Norway Savings Bank Pledges $15,000 to Indigo Arts Alliance

NSB employees present check to Indigo Arts Alliance members

Janice de Lima, VP and Community Reinvestment Officer (far left) and Melissa Rock, VP and Marketing & Communications Officer (second from right) of Norway Savings Bank present a $15,000 check to representatives from Indigo Arts Alliance (from second to left) Aminata Conteh, Marketing & Communications Coordinator; Daniel Minter, Co-Founder and Artistic Director; Marcia Minter, Co-Founder and Executive Director; and Jordia Benjamin, Deputy Director (far right).

 

NORWAY, Maine – Norway Savings Bank will provide $15,000 to the Indigo Arts Alliance to support its mission and programming. Indigo Arts Alliance hosts a residency program to international artists of many disciplines – visual, performance and writing – and connects them with Maine-based Black and Brown artists in a unique mentor/mentee relationship.

“Our goal is to support Black and Brown artists from diverse backgrounds to engage in their creative process,” said Marcia Minter, Co-Founder and Executive Director. “An integral aspect of the Indigo vision is to provide our local artists access to a broader range of practicing artists of color from around the world. These connections are important for enhancing the creative economy as well.”

“We emphasize that we want Black, Brown and Indigenous artists to be an integral part of the texture of the whole community – not an add-on – but really part of the whole,” said Daniel Minter, Co-Founder and Artistic Director.

“Norway Savings Bank is excited to support and encourage the work Indigo Arts is doing to enhance the rich and diverse culture of our State,” said Dan Walsh, President and CEO of Norway Savings Bank. “They are making a significant impact on the artistic community of Maine.”

Indigo Arts Alliance’s headquarters at 60 Cove Street in Portland includes a multi-disciplinary arts studio for professional, mid-career and emerging artists. Learn more at www.indigoartsalliance.me.

 

 

About Norway Savings Bank
Founded in 1866, Norway Savings Bank is a leading mutual banking and financial services company headquartered in Norway, Maine. As of September 30, 2022, Norway Savings Bank had $1.739 billion in total assets. Norway Savings Bank has 24 branch locations and operates divisions in trust and investment services, personal banking and business banking. In 2022, Norway Savings received the Best Place for Working Parents designation and was recognized with the “Best Wellness Employer – Gold Certification” for the fourth year in a row by Wellness Workdays. BauerFinancial has designated Norway Savings Bank the “Best of Bauer” for earning and maintaining its highest 5-star rating for 32 continuous years. For more information, visit www.norwaysavings.bank.

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