Maine
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
NEFA Grant Recipient
Cultural Nonprofit
Venue
SPACE Gallery

Based in the heart of Portland, Maine, SPACE is a nonprofit contemporary art center featuring visual arts, live music and performance, film, lectures, community events, and more. SPACE is an organization that supports contemporary arts projects, champions artists, and encourages an open exchange of ideas. Grounded in the belief that vital communities are activated by experimentation, conversation, and camaraderie, SPACE engages a wide audience with provocative arts programming and categorydefying events. As a nexus for curious minds, we collaborate with original thinkers and invite the public to participate in the ongoing pursuit of adventurous ideas. In 2015, SPACE bought the building that housed it, preserving 30 artist studios in downtown Portland, a collective printmaking studio Pickwick Independent Press. SPACE piloted an artist residency program out of one of these studios in 2016, bringing national artists to work and participate in conversation with the cultural community of Portland.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Kelsey
Job Title/Position: 
Executive Director
Fax: 
207.828.5600
Mailing Address: 
538 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101
Physical Address: 
534-538 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101
Last Name: 
Halliday Johnson
Phone: 
207.828.5600

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Literary Arts - General
Media - Digital
Media - Film
Music - General
Theater - General
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Year Founded: 
2002
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Arts Centers
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Exhibitions
Film Showings
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Other
Venue Rental
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
200
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Common Field member
Awards: 
Portland Buy Local Hall-of-Fame, Best Artistic Leader
Portland Phoenix, Best Art Gallery, Best Non-Visual Art Space, Best Art House Theater, etc 2003-2018
Andy Warhol Foundational, Warhol Initiative
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
SPACE is launching a newly accessible website in 2019 and is currently working on fundraising for multiple accessibility initiatives.

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
SPACE Gallery
Venue Type: 
Multi-Purpose Room
Venue Address: 
538 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101
Venue Phone: 
207.828.5600
Stage Details: 
Thrust Stage
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Features: 
Dressing room(s)
Green room
Movie screen/projection capabilities
Sound system
Venue Capacity: 
300
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
$300
Venue Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,500
Venue Accessibility: 
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Additional Comments: 
We only rent a few times a year, pending our schedule of mission-driven programs.