AUGUSTA — The Maine Arts Commission has announced its 2016-17 grant award winners.

The commission approved the process for competitive awards to artists, nonprofit arts organizations, and arts educators throughout the state, from Eastport to South Paris and Saco to Houlton in the following categories: creative aging; project grants for artists in multiple disciplines; project grants for organizations; partnership grants; arts learning grants; organizational development grants; Creative Communities = Economic Development (CCED) Cultural Planning Grants, and the Jane Morrison Film Fund Award.

“With this grant cycle, the Commission continues to expand and strengthen its investment in Maine’s arts and cultural sectors,” said Executive Director Julie Richard in a news release form the commission. “We’re thrilled to support a greater number of artists, organizations, schools, and communities than last year, broadening our impact, as we continue to see the need for such support grow in an increasing number of applications.”

For more information about the Maine Arts Commission’s programs and services, visit www.mainearts.com; follow the agency on Facebook and Twitter @MaineArts; and/or email Senior Grants Director Kathy Ann Shaw at [email protected].

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