Arts & Humanities Grant awards | Spring 2019

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Arts & Humanities Grants, a partnership between the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine Arts Commission, support innovative community projects that have BOTH arts and humanities components.


$1,000 for “Design for Permanent Exhibit on Saint John Valley Folklore– Association culturelle et historique du Mont-Carmel, Lille

  • The Association culturelle du Mont-Carmel is creating a permanent exhibit focusing on the folk traditions of the Saint John Valley. Funds will be used to design the physical space for the exhibit which will be completed and open to the public by September 2019.


$1,000 for “Support for Documentation of Haystack’s 2019 Summer Conference, Craft and Legacy: Writing a History, Preserving a Field– Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle

  • The 2019 Haystack Summer Conference is designed to address some of the most vital questions facing the preservation and legacy of the field of American Craft through a series of lectures, panel discussions, and group conversations.  The conference will take place from July 7th – 11th at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.


$950 for “Maritime Music: A Celebration of Music’s Relationship with the Sea– Maine Maritime Museum, Bath

  • Maine Maritime Museum’s Maritime Music exhibit, which will be featured at the museum from June 8th to October 20th, 2019, explores the history of the music and musicians that compose the symphony of the sea. Through collaborations with local artists, the exhibit features traditional and non-traditional arrangements of maritime working songs, known as sea shanties.


$1,000 for “Arts Integration and Renovation of Nagasaki Tram #134– Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport

  • The Seashore Trolley Museum is working with local youth, artists, and humanities professionals to complete the restoration work for the 1911 Nagasaki Tram #134, a gift from Nagasaki Electric Tramway Co. An exhibit of the tram, to be unveiled in summer 2019, will focus on the significance and historic importance of Nagasaki to New England’s economy.


$1,000 for Welcome Feast TEMPOart, Portland

  • In June and July of 2019, TEMPOart is facilitating a series of meals and youth writing workshops with communities from across the greater Portland area to explore cultural traditions and food of the African Diaspora and recent immigrants to Portland.