Maine Artist Fellowship
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Application Deadline: June 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  

Maximum Award: $5,000


Maine Artist Fellowships are awarded annually to recognize artistic excellence and advance the careers of Maine artists. Fellowships are merit-based awards that are informed by an applicant’s work.

No match or nonprofit affiliation is required.

Artistic disciplines require different application components, which are outlined in the Grants Management System (GMS).

Maine Artist fellowships are available in each of the following artistic disciplines. Each discipline requires its own application, which is submitted through the GMS. 

  • Belvedere Handcraft Fellowship (Available to residents of Hancock or Washington County only)

  • Craft

  • Literary Arts

  • Multimedia/Film

  • Performing Arts

  • Traditional Arts

  • Visual Arts 

Guidelines - PDF

ELIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Fellowship applications must be for individual artists; multi-artist applications will not be accepted. You are eligible to apply if you meet all of the eligibility criteria:

  • Are currently a practicing Maine artist.
  • Have resided full-time in Maine for at least one year immediately prior to the application deadline.
  • Will reside full-time in Maine throughout the fellowship period. 
  • Are 25 years of age or older by the application deadline.
  • Are not a student enrolled in a degree or certificate-granting program.
  • Are in compliance with final reports required for any previous Maine Arts Commission awards received.
  • Are only submitting one fellowship application during this funding cycle.
  • Have not been previously awarded a Maine Artist Fellowship.

The Commission recognizes that performing artists may work as part of an ensemble. Such artists are encouraged to apply as individual artists on the strength of their work with the specific ensemble.

FOR APPLICATION PACKAGE 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 Kerstin Gilg, Director of Grants and Accessibility, at kerstin.gilg@maine.gov or 207/ 287-6719.

For specific questions about the Maine Artist Fellowship please contac the appropriate agency staff person based on the discipline of your application.

  • Craft and Visual Arts applicants: Julie Horn, Visual Arts Director at vog.eniam@nroh.eiluj or 207-287-2790.
  • Media Arts and Performing Arts applicants: Mr. Kerstin Gilg, Media and Performing Arts Director at vog.eniam@glig.nitsrek or 207-287-6719.
  • Traditional Arts applicants: Kathleen Mundell, Traditional Arts Specialist at moc.oohay@1002secruoserlarutluc or 207-236-6741.
  • Literary Arts applicants: 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.

Get Started in our Grants Management System (GMS)

Apply for a Grant

Need More Help?

For General Questions:
Director of Grants & Accessibility
Kerstin Gilg: 287-6719
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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