Salt Institute for Documentary Studies

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The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies (Salt) is a non-profit institution located in Portland, Maine.


Founded in 1973, Salt focuses on educating and promoting responsible storytelling in documentary practices alternative to filmmaking. Salt offers accredited semester programs[1] in radio documentary, documentary photography, or non-fiction writing.

The mission of Salt's experiential education programs is to “collect, communicate and preserve non-fiction stories about Maine people, culture and landscape that, as they relate to the larger world, foster community and celebrate the diversity and the commonality of humanity.”[2]

In 2015, Salt signed a lease agreement with Baxter Academy for Technology and Science.


  1. ^ "Documentary Field Work: Salt Institute for Documentary Studies". Archived from the original on September 29, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2011.
  2. ^ "Salt Institute". 2013-08-07. Retrieved 2013-12-03.

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Coordinates: 43°39′18.5″N 70°15′43.8″W / 43.655139°N 70.262167°W / 43.655139; -70.262167