To our creative community,
We are thrilled to launch IGNITE, Engine’s new Arts Business Incubator, as a resource for local artists and makers looking to become creative entrepreneurs. As we start to understand what the new, post-pandemic normal looks like, the important role cultural and social leadership plays in helping to drive Biddeford’s economic growth and sustainability is clearer than ever. We are so grateful for the support of Engine’s fantastic community in turning this program into a reality, and we look forward to helping the 2022 cohort develop strong concepts into valuable, community-led businesses for our area.
Thanks to the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the Maine Community Foundation, and Engine founder Tammy Ackerman’s leadership and fundraising, we have grant support to fund a pilot cohort of 3-5 creative businesses. Read on for application instructions and more!