Kindling Fund Info Session
Please join us for an information session about The Kindling Fund conducted by SPACE Gallery Executive Nat May. The info session will run for about an hour. Nat will present a brief overview of the program and will leave time for questions about the guidelines and application process.
SPACE Gallery created The Kindling Fund to support the energy of Maine’s visual arts community by funding innovative, artist-organized projects that engage the public in ways that are both inventive and meaningful. The Kindling Fund values risk and experimentation, unconventional engagement, and critical dialogue, and encourages collaborative efforts to reach new audiences, increase public interaction, and create new models for presenting artists’ work.
The Kindling Fund supports artist-organized, visual arts-based projects that have a strong public component. The most competitive projects will be ones which don’t fit in established institutions or venues, occur in alternative spaces or use alternative practices. Preference will be given to projects that present work by multiple artists.
Projects supported by The Kindling Fund may include (but are not limited to): Curatorial projects that focus on unconventional artistic practice; Public art projects, interventions or site specific installations; The publication of writing directly related to the visual arts, including printed matter, and online publications; An online project; An artist residency program (created by the applicants, not funds for attending one).
For further information about The Kindling Fund, visit kindlingfund.org