Traditional Arts Funding Workshop

If you have ever had questions about funding available through the Maine Arts Commission ( then help is just around the corner. Kathy Ann Shaw, Senior Grants Associate will be visiting Bar Harbor in November to provide the answers. She will be joined by Kathleen Mundell, Traditional Arts Specialist, to provide specific information about the agency’s traditional arts programs especially those Maine’s native communities.

This free brown bag workshop will take place from 12 noon and 2 pm on Monday November 14, 2011, and will be hosted by the Abbe Museum in downtown Bar Harbor. The Abbe offers innovative exhibitions and programs on Maine’s Native American heritage. In recent years, the Abbe has grown from a small but lovely trailside museum, privately operated within Acadia National Park, to an exciting contemporary museum in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor. The Museum ( is located at 26 Mount Desert Street. Bar Harbor, ME 04609. For more information on the exhibitions featured during the workshop please visit:

Kathy and Kathleen will present basic information about the Maine Arts Commission’s grant programs. The presentation will include a review of the National Endowment for the Arts as needed and will feature tips and tricks for grant writing. This will be an informal gathering which will allow participants to ask specific questions and steer the presentation in the direction most helpful to them. There is no need to register. For further information please contact Kathy at 207/287-2750 or The Abbe Museum can be reached at 207/ 288-3519.