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Kindling Fund 2024 Grantee Meet & Greet

DATE AND TIME
Sunday, February 11 2024
4:00pm
FREE!

Celebrate our tenth year of the Kindling Fund while hearing briefly from this year’s 17 project grantees about their work.

In January, SPACE awarded 17 project grants in this year’s cycle of the Kindling Fund totaling $65,000 in grantmaking. The Kindling Fund supports inventive, artist-organized initiatives that engage the public and the visual arts in new and meaningful ways.

Read more about the Kindling Fund and awarded projects here.

The 2024 Kindling Fund Grantees are: Morgain Bailey (Presque Isle), Tehani Baldecchi (Portland), Shawn Brewer (South Portland with statewide and regional artists), Bethany Engstrom with Patricia Brace (Belfast/Portland/Biddeford), Amelia Garretson-Persans (South Portland), Leah Gauthier (Cumberland with statewide collaborators), Tyler Gilroy (Biddeford/Portland), Kehben Grier (Portland with statewide collaborators), Tristan Koepke (Portland), Bridget McAlonan with Inventing Trees (Topsham and statewide collaborators/touring), Lauren Olsen (Hebron/Norway), Jordan Parks (South Portland), Veronica Pèrez (Westbrook), Anna Queen (Rockland/Hope), Brendan Shea (South Portland), Robyn Nicole Towle (Scarborough/Portland), and Sasha Wizansky (South Portland).

The Kindling Fund is administered by SPACE as one of the nationwide partners in the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Regional Regranting Program.

🕯️ The dance show of the summer is Scapegoat Garden’s Liturgy|Order|Bridge. The Hartford-based company calls upon Black church traditions and ideas of faith, nature, fashion, and experimentation in their limited performance run June 20-22. Tickets available now, presented by SPACE at Mechanics’ Hall. 🕯️