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Jobs & Internships

>> Your Job Resource

The MECA Online Job & Opportunity board (MOJO) lists jobs available to students and alumni. Use your MECA email to sign up and see more job and internship details.

>> New MOJO Job & Internship Listings

  • Design and Production Assistant, Biodiversity Research Institute
  • Summer Instructor, Breakwater School and Enrichment Center
  • Summer Instructor, Camp Matoaka
  • Summer Instructor, Camp Scatico
  • Front End Developer & Software Engineer, CashStar
  • Pre-School Artist in Residence, Children's Nursery School
  • Web Designer, Diversified Communications
  • Editor, Diversified Communications
  • Graphic Designer, Spurwink
  • Communications & Marketing Intern, Spurwink
  • Logo creator, Women Mind the Water
  • Video, Sound editor, Women Mind the Water

>> Other Job & Internship Listings

Executive Director, Maine Narrow Gauge, Portland, ME
Field Organizer / Field Coordinator, EqualityMaine, Portland, ME
Grants & Marketing Specialist, Spurwink, Portland, ME
Information Technology & Logistics Coordinator, Konbit Sante, Portland, ME
Weekend Retail Associate, Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME
Junior Print & Interactive Designer, Toderico Creative, Portland, ME
Senior Associate, The Great Schools Partnership, Portland, ME
Program Officer, The Maine Humanities Council, Portland, ME
Part Time Graphic Design Assistant, Bonney Staffing Center, Inc., South Portland, ME
Graphic Designer/Production Assistant, Spiller's Reprographics, Scarborough, ME
Videographer, Black Fly Media, Scarborough, ME
Project Manager, Ethos, Westbrook, ME
Designer, TideSmart Global, Falmouth, ME
Event & Tour Coordinator, Wolfe's Neck Center, Freeport, ME
Administrative Assistant, Dean for Academic Affairs, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
Assistant/Associate Director- Museum of Art, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
Research & KIDS COUNT® Assistant, Maine Children's Alliance, Augusta, ME
Communications and Outreach Assistant, Maine Children's Alliance, Augusta, ME
Ceramic Studio Staff - Summer, Watershed Center For The Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
House Manager - Summer, Watershed Center For The Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
Office Assistant - Summer, Watershed Center For The Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
Development Assistant, Watershed Center For The Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art + Design, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH
Contract Designer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Portsmouth, NH
Communications Officer, A Way Home America, Boston, MA
Greater Boston Outreach Fellow, The Carrot Project, Boston, MA
Director of Finance and Administration, Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston, MA
Digital Social Producer, WGBH, Boston, MA
Digital Designer, WGBH, Boston, MA
Teen New Media Program Assistant, ICA Boston, Boston, MA
Executive Director, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, CT
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Office Manager, Brattleboro, VT
Director of Youth Programs, Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
Editor, Reply All, Gimlet Media, Brooklyn, NY
Analytics Insight Coordinator, Townsquare Media, New York, NY
Programmatic Campaign Manager, Townsquare Media, New York, NY
Technical Producer, Radiolab (Temporary), New York, NY
Freelancer at WNYC Studios, New York, NY
Community Engagement Coordinator, The ClayStudio, Philadelphia, PA
Early Childhood Arts Educators, BlackRock Center for Arts, Germantown, MD
Producer/Reporter, Oregon Broadcasting, Portland, OR

>> Linkedin for Additional Job Postings
Exhibitions & Other Opportunities

>> Call for Submissions & Proposals

WMPG invites YOU to bring your creative and clever designs to the 24th annual Fashion Show Benefit on April 22, 2018. Email Artistic Director, Cindy Flanders at Click for more information

Glass Ceiling: Limitless View -- 3S Artspace, in partnership with the Women’s Caucus for Art, New Hampshire Chapter, invites artist proposals for a juried show: Glass Ceiling: Limitless View. Criteria: Artists from ME, NH, MA invited to submit. Exhibition dates:  March 30 - April 22, 2018   
Deadline: February 8, 2018

Woman Made Gallery, based in Chicago, invites all “Is There A Mother in the House ?” female-identified artists to submit work that explores the multiple facets of Mother---political, personal, comic, symbolic, historic, biological, idealized or actual---and her impact on their own lives or on the wider world.
Deadline: February 9, 2018

Bloody Key Society -- Open Submission: A Montreal-based literary periodical, publishing great works from all over the place. Send us your short fiction/non-fiction work of 1K-10K words.
Deadline: February 11, 2018

Luna Station Quarterly publishes speculative fiction written by women-identified authors.
Deadline: February 15, 2018

The Monotype Guild of New England is currently seeking monotype/monoprint artists for their Fifth National juried exhibition.
Deadline: February 15, 2018

The Boiler seeks fiction submissions that display commonalities in the human spirit which derive from an American ideal.
Deadline: February 16, 2018

The Icebox Project Space in Philadelphia is pleased to announce their 20/92 Video Festival Call for 2018. The 20/92 Video Festival is a rare opportunity to exhibit your work in a contemporary gallery environment, at unique scale and format.
Deadline: February 19, 2018

Percent for Art Sanford High School  - A call to Maine artists to submit proposals to design, create and install artwork at the Sanford High School in Sanford, Maine. The total project budget is approximately $45,500. Click here for more information.
Deadline: February 19, 2018

Zine Club & MECA Public Engagement: Zine Fair 2018 -- 3rd Annual Spring Zine Fair.
March 3rd -- March 18th. We are looking for this to be an all-inclusive, collaborative event and show that brings artists and the Portland community together. Contact!
Deadline: February 24, 2018

Black Heart Magazine -- Short fiction to a maximum of 2,500 words are accepted. All genres are considered, but stories must relate (however loosely) to the themes provided. APRIL 2018 THEME: A World Without Men.
Deadline: February 25, 2018

The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Fair: April 2018 - We will meet artists at the Art Haus to see their work, hear their stories, and curate a collection of emerging artists to share with our collectors. Open Auditions:  February 27 - 28, 2018 , 9 AM - 5 PM

Furrow Magazine -- We accept unpublished poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and comics by undergraduate students.
Deadline: February 28, 2018

Call For Nominations: 2018 Master Craft Artist Award -- For the tenth year of this award program the MCA is reopening the public nomination process!
Deadline: February 28, 2018

Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest 2018 -- We are looking for stories that illustrate, explore, or illuminate the impact of climate change on humanity and/or the Earth. We enthusiastically invite submissions in all genres of short fiction, including speculative, realistic, literary, experimental, hybrid forms, and more.
Deadline: February 28, 2018

Art in Common Spaces: 2018 Open Call for Proposals
Up to three (3) Artists will be selected to install works of art in three (3) designated public locations inside the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018 

Book Arts Bazaar -- A festival with Book Artists, papermakers, bookbinders, printmakers, educators, writers, and all things related to the book. At the University of Southern Maine’s Wishcamper Center in Portland on April 8, 2018. 
Application Deadline: March 15, 2018

>> Other Opportunities

 The Midcoast Art Hive is free and open to the public the last Sunday of each month, February-June from 1-4 pm. The Art Hive is appropriate for all ages. As a free community art studio, we welcome donations of art materials. Click for More Information

Artists in Their Studios: A Photography Project for Maine
Artist Members of the MCA are invited to apply to be considered as photo subjects for Artists in Their Studios; applicants must be MCA Emerging or Professional Members.
Deadline: March 1, 2018

The Maine Crafts Association reserves Co-Op Advertising For Members
full-page ads in the magazines listed below. MCA Basic and Professional members are invited to be featured in the ads with an image, contact information and a few descriptive words. The co-op marketing program is an opportunity for artists to share resources with the MCA, benefit from professional graphic design and market alongside other quality Maine craft companies with a full-page presence.
Upcoming Deadlines: March
31, 2018 and April 15, 2018

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists’ Hand-in-Hand program allows artists to share their time, skills and enthusiasm while serving as working-artist role models for young residents of city shelters.  Artists receive stipends, develop their teaching credentials with a broad range of students, and engage meaningfully in the lives of community members.
Deadline: Rolling 

We encourage current students and alums to add their work to the Portfolio section of the MECA website at We direct all inquiries from patrons and businesses to buy artwork, hire artists and designer to this portfolio website.
>> MECA Alumni Residency Opportunities

Baie Ste Marie Artist & Family Residency (New Edinburgh, Nova Scotia) The family of Barbara Rita Jenny (MFA ’02) established the MECA Baie Ste Marie Artist & Family Residency in 2008.  The Baie Ste Marie Residency is open to Maine College of Art degree-holding alumni, current faculty, and staff.  This family friendly residency is distinguished not only by its incomparable location on the rugged Atlantic Coast of Canada, but because residents may bring their families to stay in the large house on-site.
Deadline: February 28, 2018

Pace House Residency (Stonington, ME) Artist Stephen Pace and his wife, Palmina, gave their Indian Point home and studio overlooking Stonington Harbor to Maine College of Art in 2007 to be used as an artist residency and gallery.  We are pleased to be able to offer Maine College of Art degree-holding alumni, faculty, and staff family friendly residency opportunities during the spring, summer, and fall months at the Pace House. Stipends of $200 – $1,000 will be awarded to mid-career artists at the discretion of the jury.
Deadline: February 28, 2018

Alumni Residency at MECA (Porteous Building, Portland, ME )The Alumni Residency at MECA is designed to bring a small group of alumni back to Maine each summer to return to the MECA studios in July and engage in intensive on-campus experiences while renewing their ties to the College.
Deadline: February 28, 2018

EMMA Collaboration (Saskatchewan, Canada) The EMMA Collaboration brings 100 renowned artists and craftspeople together from around the world to create art in in the Boreal Forest of Northern Saskatchewan, Canada, a place where form and function collide. One applicant is selected to represent MECA at the Emma Collaboration, which funds the conference fee, meals,  lodging and travel.
Deadline: February 28, 2018

>> Residency Opportunities

Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown, MA) The Fine Arts Work Center offers a unique residency for writers and visual artists in the crucial early stages of their careers.

Deadline: February 1, 2018

Arrowmount School of Arts and Crafts (Tennessee, TN) The program provides early career, self-directed artists time, space and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative supportive community environment.
Deadline: February 1, 2018

The Neon Museum’s National Artist Residency (Las Vegas, NV) Artists based in the U.S. working in the fields of visual arts, sculpture, performance, or sound. Eight week period between June - August 2018. Selected artists will receive a stipend.  
Deadline: February 2, 2018

Featured Artist Residency At Chattanooga Film Festival(Chattanooga, TN) The selected artist will live and work 2-4 weeks in Chattanooga leading up to the festival April 5-8. We provide a studio for the artist to create a new installation or exhibition of work that will be displayed around the festival venue.
Deadline: February 11, 2018

Pratt Studio Residency Program (Brooklyn, NY) Pratt is offering two studio residencies to visual artists with a demonstrated commitment to their artistic practice. One comes with a free apartment, and the other is for an artist already living in New York.
Deadline: February 15, 2018

Artist in Residence 2019 at Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ) Rowan University’s Department of Art residency provides students with an opportunity to observe an artist at work and to engage in dialogue with the artist through talks, demonstrations, and open studio visits. Included for the artists is studio space, exhibition opportunity, as well as a stipend.
Deadline: February 25, 2018

GROUNDWORK VII: April 6 - 8, 2018 (Location in Maine TBA) A transdisciplinary, professional development retreat, GROUNDWORK offers a weekend-long venture for a curated group of cross-disciplinary minds.
Deadline: February 20, 2018

Residency 108 (Clermont, NY) invites emerging and established artists, writers and thinkers of all disciplines to immerse themselves in their creative practice. We particularly welcome those who work with nature, ecology and the installation of temporary outdoor land-art works.
Deadline: February 26, 2018

Elsewhere Studios (Paonia, Colorado) Elsewhere Studios is offering a one-month fully-funded residency for a ceramic artist working with alternative firing techniques.
Deadline: March 1, 2018

The Ocean House Artist in Residence Program (Watch Hill, RI) is a collaboration with Ocean House that celebrates the arts, fosters creativity and advances art education.
Deadline: March 1, 2018

The A.I.R at the Doublet SHED (Space for Handmade Explorative Design) (Wicasset, ME) offers emerging textile and/or wood craftspeople an opportunity to spend one month creating and sharing their process and work with the community of Midcoast Maine.
Deadline: March 2, 2018 at midnight

The Munson-Williams- Proctor Arts Institute School of Art Artists-in Residence program (AIR) calls for two artists that would benefit from focused, self-directed studio time and an interest in teaching in the following areas, ANIMATION or PAINTING/DRAWING.
Deadline: March 5, 2018

Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Studio Residency (Rockland, ME) Six month studio residency at the Lincoln Street Studios, Rockland, Maine with a $1000.00 a month stipend.
Deadline: March 9, 2018

The Monhegan Artists’ Residency Program (Monhegan, ME)  is open to visual artists who live in, or have significant ties to the state of Maine. Artists working in all visual art media including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, digital, video, or other new media, are welcome to apply.
Deadline: March 17, 2018


NYPR internships are designed to be a learning experience for sharp, enthusiastic self-starters, with or without radio skills
Application Available: February 15, 2018

From Day 1, interns at NPR are given real-world, hands-on responsibilities. A learning experience like no other. The NPR internship program has a rich history, helping us discover nearly 10% of our current staff. Summer 2018 May 21, 2018 – August 10, 2018. (Washington, D.C.; NPR West -- Culver City, CA; New York, Chicago and Boston, MA)
Application Available: February 2018

Windgate Museum Internship, Boston, MA
The Intern will hone their research skills; work with archival materials; correspond with curators from other organizations, collectors, and contemporary artists; project manage the catalogue and assist with public programming and other educational endeavors.
Deadline: March 16, 2018

Fellowships & Mentor Program

The Lighthouse Works’ Fellowship is an artist-in-residence program on Fishers Island, NY, that strives to support artists and writers working in the vanguard of their creative fields.
Deadline: February 25, 2018

The Emerging Writer Fellowship will be awarded to a person who demonstrates a passion for writing, a commitment to developing their writing abilities, and financial need.
Deadline: March 1, 2018

Visual Artist Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Region
A two-year hatchery of innovation, the Visual Artist Fellowship underscores CFEVA's commitment to fostering artistic excellence and furthers its mission to help visual artists build sustainable careers.
Deadline: March 15, 2018

VisArts Studio Fellowship, Rockville, MD
The Studio Fellowship offers the gift of time and space to two artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work.
Deadline: March 20, 2018

CraftBoston Holiday 2018 Mentor Program
The Society of Arts and Crafts’ Mentor Program, launched in 2005, prepares emerging artists for participation in premier craft shows through their participation in CraftBoston Holiday.
Deadline: April 2, 2018

Photography/Video Intern, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX
The Photography and Video Intern works with the Communications and Marketing Manager to document PRH events and Artist Rounds and create in-house videos. Deadline: Rolling


>> Grants

New England Dance Fund
Through the New England Dance Fund, NEFA will award small, catalytic grants of $500 to $1,000 directly to choreographers who identify and articulate a critical opportunity that will significantly advance their career in dance.
Deadline: February 9, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST, with staff available until 5:00 PM EST.

Expeditions Touring Grant  
Touring grants provide funding for presenting high quality artists in tours that exhibit strong collaboration between artists, presenters, and nonprofit organizations to creatively engage communities in New England.
Deadline: February 20, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST, with staff available until 5:00 PM EST.

Expeditions Tour Planning Grant -- Expeditions Tour Planning grants provide resources for projects that need additional planning time to build interest among tour partners, leading to an application for Expeditions Touring support.
Deadline: February 20, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST, with staff available until 5:00 PM EST.

National Dance Project Production Grant -- NDP Production Grants provide funding to artists/companies to create new dance works and touring subsidies to the U.S. organizations who bring that work to their communities.
Deadline: March 1,2018 at 11:59 PM EST, with staff available until 5:00 PM EST.

National Theater Project Creation and Touring Grant -- Creation & Touring Grants provide funds for creation and U.S. touring of artist-led, ensemble, devised projects.
Deadline: March 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST, with staff available until 5:00 PM EST.

>> Alumni Grant

Belvedere Fund - Alumni working in the field of crafts who hold a BFA degree and have graduated within the last 10 years are eligible to apply. Eligible graduating classes are 2008–2017. Grants of up to $1,500 per person will be awarded through a competitive review
Deadline: February 28, 2018

 >> Awards & Prizes

Faena Art Prize
Faena Art invites international artists across disciplines to submit proposals for a chance to win $75,000, and the opportunity to create a site-specific work at the Faena Art Center.
Deadline: February 2, 2018

Zenobia Awards
Watershed is pleased to offer Zenobia Awards to artists of color with exceptional talent. The awards fully cover the residency, room & board fees for a two-week Watershed summer session.
Deadline: February 15, 2018

Creative Capital Award
The Creative Capital Award application will be open to artists of all disciplines through the month of February! The Award comes with up to $50,000 in project funding and $45,000 worth of advisory support.
Deadline: February 28, 2018

The STARTS Prize focuses on artistic works that influence or change the way we look at technology, and on innovative forms of collaboration between the ICT sector and the world of art and culture.
Deadline: March 2, 2018

Leadership Training

3rd Annual Emerging Leaders Program Info Night
February 8, 2018, 5 – 7pm • Urban Farm Fermentory, Portland, ME
Emerging Leaders is an interactive and innovative program that prepares younger professionals from across all sectors to serve as nonprofit board members, committee members, and skilled volunteers.The program has matched more than 200 young professionals with more than 100 community organizations in Maine.
Click for more information

NALAC Leadership Institute 2018
July 16 – 21, 2018 • San Antonio, TX
The NALAC Leadership Institute (NLI) is a week-long rigorous program in arts management and leadership development that delivers innovative and practical strategies that lead to successful business practices in the arts.
Click for more information

Events & Lectures

Burrow: Revisited
February 2, 2018, 7PM • ICA at MECA, Portland, ME
A collaborative performance piece by sound artist Alex Waterman and Assistant Professor Seth Rogoff. Learn more

The Peoples State of the Union Story Circle
February 3, 2018, 3 - 6 PM • Artists At Work Project Space at MECA, Portland, ME
MECA and the Abyssinian Meeting House invite community members to share stories that reflect on the current state of our union and hopes for the future. Learn more

BFA Spring 2018 Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Mary Murray
February 8, 2018, 12PM • Osher Hall at MECA, Portland, ME
Mary Murray has been curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at MWPAI since September 1991. At MWPAI, she has organized more than forty exhibitions, including four collections-based touring shows with scholarly catalogs. Learn more

The Poets and the Assassin
February 16, 2018, Doors 6:30PM, Event at 7PM • Osher Hall at MECA, Portland, ME
The performance is free and open to the public. A talk-back with the cast, director, and playwright will follow the performance. Learn more

Open Bench Project: Open House
February 17, 2018, 1 - 3 PM • Portland, ME
Learn more

Making Space for We: Building Bridges through Art and Social Action
March 15, 2018, 6PM  • Common Street Arts, Waterville, ME
Waterville Creates! and the Colby Museum of Art are co-hosting a series of public discussions on public art and creative placemaking. Learn more

Navigating Ad Land with Stephanie Shore, CMO of Moo
Ad Club of Maine Portland, ME
Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)
This event is free for students and alumni. Use the Ad Club Member RSVP. Learn more

2018 Boston Mosaic Tour Series
Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 8:00am to 5:00pm
3 different Tours are available, see website for details


Continuing Studies
Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
The Continuing Studies Department offers open enrollment programs to adults and youth. Our mission is to provide access to professional quality study in the arts and professional development opportunities for diverse members of the general public. We offer weekly classes, weekend classes, winter and summer intensives, youth camps, and international artist retreats
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SCORE, Portland Maine
February 15, 2018, 12PM - 1PM
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'Crowdfunding To Build Independence' with Seed&Spark!

Center for Independent Documentary
February 15, 2018, 12pm - 1pm EST
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SCORE, Portland Maine
February 20, 2018, 12PM - 1PM
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Grant Writing 101 - Professional Development Workshop for Artists
Creative Portland, Portland, ME
February 28, 2018, 12-1:30pm
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'Crowdfunding To Build Independence' with Seed&Spark!
Center for Independent Documentary
March 6, 2018, 3pm - 4pm EST
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Artist Retreat in Maine, Experimental Drawing

The University of Southern Maine, Winter Harbor, ME
June 14 – 21, 2018 at the Schoodic Institute  ‣ View Details
Deadline for Registration: March 1, 2018

Students, Alumni & Faculty At Work
Table display by Danielle Gerber '12' at Tidings Craft and Art Fair in Portland, ME in December 2017.

 Current student Kat Miller was featured on Refinery29 for her participating in all-female art exhibition Girls, Uninterrupted in conjunction with Creative Debuts in London, UK in January 2018.

Emily Norton ’07, Aaron Staples ’08, Danielle Gerber ‘12, and Kelsey Haley ‘15 participated in the 2nd Tidings Craft and Art Fair in Portland, ME.

Daria Glassman-Norvlaan '04, Eric Drzewianowsk ‘04, Emily Norton ’07, Cat Bates ‘09, Amalia Guettinger ‘12, Andrew Haviland ‘12, Hannah Godbey ‘11, Chad Creighton ‘12, Hannah Rosengren ‘13, Hannah Hermes ’15, Kelsey Haley ‘15, Taylor Mirabito ’16, Maxwell Arthur Erwin ‘17 and staff member Jess Teesdale were vendors at the 2017 Picnic in Portland, ME.

2017 #Mecamade showcase included: Kari Radasch ‘97, Eric Drzewianowsk ‘04, LK Weiss ‘11, Maggie Muth ‘11, Amalia Guettinger ‘12, John Nelson ‘12, Kristin Fitzpatrick ‘13, Shannon Owen ‘14, Kelsey Haley ‘15, Tabitha Barnard ‘16, Sophie Cangelosi ‘16, Melinda Aste ‘17, Eden McDowell ‘17, Meg Hahn ‘17 and faculty member Adriane Herman.

The 23rd MECA Holiday Sale included: CS Instructor Kifah Abdulla, Ebenezer Akakpo ’01, Cat Bates ’09, Derek Bedford ’01,Shana Belknap ’9, Don Best ’80, Carrie Brezzo ’04, Katie Burns, CS Instructor Crystal Cawley, Daniel Cerreta ’10, Peter Dore ’17, faculty member Nicholas Downing, Melanie Duarte ’07, Lisa Ferreria Jones ’02, Sam Guay ’12, Amalia Guettinger ’12, faculty member Adriane Herman, Hannah Hermes ’15, faculty member Elizabeth Jabar, Adrian King ’12, Marilyn Lucey ’09Tracy Mastro ’91, Hugh McCormick ’15, Taylor Mirabito ’16, Hana Firestone ‘14, Jason Morrissey ’98, Emily Norton ’07, CS Instructor Jeanne Paterak, Emily Percival ’06, Roxanne Quimby Hon. DFA ’12, Kari Radasch ’97, Natalie Reed ’13, Joe Rosshirt ’11, Hope Rovelto ’01, Miles Spadone ’13, Aaron Staples ’08, Molly Steinmetz ’14, Beth Taylor ’08, staff member Jessica Teesdale, staff member Dietlind Vander Schaaf, LK Weiss ’11, and Sarah Camille Wilson ’07.

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Public Engagement
A Story Circle is a part of the People's State of the Union.


On Saturday, February 3, the Public Engagement Program and The Abyssinian Meeting House along with the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture and organizations across the country, will invite the public to participate in the People’s State of the Union #PSOTU2018.

Community members will take part in Story Circles, sharing personal experiences that reveal the state of our union. This event coincides with the exhibit Still Standing: The Abyssinian Meeting House Story Archive on view at Maine College of Art.

In addition to participants engaging in Story Circles, the event will feature an introduction and performances from the Abyssinian Meeting House community and art-making activities from local socially engaged printmakers the Ears and Hands Collective.

>> Learn More about PE

Founded in 1882 and located in the heart of Downtown Portland's thriving Arts District, MECA offers BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in 11 studio majors, MFA (Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art), and MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) degrees, as well as the Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies. Pre-College and Continuing Studies programming are available for adults and youths.

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at MECA is free and open to the public.
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