Grants

Current grant opportunities

We are in the process of revising our grant forms and guidelines. All applicants and grantees are asked to use the most up-to-date materials published on the Maine Humanities Council website.

 Major Grants | Mini Grants | Arts & Humanities Grants

 

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

1. Major Grants: $1,001 – $7,500

Offered once per year

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.

Upcoming deadlines: Applications open November 8, 2022Proposals due January 31, 2023

 

2. Mini Grants: up to $2,000

Offered 2 times a year

Funding to non-profit organizations in Maine for humanities programs and projects 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.

Upcoming deadlines: Applications open July 2022; Proposals due August 2022

 

3. Arts & Humanities Grants: up to $1,000

Offered in the spring and fall

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: Applications open April 19, 2022; Proposals due May 17, 2022