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Sunday, April 30, 2017

National Book Awards Call

National Book Foundation Call for National Book Award entries
Deadline 05-17-2017

Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. A pantheon of such writers as William Faulkner, Marianne Moore, Ralph Ellison, John Cheever, Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Robert Lowell, Walker Percy, John Updike, Katherine Anne Porter, Norman Mailer, Lillian Hellman, Elizabeth Bishop, Saul Bellow, Donald Barthelme, Flannery O’Connor, Adrienne Rich, Thomas Pynchon, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Alice Walker, Charles Johnson, E. Annie Proulx, and Colum McCann have all won the Award.

All books must be published by U.S. publishers located in the United States between December 1, 2014 and November 30, 2015. All authors must be U.S. citizens. There is a $135 entry fee for each title submitted. Accepted forms of payment include PayPal and credit card. Please be prepared with payment information before you begin the online submission process.

The following are eligible:

Full-length books of fiction and nonfiction
Collections of short stories and collections of essays by one author
Collected and selected poems by one author
Books by authors who are living at the commencement of the eligibility year (December 1, 2014)
Self-published books, provided that the author/publisher also publishes titles by other authors (Note: the Foundation may request the publisher's catalog to verify this.)

The following are NOT eligible:

English translations of books originally written in other languages
Anthologies containing work written by multiple authors
Reprints of books published in previous Award years. Exceptions may be made for otherwise eligible books published outside the United States in the previous Award year at the National Book Foundation's discretion.
Books published through self-publishing services
In the event of a dispute as to eligibility, the Foundation will decide whether a book is eligible, and its decision will be binding.

Publishers must complete the online entry form and submit payment.

All books must be sent via U.S. Postal Service First-Class Mail or Media Mail. Book packages must be clearly marked with "National Book Awards." Please send books as early as possible. Judges are not obligated to consider books that arrive late.

Bound galleys and bound manuscripts are acceptable if a book has not yet been published. Finished books may be sent to replace galleys and manuscripts when available.

For ebooks, please provide a printed and bound, 8 ½ x 11-inch copy of the book, including publication date information.


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Music Therapy Fultz Award

American Music Therapy Association call for applications: Arthur Flagler Fultz award
Deadline 05-05-2017

The American Music Therapy Association, a professional association dedicated to the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings, is accepting applications for the annual Arthur Flagler Fultz Award.

The award program is designed to encourage, promote, and fund music therapy research and the exploration of new and innovative music therapy treatments.

1) Clinical research: Grants in this category support projects that are designed to assess the efficacy of music therapy interventions and help define best practice.

2) Health services research: Grants in this category support projects that are designed to assess the role of music therapy practice in the context of emerging healthcare delivery models.

A single grant of $15,000 will be awarded for projects in either of the above categories.

To be eligible, the project’s primary investigator must be an AMTA member in good standing.

See the AMTA website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and a list of previous award recipients.


Friday, April 28, 2017

Maine Pottery Weekend

Maine Pottery Weekend 
Event Date May- 06 and 07, 2017

Every year on the first weekend in May, pottery and ceramics studios across Maine open their doors to the public. It's a fun day and a chance meet the artists, peek in the kilns, see demonstrations, and shop for pottery and other handmade goods.

Full information at:

The Port Call for Arts Initiatives

Arts Initiatives Solicited for The Port - Cambridge, MA
Deadline 05-01-2017

Cambridge Arts is seeking applications representing all types of art practice and encourages collaborative initiatives that pair businesses or organizations with artists. Proposals may be for indoor or outdoor public spaces, and for programmatic or physical installations. Multiple projects, both temporary and long-term, will be selected.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Maine Dance Education Grant

Maine Arts Commission - Dance Education Grant 
Deadline 05-16-2017

This new program funds dance education residencies for PK-12 schools/districts to use for a dance education residency. Award s can be up to $3,000. There is no required matching of funds. Dance educators must be members of the Maine Arts Commission Teaching Artist roster. The funding cycle for this program is September 1, 2017 until March 30, 2018.

Applications will be reviewed on the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of high quality teaching and learning for all learners.
  • Clear description of the idea and its impact.
  • Description of the learning opportunity including objectives, outcomes (including performance information), and assessment methodology.
  • Alignment with dance standards.
  • Evidence of collaborative planning among the school educator(s) and the Teaching Artist(s) and evidence on how you will sustain this program.                                                                  



Maine Outdoor Film Festival Call

Maine Outdoor Film Festival Call to filmmakers
Deadline 04-30-2017 (early bird) 

Film Requirements:

Must be an outdoor film.
Preference will be given to films which tell a story OR are from Maine (i.e. kayak/ski porn has to be real good to make it).
Films and filmmakers DO NOT have to be from Maine.
Please submit an HD (720p minimum) .mov or .mp4 file delivered via vimeo or dropbox or DVD.
You must have legal rights and/or permission to use all music. No exceptions.

Feature (40 minutes or more)
Short Feature (12:00 to 39:59)
Short (0:00 to 11:59)

Other Awards:
Best Maine Film
Best Film From Away
Best Young Filmmaker
Inspiration Award
Conservation Award

Where your Film Will Be Shown if it is Accepted: During the 2017 Maine Outdoor Film Festival, which travels the state of Maine each September.

Prizes: Category award-winners receive cash prizes, a plaque and a prize from a MOFF sponsor.
Other award-winners receive a plaque and a prize from one of our sponsors.

Categories and Fees:
Feature (40 minutes or more)
Early Bird – April 30, 2017 – Fee 85.00
Regular – May 31, 2017 – Fee 95.00
Late – June 8, 2017 – Fee 125.00
WAB Extended – June 9, 2017 – 150.00

Short Feature (12:00 to 39:59)
Early Bird – April 30, 2017 – Fee 35.00
Regular – June 15, 2017 – Fee 45.00
Late – June 29, 2017 – Fee 55.00
WAB Extended – June 30, 2017 – 75.00

Short (0:00 to 11:59)
Early Bird – April 30, 2017 – Fee 20.00
Regular – June 15, 2017 – Fee 25.0
Late – June 29, 2017 – Fee 30.00
WAB Extended – June 30, 2017 – 50.00


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Castine Plein Air Festival Call

Castine Maine Plein Air Festival call to artists 
Deadline 04-30-2017
Event date July 20 and 22

The festival will begin in the morning with artist registration at the Town Common. Artists will have their canvases stamped, and will receive an artist packet with important materials for the Exhibition and Sale on Saturday. The Exhibition will be held, once again, in the Alfond Student Center of the Maine Maritime Academy. We look forward to another fabulous festival with art and enjoyment for all.

For a non-refundable fee of $25, applicants must submit three (3) digital images of their work and an artist bio. Images should be saved as separate jpeg files at 300 dpi, each labeled with your name, title of the piece, dimensions, medium and substrate (e.g. Claude Monet “Water Lilies 17”, 9”x12” oil on panel). No single file should exceed 2MB in size. All images must be of original “plein air” artwork, created by the applicant artist within the past two years.


MDF Webinar Series

Maine Downtown Center 2017 Webinar Series
Event Date various

The National Main Street Center's nearly 40-year-old Four-Point Approach® got a Refresh! Come learn how the country's most successful downtown revitalization tool has become more focused, streamlined and improved. Each webinar session is devoted to one aspect of the approach: organization, design, promotion and economic vitality.        

Webinar Dates

  • Thursday, April 27, 12:00-1:15pm, Organization: Getting Started and Staying Engaged                        
  • Thursday, May 18, 12:00-1:15pm, Design: Saving Places and Looking Great
  • Thursday, May 25, 12:00-1:15pm, Promotion: Building the Buzz and Bringing Downtown to Life 
  • Thursday, June 1, 12:00-1:15pm, Economic Vitality: Strengthening Businesses and Attracting Investment 

Cost:  $10 members / $20 non-members  

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Abbe Museum Job

Abbe Museum seeks a Producer, Abbe Museum Indian Market (AMIM) (PT)
Deadline open until filled

The Producer position focuses on creating and launching the annual Abbe Museum Indian Market
(inaugural event is May 18-20, 2018). This position will coordinate the activities, tasks, and events leading up to AMIM and will lead planning efforts with the support of the Abbe team and a volunteer AMIM Committee. The Producer will work closely with the President/CEO and will implement policies established by the President/CEO and the Trustees. This is a part-time (20 hours) contract position.

For more information, including details on how to apply, please visit our website: https://www.abbemuseum.org/work-at-the-abbe/

NEH Preservation Grants for Small Institutions

National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions
Deadline 05-02-2017

Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities—improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials.

Applicants must draw on the knowledge of consultants whose preservation skills and experience are related to the types of collections and the nature of the activities on which their projects focus. Within the conservation field, for example, conservators usually specialize in the care of specific types of collections, such as objects, paper, or paintings. Applicants should therefore choose a conservator whose specialty is appropriate for the nature of their collections. Similarly, when assessing the preservation needs of library, museum, or archival holdings, applicants must seek a consultant specifically knowledgeable about the preservation of these types of collections.

The program encourages applications from small and mid-sized institutions that have never received an NEH grant. The program also encourages applications from presidentially designated institutions (Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities), and from Native American tribes with significant humanities collections.

Program questions should be directed to NEH’s Division of Preservation and Access at 202-606-8570 or preservation@neh.gov. Hearing-impaired applicants can contact NEH via TDD at 1-866-372-2930.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Friends of Congress Square Park Job

Friends of Congress Square Park seek an Executive Director (PT)
Deadline 05-12-2017

Organization Description: Friends of Congress Square Park (FoCSP) is the non-profit place manager of Congress Square Park dedicated to the preservation, enhancement and use of this important public space at the heart of Portland’s Arts District. Established in 2013, FoCSP seeks to build community and to create a vibrant public gathering place through community-led creative placemaking.  We advance our mission through three primary placemaking initiatives: 1) our In the Square programming featuring over 125 free public events and activities from May through October, 2) by providing free public amenities, including colorful café tables, Adirondack chairs, benches, Wi-Fi, shade umbrellas, and landscaping, and 3) our Park Steward program, which engages neighbors in park maintenance and programming to encourage a sense of shared ownership of the space, and in doing so, to foster neighborhood pride and resiliency.

FoCSP seeks a passionate part-time Executive Director to lead the organization and advance our mission to activate Congress Square Park through free public programming and amenities. The Executive Director will work with an engaged Board of Directors to secure funding, build partnerships, organize diverse programming, engage and expand the volunteer base, ensure compliance with permitting and city regulations regarding the park, and build upon systems in place to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization.


●     Bachelor's degree preferred
●     Minimum 3 years of experience in the non-profit arts or parks space preferred
●     Successful fundraising and community development experience
●     Demonstrated ability to work independently and be entrepreneurial
●     Experience working with volunteers and committees
●     Outstanding interpersonal skills
●     Ability to interact with all levels of the organization and external stakeholders
●     Excellent written and verbal communication skills
●     Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people
●     Ability to think proactively and creatively
●     Ability to motivate and inspire volunteers and the community
●     Event coordination and/or arts programming experience preferred
●     Strong organizational skills
●     Strong marketing and social media skills
●     Willing and able to work some evenings/weekends for events
●     Experience with Quickbooks preferred
●     Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite preferred
●     Strong computer skills
●     Knowledge of the placemaking movement or public space activation helpful

Job Type: Part time, 20 hours per week, flex work schedule

Location: FoCSP has a floating membership at Think Tank on Congress Street in Portland (and free wifi in the park during summer hours)

Salary: Salaried based on a 20 hour work week with a flexible work schedule. Spring and summer are currently much busier seasons - the E.D. should expect to work more than 20 hours per week during this period, while fall and winter are slower seasons that require fewer hours per week.

Applications should be sent as a PDF file to friends@congresssquarepark.org


Roy W. Dean Grant, Film

The Roy W. Dean Grant funds short films, documentaries, and independent features < $500,000 
Deadlines 04-30-2017, 06-30-17, 09-30-17

Submission films must be films that are unique and make a contribution to society.

We fund compelling stories about little known subjects, historical films, and films that touch hearts. We like films that expose, and bring, important information to light; as well as films about little known people when there is a good story. We are story-tellers, and that is the main criteria for entering and winning our grants; stories that can change, heal, and enrich, our lives.

We are looking for:

Film and Video projects that are unique and benefit society.
New projects.
Length is not a consideration

This grant is now available for shorts and low budget independents as well as documentary filmmakers. We have expanded to further our goals of creating films that are “unique and make a contribution to society “Student filmmakers, independent producers, or independent production companies are all welcome.”

Who is not eligible to apply
You cannot apply if you are an employee of From the Heart Productions, an employee of any of the sponsors, or a family member of any employee of From the Heart Productions or any of the sponsors.

Where you live is not important
You may enter the New York City or Los Angeles grants no matter where you live in the world. You are welcome to enter both grants; in fact, we encourage it. It shows us that your are tenacious and are eager to find funding.

In your application we would like to know the following:
What audiences will be interested in your film? Please describe the target audience(s) for your project, including any underserved audiences.

How do you plan to reach these audience(s)? Describe your plans for broadcast, theatrical screenings, educational and/or community group.

If you have a trailer for the film you are making, send it with your application and if you have completed any prior films we would like to see them too.



Sunday, April 23, 2017

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts Job

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts seeks Capital Campaign Coordinator (PT)
Deadline 05-01-2017

The Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, established in 1986, is located in mid-coast Maine on a beautiful 32-acre campus nestled in a valley surrounded by farms and forests. We offer residency programs and workshops for artists who work in clay during the summer and fall months; opportunities for local artists to use our studio and kiln facilities; ceramics education programming for K-16 educators and students; public events on campus that celebrate ceramics and local food; and national events and exhibitions that showcase the work of our artists.

We are currently in the quiet phase of a significant capital campaign to raise funds for: a year-round studio; a new Campus Commons building to house a gallery, retail area, a large flexible event space, offices and staff housing; and an endowment.

To support campaign activities, Watershed is seeking a Campaign Coordinator to collaborate with existing development and communications staff, the Executive Director, outside Campaign Counsel, the Campaign Committee, and the Board of Trustees. Responsibilities of this position include:
• Working closely with the Executive Director on overall campaign management and planning;
• Staffing the campaign committee – scheduling and creating agendas for regular conference calls, taking meeting notes, and monitoring staff and board member assignments and follow-up;
• Organizing and tracking prospect research;
• Assisting with major donor cultivation and stewardship (national reach) – scheduling meetings for Executive Director and/or Campaign Committee members, arranging travel as needed, drafting solicitation proposals, handling associated communications;
• Planning and coordination of all campaign events and activities, including volunteer-led efforts;
• Overseeing acknowledgement of all campaign gifts and pledges, and preparation of pledge payment reminders and pledge agreements;
• Maintaining master campaign calendar to maximize cultivation events and keep campaign committee on track; and
• Producing campaign progress reports for the Executive Director, Campaign Committee and Board as required.

• Bachelor’s degree in relevant area preferred
• Development experience, including personal interactions with major donors
• High level of computer literacy, preferably with a development management database such as Raiser’s Edge or e-Tapestry, as well as prospect research software such as Donor Search
• Detail-oriented and committed to accuracy
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Creative problem solver
• Ability and desire to work as a member of a team
• Proficiency in organizing and managing projects
• Good judgment and ethical behavior
• Experience with event planning and/or crowd funding desirable

This position can be structured as a contractor agreement or as a part-time position (with benefits and the opportunity for a flexible work schedule). Approximately 24-32 hours/week required. Some weekend and evening work required.

Please send a cover letter and resume to watershedemployment@gmail.com

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts
19 Brick Hill Road
Newcastle, Maine 04533


MIFF Film Submissions

Maine International Film Festival is accepting film submissions
Deadline 05-07-2017

MIFF is primarily seeking feature-length films (both documentary and narrative); however, shorter works will also be considered for inclusion in one of several shorts programs. Special consideration will be given to films that were shot in Maine or that have a significant Maine theme or focus. MIFF will not accept films that have been theatrically released prior to the start of the festival or have been publicly exhibited in the state of Maine in any way (including film festivals, television transmissions, and one-off events). Films in any language are eligible, but should be subtitled if not in English.

Submission fees range from $40 for early bird submissions (March 15 deadline) to $55 for extended submissions (May 7 deadline). All films should be submitted via Withoutabox.com, where there is full information on the various deadlines and fees.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

NEA Creativity Connects Project Funding

ART WORKS Guidelines: Creativity Connects Projects
Deadline 05-04-2017 (submit SF to Grants.gov)

Creativity Connects* is an initiative that shows how the arts contribute to the nation’s creative ecosystem, investigates how support systems for the arts are changing, explores how the arts can connect with other sectors that want and utilize creativity, and invests in innovative projects to spark new, collaborative ideas.

A key component of Creativity Connects is a grant opportunity in the Art Works category that supports collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships between the arts and non-arts sectors, specifically:

Business and Economic Development
Art Works: Creativity Connects projects mutually benefit both the arts and non-arts sectors by:

Demonstrating the beneficial contributions of artists and creative work to societal health.
Supporting the infrastructure for the arts to work in new ways with new sectors.
Building bridges that create new relationships and constituencies.
Creating innovative partnership projects to advance common goals.
* Creativity Connects™ is used with permission from Crayola, LLC.

Organizations may apply for any or all phases of a project, from its planning through its implementation.

Projects may include:

  • The creation of art works through collaborations that benefit from active participation by both arts and non-arts partners.
  • Projects that utilize artistic practice to support the creative needs of non-arts sectors, as well as the arts.
  • Projects that explore the intersection of artistic creativity and creativity in non-arts sectors.
  • Projects that expand the range of artistic practices, styles, and practitioners.
  • Projects that explore employing artists in fields outside of the arts.
  • Projects that develop support systems for the arts and non-arts sectors to work together and build relationships.
  • Projects that use the arts and the creative process to address complex issues of broad concern.
  • Professional development that cultivates creativity in the non-arts sector, integrates business strategies into artist training, or prepares the workforce in both sectors to collaborate in a variety of efforts.


Learning and Leadership Grants

National Education Association invites applications for Learning and Leadership Grants
Deadlines 02-01-2017,  06-01-2017, 10-15-2017 

The NEA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the National Education Association, is a public charity supported by contributions from educators' dues, corporate sponsors, and others. The foundation supports student success by helping public school educators work with key partners to build strong systems of shared responsibility.

As part of its efforts to achieve this goal, the foundation is inviting applications for its Learning and Leadership Grants program. The program provides support to public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education through grants to individuals to fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences such as summer institutes or action research; or to groups for collegial study (including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for new faculty or staff).

The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study. All group grant applicants must include partner information.

To be eligible, applicants must be a public school educator in grades Pre-K–12; a public school education support professional; or faculty and staff members at a public institution of higher education. The foundation encourages applications from education support professionals. Preference will be given to members of the National Education Association.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Maine Arts Commission Fellowships

Maine Arts Commission Fellowship and  Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grants
Deadline 05-04-2017

Maine Artist Fellowship
Fellowship award: $5,000
Disciplines include: craft, literary, performing, multimedia/film, visual, traditional, and the Belvedere Handcraft Fellowship (available only to artists in Washington or Hancock County): The Maine Artist Fellowships are given annually to recognize artistic excellence and advance the careers of Maine artists. Fellowships are merit-based awards that are primarily informed by an applicant’s prior work.

Traditional Arts Apprenticeship
Maximum grant amount: $3,000
This grant provides fiscal support for a master traditional artist to share his or her skills with a qualified apprentice. The master artist and apprentice submit one joint application. The funds support the pair as they work together in one-on-one instructional sessions. The master provides instruction about the traditional art and allows the apprentice to learn through observation, example, practice, and collaboration.

If you have general questions about grant applications please contact Kathy Ann Shaw, Senior Director for Grants and Arts Accessibility, 207/287-2750, kathy.shaw@maine.gov


National Gallery A.I.R. Call

Call For Applications - A.I.R. (Artist in Residency)  Gallery National Artist Program
Deadline 05-01-2017

A.I.R. Gallery invites self-identified women artists residing outside the New York City area to apply for our National Artists Program. In 1972 a group of women artists founded A.I.R. (Artists in Residence) Gallery - the first artist-run gallery for women in the United States. National Artist Members benefit from a supportive arts organization that encourages experimentation, provides resources and exhibition space.

Link to A.I.R. Gallery:

Link to National Artist Member Application Page:

Thursday, April 20, 2017

317 Main Community Music Center Job

317 Main Community Music Center seeks Business and Operations Manager (PT)
Deadline 05-01-2017

317 Main Community Music Center (317), located in Yarmouth, Maine, is looking to hire a part-time Operations and Business Manager with whose primary responsibility is the financial management and human resource administration for the organization.  The Operations and Business Manager reports to the Executive Director and is a member of the 317 Leadership Team.  The responsibilities for the position are as follows:

Leadership and Management

In conjunction with the Executive Director and other 317 Main staff, the Operations and Business Manager helps to advance organizational goals and a healthy organizational culture in alignment with the 317 Main mission.
As a Manager, distributes responsibilities among those reporting positions, which includes the Administrative Coordinator, to ensure maximum efficiency, communication, and smooth daily operations with a high level of customer care.
Works with all constituencies to facilitate communications and interactions to support 317 Main events.
Ensures 317 Main is in compliance with all appropriate state and federal laws and regulations.
Member of 317 Main Leadership Team and participates in weekly Leadership Team meetings.
Customer Care

Works with Executive Director and programmatic coordinators to ensure consistency and continuity in the administrative processes for all areas of the organization.
Participates with 317 Main staff and teaching artists to create and maintain a service-oriented organization that puts customer care among its top priorities.
Supports 317 Main community and fundraising events and programs.
Assists with other projects on an as-needed basis.

Develops annual 317 Main operations budgets.
Creates monthly financial reports multi-year financial comparisons, trend analyses, and/or other metrics analysis to assist the Executive Director and program managers with planning and analysis.
Manages insurance, banking and real estate documents and transactions, as necessary.
Maintains the school's system of accounts.
Manages all books on school transactions and assets.
Develops and manages 317 Main recordkeeping systems (filing, storage, etc.).
Develop and implement a centralized purchasing process (office supplies, building supplies, program supplies, etc.).
Manages the daily financial activities of the enterprise; ensures compliance with 317 Main policies and procedures, state, and federal regulations.
Manages cash, cash-related receipts, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and credit and collection functions, ensuring timely processing of billings and payments.
Prepares bi-weekly payroll for faculty and staff.
Manages the school’s benefits plans (currently medical and retirement).
Responsible for analysis to ensure that all programs meet 317 Main’s financial sustainability criteria.
Works with the finance committee to identify metrics that are needed to help with the production of annual reports and financial trends.
Works with other members of the operations staff to ensure timely and accurate collection of monies.
Works closely with 317 Main third-party accountant on the following:
Annual Budget and 317 Main finances.
Designs and implements internal financial reporting systems, financial controls, and management information systems.
Prepares special analyses and information reports for strategic planning purposes.
Manages the budget preparation; presents the budget as well as recommendations for changes and/or improvements and monetary control to the Executive Director.
Manages the third-party audit process.
Manages the creation of the annual 990 filing requirements.
Responsible for 317 Main’s Human Resources management tasks, including:
Updating and distribution of the 317 Main Employee Handbook.
Creation of annual employment agreement letters.
Criminal background checks for all new employees.
Manages 317 subcontractors and/or other business relationships.

In conjunction with the Executive Director and faculty, advances programmatic goals of the organization.  Assists with hiring of staff as appropriate.
Manages the record-keeping associated with Grants to Green project and serves as the required “Green Champion”.
Helps to coordinate and staff various 317 events, as needed.

Minimum of 5 years of successful office administration and human resource management experience.  Experience with accounting/payroll and additional accounting and financial management background required.  Ability to work independently in a fast-paced customer-focused and team-based environment.  Demonstrated customer care orientation and skill, ability to multi-task, demonstrated openness and flexibility to take on additional duties and responsibilities as needed, and a positive, customer-service orientation are all essential.  Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Entourage, etc.) and 317 Main Registration Database.

Must have demonstrated ability to support the hiring, training, management of, and retention of staff.  Strong analytical skills necessary.  Must be a team player, able to work well with a diverse constituency, and demonstrate the ability to successfully manage multiple priorities in a resource-constrained environment.  Must be willing and able to trouble-shoot and problem-solve efficiently and effectively.  Bachelors’ degree or equivalent required.  Musical background and/or experience in arts-based organizations preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to john@317main.org


Record Store Day!

Record Store Day
Event 04-22-2017

Great promotions and deals across the state, this Saturday.

The live music is just the icing on the cake, however. People start lining up at 7 a.m. to be the first to buy some of the hundreds of special releases, re-releases and one-offs up for grabs on RSD — as well as some of the sweet deals just generally available.

A full list of everything can be found on the RSD site:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Jane Morrison Filmmaker Fund

The Maine Arts Commission Jane Morrison Memorial Film Fund supports educational opportunities for filmmakers
Deadline: 04-20-2017

Funds from this program are designed to help filmmakers take advantage of opportunities that develop their skills and keep them current with film technology and standards.Maximum award: $2,000

Funds can be applied towards enrichment opportunities at educational institutions, film workshops, seminars, and festivals. In the past, funds have been used for classes at the Maine Media Workshops, attendance at the Summer Film Institute in New York and the Sundance Institute in Utah.

You are eligible to apply if you meet all of the following criteria
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 funding period.
Are 18 years of age or older at the time of the application.
Are not a matriculated student enrolled in a degree or certificate-granting program.
Are in compliance with final reports required for any previous Maine Arts Commission award you have received.
Complete information at: https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Grants/Jane-Morrison-Film-Fund


Maine Arts Commission Job

Maine Arts Commission  seeks an Arts & Humanities Associate - Special Programs Director
Deadline 05-19-2017 

The Special Programs Director will work in a team setting with other program directors and under the supervision of the agency’s Executive Director. The Special Programs Director will provide leadership and oversight in the planning, development, coordination, administration and evaluation of some of the Maine Arts Commission’s programs, such as Percent for Art, Creative Aging, and Arts Education. The position works at the state level to design and implement arts programs and projects; and to provide professional development opportunities and technical assistance to artists, teaching artists, arts organizations and others. Statewide travel is required.

Direct Special Programs as defined and directed.
Take on special projects as assigned.
Develop programs and initiate new projects in field relating to areas such as Creative Aging.
Communicate with the field, provide technical support for, and manage the Percent for Art and Creative Aging Programs, and assist with or manage Arts Education initiatives and other special programs as directed.
Oversee, manage, and direct the distribution of funding to special programs.
In coordination with other staff, provide program information for distribution, and create print and publication material related to program as needed.
Manage the process-tracking of each program’s activities.
Manage the archiving of completed and ongoing projects in a way that is accessible to entire organization.
Manage program budgets effectively.
Build collaborative relationships inter-agency, within the state system, and in the field.
Work with individuals and organizations (in both for-profit and nonprofit sectors) in a positive way for the betterment of the agency’s goals.
Curate, organize and direct ongoing agency programs.

REPRESENTATIVE TASKS (A position may not be assigned all the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all the duties that may be assigned).
Curate, organize and direct ongoing agency programs, such as the Creative Aging and Percent for Art programs.
Assist in the interpretation and implementation of the Percent for Art law and legislated rules.
Provide leadership and oversight in the planning, development and implementation of the Percent for Art and Creative Aging programs, as well as other projects in the arts.
Collaborate and consult with state and national arts organizations and institutions to promote best practices, exemplary arts programming, and to implement professional development opportunities.
Manage agency funding programs that relate to all identified Special Programs.
Secure panelists, select or coordinate committees, structure grant and program reviews, and create minutes of grant review processes as needed.
Cultivate, support, and work with constituents.
Represent the Maine Arts Commission at public and formal events.
Research grant and funding opportunities and prepare applications for state or federal funds as appropriate opportunities are available.
Develop and maintain national contacts and be current in research and exemplary practice in arts field.
Provide reportage to the Executive Director and members of the Maine Arts Commission when required.

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED (These are required to successfully perform the work assigned). 
The ideal candidate will have:
Knowledge of the trends and history of the Public Art and Creative Aging fields.
Knowledge of the current art world, including exhibitions, artists and current practices.
Ability to interface with arts practitioners as a responsive mentor and advocate.
Ability to organize work assignments in a timely and professional manner, including but not limited to the ability to delegate duties and tasks when optimal.
Ability to assemble grant materials, take minutes and provide transparent and valuable reportage on program activities.
Ability to apply and facilitate group dynamics and use exemplary interpersonal skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and provide quality service.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to evaluate programs and to generate clear and comprehensive reports for projects.
Awareness of, and ability to use, current communications methods and technology, such as cloud-based. applications, laptop and desktop computer systems, word processing and data applications.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as collaboratively in a team environment, and with other organizations and institutions.
Ability to organize multiple projects effectively in a flexible environment.

To qualify, candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in an Arts or Humanities related field and two (2) years’ experience working with artists, arts groups, and/or humanities organizations. Directly-related experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

Preference will be given to applicants with a Master’s Degree or commensurate work experience preferably in the fields of Public Art or Creative Aging.  Knowledge of Maine artists, galleries and museums is a benefit.  Knowledge of and passion for the aging population is also a benefit.

The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:  15.85% of salary for BU positions.  The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly.  The value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $415.11 biweekly
Level 2:    95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $394.35 biweekly
Level 3:    90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $373.60 biweekly
Level 4:      85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $352.84 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Art Walk LA Call To Artists

Art Walk Lewiston/Auburn Call To Artists
Deadline various

We are shaking things up and expanding Art Walk LA! Art Walk LA will now take place on the THIRD FRIDAY of the months from May - December. That's right, we're adding three more art walks to the season. We'll be rolling out new venues, new maps, and new experiences. Join us at Art Walk LA 2017!

Art Walk LA 2017 Dates
May 19
June 16
July 21
August 18
September 15th
October 20
November 17
December 15



Monday, April 17, 2017

Walmart Community Grants

Walmart Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Grant Program
Deadline Rolling/ 12-31-2017

The Walmart Foundation is accepting applications through its Community Grant Program.

Through the annual program, grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to local nonprofit organization within the service area of individual Walmart stores. Grants will be awarded in the areas of hunger relief and healthy eating, sustainability, women's economic empowerment, and/or career opportunities.

To be eligible, an organization must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3), (4), (6) or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code; a recognized government entity (i.e., state, county, or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments, requesting funds exclusively for public purposes); a K-12 public or private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university; or a church or other faith-based organization with a proposed project that benefits the community at large.


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Maine Student Film & Video Festival Call

The Maine Student Film & Video Festival call for student film submissions
Deadline 06-01-2017

The Maine Student Film & Video Festival will kick off its 39th annual season with several changes that will open the doors for more student filmmakers to take part in the state’s premiere multimedia event for young people.

Films will be judged in three categories: narrative (fiction), documentary, and creative, a category that will include stop-motion, music video, art film, experimental, and other genres that don’t fit the narrative or documentary categories.

The festival is open to filmmakers a19 and younger in grades K-12 and, each year, draws entries from students around the state. Entries will be judged by a panel of filmmakers, media professionals and educators, and are evaluated on the basis of originality, content, style and technique. Films are reviewed by the following divisions: pre-teen, (grades K-6), junior (grades 7-8) and senior (grades 9-12). This year, entries in the junior and senior divisions will be judged based on genre with separate winners for each category, depending on submissions.

For group productions, the age of the oldest authoring member of the group determines in which division the movie will be judged. There is no age limit for actors, documentary subjects, or musicians who may appear in the production.

Prizes include $500 in cash awards furnished by Maine Public Broadcasting Network, a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud with video editing software, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Premiere Pro, and full festival passes to the Maine International Film Festival. In addition, all finalists receive certificates of achievement, and winners in all divisions receive trophies.

Founded by the Maine Alliance for Media Arts, the Maine Student Film & Video Festival is presented by the Maine Film Center, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich, educate, and entertain the community through film and art.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Haystack 2017 Summer Conference

Haystack's 2017 Summer Conference: The Thing that Makes the Thing: Conversations on Craft and Community (Deer Isle, Maine)
Deadline 06-01-2017
Event Date July 9-13, 2017 

This yearʼs conference, the thing that makes the thing, brings together eight inspiring presenters from a variety of creative disciplines. Focusing in the areas of art and design, architecture, education, engineering, documentary filmmaking and critical writing, their work models the potential for creative practices to make meaningful connections between people and to serve as a catalyst for change.

Conference presenters
Amy Franceschini,
Ayumi Horie,
Sarah K. Khan,
Carole Frances Lung,
Dr. Amon Millner,
Shelia Pepe,
Shannon Stratton,
Allan Wexler

Visiting scientist
Neil Gershenfeld

Participation will be limited to sixty participants and people from all backgrounds and skill levels are welcome.

Friday, April 14, 2017

ChoralArt Carol Contest

ChoralArt call for New England composers to create new carols
Deadline 08-17-2017

ChoralArt, formerly The Choral Art Society, of Portland, Maine gladly announces its New England Carol Contest.

ChoralArt seeks new carols from composers with a New England connection (born in, current resident of, or composer currently studying at a college, university, or conservatory in one of the six New England states). The winning entry will be premiered during the 2017-2018 season at our Epiphany concert.

- carol may be either a cappella or with organ accompaniment, SATB, divisi up to SSATB
- duration 3 minutes
- English text

The winning composer will receive a $750 cash prize. There is no cost to apply.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Best Buy Community Grants

Best Buy Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Grants
Deadline 05-19-2017 

The mission of the Best Buy Foundation is to provide teens with places and opportunities to develop technology skills that will inspire their future education and career choices.

To that end, the foundation, through its Community Grants program, will award grants of up to $10,000 to local and regional nonprofit organizations that provide teens with places and opportunities to develop twenty-first century technology skills. Examples of program activities include computer programming, digital imaging (photography, graphic design, videography), music production, robotics, and gaming and mobile app development.

To be eligible, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or public agency working to provide teens with access to opportunities through technology. In addition, organization must provide direct services that help build technology skills in teens between the ages of 13 and 18; and be located within fifty miles of a Best Buy store, Best Buy Mobile location, Best Buy Distribution Center, Best Buy Service Center, or Best Buy’s corporate campus. Organizations that have engaged Best Buy employee-volunteers will receive special consideration.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

KeyBank Community Grant

KeyBank Foundation to support communities
Deadline: Open

The Foundation provides support to nonprofits that foster economic self-sufficiency in the communities where the Bank operates in Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, and Washington. Priority is given to programs and projects that address financial education, workforce development, and diversity. Financial education grants foster effective financial management and understanding of financial services and tools. Workforce development grants provide training and placement for people to access job opportunities. Diversity grants promote inclusive environments by employing systemic changes to improve the access of individuals of diverse backgrounds.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Bates Dance Teacher Workshop

Bates College Dance Festival is offering a Teacher Training Workshop 
Event Date July 22 to July 30

The Bates College Dance Festival Teacher Training Workshop is an 7-day intensive embedded in the Festival?s Professional Training Program that offers practicing dance educators a chance to refresh and renew their passion for teaching. Dance educators will gain valuable new insights and information to enhance their classroom and creative work and fortify their core teaching values.


Monday, April 10, 2017

Creative Community Fellowship

National Arts Strategies Seeks Applications for 2017 Creative Community Fellowships
Deadline 04-23-2017 

National Arts Strategies is seeking applications for its 2017 Creative Community Fellowship program for innovators committed to using arts and culture to design solutions for community problems.

Guided by experts and leaders in social innovation, design thinking, and creative placemaking, fellows will gain the tools, skills, and networks they need to activate ideas that transform their communities. In 2017, twenty-five fellows with an idea for a cultural project that responds to a problem they want to solve in their communities will be invited to join the program.

The program brings cultural entrepreneurs together for a week of learning and fostering connections. Each day, mentors, educators and the NAS team lead workshops that help fellows think about how to move their projects forward. The group will benefit from the network, sharing ideas and experiences in a remote, retreat-like setting that encourages openness, collaboration, and connection. Following their week together, fellows will have access to online tools, lessons, and discussion groups designed to help them advance their projects. Fellows will then come together six months later for a three-day feedback session, where they will have the opportunity to make their pitches to national funders who support creative placemaking initiatives.

All fellows will connect online as a single community, sharing monthly updates on their projects’ progress and providing feedback on others’. They also will be invited to use the online space to share project pitches and get peer feedback. Following the feedback sessions, fellows will have the opportunity to create a crowdfunding campaign to support their projects.

To be eligible, applicants must be a cultural entrepreneur who is curious, open, and collaborative and dedicated to improving his or her community.


Sunday, April 9, 2017

US Cellular Corporate Giving Program

US Cellular Corporate Giving program
Deadline Open

The Company’s corporate giving program, Connecting with Our Communities, seeks programs serving disadvantaged youth, families, and seniors, and attempts to connect them with opportunities for a better life. The Program serves cities and regions with large concentrations of the Company’s associates and customers in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Gladys Brooks Foundation

Gladys Brooks Foundation, grants for libraries, education, hospitals and clinics
Deadline 05-31-2017

As a matter of policy, the Foundation will make grants only to publicly supported not-for-profit tax-exempt organizations within the meaning of the Internal Revenue Code.

Grant applications generally will be considered where
{a} outside funding (including governmental) is not available;
{b} the project will be largely funded by the grant unless the grant request covers a discrete component of a larger project and
{c} the funds will be used for capital projects including equipment or endowments.
Applications for direct salary support will not be accepted.

Generally the Board will only entertain grant applications from Applicants located in the states of: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Vermont.

Grant applications will be considered only for major expenditures generally between $50,000.00 and $100,000.00 and greater or lesser amounts in certain circumstances.

All grant awards are made on the condition that the entirety of the funds advanced shall be utilized in direct furtherance of the project and that no portion thereof shall be appropriated by the Grantee as an administrative or processing fee, for overseeing the project or for its general overhead.

If the applicant receives a Second Round Grant Questionnaire, the Foundation is seriously considering applicant's application and will require that the following documents be provided: budget for 2016, when available; Internal Revenue Service exemption letter; latest Internal Revenue Service information return; an opinion of counsel with respect to your tax exemption; and your legal authority to accept the grant. This information is not required to be submitted until and if you receive a Second Round Grant Questionnaire. Receiving a Second Round Grant Questionnaire does not guarantee approval and funding of the application.


Friday, April 7, 2017

Bakery Photo Collective Residency

Bakery Photo Collective Residency, ME
Residency applications are accepted year round

We encourage artists to apply for summer residencies when the darkroom has the least traffic (Summer is also a beautiful time to be in Maine!). In your letter of intent, please list a prioritized range of possible dates you would like to visit.

There is no application form or deadline. Interested artists should submit the following materials:
•Letter of intent, describing how you plan to use the residency and what project you will be working on and the proposed length of time you would like to stay.
•Complete contact information, including phone number(s), mailing address, and email.
•Artist statement
•10–20 images (slides or CD) of work, preferably your most recent work or current projects
•Website (if available)
•SASE for return of materials (please note if materials can be discarded after review)

Application materials are reviewed by the Collective each month. We will notify you within six weeks of application. Send application materials to The Bakery Photographic Collective.

•Visiting artists are asked to present and discuss their work during their residency. The artist may choose whether attendance is limited to Collective members or open to a broader public.
•Visiting artists must have proficiency in printing and operating B&W, color, and digital equipment.
•Visiting artists are asked to donate a framed print of their work to BPiC’s annual fundraising silent auction and exhibition.
•Visiting artists need to provide their own photo paper and are required to pay for ink if using the digital printer at a reduced rate (approx. $.02/sq. in.).


Thursday, April 6, 2017

East Coast Music Conference

East Coast Music Association 2017 Conference : Saint John New Brunswick.
Event date April 26-30, 2017

The 2017 ECMAs Industry Conference is the premiere destination for all Atlantic Canadian artists and industry professionals. It is a place for artists and members to connect with international guest delegates and educators, offer mentorship and be mentored by peers and industry experts, and ultimately elevate their careers.

Elevating the conference means offering sessions that are current, engaging and reflect what members have been asking for in the region. This year the conference will shine a spotlight on the ECMA Music in Motion: Film, Television & New Media program and will offer a series of engaging forums to help prepare industry professionals and companies with the insight to expand career and business opportunities in the world of film, television, advertising and music supervision. Conference attendees will hear from peers and industry experts working in the field to bring new opportunities to East Coast artists and companies.

The Music In Motion conference sessions will see artists sharing how they have successfully navigated the transition from the stage to the screen through film and TV composition. Music supervisors will break down songs to uncover what they are really looking for when seeking out the perfect placement. Music supervisors will also reveal what goes into their process to get your songs into their next film or TV project. Digital technology and social media is constantly shifting and growing and video content is seeing more and more engagement from fans. Learn how to tap into this opportunity to bring your fans along for the ride.

Mentorship and intensive workshop opportunities that are returning this year include Music Managers Mentorship Program, Breakout Members Mentorship Program, Live Media Coaching, Music Supervision Mentorship and an advanced Digital Marketing Workshop. In addition to these in demand programs, ECMA has also added a number of new mentorship and networking opportunities throughout the event.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

NEFA Presenter Travel Fund

New England Foundation for the Arts Travel Funds for New England Arts Presenters
Deadline, Open

Travel Funds available for any nonprofit, school, or government entity based in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont).

The nonprofit organization does not need to be an arts organization. An organization that does not have a federal tax identification number (such as a national historic park) may apply as long as it is part of an official government agency (such as the National Park Service). Applicants may apply for funding to help cover the expense of attending festivals, showcases, conferences, or other cultural events where they can see artistic work that they may present in their own community. NEFA encourages applicants to seek out opportunities where multiple cultural events are taking place, so that they may experience as many performances and genres as possible.

More information at:


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Summit Community Program

Summit Natural Gas Community Sponsorship Program seeking applications
Deadline 04-14-2017

Because Summit wants to be a good community partner and neighbor, we will continue to commit resources for worthy causes that maintain and improve Maine’s sense of community. Whether it is providing funding for community events and services or offering funding to local organizations for community-building efforts, Summit Natural Gas is dedicated to our community.

Through our Community Sponsorship Program, we award funding to organizations and businesses with strategies that align with Summit’s key areas of interest. Priority is given to health-related and educational initiatives and programs. Our secondary priorities and key area of interests include economic and cultural initiatives that are geared to improve the overall well-being of our neighbors.

Key Interests
Wellness Initiatives
Educational Initiatives
Economic Initiatives
Cultural Initiatives

While Summit Natural Gas of Maine will accept all applications submitted; we strive to align our budgeted community dollars to areas of interest and key priorities. Applications that include (but not limited to) political affiliations, church affiliations, and most school fundraising (examples: yearbook, key club, etc.) will typically not be considered for funding.


Monday, April 3, 2017

Knight Arts Challenge Grant

The Knight Arts Challenge funds ideas for enriching communities through the arts
Deadline 04-28-2017

Knight Foundation works with partners who create or present art that engages, educates and delights residents in ways that reflect the rich diversity and identity of each community. We endeavor to make art general in Knight communities by funding anchor institutions seeking wider audiences and by supporting grassroots initiatives of individual artists and organizations.

This two-pronged approach and our focus on specific communities increase the impact of our work. We do not tell artists what to create or institutions what work to present.

We fund artists and organizations that demonstrate the following strategic characteristics:

  • Artistic excellence: through partners who create or present art that has the capacity to transform and inspire.
  • Authenticity and inclusion: through partners whose artistic practices reflect the rich diversity of our communities, who promote diversity in arts leadership and who support universal engagement with the arts.
  • Technological innovation: through evolving technology that helps people create, exhibit and understand art.  


Americans For the Arts 2017 Conference

Americans For the Arts 2017 Conference 
Deadline 04-12-2017 (Early registration)
Event date June 16-17-18, 2017

On June 16 – 18, arts professionals, community leaders, artists, and students are all invited to the 2017 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention to support creativity and discuss the future of art in our country. Join more than 1,000 of your colleagues in San Francisco and explore ways to encourage greater equity, access and activism in the arts!

Your 2017 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention will feature:
100+ speakers at 35+ sessions
3 keynotes
2 preconferences
10 ARTventure Tours across the Bay Area

Register today to save up to $150 with our special Early-Bird registration rate


MacDowell Residency Call

MacDowell Residency Call to Artists (Peterborough, NH)
Deadline 04-15-2017

At MacDowell we believe that art makes the world a better place. We also believe that to create inspiring art, artists need a place that inspires them. At MacDowell we create a space where inspiration happens on a daily basis, so that artists can do the work of inspiring us to take a fresh look at the way we connect to the world and to each other.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Tourism Enterprise Grant

Maine Office of Tourism, Enterprise Marketing Grant for organizations 
Deadline Second Friday in May, and First Friday in November, 2017

The primary objective of the Maine Tourism Marketing Partnership Program (MTMPP) is the
creation and implementation of programs designed to stimulate and expand the travel
industry while strengthening the State’s image by coordinating the promotional efforts of
the private sector with those of the Office of Tourism (MOT). Programs must be aligned with
and support the Five Year Plan developed by the Office of Tourism. The intent of the
Tourism Enterprise Grant is to make funds available to focused and sustainable marketing
projects whose primary goal is to expand and grow tourism in Maine. The goal is to assist
new or young projects, or to build and strengthen mature and healthy projects. Grant
Applications will be accepted twice per year for a minimum amount of $2,500 and a
maximum amount of $10,000.

The intent of the MTMPP Tourism Enterprise Grant is to distribute awards to permanent
Maine-based, non-profit 501C3 or 501C6 incorporated organizations whose primary
purpose is to promote and expand tourism in Maine.

  • Organizations must be a Maine-based 501C3 or C6 and must have been in existence for a
  • minimum of three years
  • The Organization’s Board should include individuals representing tourism interests
  • Organizations may only apply once per calendar year
  • Eligible projects must be tourism focused with an objective of increasing overnight
  • visitation.
  • Only Projects hosted by a Maine organization are eligible to apply for funding.
  • Eligible events cannot occur in less than 60 days of the grant start date (First Cycle: July 1st
  • or Second Cycle: January 1st)



Saturday, April 1, 2017

Tourism Regional Grant

Maine Office of Tourism, Regional Marketing Grant 
Deadline First Friday in May

The primary objective of the Maine Tourism Marketing Partnership Regional Grant Program (MTMPP) is the creation and implementation of marketing programs designed to attract visitors to specific Maine tourism regions and strengthen the State’s image as a travel destination by coordinating the promotional efforts of the private sector with those of the Office of Tourism. The goal is to assist new marketing initiatives, or to build and strengthen mature and healthy ones that align and support the Maine Office of Tourism’s (MOT) Five-Year Plan Strategic Plan.

Regional Destination Marketing Organizations (RDMO’s) whose primary purpose is to attract visitors to each of the eight (8) designated regions are eligible to apply.

  • The RDMO must be a Maine-based 501C3 or C6 and must have been in existence for a minimum of three years.
  • The RDMO must have a focus on travel, tourism and destination promotion.
  • The RDMO’s Board must be broadly representative of the designated region and should include individuals representing the tourism interests within the defined region.
  • The RDMO must have dedicated staff/grant manager and demonstrate staffing capacity to execute the proposed marketing plan to include: fulfillment, communications, reporting, invoicing and record keeping.
  • The RDMO shall produce and execute an annual marketing plan consistent with the goals and objectives of the Maine Office of Tourism’s Five Year Plan which (Available on-line at www.MOTPartners.com)
  • The RDMO must have a designated regionally focused marketing committee and demonstrate regional outreach/communications of marketing plan with key partners and core constituents within the region.
  • The RDMO must provide updates to its constituency about the progress of the MTMPP grant at quarterly meetings held for the purpose of providing updates and gathering feedback about MTMPP grant items.