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Receives funding from The Kindling Fund - dm witman

Receives funding from The Kindling Fund

logo-1I am really excited to be able to continue with my project MELT which deals with climate change. I am a recipient of a grant from the inaugural round of funding from The Kindling Fund,  which has awarded $5,000 each to 10 projects, supporting artist-organized projects that have a strong public component.

More from SPACE…. “SPACE Executive Director Nat May said that the Kindling Fund received 84 applications from across the state of Maine. “We were thrilled with the range of proposals and the effort put in to writing them,” he said. An outside panel reviewed all of the grants and selected the winning projects: Sarah Montross, the Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and Sharon Hayes and Chris Doyle, both multimedia artists.

“Many of Maine’s artists are working outside traditional commercial structures, and this grant offers support for worthy projects that may be difficult to fund by other means,” May said. “SPACE has worked hard to fund artists working on projects presented at its multidisciplinary art space in Portland, and this grant gives the organization a way to encourage additional contemporary visual art projects to be presented independently, under the artists’ terms.”

The Kindling Fund is a part of the Regional Regranting Program of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. This program matches Warhol Foundation support with localized partner organizations who value artist-driven contemporary and independent practices. SPACE joins eight other regranting projects around the United States, bringing a new kind of support to the state of Maine.

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