New Arts & Humanities Grant awards

Fall 2020

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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.


$892 for ArtWaves – Bar Harbor

  • ArtWaves is raising awareness of domestic violence by inviting the community to make works of art that share their thoughts about domestic violence. Objects will be exhibited in community storefronts with contextual materials to promote awareness and discussion of domestic violence in the community. Offered in partnership w/ NextStep DV Project.


$1,000 for Bagaduce Music – Blue Hill

  • Bagaduce music, in conjunction with George Stevens Academy, will host a panel of various artists to talk with students about their experiences as artists, and how their work expresses their thoughts, stories and ideas.


$1,000 for Frannie Peabody Center – Portland

  • 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 International Community Center – Westbrook

  • This pilot music program addresses the social needs and mental health of immigrant mothers, offering opportunities to create community, while promoting language acquisition and building early literacy tools with their young children using traditional music, dance, and sharing of cultures.