Grant Updates

The Maine Arts Commission provides grant support for artists, school districts, community organizations and art institutions through a variety of specialized grant programs. The agency draws on its state appropriation and federal funds through the National Endowment for the Arts, in addition to tapping into other public and private resources, to make awards across the entire state.

In order to review grant applications, the agency convenes outside experts into groups. These groups balance the professional perspectives on a given field and represent diversity in geography, gender and ethnic background. Panelists review all materials, including work samples, and convene to score each application. The panels’ recommendations are considered by Maine Arts Commission members and its chairman before final approval.

The links below will direct you to pages containing an overview of recently approved grants in all of our programs. Within these pages you can read more about successful grant applications, access archives of previous years, and download successful grants for guidance.

Arts Visibility Grant

Arts and Humanities Grant

Celebrating Traditional Arts

Creative Residency

Cultural Facilities

Good Idea Grant

Great Works

Individual Artist Fellowship

Innovative Production Grant

SMART

Traditional Arts Apprenticeship

Get Started in our Grants Management System (GMS)

Apply for a Grant

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 »
Wed, Jun 20   Winter Harbor, ME
Schoodic Institute Lecture: Art of Acadia – Presented by Author Carl Little - June 20 View »
Fri, Jun 22 - Sat, Jun 23   Harpswell, ME
International Artist Hilmar Gottesthal Exhibit & Benefit Event View »
 

Maine Arts Commission News

MECA to get $40K grant for migration-themed exhibition View »
Maine included in National Center for Creative Aging EngAGE Initiative View »
Deering High School Student Allan Monga named Maine Poetry Out Loud State Champion View »
 

Press Release

Littlefield Gallery named Readers' Choice Award by Down East Magazine View »
Opening reception for a major exhibition of Barbara Prey paintings of Maine at the Wendell Gilley Mu View »
Maine Potters Market Features New Work by Cathy Hammond View »