Assisting nonprofit organizations in Maine develop public projects


Jerome Bennett
(207) 773-5051



Supporting projects that encourage a deeper understanding of ourselves and others, foster wisdom in an age of information, and provide context in a time of change.

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

Arts & Humanities Grant award letters have been mailed. Applicants can expect to receive a decision the week of May 6, 2019.

Our grants assist Maine’s nonprofit organizations in developing community projects that incorporate one or more humanities disciplines. We are particularly interested in supporting projects that:

  • Stimulate meaningful community dialogue,
  • Attract diverse public audiences,
  • Are participatory and engaging,
  • Invite discovery of the humanities in interesting and exciting ways,
  • Incorporate the guidance of humanities professionals,
  • Are free, and
  • Are collaborative.

Projects in rural areas and those that reach intergenerational audiences are also of particular interest.

Our Mini and Major Grants are funded by:


Arts & Humanities Grants offered in partnership with: