Funding for the Aroostook Creative Network Micro-Grant Program is made available by the Maine Arts Commission. The program is administered by Wintergreen Arts Center.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine—The Aroostook Creative Network Micro-Grant Program recently awarded micro-grants up to $1,000 maximum to 29 artists who live and work in Aroostook County, Maine.
Grantees are: Elizabeth Allen, Silver Ridge (Pottery); Christina Carroll, Houlton (Tie-Dye Design); Kristen Chambers, Presque Isle (Painting); April Copley, Presque Isle (Cross Stitch); Beth Ann Cummings, Caribou (Metalsmith); Melanie Cyr, Presque Isle (Stained Glass); Travis Cyr, Caribou (Music); Elisabeth Dumond, Van Buren (Portraits); Brianna Gerrish, Presque Isle (Ceramic Sculpture); Amanda Giberson, Mars Hill (Fiber Weavings); Jason Grandmaison, Van Buren (Crafted Signs); Lawrence Hardy II, Houlton (Photography); Christoper Kometic, Fort Kent (Custom Knives); Graci Landry, St. Francis (Traditional); Bertrand Laurence, Houlton (Music Composition); Kevin Levesque and Jessica Caron, Madawaska (Home Decor); Steven Medina II, Van Buren (Woodcraft); Sharon Mossy, Fort Fairfield (Quilting); Gina Parent, Houlton (Painting); Abigail Perry, Silver Ridge (Illustration); Therese Provenzano, Wallagrass (Painting, Drawing); Danielle Segen and Thomas Segen, Van Buren (Music Composition); Brahn Smith, Connor (Photography); Sarah Smith, Houlton (Painting, Drawing); Jayson Stickney, Westfield (Illustration); Frank Sullivan, Littleton (Painting); Diane Vo, Presque Isle (Stained Glass).
Funding for the Aroostook Creative Network Micro-Grant Program is made possible from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment of the Arts.
“We are very excited for artists in Aroostook County. This micro-grant program has been such a success,” said Sheila Jans of Madawaska, regional development director for the Maine Arts Commission. “The requests from applicants exceeded the funding we had, but we hope this program will be a catalyst for artists of all disciplines to come together as a vibrant creative network.”
The micro-grant program is administered by Wintergreen Arts Center. Applications were reviewed by a review panel of community-based artists and arts/cultural advocates from southern, central, and northern Aroostook County.
About Aroostook Creative Network: The Aroostook Creative Network provides micro-grants up to $1,000 maximum to individual artists who live and work in Aroostook County, Maine. Artists may use micro-grant funding to help create new or existing work, enhance their artistic skills or abilities, participate in opportunities that will benefit their career, and improve their ability to share their art with the public.
About Wintergreen Arts Center: The Wintergreen Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2006, and located in Presque Isle, Maine. Wintergreen is an organization based on the idea that creativity, advocacy, and community can produce great things. Our mission is to provide meaningful experiences that encourage an appreciation of the arts, stimulate creativity and innovation, and offer an artistic community space where all are welcome.