SPACE gallery

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About SPACE gallery

SPACE IS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT SUPPORTS CONTEMPORARY ARTS PROJECTS, CHAMPIONS ARTISTS, AND ENCOURAGES AN OPEN EXCHANGE OF IDEAS.

Grounded in the belief that vital communities are activated by experimentation, conversation, and camaraderie, SPACE engages a wide audience with provocative arts programming and category-defying events. As a nexus for curious minds, we collaborate with original thinkers and invite the public to participate in the ongoing pursuit of adventurous ideas.


From our versatile arts space in downtown Portland, Maine, we:

●  Curate visual art exhibitions

●  Showcase music

●  Present film screenings

●  Facilitate lectures and discussions

●  Foster a platform for contemporary experimental performance

●  Rent below-market studios to artists with active practices

●  Oversee a statewide granting program for artist-led initiatives and projects

●  Invite national artists to stay in Portland through our residency program

● Foster conversations about issues of social justice

●  Engage the public in community events and open forums

●  Collaborate with other nonprofits, artist-run projects, and performing arts organizations