Starting on November 23, the former American Masterpieces grant program with be called Great Work(s). With a maximum grant award of $20,000, Great Work(s) will now focus on the presentation of new or originally interpreted work, offering assistance to Maine’s largest arts organizations to commission large performance pieces or curate major exhibitions. Projects must continue to be highly visible and show evidence of significant planning to ensure broad public and audience involvement.
You can read about recent recipients of this grant in the online edition of the Maine Arts Magazine. One of these recipients was the Portland Museum of Art. The museum was funded as they marked the centennial of Winslow Homer's death. The exhibit, Winslow Homer and the Poetics of Place , was part of a year-long offering at the museum which collectively brought 150,000 visitors through its doors, 83 percent of which were non-Maine residents.
Full guidelines of the Great Work(s)grant are available on MaineArts.com.