Call for proposals for the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series

The Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series (CA/DLS) Committee is accepting grant applications from the University of Maine and the University of Maine at Machias to enhance the artistic, cultural and intellectual life of the campuses.

Grants support up to 50% of expenses associated with cultural events and speaking engagements and lectures.

To comply with the restrictions on the CA/DLS funding sources, applications for outreach to the UMaine Machias campus for artistic and cultural events are eligible for funding, but they must be part of a program also offered at the UMaine campus in Orono. Applications for lectures and speaking engagements at the UMaine Machias campus may be funded directly. 

The CA/DLS committee accepts applications four times a year. The next application deadline is Sept. 26.   

Grant applications submitted by the above deadline are for projects starting on or after Oct. 23, 2023.

Proposals must be submitted online using the CA/DLS Grant Application Form.

Past awards have supported lectures and lecture series; Culturefest, the International Dance Festival; exhibits; performances; and guest artists.