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Support Maine Crafts Association

By making a tax-deductible donation you support our work and our commitment to build upon Maine’s rich craft traditions by nurturing a vibrant, supportive, inclusive craft community with educational programs and resources.

Since 1983, Maine Crafts Association has developed valuable educational programs for craft artists to strengthen their businesses, elevate their creative practices, and collaborate with other artists in an inclusive community. Your contributions enable us to enhance our services and increase our reach in Maine. Each donation is an affirmation of our work: Different from grant funds, program fees, or membership dues, your gift brings us pride in knowing you have instilled trust in our organization by allowing us to put precious funds toward our greatest needs.  

The Bottom Line
Help us where we need it most: Donating to our general fund helps the MCA meet our most pressing needs and cover operating costs to sustain our annual programs. Your gift, no matter the size, is important and helps us provide life-changing and life-sustaining support to artists in Maine.

In exchange for funding and commitment, Cornerstone level supporters are aligned with our values:
Craftsmanship, Entrepreneurship, Tradition & Ingenuity. We connect Cornerstone level businesses to our 600+ members, 11,000+ mailing list, 250,000+ social media connections, plus in-person engagements and co-branded marketing.

The Bliss Fund
An artist scholarship fund to enable artists to participate in Haystack Weekend Workshop or other MCA programs at no cost. The fund was created in honor and appreciation of former MCA executive director, Sadie Bliss, in 2022. 

Friends of Maine Craft
Our donor circle, Friends of Maine Craft, invites those with a deep appreciation of the boundless creativity, fine craftsmanship, entrepreneurial spirit and grit of Maine’s craft artists to support the Maine Crafts Association and our mission with an annual gift.

Planned Giving
Include the MCA in your estate planning and leave a lasting legacy in Maine craft history. Planned gifts may be unrestricted contributions or attributed to a specific program. For more information please contact MCA Executive Director Whitney Gill, whitney@mainecrafts.org | (207)588-0021

Other Ways to Connect + Support MCA

Become a Member
Maine Crafts Association membership is open to everyone! Joining the MCA provides access to educational, marketing and networking events and activities with fellow members and staff. Our membership is made up of hobbyists, patrons, donors, galleries, nonprofits, suppliers, schools, and others related to the craft field. All are welcome!

Join the MCA

Sponsor our Programs
Sponsors directly support specific MCA programming and receive program-focused promotion in our print and digital advertising, social media campaigns, and more. Please contact us to request a current sponsorship deck.

Join our Board of Directors
Representing a diverse group of artists and business leaders, our Board of Directors govern both Maine Crafts Association and Shop Maine Craft. Individuals who align with our values, have connections to our community, and are passionate about the arts are welcome to contact us to discuss our current needs.

The Maine Crafts Association is assisted by a committed and diverse group of volunteers who bring a wide range of talents and experience to all aspects of operations and programming. Please contact us to introduce yourself and discuss volunteer opportunities!

Attend our events + Support our members!
Maine Crafts Association and Shop Maine Craft work in partnership to provide an extensive annual calendar of events. Visit, shop, and learn from our incredible members at our events, and sign up for our newsletter to stay connected!