The Bliss Fund

The Bliss Fund was established in 2022 as a fund to support artist scholarships. A generous, anonymous donor felt inspired during the 2022 MCA Weekend Workshop at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts to establish a new fund and inspire others to contribute. The donor’s vision is for the fund to create opportunities for artists to participate in the Weekend Workshop or other MCA programs at no cost. MCA is so grateful for this inspired gift and we invite you to contribute in any amount.

The starting donation was also made in honor and appreciation of outgoing Executive Director, Sadie Bliss, and a name was born: The Bliss Fund. The name serves in recognition of Sadie’s dedication, but moreso, for the bliss it will bring each time we are able to offer financial support for an artist.

“Sadie Bliss has been a lifetime member of the craft world. Her dedication to the arts and to makers is indisputable. Through the Maine Crafts Association, she has made an indelible mark on Maine and will be deeply missed.  We wish her eternal success in her future endeavors.”

– Shannon Richards, MCA Board President