Commission on Cultural Development
The City of Bangor Commission on Cultural Development supports art and culture in Bangor, Maine through funding, marketing, advocacy, and education to benefit citizens, visitors, and the economic and cultural vitality of the city.
The Commission has authorization to assess Bangor’s cultural needs, develop and maintain a comprehensive arts and cultural policy, review grant applications and public art requests, and work with the community to identify and encourage opportunities for the incubation of promising arts and cultural enterprises.
The Commission on Cultural Development accepts grant applications from individual artists and non-profit arts and cultural organizations twice per year (grant application deadlines are April 1st and October 1st). Please review the grant applications below for more details:
Cultural Asset Survey Map
You can view the results of the Commission on Cultural Development's Cultural Asset Survey here as an interactive map. This includes cultural landmarks, buildings, artwork, and more.
"Things to Do in Bangor" Story Map
View "Things to Do in Bangor" here.
"Bangor: The Queen City of the East" Story Map
In 2020, The Commission on Cultural Development (with the assistance of City staff and the Bangor Historical Society) created an interactive story map. View“Bangor: The Queen City of the East” here.
Arts are still alive in Bangor! This year the Bangor Cultural Commission is presenting ARTober as a celebration of the many, varied, high quality and much-loved artists and art organizations in Bangor. Click here for more information.
Arts & Economic Prosperity V Study
The City of Bangor participated in the Arts & Economic Prosperity V study in fiscal year 2015, which measures the economic impact of non-profit arts and cultural organizations and their audiences. See the study results here.
Watch Commission on Cultural Development monthly meetings online here.