Our Community Partners

With the support of our community partnerships, CMCA connects artists of all ages, races, genders, socio-economic status, and abilities to contemporary artwork and artists.

We are grateful to be expanding our community collaborations to provide virtual and in-person ArtLab and Look Inside programming.
To collaborate with our ArtLab programs, please contact Mia Bogyo at mbogyo@cmcanow.org.

Arts in Action

Arts in Action programs are offered by RSU 13 Adult and Community Education with support from the ANONIMO Foundation to create opportunities for youth artists to showcase and share their talents in actionable ways by partnering fine arts education with community arts and service learning projects.

Camden Public Library

Our mission to be an anchor for the community. We bring people together to Read, Connect, and Discover. Become a fan, and participate in the Camden Public Library experience in a whole new way!

Ellis-Beauregard Foundation

EBF provides resources and support for artists, engages with community and sustains the legacy of the founding artists, Joan Beauregard and David Ellis.

Farnsworth Art Museum

The Farnsworth is open year-round as the only center dedicated solely to American and Maine-inspired art. Through our remarkable collection, inventive exhibitions, wide-ranging intellectual resources, and energetic educational programming, visitors from around the world gain a deep appreciation of the ongoing story of Maine’s role in American art.

Good Tern Coop

We are a member-owned community food co-op and cafe. We specialize in local, organic, dietary sensitive foods and products at affordable prices. All are welcome to shop with us. Becoming a member means you become an owner of the store, with equal voting rights over leadership and decisions. We offer member working discounts and other benefits.

Indigo Arts Alliance

Indigo Arts Alliance’s purpose is to build global connections by bringing together artists from diverse backgrounds of the African Diaspora to engage in their creative process with an opportunity to serve as both mentors and mentees. An integral aspect of the Indigo vision is to provide Maine based artists of African descent access to a broader range of practicing Black artists and artists of color from around the world.

Knox County Homeless Coalition

The Knox County Homeless Coalition/Hospitality House provides home, help and hope for homeless families.

The Landing Place

The Landing Place is our comprehensive youth program supporting highly resilient and often marginalized youth living in Midcoast Maine. Using trauma-informed, strength-based, and restorative practices, The Landing Place aims to break cycles of poverty by compassionately supporting local youth who are at high-risk of experiencing different types of adversity, such as unstable housing, food insecurity, insufficient access to resources and supplies, personal conflicts, and other barriers that make it difficult for youth to realize personal aspirations.

Leaps of Imagination

At Leaps of Imagination we imagine a better future. A future that starts with our children right now. We believe that kids are curious and competent. They are natural connectors and know that their ideas matter. Each of our programs links children to issues in today’s world. To big ideas like equity and caring for the environment. Empowered through art, children experiment with materials and master new techniques. They explore, keep a record of their experiences in journals, and give and receive feedback from their peers.

Maine Arts Education Association

MAEA is a statewide professional organization whose members are committed to excellence in visual arts education.

Merryspring Nature Center

Merryspring’s mission is to practice, teach and advocate sound principles of ecology, conservation and horticulture in order to protect our natural environment; and to provide natural landscapes and cultivated areas for public enjoyment.

MidCoast Music Academy

MCMA is more than a music school; it is a community that encourages people young and old to find and embrace who they are by learning an instrument, developing their own voice on that instrument, and then sharing their voice through performance.

MidCoast Summer Activities Faire

Looking for summer activities for your kids? Come to the Summer Activities Fair, where local organizations offering summer programs will display their information, answer questions, and help you learn about summer activity options for children. Swimming, horseback riding, theater, sailing, art, sports, dance–there’s a lot going on all summer long! Sponsored by the Camden Rockport School Alliance/PTA.


OUT Maine is a national leader in designing rural, community-based, targeted programming and training that lifts up queer youth in Maine’s isolated and under-resourced regions. OUT Maine’s work gives everyone a role in building resilience and life skills to help our queer youth thrive.

Penobscot Bay YMCA

The Penobscot Bay YMCA is a cornerstone of our healthy community, fostering partnerships, providing programs and services and promoting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility to improve the quality of life for everyone.

Rockland Historical Society

The Rockland Historical Society collects, preserves and shares the history of this colorful community. They curate an extensive collection of marine art, local memorabilia, business records, personal papers and several large photograph collections.

Rockland Main Street

Rockland Main Street, Inc. is a focused partnership of residents, businesses and local government that enhances and protects the unique sense of place and economic vitality of downtown Rockland, Maine.

Rockland Public Library

Our mission: To foster community & connection, offer resources to inspire & encourage ideas, and provide the tools to explore our past, enrich our present, & empower our future.

Rockland Youth Alliance

We are a collective of organizations that support and engage with Rockland area youth; we include: The Landing Place, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Aldermere Farm, OUTMaine, Rockland Mainstreet, RSU13, The Apprenticeshop, The Strand Theatre, Merryspring Nature Center, Coastal Recovery Community Center, Sundog Expeditions, Penquis, Good Tern Coop, Arts in Action, Trekkers, Penobscot YMCA, AIO Food & Energy Assistance.

RSU13 Afterschool Program / 21st Century Grant

FREE Afterschool and summer programs for students at South, OMS, and OHS, through a 21st Century Grant. We provide tutoring, enrichment clubs, snack. Priority enrollment for students needing extra help in math and reading.


STRIVE is a non-profit serving 950+ tweens, teens, & young adults with intellectual disabilities–through educational, social, & vocational training opportunities in Maine. People can access our independent living courses online through STRIVE WorldWIDE!

Steel House

Steel House is a collaborative environment in Rockland, Maine for designers, builders, artists, technologists, educators, and others to work together and create great things. We teach classes, host events, build products, and expand cultural and economic opportunity in our community and the world at large.

With many people and skills represented, there’s a natural ecosystem where sharing knowledge and resources is encouraged and camaraderie is sparked.

Our shared space and resources cultivate a collaborative environment that allow us to develop small creative business, provide unique educational programs, and engage the community.