Public Meeting Schedule - 2023
  • January 17, 2023  (Virtual Only)
  • March 14, 2023
  • May 9, 2023  (Virtual Only)
  • June 13, 2023
  • September 12, 2023
  • November 14, 2023  (Virtual Only)

All Maine Arts Commission meetings are open to the public. Meetings held in person are also available virtually.  

Schedule is subject to change. Please Email Us to request details and for access to our virtual meetings.

Meeting minutes are available upon request. 



Upcoming Grant Reviews


GrantReview Meeting
Artist Project (FY2024)
  • Visual Arts  1:   May 16, 2023        
  • Visual Arts  2:   May 17, 2023        
  • Media:   May 12, 2023        
  • Performing Arts:   May 8, 2023      
  • Literary Arts:   May 17, 2023      
  • Traditional Arts:   May 8, 2023      
Artist Springboard (FY2024)
  • Visual Arts:   May 15, 2023        
  • Media:   May 12, 2023 
  • Performing Arts:   May 18 , 2023 
  • Literary Arts:   May 17, 2023 
Organization Project (FY2024)
  • Visual Arts:   May 31, 2023        
  • Performing Arts 1:   May 25, 2023      
  • Performing Arts 2:   June 1, 2023      
  • Literary Arts:   May 31, 2023      
  • Arts Education:   May 25, 2023      

About Review Sessions:

  • Each reviewer has had several weeks to review and provide their preliminary scores for each application prior to the session.
  • The review session is for reviewers to discuss each of the applications together using the given criteria and perhaps note any aspects that others might have missed. This allows a chance for the reviewers to adjust their scores accordingly.
  • Groupings of applications may include some applications from other disciplines or organization sizes than main one listed.
  • All Maine Arts Commission Grant Reviews are open to the public and are held virtually
        Note: Public welcome in view only mode; mics, cameras and chat must be shut off or disabled.
  • Schedule is subject to change
  • Email vog.eniam@sanabac.ile to request details and for access to our virtual grant review or recordings of past reviews.





April 13, 2021 Maine Arts Commission presents virtual Poetry Out Loud State Finals

Gorham High School Senior, Emily Paruk, named Maine Poetry Out Loud State Champion

The Maine Arts Commission is proud to present the Poetry Out Loud State Finals. In the first ever statewide competition in which poetry recitations were recorded and scored by a panel of virtual judges, ten students rose through the ranks of schoolwide and regional competitions to compete in the Maine state final.

The Maine poetry finalists include: Emma Collins, North Yarmouth AcademyHazel Dow, Waterville Senior High School; Katelyn Nestor, Gardiner Area High School; Emily Paruk, Gorham High School; Zeke Sitarz, Lisbon; Sofia Stockwell, North Haven Community School; Helen Strout, Cape Elizabeth High School; Rose Tuttle, Mount Ararat High School; Ada Vancil, John Bapst Memorial High School; and Magnolia Vandiver, George Stevens Academy. The Maine State Finals judges were Mihku Paul, Ekhlas Ahmed, Erica Rubin Irish, and Todd McKinley. 

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 

Maine DataArts Webinar

Data at Work: Introduction to DataArts Analytic Tools - Webinar for Maine Arts Organizations

Once you have completed a Cultural Data Profile, the SMU DataArts platform offers a wealth of reporting tools. This webinar will cover the basics of running analytic reports, whether you want to run a trend report to see changes at your organization over time or a comparison report to benchmark against a group of peer organizations. The webinar will also include an overview of the KIPI Dashboard and other DataArts analytic tools. (1 hour)


July 14, 2021 -WEBINAR:  Applying for ARP Grants - Rep. Pingree/NEA Virtual Workshop

Please join Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and the National Endowment for the Arts for a virtual workshop outlining how to apply for American Rescue Plan (ARP) relief funding from the NEA. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 14, from 10:30-11:30 am.

In this one-hour workshop, NEA subject matter experts will walk you through how to submit a competitive application for this funding. There will be time for Q&A. Registration is required in order to attend. To register and receive the Zoom link, please RSVP here no later than 5 pm on Tuesday, July 13.

Updated July 12, 2021 -  NEA staff conducted a American Rescue Plan Grants for Organizations guidelines webinar 

The NEA’s American Rescue Plan funds will be awarded to support jobs in the arts and culture sector, keep the doors open to nonprofit organizations nationwide, and assist the field in its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 30, 2021, NEA staff conducted a webinar giving an overview of the American Rescue Plan Grant for Organizations guidelines. A presentation providing information on determining eligibility, how to apply, and tips for your application was followed by a Q&A session.

American Rescue Plan Grants to Organizations guidelines:


 January 11, 2021

 Maine International Conference on the Arts Packet & Resources