Creative Aging Grant
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Application deadline: April 12, 2018 and October 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Maximum award: $1,000

The Creative Aging grant supports the development of high-quality, participatory arts programs for older adults. Funds are available to support teaching artists working with adults in a range of community settings including libraries, senior centers, arts organizations, and assisted- and independent-living centers. Teaching artists MUST be chosen from the Maine Arts Commission’s Creative Aging Teaching Artist Roster.

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

This funding cycle for this program is July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Funds will not be available until after July 1, and cannot be spent for activities outside the funding cycle dates.

Guidelines - PDF

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Your organization is eligible to apply only 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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

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.

ASSISTANCE

Agency staff are always here as a resource for you. We recommend contacting the correct staff person a minimum of two-weeks prior to submitting your application.

For general questions about the application or review process please contact Kathy Ann Shaw, Senior Director for Grants and Arts Accessibility, at vog.eniam@wahs.yhtak or 207-287-2750.

For specific questions about the Creative Aging application please contact Julie Richard, Executive Director, at vog.eniam@drahcir.eiluj or 207-287-2710

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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