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Pingree Announces $110,000 in Federal Grants to Support the Arts in Maine’s 1st District

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced more than $100,000 in grants to support the arts in Maine’s First Congressional District. Seven Maine organizations were awarded the funding through the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) flagship grant program, Grants for Arts Projects (GAP), which funds projects that engage their communities through art. “The…

Pingree Announces 2022 Congressional Art Competition Winners for Maine’s 1st District

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced today that Yarmouth High School junior Dorcas Bolese has won the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for Maine’s 1st District. Her “Self Portrait” painting will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for one year. “Year after year, the artistic talent of Maine students amazes me. Congratulations to Yarmouth High School junior Dorcas Bolese on…

Senator Schatz, Congresswoman Pingree Reintroduce Legislation to Boost Local Creative Economies, Create Skilled Jobs Nationwide

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Today, Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), co-chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus, reintroduced the Promoting Local Arts and Creative Economy Workforce (PLACE) Act, legislation to invest in local economies across the country. The bill will boost the creative economy and empower workers to find sustainable jobs in creative and cultural…

Pingree Welcomes $550,000 from American Rescue Plan to Support Maine Arts Organizations

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PORTLAND, MAINE – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced five grants totaling $550,000 for Maine arts organizations economically impacted by the pandemic. The much-needed arts relief was made possible through the American Rescue Plan, passed by Congressional Democrats and signed into law by President Biden last spring.  “Arts organizations put their communities…

Pingree Announces $150,000 to Support Maine’s Creative Economy

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced $150,000 in National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) grants for nine Maine arts projects in the First Congressional District.  “I’m thrilled the National Endowment for the Arts is once again investing in Maine’s vibrant creative economy,” said Congresswoman Pingree, co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional…

Pingree, Bonamici, Price Lead Call to Restore Presidential Committee on the Arts and the Humanities

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WASHINGTON, DC– Today Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), and David Price (D-N.C.) led 15 Members of the House in calling on President Joe Biden to restore the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) via Executive Order.  The PCAH has historically advised the President, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for…

Pingree Announces $250K American Rescue Plan Grant For SPACE Gallery in Portland

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced that SPACE Gallery, a nonprofit organization that supports contemporary artists in Maine, will receive $250,000 in pandemic relief from the American Rescue Plan. The Portland arts organization is among 66 grantees across the country to be awarded a total of $20.2 million in…

Pingree, Bonamici, Leger Fernández Launch Arts Education for All Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congresswomen Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), and Teresa Leger Fernández (D-NM) introduced comprehensive legislation to increase access to arts education.  The Arts Education for All Act will support and encourage arts education and programming for our young children, K-12 students, and youth and adults involved in the…

Pingree Statement on NEA, NEH Chair Nominations

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement in response to the announcement that the Biden-Harris Administration will nominate Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson to chair the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and Shelly Lowe to chair the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). “I want to congratulate Dr. Jackson and Ms. Lowe on their nominations to…

Pingree Announces More than $1 Million In Arts Funding for Maine

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Chair of the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Arts Caucus, today announced 11 grants totaling $1,026,000 have been awarded to Maine arts institutions through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).  “As vaccination rates rise and arts institutions across Maine begin to open…

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