Supporting SPACE signals your shared investment in nourishing a vibrant Maine, elevating underrepresented artistic practices, and paying artists for their labor, innovation, and cultural impacts.
SPACE is a multidisciplinary arts non-profit in Portland, Maine, grounded in the belief that vital communities are activated by experimentation, conversation, and camaraderie. As an alternative platform for local, national, and international artists, SPACE prioritizes original collaborations, risk-taking, and public engagement with programming across music, visual art, film, performance, literary arts and more. Beyond the 15 exhibitions and 200 events offered annually, SPACE uses the top floors of its building to rent below-market-rate studios to local artists and run an artist-in-residence program. SPACE is also the only Andy Warhol Foundation Regional Regranting partner in New England, entering its 6th year administering Kindling Fund grants for Maine artists.
Photo: Chris Battaglia, 2019 Kindling Fund recipient, The Village Canoe