We believe accessible art centers are the backbone of strong communities. SPACE is a multidisciplinary non-profit arts organization committed to a vibrant Portland, diverse Maine, and dialogue for national artists.

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Commit with us to supporting artists.

SPACE is a nonprofit, multidisciplinary gallery and performance space in the heart of the arts district in Portland, Maine. Our mission is to present contemporary, emerging and unconventional arts, artists and ideas.

In 2018, SPACE provided $208,954 in direct support to artists.

Grounded in the belief that vital communities are activated by experimentation, conversation, and camaraderie, SPACE engages a wide audience with provocative arts programming and category-defying events. As a nexus for curious minds, we collaborate with original thinkers and invite the public to participate in the ongoing pursuit of adventurous ideas.

From our versatile arts space in downtown Portland, Maine, we:

● Curate visual art exhibitions
● Showcase music
● Present film screenings
● Facilitate lectures and discussions
● Foster a platform for contemporary experimental performance
● Rent below-market studios to artists with active practices
● Oversee a statewide granting program for artist-led initiatives and projects
● Invite national artists to stay in Portland through our residency program
● Encourage conversations about issues of social justice
● Engage the public in community events and open forums
● Collaborate with other nonprofits, artist-run projects, and performing arts organizations

If you are interested in sponsoring programs, special initiatives, making stock donations, or planned giving please contact our Executive Director, Kelsey Halliday Johnson at