The 2017 Kindling Fund grantees have been announced!
See Projects page for more details
About The Kindling Fund
The Kindling Fund supports the energy of Maine’s visual arts community by funding innovative, artist-organized projects that engage the public in ways that are both inventive and meaningful. The Kindling Fund values risk, experimentation, unconventional engagement, critical dialogue, and encourages collaboration. Successful projects reach new audiences and create new models for presenting artists’ work. The Kindling Fund is administered by SPACE Gallery as part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts’ Regional Regranting Program.
The Fund seeks to support a variety of publicly accessible projects, with a strong interest in alternative spaces/practices and site-specific presentations that don’t fit in established institutions or venues. Projects supported by The Kindling Fund may include (but are not limited to): curatorial projects that focus on unconventional artistic practice; public art projects, intervention or site specific installations; the publication of writing directly related to the visual arts including printed matter and online publications; artist residencies; and unconventional exhibitions.
For further information about The Kindling Fund, including how to apply, read our FAQ.
About the Warhol Regional Regranting Program
The Regional Regranting Program aims to support vibrant, under-the-radar artistic activity by partnering with leading cultural institutions in communities across the country. The program allows the Foundation to reach the sizable population of informal, non-incorporated artist collectives and to support their alternative gathering spaces, publications, websites, events and other projects. The Foundation plans to expand this program with partner organizations in areas where the level of on-the-ground, self-organized artistic activity is highest.
Partners in the Regranting Network
- Alternative Exposure, San Francisco, CA
- The Idea Fund, Houston, TX
- The Propeller Fund, Chicago, IL
- Rocket Grants, Kansas City, MO
- The Precipice Fund, Portland, OR
- Wavemaker Grants, Miami, FL
- Platforms Fund, New Orleans, LA
- Grit Fund, Baltimore, MD
- Fulcrum Fund, Albuquerque, NM
- Visual Arts Fund, Minneapolis, MN
"The Great Dictator" at Kinonik in September
Two screenings of "The Great Dictator" will be presented, on Friday, September 2 at 7:45 PM and Sunday, September 4 at 7:45 PM. https://www.facebook.com/kinonikmaine/events
Two Kindling Fund grant websites launched
New websites for "A Long Wait" and "Platform Projects/Walks" have been created by the artist grantees and contain detailed information about upcoming dates and times for events related to each. http://www.platformprojectswalks.com/ http://alongwait.com/
Now accepting applications for the Kindling Fund
The Kindling Fund is now accepting applications for its 2017 round of grants. The deadline is October 22 at 11:59 PM. The Kindling Fund feeds the energy of Maine’s visual arts community by funding artist-organized projects that engage the public in ways that are both inventive and meaningful. The Kindling Fund values risk, experimentation, unconventional…