Manchester’s Pineland Suzuki School, self-portrait exihibition receive arts grants

ELLSWORTH — The Pineland Suzuki School, of Manchester, is one of 13 organizations and projects to share $43,000 in grants from Maine Community Foundation’s Maine Expansion Arts Fund.
The $1,100 the school recieved will bring Palaver Strings to Manchester to lead a workshop for young rural musicians in grades kindergarten through 12 and perform for the community, according to the foundation.
Also getting a grant, of $4,000, was Americans Who Tell The Truth for the for “Show ME Who I Am” exhibitin, which features self-portraits and narratives by indigenous, immigrant and rural youth to be shared in communities and at the Maine State House.
The Maine Expansion Arts Fund is a collaborative effort of the National Endowment for the Arts, Lillian Berliawsky Charitable Trust, Maine Community Foundation and Maine Arts Commission to strengthen and ensure the future of Maine’s artistic traditions. Additional funding is provided through the Elizabeth Laughlin Anderson Memorial Fund.
The next deadline for grant applications is Sept. 15. Guidelines, application and a list of recent grants are available at