[caption id="attachment_15763" align="alignright" width="356"] 2016 grant "Art in Exodus" at Maine College of Art. Photo by Kyle Dubay.[/caption]

Major Grants: $1,001 to $7,500

The Maine Humanities Council Major Grant program distributes 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. Final applications due: January 31, 2021  

Mini Grants: up to $1,000

For projects that use the humanities to connect people across physical distance, whether they make use of digital technologies or use ways of connecting those without access to digital tools.  Upcoming Deadlines: Spring 2021. Due date TBD
  • Download the application and Excel budget form.
  • Your finished application and budget should be emailed to grants@mainehumanities.org with "Mini Grant" and the application deadline as your subject line.
  • Project must begin no sooner than 8 weeks after the deadline.
  • Review: Applications reviewed by MHC Grants Committee.
  • Notification: Within 8 weeks of submission.

Arts & Humanities Grants: up to $1,000

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 Deadline: Spring 2021. Due date TBD
  • Please apply through the Maine Arts Commission.
  • Applicants must speak with Lizz Sinclair from the MHC (207-773-5051) and Kerstin Gilg from the MAC (207-287-2724)—to make sure their project fits the guidelines.
  • Review: Applications reviewed by committee from MHC and MAC.