Please join us for an information session about The Kindling Fund conducted by SPACE Gallery Executive Nat May. The info session will take place on Tuesday, September 30th at 6:30 PM, and will run for about an hour. Nat will present a brief overview of the program and will leave time for questions about the guidelines and application process.
SPACE Gallery created The Kindling Fund to support the energy of Maine’s visual arts community by funding innovative, artist-organized projects that engage the public in ways that are both inventive and meaningful. The Kindling Fund values risk and experimentation, unconventional engagement, and critical dialogue, and encourages collaborative efforts to reach new audiences, increase public interaction, and create new models for presenting artists’ work.
The Fund seeks to support a variety of publicly accessible projects, with a strong interest in alternative space/practices and site-specific presentations that don’t fit in established institutions or venues. Projects supported by The Kindling Fund may include (but are not limited to): public art projects, intervention or site specific installations, one time events or performances, the publication of writing directly related to the visual arts including printed matter and online publications, online projects, artist residencies, series of screenings, curatorial projects that focus on unconventional artistic practice, lecture or workshop series, multimedia, video and photo projects, or unconventional exhibitions.
For further information about The Kindling Fund, visit kindlingfund.org