Additional Funding in Maine

National Endowment for the Arts

http://www.arts.gov/recovery/index.html

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed a plan to expedite distribution of critical funds for the national, regional, state, and local levels for projects that focus on the preservation of jobs in the arts.

This program was carried out through one-time grants to eligible nonprofit organizations including arts organizations, local arts agencies, statewide assemblies of local arts agencies, arts service organizations, units of state or local government, and a wide range of other organizations that can help advance the goals of the NEA and this program. Grants were made either to organizations for their own job preservation projects, or to designated local arts agencies, eligible to subgrant, for subgranting programs to eligible nonprofit organizations.

Six recipients of funding from the NEA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Direct Grant program are from Maine.

Maine Grant Recipients: 

  • Alice James Poetry Cooperative, Inc., Farmington ($25,000)
  • Bangor Folk Festival, Bangor ($50,000)
  • Cultural Resources, Inc., Rockport ($25,000)
  • Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance, Old Town ($50,000)
  • Portland Concert Association, Portland ($25,000)
  • Portland Maine Symphony Orchestra, Portland ($25,000)


TOTAL: $200,000

 

New England Foundation for the Arts

http://www.nefa.org/grants_services/arts_jobs_recovery_funding

The New England Foundation for the Art's stimulus funding for preserving arts jobs was directed toward arts presenting organizations for: salary support, contractual workers, and fees to artists of tours and projects in danger of being cancelled.

Maine Grant Recipients: 

  • Bay Chamber Concerts, Rockport ($15,000)
  • Opera House Arts, Stonington ($15,000)


TOTAL: $30,000

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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

Calendar

Tue, Jun 19   Lewiston, ME
Museum L-A's Peter, Paul and Noel: Why Lewiston's Basilica is Bent Lecture View »
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Schoodic Institute Lecture: Art of Acadia – Presented by Author Carl Little - June 20 View »
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International Artist Hilmar Gottesthal Exhibit & Benefit Event View »
 

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