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January 11, 2011

2011 Imagination Intensive Communities

North Haven-2010 Imagination Intensive Community

Apply by March 14 for your community to be selected as a 2011 Imagination Intensive Community (IIC).

Does your community use its resources to support the development of imagination in children and youth in and out of school? If so, consider applying for statewide recognition.

Selected IIC sites will receive (see more details in the application):

  • An application process designed to help you identify the many ways in which you are supporting young people’s imaginative development
  • An Imagination Day Community Visit
  • IIC awards including a banner and cash award
  • A web-based profile of your community as an Imagination Intensive place to grow up
  • Regular updates about grant opportunities, prizes, and competitions

For application and guidelines please go to Maine Department of Education or to Maine Alliance for Arts Education as well as an example of a successful 2010 IIC application. 

Don’t delay–deadline for applications is March 14!

In 2010 these six communities were recognized as Imagination Intensive Communities: York, Arundel, North Haven, Camden-Rockport, Blue Hill, and Deer Isle-Stonington. You can read about them in several blog posts by putting in their names in the search box on the bottom right side of the front page of the blog.

Funding this year is from the Kennedy Center, the Maine Arts Commission, the Maine Department of Education, and Bangor Savings Bank, the Imagination Intensive Communities program is in its second year of identifying and celebrating, through an open application process, those Maine communities where schools and partnering organizations of all kinds invest in the imaginative development of children and youth.

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