CANSTRUCTION COMES TO BIDDEFORD

The Maine chapter of the American Institute of Architects is teaming up with Engine, a community arts organization based in Biddeford, Maine, for CANSTRUCTION, a charitable sculpture event, using cans of food to create amazing sculptures by teams of architects, designers, engineers and students. The sculptures will be built inside

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ARTSPACE PRESENTS ARTIST LIVE/WORK PROJECTS

Artspace presents their artist live/work housing projects around the country. Can this happen here, in the mills?

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BIDDEFORD COALITION RECEIVES $50,000 GRANT

December 9, 2010 -The Biddeford coalition of Engine, University of New England, City Theater, and Heart of Biddeford was awarded a $50,000 Creative Communities = Economic Development Grant by the Maine Arts Commission.

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ENGINE RECEIVES $30,000 QUIMBY FAMILY FOUNDATION GRANT

Thanks to the Quimby Family Foundation’s strong belief in funding the arts in Maine, Engine has received a $30,000 grant to support operational costs for the organization’s first year. This grant will help secure a Main Street venue in downtown Biddeford to be announced this fall 2010.

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DEVELOPERS FIND COMMON THREAD

Engine partners with Thread to promote the arts in downtown Biddeford through the adaptive reuse of historic buildings into creative centers.

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EXPERIMENTS IN COLLABORATION

Take six artists and give them 6,000 square feet of raw space in a historic Maine mill and six weeks to make an installation with a focus on materials they find on-site.

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