Media Coverage and Resources

Read more about the project through media coverage in Maine!

Jack Pine Project connects artists through pandemic (WABI-5 – Bangor)

University of Maine project tells story of COVID-19 pandemic through arts (

Public invited to participate in free COVID-19 art workshops through UMaine’s Jack Pine Project (

Official UMaine Press Release

Contact Information for Media Inquiries

To get in touch with the project directors or request information or interviews with staff, instructors, or participants, please contact us at the following:

Jack Pine Project

5773 South Stevens Hall (mailing address only)

University of Maine

Orono, ME 04469-5773


Phone: 207-581-1840

Resources for Artists, Teachers and Others

Maine-Based Projects & Organizations

Coping with COVID: A Public Storytelling Project
This project at the University of Maine asks participants to upload short essays along with photos and/or videos about their experiences with COVID-19 public health guidelines.

Maine Arts Commission COVID-19 Resources Page
Contains links to grant information, projects, news, webinars and other resources of possible interest to artists in Maine.

Community Learning for ME
A resource page for educators, families and students created during the COVID-19 crisis. Contains links to many valuable resources, from virtual field trips to grants, teacher’s guides, training and more.

Portland (ME) Artist Relief Fund
A grant-based project of Creative Portland that offers $500 stipends to artists to help them during the COVID-19 crisis.

Maine Community Foundation – COVID-19 Assistance
A list of grants and giving opportunities from Maine’s primary funding source for community and arts development.

National Projects & Organizations

CERF+ The Artists’ Safety Net
A national organization that assists artists in need, especially in times of crisis.

Arts Education Partnership – COVID-19 Resources

NEA – COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations

CUE COVID-19 Artist Resources (extensive listing)

Americans for the Arts – Coronavirus Resource & Response Center

Creative Capital – Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Making a Difference

Many of these projects and organizations accept donations from individuals. So if you are in a position to help others, especially artists and art educators, please consider making a gift!

To give directly to the Jack Pine Project, use the link in the menu or click HERE.

How Funders can Support Arts Education Despite COVID-19 (Report from Creative Generation).