Call for Nominations: Maine Arts Awards

  • March 19, 2019

Maine Arts Awards: Call for Nominations

Deadline April 1, 2019

AUGUSTA, ME—The Maine Arts Commission seeks nominations for the Maine Arts Awards, honoring citizens, organizations, communities, schools, and businesses for their significant impact on arts and culture in Maine. The nomination deadline is Monday, April 1. Nominations may be made in one of seven categories: Artist; Business (large and small); Arts Education; Community; Rural Organization; and Philanthropist.  The finalists will be honored for their long-term commitment to the arts with a celebration highlighting their work in the fall of 2019, at which they will also receive a work of art commissioned especially for these new awards.

“Honoring those who have impacted our state’s arts and culture sector raises the visibility and importance of the arts in our state,” said Julie Richard, Executive Director of the Maine Arts Commission. “We’re proud to partner with ArtsEngageME  to celebrate them in this wonderful program.”

Maine Arts Awards nominations must be submitted through the Arts Commission’s online Grants Management System at no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, April 1. Nomination packages must include a nomination letter; a letter of recommendation; the nominee’s resume; and related work examples. 

The Maine Arts Awards are presented in partnership with ArtsEngageME, the Arts Commission’s non-profit support and advocacy organization.

For more information about the Maine Arts Awards visit or contact Executive Director Julie Richard at or 207-2710.




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