Maine Philanthropy Center

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Maine Theater Fund Awards $76,000 in Grants to Support Community and Professional Theater

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The Maine Theater Fund of the Maine Community Foundation has awarded 17 grants that total $76,829 to support professional and community theaters in the production and presentation of live theater.

Grant recipients include:

  • Everyman Repertory Theatre, Rockport, to present the 2021 season of plays that celebrate the arts in Maine and the state's history
  • Friends of St. Lawrence Church, Portland, to supplement operating funds for maintenance of the Parish Hall Theater
  • Mayo Street Arts, Portland, to renovate the box office and concessions area to ADA standards.

An anonymous couple who recognized the connection between vibrant communities and support for the arts established the Maine Theater Fund in 2005 to strengthen and sustain theater performance throughout the state.

Awards are typically between $2,500 and $5,000. The next deadline for applications is September 15, 2021.  Guidelines, application and a list of recent grants are available at The 2020 grants are also listed below.

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