Project Grant for Organizations
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Application Deadline: Spring, 2018

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

The Project Grant for Organizations is designed to support creative projects throughout Maine. Grant funds assist arts organizations with the production of high-quality creative activities, the creation of new work, and the continuation of successful arts programs. Projects can be in any artistic discipline and on any scale.

There is a 1:1 required in-kind or cash match for the grant.

Maximum Award: $5,000 (Average grant award last year was $2,600)


Please be aware that qualified organizations cannot accept, if awarded, both a Partnership Grant and a Project Grant for Organizations or an Organizational Development Grant in the same year. An applicant may not receive an Organizational Development and Project Grant for Organizations either. Applicants are welcome to apply to all grant programs in a cycle, but will then need to choose if multiple grants within these specific programs are awarded. Grant awardees in any of these three programs ARE eligible to receive Arts Learning Grants and the Creative Communities = Economic Development grants during the same cycle.


Your organization is eligible to apply if it meets all of the following criteria:

  • Is a nonprofit organization, legally established in the state of Maine.
  • Has a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service or is a unit of municipal, county or tribal government.
  • Is in compliance with final reports required for any previous Maine Arts Commission awards received. 


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.


You are welcome to contact agency staff and 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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