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MFA Thesis Exhibitions for the class of 2023

Maine College of Art & Design presents MFA Thesis Exhibitions for the class of 2023 MFA students participate in two exhibitions, on view April 22 - 29, 2023 & May 12 - 20, . . .

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The Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA&D Presents “Liveable Worlds”

On view from October 6 - December 15, 2023 PORTLAND, ME — August 24, 2023— The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design (ICA at MECA&D) is pleased to announce the . . .

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Our 140-year history comes to life on the Congress Street windows

Illustration Prof. Andrew DeGraff brings Maine College of Art & Design’s 140-year history to life on our Congress Street . . .

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Presenting The 2023 Fashion Show

Maine College of Art & Design presents The 2023 Fashion Show The 2023 Textile & Fashion Design event will take place May 5, 2023 PORTLAND, ME — April 26, 2023 — Maine College of Art . . .

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Salt Institute for Documentary Studies celebrated in the Portland Press Herald

In recognition of its 50th anniversary, the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies was recently celebrated in the Portland Press Herald for its impact in the field of documentary studies. The . . .

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Maine College of Art & Design Welcomes New Trustees to Board 

Maine College of Art & Design Welcomes New Trustees to Board  Kathryn Yates Appointed Chair for the 2022-23 Academic Year    PORTLAND, ME — September 20, 2022 — Maine College of . . .

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Salt and Maine Public launch new podcast, “Essential Salt”

Salt and Maine Public launch new podcast, “Essential Salt”

The Salt Institute for Documentary studies, in collaboration with Maine Public, introduces Essential Salt, a podcast that brings you stories reported on by students at the Salt Institute for Documentary . . .

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies celebrated in the Portland Press Herald

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies celebrated in the Portland Press Herald

In recognition of its 50th anniversary, the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies was recently celebrated in the Portland Press Herald for its impact in the field of documentary studies. The article . . .

Down East Magazine celebrates 50 years of Salt Institute of Documentary Studies in its March issue

Down East Magazine celebrates 50 years of Salt Institute of Documentary Studies in its March issue

Down East Magazine celebrates 50 years of Salt Institute of Documentary Studies in its March issue Editor in Chief Brian Kevin sits down with Director Isaac Kestenbaum to reflect on […]

Welcoming Nora Saks to the Salt faculty roster!

Welcoming Nora Saks to the Salt faculty roster!

Welcoming Nora Saks to the Salt faculty roster! We are thrilled to introduce new Salt faculty member Nora Saks to our team. Nora – notable journalist, audio producer, educator and […]

Salt hosts its Spring Storytelling Night at PMA

Salt hosts its Spring Storytelling Night at PMA

JOIN US! For one night only on Friday, April 8, join students from the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies at the Portland Museum of Art as they present an evening […]

Portland Press Herald features Mike Eckel, Salt ’96

Portland Press Herald features Mike Eckel, Salt ’96

Alumnus Mike Eckel, Salt '96, who is currently covering the Russian invasion of Ukraine from the front lines for Radio Free Europe was featured in a February 21 article by […]

Bangor Daily News spotlights the new 4-episode podcast from Salt: Sovereign 

Bangor Daily News spotlights the new 4-episode podcast from Salt: Sovereign 

Bangor Daily News spotlights the new 4-episode podcast from Salt: Sovereign  Decades after a settlement act in Maine gave native peoples the means to potentially buy land but took away many . . .

Salt Institute featured in Portland Press Herald

Salt Institute featured in Portland Press Herald

“The podcast industry is changing all the time. There are some very big podcast companies and the job market is strong,” said Kestenbaum. “But we’re still teaching the basic skills […]

Maine College of Art & Design Releases Sovereign, a Salt Institute Podcast Exploring Native Tribe Rights in Maine 

Maine College of Art & Design Releases Sovereign, a Salt Institute Podcast Exploring Native Tribe Rights in Maine 

Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) today announced its September 2 release of the Salt Institute-created podcast, Sovereign. Created as a four-part series with episodes coming out each Thursday, Salt . . .

CC Paschal joins the Salt team!

CC Paschal joins the Salt team!

We are thrilled to welcome award-winning audio journalist CC Paschal (she/they) to the Salt faculty this year! In addition to creating podcasts about art, culture and politics, CC focuses on […]

NPR’s Robert Smith to Teach 12-week Salt Podcasting Course

NPR’s Robert Smith to Teach 12-week Salt Podcasting Course

Robert Smith of NPR’s Planet Money will now be teaching a 12-week course on creating serialized podcasts, through the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA&D. The class will run […]

Salt at MECA&D Hires New Visiting Professor of Radio & Podcasting for Spring 2021

Salt at MECA&D Hires New Visiting Professor of Radio & Podcasting for Spring 2021

Salt Institute at MECA&D Hires New Visiting Professor of Radio & Podcasting for Spring 2021 The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA&D has hired a visiting teacher of Radio […]

MECA&D Announces Isaac Kestenbaum as Director of the Salt Institute

MECA&D Announces Isaac Kestenbaum as Director of the Salt Institute

July 30, 2020 -- Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) has appointed Isaac Kestenbaum as Director of the Salt Institute, President Laura Freid announced today. Kestenbaum will begin his […]

Ashley Cleek Announced as Instructor for ‘Intro to Podcasting’ Intensive in March 2020

Ashley Cleek Announced as Instructor for ‘Intro to Podcasting’ Intensive in March 2020

Maine College of Art & Design's Continuing Studies Program is excited to announce that Ashley Cleek, proud former instructor and graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, will be […]

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA&D Announces Fellowship

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA&D Announces Fellowship

The fellowship will support the work of students from underrepresented communities who have been accepted into the fifteen-week Salt Graduate Certificate Program in Documentary Studies at MECA&D.

Salt Alumni Win Audio Competition Awards

Salt Alumni Win Audio Competition Awards

Tracy Mumford Salt ’13 and Steven Jackson Salt ’13 won audio awards in the 2017 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Competition.

Tavia Gilbert Salt ’01 Receives Best Female Narrator Audie Award

Tavia Gilbert Salt ’01 Receives Best Female Narrator Audie Award

Tavia Gilbert, who attended the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies in 2001, received a 2017 Best Female Narrator Audie Award for her narration of Be Frank With Me, by Julia […]

New Faculty Hires for Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA&D

New Faculty Hires for Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA&D

The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA&D is excited to welcome Yoon S. Byun as the Visiting Instructor of Photography and Short Film and Colin Cheney as the Guest Instructor […]

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