Arts organization gets $250,000 grant to fund projects by Maine artists of all stripes

PORTLAND, Maine — A local arts organization wants to give dozens of individual Maine artists grant money for their projects.

SPACE, a multidisciplinary arts nonprofit, received $250,000 in pandemic relief funds that they intend to re-distribute to Maine artists. The organization is one of 66 U.S. organizations to receive $20 million in funds via the National Endowment for the Arts made available through the American Rescue Plan and designed to help artists during the pandemic.

“I’m really pleased to be standing right by the actual arts workforce,” said Kelsey Halladay Johnson, the organization’s executive director. “We’re able to consider different kinds of arts programming work that we haven’t been able to touch with grant-making before.”

Kenneth Proto

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