Project Grant for Artists
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PDF—Guidelines

Application Deadline: Spring, 2018

Maximum award: $2,500 

(Average grant award last year was $1,300)

The Project Grant for Artists supports creative projects throughout Maine, assisting 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.

No match or nonprofit affiliation is required.

This funding cycle for this program is July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

You are eligible to apply if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have resided full-time in Maine for at least one year immediately prior to the application deadline.
  • Will reside full-time in Maine throughout the project period. 
  • Are at least 18 years of age or older by the application deadline.
  • Are not a matriculated student enrolled in a degree or certificate-granting program.
  • Are in compliance with final reports required for any previous Maine Arts Commission award you have received.

APPLICATION PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

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

You are welcome to contact agency staff to discuss your ideas at any time prior to the application deadline. You may also request an informal consultation about your completed application narrative two weeks or more prior to the application deadline.

Kathy Ann Shaw, Senior Director for Grants and Arts Accessibility, Maine Arts Commission at 207-287-2750 or vog.eniam@wahs.yhtak.

SPECIFIC QUESTIONS—Please direct specific questions about the Maine Artist Fellowship to agency staff based on the discipline of your application.

 Julie Horn, Craft and Visual Arts Director at 207-287-2790 or vog.eniam@nroh.eiluj.

Kerstin Gilg, Media and Performing Arts Director at 207-287-6719 or vog.eniam@glig.nitsrek.

Kathleen Mundell, Traditional Arts Specialist at 207-236-6741 or moc.oohay@1002secruoserlarutluc.

Julie Richard, Executive Director, Literary Arts Director at 207-287-2710 or vog.eniam@drahcir.eiluj.

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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