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Commission on Cultural Development

ARTober kick-off party - Friday, October 4, 2019!

In 2015, the City of Bangor designated the month of October as the "Month of the Arts," officially celebrating the diverse and exciting creative culture in the Queen City. Join the Bangor arts community in kicking off our annual spotlight on the arts with a celebration and variety of performances. 

The official kick-off party happens on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Bangor Arts Exchange, 193 Exchange Street, Bangor. 

To add your event to the ARTober calendar, fill out this Google form.

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.

Bangor: A Culture of Places StoryMap

The Commission on Cultural Development turned its cultural asset survey into an interactive online StoryMap. View Bangor: A Culture of Places here. 


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 non-profit arts and cultural organizations twice per year (May 1st and November 1st). Only 501(c)3 organizations are eligible to apply for grants. Please review the grant applications below for more details:

Download the Commission on Cultural Development Grant Application PDF

If you are an artist, or have a project that does not have a non-profit designation, please consider reaching out to any one of the many arts organizations in the City to see if they would be willing to serve as a fiscal sponsor for your project.

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.



Name Term Expires
Bragg, Jane 2021
Chernesky, Edmund 2020
Currier, Tristine 2021
Donovan, Mary 2022
Dyer, Edythe 2022
Greenlaw, Tristine 2022
Littlefield, Andrea 2021
Riordan, Liam 2020
Roeder, Amy 2021
Smith, Owen 2020
Weston, Cary Councilor
Lundy, Betsy City Staff

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