Program

Grants

Assisting nonprofit organizations in Maine develop public projects

Contact

Jerome Bennett
Lizz Sinclair
(207) 773-5051

Details

Grants

Our grants support and encourage a deeper understanding of ourselves and one another, building lasting connections and reaching diverse, multigenerational, and rural audiences.

 

2016 grant “Art in Exodus” at Maine College of Art. Photo by Kyle Dubay.

Major Grants: $1,001 to $7,500

Final applications due January 31, 2020.

Support for a variety of larger humanities projects such as exhibits, conferences, films, and other initiatives.

Major grant projects have well-developed thematic content, broad public outreach, and strong scholar participation.

  • Download the application and Excel budget form. Finished application and budget should be emailed to grants@mainehumanities.org.
  • Major grant applicants may submit a draft application if they wish. it is not required and is not used as a screening process. Our committee will review it and, if appropriate, offer suggestions for improvement. Send draft application to grants@mainehumanities.org by the draft deadline.
  • Projects must begin no sooner than 8 weeks after the deadline.
  • Review: Applications reviewed by committee of MHC board members.
  • Notification: Within 6 weeks of final submission.

 


 

Mini Grants: up to $1,000

Upcoming Deadlines: April 3, June 5, and August 7, 2020

Support for a wide variety of public humanities projects, such as exhibits, lecture and film series, reading and discussion programs, symposia, cultural celebrations, etc.

  • Download the application and Excel budget form. Finished application and budget form should be emailed to grants@mainehumanities.org.
  • Project must begin no sooner than 8 weeks after the deadline.
  • Review: Applications reviewed by MHC Grants Committee.
  • Notification: Within 6 weeks of submission.

 


 

Arts & Humanities Grants: up to $1,000

Upcoming Dates:
Applications open: January 1, 2020
Applications due: March 26, 2020

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.

  • Please apply through the Maine Arts Commission.
  • Applicants must speak with Jerome Bennett from the MHC (207-773-5051) and Kerstin Gilg from the MAC (207-287-2724)—to make sure their project fits the guidelines.
  • Projects must begin no sooner than 8 weeks after these deadlines.
  • Review: Applications reviewed by committee from MHC and MAC.
  • Notification: Within 6 weeks after the deadline.

 


 

We are happy to provide advice and suggestions that may strengthen your application.

Office hours for grant queries (207-773-5051):

  • Mondays: 12 – 5

  • Thursdays: 12 – 5

  • Fridays: 9 – 5


Our Mini and Major Grants are funded by:

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Arts & Humanities Grants offered in partnership with:

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