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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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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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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Closed until further notice.

Engine is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’d like to see the current show, Nano, please view items on our online marketplace. And, buy things if you can. We know it’s not as enjoyable as seeing work in person but this is what we can

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Nano, an exhibition of super-tiny works, featured in Maine Today

When Laura Dunn started making tiny clay pots, she couldn’t stop – and she couldn’t resist always trying to make them even smaller. We’re talking tiny, tiny pots. The smallest that Dunn displays at Engine in Biddeford is about the size of a grain of rice. She fills her pots

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ENGINE LAUNCHES FALL APPEAL

Hello and Happy New Year! 2020 is a pivotal and exciting year for Engine! We turn TEN in January! Ten years of helping downtown Biddeford find itself, ten years of advancing the arts, and ten years of bringing arts education to area youth. In honor of this tremendous milestone, I bring you TEN exciting

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Susan Bartlett Rice Mural

VOTE FOR THE MURAL

The finalists have been selected for the 230 Main Street mural in downtown Biddeford. The Biddeford Public Art Committee, a committee of Engine, has selected four very different murals. The artists are Jared Goulette, Patrick Corrigan, Susan Bartlett Rice, and Rebecca Cote. Please vote for your favorite mural that best

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Marble Block Facade Tall

ENGINE TO RECEIVE NEA OUR TOWN GRANT

Arts-based Community Development Investment for Biddeford, Maine Engine One of 57 National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Projects Selected Nationwide Biddeford, Maine— National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter announced 57 awards totaling $4.1 million supporting projects across the nation through the Arts Endowment’s Our Town

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