Organizational Development Grant
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IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION RESTRICTIONS

Applicants are welcome to apply to all grant programs in a cycle, but will need to select one if multiple grants across certain programs are awarded. Grant awardees may NOT accept more than one grant from the following programs in the same year: Partnership, Project Grant for Organizations, or Organizational Development. However, grant awardees in any of these three programs ARE eligible to receive Arts Learning, Arts & Humanities, Creative Aging and Creative Communities = Economic Development grants during the same cycle.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018 at 5;00 p.m.

Maximum Award: $5,000  

The Organizational Development grant is designed to support capacity-building projects for arts organizations throughout Maine. Grant funds can help 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.

There is a required 1:1 in-kind or cash match for the grant. 

The funding cycle for this program is July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.  Funds will not be available until after July 1, and cannot be spent for activities outside the funding cycle dates.

Guidelines - PDF

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Your organization is eligible to apply only if it meets all of the following criteria:

  • Is a professional Maine cultural organization, legally established and located in the state of Maine.
  • Is a nonprofit organization, legally established in the state of Maine.
  • Has a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Is in compliance with final reports required for any previous Maine Arts Commission awards received.   

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants are required to speak with Julie Richard, Executive Director, two or more weeks prior to the application deadline. She can be reached at vog.eniam@drahcir.eiluj or 207-287-2710.

Please log into our Grants Management System. Your account is free and you can browse grant guidelines and requirements for all programs without applying. Your account also gives you the ability to add your entry to our Artists and Organizations Directory and to post press releases and events to this site's news and calendar sections.

ASSISTANCE

Agency staff are always here as a resource for you. We recommend contacting the correct staff person a minimum of two-weeks prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are required to speak with Julie Richard, Executive Director, two or more weeks prior to the application deadline. She can be reached at vog.eniam@drahcir.eiluj or 207-287-2710.

For general questions about the application or review process please contact Kathy Ann Shaw, Senior Director for Grants and Arts Accessibility, at vog.eniam@wahs.yhtak or 207-287-2750.

Grant information is available in large print format by request. All Maine Arts Commission programs are accessible to people with disabilities. All programs funded by the Maine Arts Commission must also be accessible.        

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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

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