A statewide regranting program for artist-organized projects in the state of Maine, administered by SPACE Gallery and part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Regional Regranting Network.

Grant Criteria
All proposals for the Kindling Fund are reviewed by a panel of artists and/or arts professionals.
Selections will be made based upon:

  • the project concept and how bold it is
  • the form of the project and how inventive it is
  • the timeline and how feasible it appears
  • how the project considers its audience
  • what impact the project has on its community, and more importantly how well considered this is at the concept stage
  • the applicant’s ability to carry out the project based in part by past work
  • the artistic quality presented in the work samples clarity and feasibility of the budget


The 2018 Kindling Fund Info Sessions:

July 27, 2017 BUOY Gallery, Kittery, 6-7pm
August 29, 2017 SPACE, Portland, Budget Workshop Session, 6-7pm
September 9, 2017, Bangor Arts Exchange / Launchpad, Bangor, 6-7pm
September 7, 2017, Beehive Collective, Machias, 6-7pm
September 19, 2017, Frontier Cafe, Brunswick, 6-7pm
September 20, 2017, Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), Rockland, 6-7pm
October 4, 2017, Emery Art Center, Farmington, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
October 17, 2017, SPACE Gallery, Peer Review Session, 6-7pm

Deadline to apply for 2018 Kindling Fund: October 22, 2017

Info Session Map: