to this, the program is a resource for artists wanting grant writing information or advice for their own projects, but not wanting to form a partnership.

For more information please contact the Senior Development Associate and Accessibility Coordinator at the Maine Arts Commission. Kathy Ann Shaw 207/287-2750 NexTalk.net – user ID: kathy.shaw, TTY: 1-877/887-3878 vog.eniam@wahs.yhtak

Get Started in our Grants Management System (GMS)

Apply for a Grant

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

Calendar

Wed, Jun 20   Winter Harbor, ME
Schoodic Institute Lecture: Art of Acadia – Presented by Author Carl Little - June 20 View »
Fri, Jun 22 - Sat, Jun 23   Harpswell, ME
International Artist Hilmar Gottesthal Exhibit & Benefit Event View »
Sat, Jun 23   Brunswick, ME
UUCB Concerts for a Cause: BARBERSHOP BASH! View »
 

Maine Arts Commission News

MECA to get $40K grant for migration-themed exhibition View »
Maine included in National Center for Creative Aging EngAGE Initiative View »
Deering High School Student Allan Monga named Maine Poetry Out Loud State Champion View »
 

Press Release

Littlefield Gallery named Readers' Choice Award by Down East Magazine View »
Opening reception for a major exhibition of Barbara Prey paintings of Maine at the Wendell Gilley Mu View »
Maine Potters Market Features New Work by Cathy Hammond View »