Throughout 2017-18, The New Commons Project received 155 submissions from 12 counties across Maine. These submissions encompassed dozens of genres, styles, and eras. These are the 12 final selections around which programming will be scheduled in 2018-19. Click each work for more information and the nomination video.

David Simon, The Wire (2002-2008)               Banksy (1974-present)               John Coltrane, “Alabama” (1963)
Jane Austen, Persuasion (1817)               KENDRICK LAMAR, DAMN. (2017)               Thanhha Lai, Inside Out & Back Again (2011)
The FEDCO Seed Catalog (1978-present)               Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 6 (1808)               The Canoe (8200 BCE-present)
Cheryl Savageau, Dirt Road Home (1995)               Matt Groening, The Simpsons (1989-present)               James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time (1963)