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About The Kindling Fund

The Kindling Fund supports artist-organized projects that engage the public in  inventive and meaningful ways. With a focus on risk and experimentation, The Kindling Fund distributes grants ranging from $1,500 – $5,000 to Maine artists. Successful projects value unconventional engagement, critical dialogue,  collaboration, 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 in print or online; and the creation of 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