Current grant opportunities

Mini Grants: Applications due May 6, 2021

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

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

The Maine Humanities Council Major Grant program distributes funding to non-profit organizations in Maine for larger humanities programs and projects – things like exhibits, films, conferences, initiatives – that have broad public outreach. We are excited to support programs and projects with rich, well-developed humanities content, strong participation from a scholar or topic expert, and robust support from partners in the community.

Applications closed 



Mini Grants: up to $1,000

For projects that use the humanities to connect people across physical distance, whether they make use of digital technologies or use ways of connecting those without access to digital tools. 

Applications: Due May 6, 2021



Arts & Humanities Grants: up to $1,000

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.

Upcoming Deadlines: October 14, 2021

  • Please apply through the Maine Arts Commission.
  • Applicants must speak with Lizz Sinclair from the MHC (207-773-5051) and Kerstin Gilg from the MAC (207-287-2724)—to make sure their project fits the guidelines.
  • Review: Applications reviewed by committee from MHC and MAC.


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