The Maine Arts Commission is a state agency that provides grant support and strategic assistance to artists and arts organizations in Maine. The mission of the agency is to encourage and stimulate public interest and participation in the cultural heritage and programs of our state; expand the state’s cultural resources; and encourage and assist freedom of artistic expression for the well being of the arts, to meet the legitimate needs and aspirations of persons in all parts of the state.
Guiding principles include:
1. Develop Maine communities through arts and culture.
2. Support full access to learning in and through the arts.
3. Encourage and support Maine artists.
4. Build the capacity of Maine’s creative sector.
5. Develop art in public spaces.
6. Develop and sustain the Maine Arts Commission capacity.