Our projects grow the Creative Economy in Maine.

Growing the Creative Economy in Maine

Supporting Creatives & Creative Organizations

Creative Placemaking as a Pillar of Community Development

Launchpad is an Arts Incubator focused on developing the arts & creative economy in Maine through its work with emerging artists, partner organizations, and Creative Placemaking initiatives.

We collaborate with emerging artists, arts organizations, startups, and local/statewide municipalities and organizations. We create programs and projects that develop the Creative Economy in Maine. Our mission is accomplished through our four strategy pillars – Community, Talent, Spaces & Capital.

Launchpad is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our Team

Our staff and board members are united in our mission to grow Artistic & Creative Industries in Maine.

Work at Launchpad

Join our talented team of individuals working to strengthen the Creative Economy in the 207.

Launchpad has no Admin Staff or Event Staff positions currently available. 

Wax On DJ Battle at Central Gallery (2016)

Our History

Launchpad was founded in 2014, and it’s initial project, the Central Gallery mixed-used Arts Space, a key part of downtown Bangor’s cultural revitalization, enabled the organization to develop its mission and expand its presence.

Since that time, Launchpad has introduced several projects across the State of Maine; including the All Roads Music Festival (Belfast) in 2015,  the Bangor Arts Exchange (Bangor) in 2017, and the Live from the Grand Music Series (Ellsworth) in 2019.

Launchpad has collaborated with dozens of Creative Organizations and presented the work of hundreds of music artists, filmmakers and traditional and experimental artists to a diverse range of thousands of audience members.

Annual Reports

The 2018 Annual Report will be published in early 2019.