Recent Grants: Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund

2018 Grants

  • Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, to host the Abbe Museum Indian Market in May 2019: $10,000
  • Aroostook Band of Micmacs, to implement a culturally and community-driven arts project to teach traditional Native crafts: $10,000
  • Artsworth Studios, Ellsworth, to outfit work stations in the studio craft program with ergonomic seats, lights, and mobile storage: $8,220
  • Downeast Salmon Federation, Columbia Falls, to fund a series of workshops to engage the community in the handcraft of fly-tying: $9,996
  • Eastport Arts Center, Eastport, to offer workshops in handcrafts for all ages: $9,576
  • Engine, Inc., to increase the capacity of Engine’s Handmade on Maine retail shop located on Biddeford’s Main Street: $10,000
  • Heart of Ellsworth, Ellsworth, to promote and expand the handcraft component of Heart of Ellsworth’s community-wide program Art of Ellsworth - Maine Craft Weekend: $6,450
  • H.O.M.E., Orland, to purchase equipment to enhance H.O.M.E.’s handcraft and arts programs for homeless and low-income residents: $9,550
  • Maine Crafts Association, Gardiner, to design, implement and market an educational space within MCA’s new retail gallery and resource center in Portland (Maine Craft Portland): $10,000
  • Maine Fiberarts, Topsham, to design and produce printed/online versions of “Learning Fiber Art: A Guide to Maine Educational Resources”: $10,000
  • Penobscot Nation Boys & Girls Club, Presque Isle, to create and promote a traditional handcraft project utilizing tribal expertise to teach Maliseet youth cultural preservation: $10,000
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland, to present In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950 – 1969, in 2019: $10,000
  • Schoodic Arts for All, Winter Harbor, to keep tuition affordable and accessible for traditional handcraft education, while paying craft instructors a fair wage: $10,000
  • The Carpenter’s Boat Shop, Pemaquid, to purchase new professional grade hand tools, measuring devices, and clamps, and to upgrade the tool sharpening system: $7,560
  • Waterfall Arts, Belfast, for programming and equipment purchases to better serve the community through its ceramic studio: $6,000

2017 Grants

  • Schoodic Arts for All, Winter Harbor, to engage in professional development opportunities that will build staff capacity during a time of organizational transition: $2,500
  • Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, to produce the inaugural Abbe Museum Indian Market, a juried art show to showcase and support Wabanaki artists in Maine: $5,000
  • Boothbay Railway Village, Boothbay, to engage museum visitors directly with modern Mainers
  • Fiber College of Maine, Searsport, to expand inexpensive drop-in classes to include lower income populations and attract wider audience participation: $5,000
  • Maine Fiberarts, Topsham, to upgrade/expand technology capability to better receive, store, and present photographic images of Maine art/craft: $5,000
  • Waterfall Arts, Belfast, to support a series of accessible events designed to expand the reach of the ceramics studio to all sectors of the community: $2,750
  • Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, to hire a videographer to capture words and images of community members engaged with Watershed's programming to be used for marketing and outreach: $4,000