About The Kindling Fund
SPACE Gallery created The Kindling Fund to support 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 and experimentation, unconventional engagement, and critical dialogue, and encourages collaborative efforts to reach new audiences, increase public interaction, facilitate dialogue between artists, and create new models for presenting artists’ work.
The Fund seeks to support a variety of publicly accessible projects, with a strong interest in alternative space/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; 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
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/
D.M. Whitman has two upcoming talks related to her project Melt: at USM in Portland and at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University,
Andrew Thompson's project Insterstices has an opening reception this Thursday in Farmington, Maine. https://www.facebook.com/events/1029201003789086/