ArtsEngageME, the nonprofit advocacy and support organization for the Maine Arts Commission, was conceived as a priority in the Commission's cultural plan: Fortifying Maine's Creativity & Culture: Five-Year Cultural Plan 2015-2020.
ArtsEngageME - modeled on the support organizations for many of Maine's other cultural agencies - increases the Commission's capacity to advocate and to raise funds in support of Maine's cultural sector. The organization, and its ability to hold an endowment outside of the state budget, was launched via Maine legislation in the fall of 2016, and received its 501c3 nonprofit designation from the IRS in April 2018. Currently, AEM is a volunteer-driven organization.
More information can be found in the ArtsEngageME Printable Brochure