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Four Maine arts groups receive $329000 in federal funding

The Portland Museum of Art is one of four Maine organizations to benefit from a round of federal grants announced Thursday and will use.Its the first time the museum has received NEH funding for an exhibition, said Graeme Kennedy, the museums director of communications.
Weve received NEH money for special projects in the past, but never for an exhibition. Were pretty excited, he said.An early sign for Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, part of an exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art opening in May supported by a federal grant. Photo by Ross Lowell/Courtesy of Haystack Mountain School of CraftsU.S. Rep.
Chellie Pingree, D-1st District, announced the funding Thursday morning. The Maine Humanities Council will receive $98,779 to support programming for war veterans, and the Maine State Museum will receive a $95,000 matching grant to help raise additional capital for a planned education center.Saint Josephs College in Standish gets $34,995 to support academic programming.These competitive grant awards speak to the quality of these organizations and Maines remarkable leadership in the arts and humanities, Pingree said in a news release.
The grants are part of the NEHs annual funding cycle. The Trump administration has proposed eliminating money for the NEH and National Endowment for the Arts in its budget proposals, Pingree noted.The Maine grants were among 233 humanities projects that received federal funding on Thursday.Thursdays announcement means Maine arts groups have received more than $500,000 in federal money since February, when the National Endowment for the Arts announced $205,000 in grants to 11 Maine arts groups.

The largest grant in that batch was $40,000 for the Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston.In addition, this week in Lewiston, the newly formed LA Public Art Working Group met for the first time since receiving a $75,000 Maine Arts Commission Creative Communities = Economic Development grant for the implementation of a regional cultural plan.Community leaders hope the money will help improve the image of Lewiston and Auburn with public art projects.The Portland Museum of Art opens its Haystack exhibition May 24.In the Vanguard will explore the Deer Isle schools early years and its influence on 20th-century crafts in America. It is organized by PMA curator Diana Greenwold and Rachael Arauz, an art historian and independent curator.The exhibition will include craft objects in a variety of material as well as correspondence, articles, posters, brochures and other items from the schools archives

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Four Maine arts groups receive $328000 in federal money

The Portland Museum of Art will receive $100,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support its upcoming exhibition about Haystack .Its the first time the museum has received NEH funding for an exhibition, said Graeme Kennedy, the museums director of communications.
Weve received NEH money for special projects in the past, but never for an exhibition. Were pretty excited, he said.An early sign for Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, part of an exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art opening in May supported by a federal grant. Photo by Ross Lowell/Courtesy of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts U.S. Rep.Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, announced the funding Thursday morning. The Maine Humanities Council will receive $98,779 to support programming for war veterans, and the Maine State Museum will receive a $95,000 matching grant to help raise additional capital for a special project.St. Josephs College in Standish gets $34,995 to support academic programming.
These competitive grant awards speak to the quality of these organizations and Maines remarkable leadership in the arts and humanities, Pingree said in a press release.Thursdays announcement means Maine arts groups have received more than $500,000 in federal money since February, when the National Endowment for the Arts announced $205,000 in grants to 11 Maine arts groups.The largest grant in that batch was $40,000 for the Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston.In addition, this week in Lewiston, the newly formed LA Public Art Working Group met for the first time since receiving a $75,000 Maine Arts Commission Creative Communities = Economic Development grant for the implementation of a regional cultural plan.
Community leaders hope the money will help improve the image of Lewiston and Auburn with public art projects.The Portland Museum of Art opens its Haystack exhibition May 24.In the Vanguard will explore the Deer Isle schools early years and its influence on 20th-century craft in America. It is organized by PMA curator Diana Greenwold and Rachael Arauz, an art historian and independent curator.

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Vermont Arts Council announces Poetry Out Loud winner

The emcee for Vermont’s Poetry Out Loud Finals was award-winning poet and Vermont Arts Council trustee Major Jackson. Escaja-Heiss made good use of her multi-lingual skills, securing the championship through flawless recitation of three poems, including Harina de Castilla, by Sandra M.Castillo and El Olvido, by Judith Ortiz Cofer.Escaja-Heiss will now advance to the 2019 National Finals, to be held April 30 and May 1, 2019 at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She will receive $200 in addition to an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for herself and a chaperone.

South Burlington High School will receive a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. Bulpin will receive $100, plus $200 toward poetry books for St.
Johnsbury Academy.Students from fifty-three high schoolschampions from every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islandswill compete for a total of $50,000 in scholarship awards and school stipends at the National Finals.

The national champion will receive a $20,000 college scholarship.This year, more than five thousand Vermont students participated in classroom contests, with winners proceeding to school competitions.Each of these students brought eloquence, courage, and vulnerability to the stage, said Vermont Arts Council Executive Director Karen Mittelman. The process of sharing ourselves through the work of a great artistwhether it’s a play, a symphony, or a poemis a powerful way to create connection and community.

Poetry allows us to recognize ourselves in someone else’s words. That is just one of the many reasons we all need art in our lives.VTDigger is underwritten by:The Poetry Out Loud program was created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, and is administered statewide by the Vermont Arts Council. Now celebrating its fourteenth year in Vermont, Poetry Out Loud has inspired hundreds of thousands of American high school students to discover and know by heart classic and contemporary poetry.

 

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Hartford Courant

The Connecticut Office of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts have announced a total of more than $1,107,000 in grants to state arts …

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