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Announcing the 2024 Sonic Visions grantees

SPACE is thrilled to announce the grantees of our 2024 Sonic Visions Fund. These five radical and imaginative projects have been awarded $3,000 grants through the third season of our new grant-making endeavor for Maine musicians. These commissions bring together multimedia performance, collaborative art-making, and communal experiences, with inimitable visionary spirit.

This year’s Sonic Visions was really the most competitive grant process we’ve seen at SPACE, with only 7% of the 60+ applications receiving funding. The quality of project concepts speaks to the immense talent and creativity we have in the music and arts community in Maine.

We hope to grow the size of the individual awards and the total amount of musician grantees in future years and are actively seeking funding support to do so. Individuals, foundations, or organizations interested in contributing to these ongoing efforts should contact

We are deeply grateful to the Onion Foundation for their continued support of this unique grant program and SPACE’s efforts to create funding opportunities for musicians across the state of Maine.

2024 Sonic Visions Fund grantees

Rob SchmersalReal Computer People
Rumford, Maine

A monthly electronic music series centered around technology and our relationship to it. Multisensory events built from a wild imagination for the future of art and nostalgia for the wonder of generations past. 

Liz RhaneyBLK Plutoh
Bath, Maine

A sonic, multimedia Afrofuturistic journey that explores what blackness is, was, and can be. Inspired by the farthest point of our solar system, BLK Plutoh is the farthest point of Black imagination. 

Jordan Guerette and Forêt Endormie  – L’histoire d’un nom: New and Traditional Acadian Music, Stories, and Poetry
Portland, Maine

A new musical work and a multimedia event that connects new and traditional music, language, storytelling, history, and poetry. A neoclassical song cycle drawing from historical and current Acadian texts.

Anna ‘Nesey’ GallonsAntoshka the Clown
Orono, Maine

A queer, neurodivergent love story about trauma and forgiveness. A fully staged musical about a clown abandoned by their circus — with costuming, set design, and wind-up Victrola orchestral accompaniment. 

Zoe GriezeSCREED Magazine 
Portland, Maine

A new monthly print-only magazine, by and for our local music scene, tackling issues and themes developed through audience and reader participation. Celebrated by an interactive evening of music, performance, and community. 

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💐 Feastland 2024 is fast approaching! Join us August 10th as we return to beautiful Broadturn Farm for a wild evening of food, site-specific art, drinks, music and county fair vibes — with dinner from Goodfire Brewing Co. included! 🍲