Tickets available for Engine’s Gala

Tickets have gone on sale today for Engine’s annual gala, a mashup of our Founding Director Tammy Ackerman’s farewell, our 10th Anniversary, and a fundraiser to move us forward into the next decade to be held on October 15 at 7pm, virtually. A lineup of performers and special guests will

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Authors Arsenault and Hall in conversation (virtual)

In collaboration with Godine publisher, Engine is pleased to present authors Meredith Hall and Kerri Arsenault who will be talking about Arsenault’s new novel Mill Town and Hall’s new novel, Beneficence, and how they are in conversation with each other and with rural Maine. The talk will take place via

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Engine seeks new Executive Director

Engine, Inc., a nonprofit creative economy organization based in Biddeford Maine, is seeking a new Executive Director (ED) to succeed its founding ED who is leaving the organization after 11 years. Engine’s mission is to connect and inspire our community through art, innovation and education.  To read the full job

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Storefront Exhibit Juneteenth opens June 19

Engine in partnership with Maine Center for Electronic Music (MCEM) will present an exhibition by Portland based installation artist Hi Tiger. The lead and founding artist of MCEM, Hi Tiger’s work in drawing, painting, sculpture and video extends from their experience of being a descendant of freed slaves. The exhibition

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Founding director of Engine is moving on

Engine publicly announced the departure of its co-founder and Executive Director, Tammy Ackerman, slated for August 2020, and pending a new hire. Ackerman co-founded the organization in 2010 with her now fiancé Joshua Bodwell and friend Stephen Abbott. Engine was conceived as a way to help Biddeford climb out of

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First 2020 Biddeford ArtWalk to Go Virtual

Engine, the coordinator of the Biddeford ArtWalk, is moving its 2020 season kickoff on May 15 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm to a virtual event due to COVID-19 and the staged re-opening of business in Maine. “We believe that most people won’t feel comfortable gathering even in small groups for a

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PechaKucha Night Biddeford Virtual!

Check out our first Zoom PechaKucha Night Biddeford held on April 29, 2020 with four presenters, Nicholas Reichard, Amy Stacey Curtis, Rebekah Lowell, and Faye Warner, with emcee Chrystina Gastelum and Engine’s Tammy Ackerman. We hope you enjoy their personal stories.

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Maine Makers COVID-19 Response

In an effort to coordinate the wonderful efforts individuals are making throughout Maine to sew, 3D print, and laser cut personal protective equipment for medical professionals, we’ve created a registration form where makers can register their capacity and location. We’re hoping to coordinate with the state as soon as possible

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How we’re dealing with COVID-19

Running an arts organization during this time is incredibly challenging when there is so much need on the front lines.  Long term sustainability is what we are focused on right now. Just as we were here the past ten years to help downtown Biddeford recover from a different set of

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Engine launches free Cultural Exchange Box program

In response to Governor Mills’ mandate to Stay Home, Stay Healthy due to the pandemic, Engine is adapting its Cultural Exchange Program that had launched just prior to Biddeford Public Schools shuttering. Understanding that human basic needs are of the utmost priority, we are planning to adopt a CSA model–community

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