Professional Development
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The Arts Commission offers multiple forms of Professional Development

ranging from meetings and convenings to workshops to technical support, to fit the wide range of needs in Maine's arts and cultural field.

Meetings, Convenings, & Workshops

  • The Maine International Conference on the Arts, a biennial, statewide gathering featuring more than 80 presenters in five key tracks, plus two inspiring keynotes and much more.
  • The Maine Arts Leadership Initiative offers the state's arts educators, teacher-leaders, and teaching artists regular opportunities to advance their learning on subjects ranging from assessment to proficiency-based learning to the use of technology in the classroom.
    • Mega-Regional Workshops
    • Summer Institutes
    • Special Topic Seminars
  • Annual Regional Meetings: the 2017 Iditarod
  • Partnership Site Visits

Technical Support

  • One-on-one and Board consultations: Commission staff together represent many years of working as individual artists; entrepreneurs; and nonprofit arts organization staff as well as arts administrators. We are available on a first-come, first-serve as available basis to provide support for organizational needs including but not limited to the following. Please contact Executive Director Julie Richard for details.
    • Strategic and Cultural Planning
    • Development Strategy and Planning
    • Financial Management
    • Cultural Facilities Management
    • Marketing and Communications
    • Program Development
    • Cultural Tourism Strategies
  • COMING SOON! A Peer-to-Peer Network to access for technical support. Stay tuned: sign up for our monthly e-newsletter and/or Facebook page for details!


Sat, Jan 27 - Sat, May 19   Lewiston, ME
Museum L-A's Kids as Curators Exhibit View »
Tue, Jan 30 - Tue, May 15   Lewiston, ME
Museum L-A's Kids as Curators Hidden Treasures Exhibit View »
Wed, Jan 31 - Wed, May 16   Lewiston, ME
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Maine Arts Commission News

New Year Brings a Third Annual Statewide Arts Iditarod View »
Maine Arts Commission Grant Cycle Open January 2 View »
Two Maine Artists to Create State Capitol Installations from historic Copper Dome View »

Press Release

USArtists International Grants: Application Due April 5 View »
Creative Community Fellows, New England Applications Open View »
WAO Photography Award | Spring Call for Submissions Deadline - April 17, 2018 View »