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3/23/2016 - Commission on Cultural Development to Host a Workshop for Artists/Writers on Grant Writing and the Application Process

City of Bangor’s Commission on Cultural Development to Host a Workshop for Artists/Writers on Grant Writing and the Application Process


Bangor, Maine – The City of Bangor’s Commission on Cultural Development will host a free workshop for artists and writers on grant writing and grant application processes on Tuesday, March 29, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Room 105 of Rangeley Hall at Eastern Maine Community College (268 Sylvan Road, Bangor, ME 04401).


Panelists Kathy Ann Shaw, Stephanie Harp, and Morgan Connolly will make short presentations and then entertain questions about identifying and applying for grants.


Kathy Ann Shaw joined the Maine Arts Commission staff in 1988 to serve as Museum and Visual Arts Associate, moved up to Contemporary Arts Associate, and has held the position of Senior Director for Grants and Arts Accessibility since 2007. She oversees the management of the agency's grants liaison with the National Endowment for the Arts.


Stephanie Harp owns HarpWorks Writing Services, which offers professional writing, editing, grant writing, publicity, research and consultations to the commercial and non-profit sectors, and to individuals. She has 30 years’ experience in journalism, public relations, creative writing and education, and is a professionally trained researcher, interviewer and historian.

Morgan Connolly has written federal, state or foundation grants in every position she has had in her professional career. After moving to Maine from the Midwest in 1995, she took a detour into the world of Healthcare grant writing full time as a private consultant and later as research specialist/grant writer for Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems. She has a master’s degree in rehabilitation psychology, and a BS in behavioral disabilities from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She currently serves as Assistant Director of Career services at Husson University. If she had to add up all the years she's written grants it would fall in the 30+ range.


This workshop is second in a series that will address the professional development needs of artists in our community. Other workshops will include:

  • April 19: Publishing One’s Work
  • September 20: Panel of Businesses on Partnering Within the Community
  • October 18: Grant Writing and the Application Process
  • November 15: Marketing, Representation, and Networking


In effort to help us estimate the number of attendees, please register by phone (207) 992-4234 or email  For more information, please visit the City of Bangor website section for the Commission on Cultural Development.