Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Maine Arts Commission Arts Visibility Grant

Two Deadlines: (Online) by 11:59 p.m.
March 11, 2010
January 7, 2011

Arts Visibility Grant
Maine Arts Commission
Augusta, Maine
Grant Cycle: May 6, 2011 to May 5, 2011
Grant Cycle: March 11, 2011 to March 10, 2012

The Arts Visibility Grant supports Maine’s artists and arts organizations by providing the means with which to increase the visibility of specific artistic projects. An application that supports an individual artist or organization through increased visibility of specific artistic projects is eligible for the grant.

■Deadline: March 11, 2010
■Maximum grant award: $1,500
■Grant Cycle: Project must take place between May 6, 2010 and May 5, 2011
■Funding will be available after: May 6, 2010

■Deadline: January 7, 2011
■Maximum grant award: $1,500 (Organizations are required to show an in-kind and/or cash match)
■Grant Cycle: Project must take place between March 11, 2011 and March 10, 2012
■Funding will be available after March 11, 2011


Any individual Maine artist may apply who:

•Has a valid Maine address and has resided full-time in Maine for a minimum of two years at the date of application, and
•is 18 years of age or older at the time of the application, and
•is not enrolled as a full-time student in a field related to the application, and
•has completed and filed all final reports required for previous Maine Arts Commission grants.

(Professional Maine arts organization eligibility is outlined on website).

The types of projects that might be funded under an Arts Visibility Grant include but are not limited to:

•Support for the creation of various promotional materials for a particular event
•Support to hire a web designer to provide new web features for a particular project
•Support for an organization promoting a group of artists

Review Process:

Applications are reviewed by members of the Maine Arts Commission's Communications Committee and/or members of the public selected for their expertise in specific fields. The review panel's recommendations are then presented to the Maine Arts Commission at its next regularly scheduled meeting for approval of the selection process.

Applicants are required to upload all supporting documents through eGRANT.

Each applicant must speak with Darrell Bulmer at 207/287-6746, or TTY/NexTalk 877/887-3878, about the project before submitting an application. Failure to do so will disqualify the application.

Full details available on the website:

Maine Arts Commission
auto attendant: 207/287-2724
fax: 207/287-2725
tty: 1-877/887-3878