Consider This

Inspiring us to think, feel, remember, imagine, and relate to the lives of fellow Mainers


Jerome Bennett
Program Officer
(207) 773-5051


Consider This

a community initiative

Because we are all living different versions of the same story

Consider This is a community initiative that taps into the power of transformational storytelling by fostering discussions around pop-up exhibits.

How do we do this?

  • We partner with a variety of organizations to form a planning team within a community that will plan and execute a series of pop-up exhibits through meaningful community partnerships.
  • The planning team works within their community to find a featured story-teller and 2 local artists.
  • Storytellers share stories of healing and resilience with artists
  • Artists interprets the storyteller story and produce 3 – 5 pieces to display for the event series
  • We showcase the art in a 3 part series and foster transformational conversations

Why we are doing this

  • To foster strengthened community connectedness in the communities we serve.
  • To work collaboratively with communities and bring together multiple disciplines.
  • To foster important and powerful community discussions

3-part event series

  • Opening Exhibit and conversation with featured story-teller
  • Exhibit & Discussion w/1 artist, featured story-teller, general audience
  • Exhibit & Discussion w/ remaining artist, featured story-teller, general audience

The Day of the Event

  • 30 minute Audience views exhibit and network
  • 30 minute Discussion between featured artist and host
  • 30 minute Discussion between story-teller and host
  • 30 minute Audience/artist/host circle reflection