Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Saco Museum Hosts Maine Arts Commission Grant Workshop

Local artists and members of arts organizations and cultural institutions are encouraged to bring their lunch to the Main Gallery of the Saco Museum this Valentine's Day, February 14, to learn more about the grant opportunities available to them through the Maine Arts Commission.

The grant workshop, which is free and open to all, will be lead by the Maine Arts Commission’s Senior Grant Associate Kathy Ann Shaw. The workshop begins at noon and continues until 2:00 pm.

Kathy will present basic information about the Maine Arts Commission grant programs and the National Endowment for the Arts new funding categories. The workshop will be an intimate gathering that allows participants to ask specific questions and steer the presentation in the direction most helpful to them.

A PowerPoint of grant writing basics and a walk through of the agency’s eGRANT system will also be presented.

As an added bonus, attendees to the grants workshop will have the opportunity to see the special exhibition Unconventional Portraits: Photographs by Charles Moody, funded in part by a Community Arts and Humanities grant from the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Humanities Council.

The Dyer Library and Saco Museum are located at 371 Main Street (U.S. Route 1) in the heart of Saco's downtown district.

From the Maine Turnpike, take Exit 36 onto Route 195. Take Exit 2A - Route 1 south (Main Street). Pass Thornton Academy (on your right). The Saco Museum/Dyer Library is on the left about 8/10 of a mile down Main Street. Turn left into the parking lot - the museum is on the left, the library on the right.

If you have questions regarding the grant workshop, please contact Kathy Ann Shaw at 207/287-2750, or e-mail Kathy at

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