The Maine Arts Commission is a state agency that supports the cultural heritage of the state of Maine through various means. The agency offers grant support to artists and organizations through various grant programs. It offers additional support through professional development, advocacy, convening the field, public events, marketing support and ongoing agency programs.
The Maine Arts Commission forms partnerships with various entities, such as the Maine Department of Education, or Tourism Office, in order to expand the effectiveness of its efforts. The agency’s programs support the arts in all forms including arts education, traditional arts, contemporary arts, performing arts, craft arts and creative aging.