Creative Placemaking as a Pillar of Community Development
Supporting Artists & Arts Organizations
Growing the Creative Economy in Maine
Launchpad is an Arts Incubator focused on collaborating with artists, arts organizations and communities, to develop creative places in Maine.
Our projects, programming and Creative Placemaking initiatives develop and strengthen the local creative economy through our work with emerging artists, arts organizations, startups, municipalities and other economic development or arts development organizations. Our mission is accomplished through our four strategy pillars – Community, Talent, Spaces & Capital.
Launchpad is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Our staff and board members are united in our mission to grow Artistic & Creative Industries in Maine.
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Central Gallery in Downtown Bangor (circa 2016)
Launchpad was founded in 2011, and it’s initial major 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.