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10/6/2014 - Commission on Cultural Development to Host Information Session for Artist Grant Program, The Kindling Fund
On Thursday, October 16 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the University of Maine Art Museum, the City of Bangor’s Commission on Cultural Development will host an information session about The Kindling Fund, a grant program for artists. The session will be conducted by Nat May, Director of SPACE Gallery in Portland, Maine. May will present a brief overview of the program and will leave time for questions about the guidelines and application process. The University of Maine Museum of Art is located at 40 Harlow Street in downtown Bangor.

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, 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 do not fit in established institutions or venues. Projects supported by The Kindling Fund may include (but are not limited to): public art projects, intervention or site specific installations, one-time events or performances, the publication of writing directly related to the visual arts including printed matter and online publications, online projects, artist residencies, series of screenings, curatorial projects that focus on unconventional artistic practice, lecture or workshop series, multimedia, video and photo projects, or unconventional exhibitions.

For further information about The Kindling Fund, visit kindlingfund.org.