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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ENGINE ANNOUNCES NEW PROGRAM MANAGER

Engine is pleased to announce the addition of Drew Chambers as its Youth Program Mentor/Manager, for the Compass Project. Chambers is a woodworker, boat builder, artist, and educator with more than ten years of experience working in collaborative communities as a teacher and maker. His roots lie in outdoor education.

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CASTING CALL FOR SFI 2019

Interested in acting? Want to build your reel? Our student-led week-long Project AWARE Summer Film Institute (SFI) will be holding an audition for actors for our upcoming session. Must be available with a flexible schedule the week of Tuesday-Thursday July 16-18 between the hours of 9am-5pm. TIME: Auditions will take

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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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VOTE FOR THE MURAL

Create your own 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

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