Maine is a place that is rich in talent and highly attractive to entrepreneurs, creative professionals and innovative enterprises. The Maine Center for Creativity is part of a network of engaged organizations and professionals working to energize the state’s economy and the cultural vibrancy of Maine communities. We’re building unexpected partnerships between the Arts and Industry to increase Maine’s visibility as a place where creativity and innovation thrive.

Join us as we work together on a bold and exciting mission.

Creative Toolbox: The Art + Science of Brewing

November 5th, 2015

Join us for a look at the intersection of art and science in one of the most popular, fastest growing industries in Maine and America: craft beer. Rob Tod, founder of Allagash Brewing Company and a leader in innovation in the industry, will facilitate a conversation with a group of Maine brewers – on the fusing of creativity into fermentation and beyond. Following the event, beers from all brewers will be on draft and available to taste.

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Creating a Culture of Innovation

September 25th, 2015

Join leaders from business, industry, higher education, arts and cultural organizations, scientific research institutions, and the economic development community for an engaging and interactive Symposium to explore and stimulate collaborative actions to help further Maine’s success as a place where creativity and innovation thrive.


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A bold initiative that started with an international design competition—attracting 560 submissions from 80 countries—and resulted in one of the world’s largest public art paintings. Developed to help put Maine on the map as a place where Arts and Industry work together to pursue ambitious creative projects and programs, Art-All-Around™ was created in partnership with Sprague corporation, at the company’s industrial site on the South Portland waterfront.

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Creative Toolbox “Art+Science Series”

The Creative Toolbox program began in 2009 as a series of presentations and seminars aimed at providing creative individuals with a variety of skills, resources and information to help them prosper. This year, our “Art + Science Series” explores the ways science and art combine and complement each other to drive innovation in several areas that are at the heart of creative and entrepreneurial activity here in Maine.

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Maine Creative Industries Award Program

A biennial awards program and gala developed to shine a spotlight on Maine’s extraordinary business, scientific, cultural and technology organizations and leaders. The program has become an important part of the Maine Center for Creativity’s work to inspire and promote new opportunities for innovation and collaboration, and build a network of people and organizations committed to helping increase Maine’s economic vitality, cultural vibrancy, and visibility as a place where creativity thrives.

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Maine Network of Innovation and Creativity (MaineNIAC)

A new in-person and digital “network of networks,” being developed to accelerate collaboration and build Maine’s brand in new and exciting ways. Supported by some 15 companies, organizations and higher-education institutions, MaineNIAC will provide collaboration tools and access to resources to improve the flow of ideas, identification of talent and resources, and help source support for innovative and creative projects.

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Support for PechaKucha Portland

A quarterly gathering of community members from a wide variety of backgrounds and creative professions, to provide an opportunity for structured, personal presentations of creative work and personal or professional explorations. The Maine Center for Creativity provides ongoing support for the all-volunteer PK Portland Organizing Team, to assist with these quarterly events associated with the global PechaKucha organization, connecting over 800 cities around the world.

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