$50,000.00 of Covid Relief Grants for Maine Performing Artists

  • April 21, 2021

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Ellis-Beauregard Foundation announces $50,000.00 of Covid Relief Grants for Maine Performing Artists

The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation is pleased to announce another round of Covid-19 Emergency Relief Grant for Maine Performing Artists. 

The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, is offering $50,000.00 in emergency relief assistance for Maine artists working in THE PERFORMING ARTS. Individual grants in the amount of $2500 will be awarded to 20 artists who have been adversely affected by the virus due to illness or loss of income. The dollars can be used to cover professional expenses or food, shelter, medical costs, childcare and the like.


All applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and a practicing artist in the PERFORMING ARTS ONLY living and working in the state of Maine for at least one year and not enrolled in any educational institution.

‚ÄčThe application must include a short narrative evidencing need. In a few words, please tell us your story. How has your income been adversely affected by the pandemic: closure of exhibition venues, cancellation of performing arts gigs, loss of studio space, job loss etc.

In addition to the narrative, Please include 5 work samples and a bio.

DEADLINE: June 1, 2021

Please visit submittable.com to apply or click SUBMIT button on our website


Aimee Petrin, Executive Director, Portland Ovations

Lauren Wayne, Executive Director, State Theatre

Alejandro Graciano, Composer, guitarist, singer 

For any questions or concerns please contact Donna McNeil, Founding Executive Director, Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, 207- 594-5825 or donna@ellis-beauregardfoundation.org.




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Donna McNeil

24 Lincoln Street
Rockland   ME  04841 

(207) 594-5825.