Workshops Policies & Forms
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 3/20/20
Dear Maine Media Family,
I hope this letter reaches you in good health and spirits. We are witnessing unprecedented change in the world today. As members of this wildly talented Maine Media College + Workshops family, you belong to a rich network of visual artists and storytellers whose artistic ambitions and skills are now more important than ever. We face these times together. I know that we will meet the anxieties and uncertainty of the moment with mindful expressions and fearless creativity. And we are developing new ways to support your continued creative and professional growth in this challenging time.
As we know, the current health crisis is evolving rapidly. In concert with the CDC’s recommendations to minimize the spread of COVID-19, we have taken the following measures to safeguard our students, staff and faculty.
- We have suspended all on-campus and in person classes, workshops, labs and activities through April 19th. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust our schedule as needed. If you sign up for classes anytime, our flexible enrollment and deposit policies will accommodate changes.
- Our offices and campus are officially closed through March 31, 2020. You can continue to reach us by email or through Maine Media’s website.
- Many of our upcoming programs are being prepared in online formats and can respond quickly to changing recommendations provided by public health agencies.
To continue providing innovative opportunities to learn and be engaged, we are quickly moving more of our programs online. Enrollment details about the first of our offerings, from long-time faculty member Brenton Hamilton, are forthcoming.
Our Certificate programs – the Certificate in Collaborative Filmmaking (CCF) and Professional Certificate in Visual Storytelling (PCVS) – have also transitioned to online formats and will begin on Monday, March 23rd. If you would like more information or would like to enroll, please contact us here .
You may need to keep your distance, but you don’t have to be distant. There are many ways to stay connected. I sincerely encourage you to join us through social media, if you have not done so already. You can converse with us on Facebook and Instagram where we can navigate these challenging conditions together, through images, art and conversation.
With the safety and health of family, friends and our global communities at the forefront of our thoughts, our mission in arts education remains strong. This disruption and uncertainty can, in the best of circumstances, be a time for nurturing and learning. We certainly face daunting challenges in the months ahead, but together with a creative spirit and skillful determination, we will emerge as a stronger community and a more deeply connected family.
On behalf of Maine Media, my very best to you and your family.
Dear Maine Media Family:
Right now, the global community is carefully watching and preparing for the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Regardless of whether our campus is ultimately affected by this particular virus, emergency preparedness is a good use of our time. In this letter I would like to address some of the proactive steps we are taking to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe.
Note that this guidance is subject to change as the situation evolves. Because of that, we will be making periodic updates to this page.
We are actively monitoring the situation and are not planning to postpone any of our workshops. It is important to note that there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Maine at this time. We have a fabulous lineup of classes and events for this summer, and plan to proceed while adhering to common sense precautions.
Here are some of the steps we are taking:
- We are following the recommendations and guidelines outlined by both the United States and Maine Centers for Disease Control.
- We are in contact with PenBay Medical Center and their Infection Prevention Department.
- Hygiene and etiquette recommendations will be reviewed at all staff and student orientations.
- Stations for hand sanitizer and dispensers have been installed across campus, in classrooms and in common areas.
- We are reviewing policies related to illness, absence and sick leave for staff, interns and volunteers.
- We encourage all members of our community to be mindful of prejudice and stereotypes about who may be a virus carrier, as illness and sickness have no bounds. We are a diverse institution and discrimination of any kind is not tolerated on campus.
Maine Media has an established Campus Oversight Team which includes executive members of the staff including myself. Any questions or concerns regarding the campus can be directed to us for immediate action. I hope you are all well, safe and healthy. I look forward to meeting you this summer for a creative, engaging and memorable year.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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