Visibility Archive 2012
Daniel Sonenberg

Daniel SonenbergGrant: $1,500This grant will support a recording project to expand visibility of The Summer King, an opera documenting the life and considering the legacy of Negro League baseball player Josh Gibson. Funds will go towards hiring a Maine based recording technician and instrumental musicians to create a professional audio recording of one of the most central and ambitious scenes from the opera. The recording will constitute a major advance in the artist’s ability to market the work to opera producers and companies in hopes of securing a staged performance.

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University of Maine at Presque Isle

University of Maine at Presque IsleGrant: $1,500This grant will support publication of a color catalog for the exhibition Eye to Eye: the Multiples of Andy Warhol. The exhibition will highlight works from the 100 photograph collection recently acquired by the University of Maine at Presque Isle through a grant from the Warhol Foundation. The University of Maine at Presque Isle was one of only three Maine institutions to receive works from the Warhol Foundation. Funding will allow the Reed Fine Art Gallery to reach a wider demographic in paid publicity.

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Arts Are Elementary
Grant: $1,050This grant will support the marketing of the Third Annual All Species Parade as well as three related events- an All Species Art Exhibition, an All Species Pecha Kucha and an All Species Poetry Reading.
Atlantic Challenge Foundation
Grant: $1,500This grant will support the creation of spinnaker and hull logos to market the school in Maine summer regattas.
Kennebec Valley Art Association
Grant: $1,500This grant will support the marketing of CSA: Community Supporting Arts, connecting ten artists with ten Community Supported Agriculture farmers in 2012.
Kingfield Pops
Grant: $1,500This grant will provide funds to hire artist Claudia Diller to create an image for the 2012 Kingfield Pops promotional materials.
Sally Levi
Grant: $500This grant will support a marketing devise website for the anti-Fashionist documentary Modemod about the consequences of fashion from three international perspectives: Midcoast Maine, USA; Malmo, Sweden; and Bangalore, India.
Opera House Arts
Grant: $500This grant will support the expansive yearlong celebration Making Arts History Visible: the 100th Anniversary of the Stonington Opera House by partially funding a project installation of images that tell the history of the theater, its production and its community onto the face of the building.
Tides Institute and Museum of Art
Grant: $500This grant will support the redesign and development of a graphic identity for ARTSIPELAGO: Two Countries, One Bay, a reinvention, expansion and repositioning of the Tides Institute and Museum of Art’s annual Two Countries, One Bay Studio Tour initiated by the Tides Institute in 2007.
Bates College
Grant: $1,500This grant supported a PR Campaign for the exhibition Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography.
Deborah Wing-Sproul
Grant: $1,500This grant will supported a self-published exhibition catalogue for a 2011 solo show at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, continuing to raise visibility of the work.
Camden International Film Festival
Grant: $1,500This grant will support Small Screens, Big Films, a project that will increase the organization's visibility through the creation of a web-based viral multimedia marketing campaign.
Dyer Library/Saco Museum
Grant: $1,500This grant supported the presentation and promotion of the 2012 Mill-ennial, the second presentation of the biennial juried exhibition of contemporary art connected to the cities on the Saco River.
Maine Jewish Film Festival
Grant: $1,500This grant was used to increase attendance at the 15th annual Maine Jewish Film Festival, specifically with the goal of attracting a younger demographic (18 - 36 years).
Mayo Street Arts
Grant: $1,500This grant supports the creation of a new logo, exterior sign, and promotional materials to help Mayo Street Arts promote its diverse music and art programs online, in print, and at its physical location.
Waldo Arts Mission
Grant: $1,500This grant supported marketing tools for the 2012 Belfast Free Range Music Festival

Total: $20,550

2011 Visibility Grants

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