Maine Theater Fund Awards $75,000 in Grants to Support Community and Professional Theater

  • December 11, 2019

Maine Theater Fund Awards $75,000 in Grants

to Support Community and Professional Theater


PORTLAND & ELLSWORTH—The Maine Theater Fund of the Maine Community Foundation has awarded 17 grants that total $75,000 to support professional and community theaters in the production and presentation of live theater.

         Grant recipients include:

  • Eastport Arts Center, to expand local interest in community theater in new directions that will allow two grassroots organizations to strengthen their legacies to the rising generation
  • Good Theater, Inc., for the company's Second Stage series
  • Lake Region Community Theatre, to improve sound by replacing a variety of microphones
  • Levi Stewart Community Theatre, to support The Curtain Project to replace the 45-year-old stage curtains and associated accessories with new, updated and flame-retardant materials.


An anonymous couple who recognized the connection between vibrant communities and support for the arts established the Maine Theater Fund in 2005 to strengthen and sustain theater performance throughout the state.


Awards are typically between $2,500 and $5,000. The next deadline for applications is September 15, 2020. Guidelines, application and a list of recent grants are available at

Headquartered in Ellsworth, with additional personnel in Portland, Dover-Foxcroft, and Mars Hill, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to provide strong investments, personalized service, local expertise, and strategic giving to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more about the foundation, visit



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