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The Maine Arts Awards

The Maine Arts Commission and ArtsEngageME are pleased to be partnering on the Maine Arts Awards – a brand new program to recognize and celebrate the arts in our communities.  

The first Maine Arts Awards ceremony will take place during the Maine International Conference on the Arts on September 28, 2018. Each awardee in seven categories will be given a work of art commissioned especially for the Maine Arts Awards.

Any Maine citizen, organization, business, school, or community may be a Maine Arts Awards nominee. Accomplishments of a nominee should reflect substantial contributions made in Maine that exemplify a long-term commitment to the arts.

  • Any Maine citizen that meets the eligibility requirements can make a nomination to the Maine Arts Awards.
  • Any Maine citizen, organization, business, school, or community that meets the eligibility requirements may be nominated for a Maine Arts Award.

The Maine Arts Awards will be an annual event recognizing the deep commitment and dedication that individuals and organizations have contributed to the advancement and strengthening of the arts in Maine.  

A selection committee consisting of arts funders and state leaders will make the selections from among the nominations received.

The goal of the Arts Commission and ArtsEngageME is to raise awareness of the arts and the contributions of our sector through this program.  Please join us in celebrating those who have made a difference in your community or region through the arts, and make a nomination today!

Categories for nominations include:

Lifetime Achievement in the Arts

Business

Arts Education

Community

Artist

Rural Organization

Philanthropist

Full Guidelines - PDF                 Make A Nomination 

ArtsEngageME is a 501c3 organization dedicated to building an environment that engages all sectors, public and private, across the State to promote the awareness and value of the creative and cultural sectors, and to invest in their sustainability. The Maine Arts Awards contain elements of the Arts Commission's five-year cultural plan, and ArtEngageME's strategic plan. Part of the five year plan and will have the first celebration as part of the 2018 Maine International Conference on the Arts in Portland on Friday September 28. 

For more information about ArtsEngageME and the Maine Arts Awards, please contact Executive Director Julie Richard -  vog.eniam@drahcir.eiluj

Calendar

Mon, Jun 25   Portland, ME
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Thu, Jun 28 - Sat, Jun 30   Portland, ME
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