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New report: Impact of Portland's art and cultural nonprofits surging

Renee Cordes |

A new economic report put out by the city today shows a growing economic impact from arts and culture nonprots, with $75.6 million of impact in 2015, compared to $49 million in 2012.

Maine arts programs to receive $850K in federal funding


The National Endowment for the Arts awarded $856,300 in grant funding to arts programs throughout Maine.

Avangrid Foundation jumpstarts Maine State Museum campaign


The Avangrid Foundation, the philanthropic organization of Central Maine Power’s parent company, pledged $100,000 to the Maine State Museum’s fundraising campaign to build an education...

Creative Portland getting down to business for art's sake

Renee Cordes |

The former “Saturday Night Live” talent scout who recruited Dana Carvey and Mike Myers to the show aims to boost Portland's standing in the arts world.

Arts and culture inject $765M into Maine's economy

Statistics released Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis indicate that arts and cultural organizations employed 16,000 people and contributed $764.9 million in workers' income to...

PMA attendance up as 'reimagining' bears fruit

Renee Cordes |

The Portland Museum of Art's recent $2.7 million revamp and rebranding is already paying off as reflected in February attendance figures.

MECA names its next president


Laura Freid, who most recently was CEO and executive director of The Silkroad Project, was named Saturday as the 18th president of Maine College of Arts.

Reports: Children's Museum hopes to move to Thompson's Point

The Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine is at capacity and has its sights on Thompson's Point in Portland, according to two news sources.

Crewe Foundation awards MECA $216,000

A grant from the Bob Crewe Foundation for $216,000 will allow MECA to invest in additional programming and curricular offerings over the next three years.

Broderson Awards return to Portland


After a three-year hiatus, the Ad Club of Maine is putting on the Broderson Awards, an event that for more than 35 years recognized exceptional work of Maine's advertising agencies, brands and...