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Music Scholarship

November 24, 2017

The Kotzschmar Memorial Trust Scholarship

Hermann Kotzschmar

The Kotzschmar Memorial Trust Scholarship was established in 1911 to provide financial aid “in the musical education of such pupil or pupils, of marked musical ability.” According to the terms of the trust, preference is to be given to promising students of the organ. If no such promising student is found, the trust states that the award “….may be used in aid of students of marked music ability in piano, violin, other musical instruments or voice culture.”

Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ (FOKO) is the administrator of this fund, arranges the auditions and disperses the awards.

Auditions are open to students age 10-18 (grades 4-12), and age 19-25, studying organ, piano, voice, and all orchestral instruments.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2017


Saturday, March 10, 2018

Cathedral of St. Luke, Portland, ME



Grantwriting Workshops

November 19, 2017

Farmington and Fairfield – Maine Community Foundation

The Maine Community Foundation will hold two grantwriting workshops for nonprofits in central and western Maine on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (snow date is Friday, December 1).

The Farmington session will be 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the University of Maine, Student Center Room CR123, 111 South Street, Farmington.

The Fairfield session will be 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Kennebec Valley Community College, King 245, 92 Western Avenue, Fairfield.

The sessions will include general information about Maine Community Foundation grant programs, tips to write a strong grant application, and an opportunity to ask questions. We will highlight our Community Building Grant Program, which has an upcoming deadline of February 15, 2018.

This meeting is free and open to the public. Please spread the word and RSVP to if you plan to attend. Registration is required so we can contact you by email if the meeting is postponed due to weather.

 Maine Community Foundation, 245 Main Street, Ellsworth ME 04605 | (877) 700-6800www.facebook/mainecf |


Ticket to Ride

September 26, 2017


Many of you are familiar with the Maine Arts Commission Ticket to Ride program. Our funding at the moment has been depleted but the good news is that more funding is on its way.

Down East Magazine will be hosting the 4th annual Art of Giving Gala at the Stroudwater Lodge in Westbrook on October 26, 5-8 p.m. The event is free to attend, but guests must RSVP at The event’s art sale has raised almost $100,000 in the past three years.

We’re excited that part of the funds raised from the Art of Giving program will support the Ticket to Ride program.

An aerialist performed last year at Down East Magazine’s Art of Giving Gala.

“We’ve had fantastic response year after year to our Art of Giving program,” Down East Editor-In-Chief Kathleen Fleury said. “We’re proud to support the Ticket to Ride Program and four talented artists again this year.”

Ticket to Ride is a program of the Maine Arts Commission that helps fund travel for Maine students visiting art venues and events. Money is raised at the event through art sales, with 20 percent going to Ticket to Ride and the rest going to the artists.

Four artists will be chosen by a panel of judges to participate in the gala. According to the press release, the judges will consider the artists’ technique, aesthetics and biography. The deadline to apply is Sept. 30 and artists can apply on the Down East website.

Last year’s event included art by R. Scott Baltz, Therese L. Provenzano, Matthew Russ and Roland Salazar.

Guests at the gala will be served food and drink and there will be live entertainment.


DonorsChoose Projects, Grades 6-12

August 25, 2017

The word from Tracy

Thank you to Gorham Middle School general music teacher and choral and steel drum director Tracy Williamson for sharing this information for music educators. This could be a big help for Maine music programs. is providing a funding opportunity. Yamaha is matching donations to music supplies requested through DonorsChoose Projects for grades 6-12.  Tracy just received $1000 of supplies and instruments funded for her new classroom composition project through this opportunity.
For starters you need a DonorsChoose account to view the offer – this is a screenshot of the information.

In Today’s News

May 25, 2017


A dozen properties in the town of Monson, ME were purchased by the Libra Foundation for $750,000. They plan to put about $10 million into revitalizing the community. Their plans include converting houses into artist residences and the community center into studio space.

Read about it in today’s Bangor Daily News by CLICKING HERE.


Dance Education Grant Deadline Today

May 16, 2017

Funding available

Just in case you missed the information earlier….. The Thornton Academy dance education program collaborated with seven schools and studios with a culminating performance on November 18, 2016 and raised $3575. On March 4, 2017 Dancers Making a Difference, a non-profit organization held their fifth annual benefit performance with fourteen schools and studios performing to raise $6730. The total, $10,305.00, has been generously provided for the funding of this dance education grant program. This opportunity provides funding to support high-quality dance education for PreK-12 students and/or educators of this population in schools where dance education is not currently in place. This funding is meant to inspire and to exhibit the value of dance education.

Deadline: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Total funding available to be divided: $10,305.00 (maximum award of $3,500)

The funding cycle for this program: September 1, 2017 through March 30, 2018


In Today’s News

May 7, 2017

Music grant from Little Kids Rock

The Kennebec Journal reports that ten Maine schools will be receiving $5,000 worth of instruments next year. “Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit whose mission is to build a world where children can live rich, purposeful lives by ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers.” Read the article by CLICKING HERE.

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