Empowering and Engaging Youth Through Arts and Culture

The AFCC’s mission is to support, promote, and celebrate the arts and culture of Cape Cod. It fulfills its mission by funding grants, fellowships, and scholarships; by advocating for more awareness on the impact the Cape’s creative economy has on our region and beyond; and by building a strong arts community network through membership.



  • To provide funding for arts-specific programming to youth  with barriers to create a more inclusive environment;
  • To provide cultural organizations with an opportunity to connect and serve these young people  while being appropriately compensated for their time and talent;
  • To advocate at the local, state, and national levels for more awareness on the impact of the arts  on under served populations. Arts are not just nice; they are necessary for healthy and equitable communities.

Empowering and Engaging Youth Through Arts and Culture

If you are a parent or a mentor of a student who is interested in applying for funding please submit information here. As part of the application, you must identify the program your student wishes to participate in. Be sure to check out the offerings of the cultural organizations in your area. The AFCC will be in touch within a week with the status of your application and the next steps.

Apply for Student Access Funding here.

School Bus Funding from the AFCC Access Fund

The arts provide children with an avenue to dream and a path to pursue their hopes, goals, and aspirations. At the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, we firmly believe that arts matter, especially for our youth.  Through AFCC Access, we aim to open doors to artistic and cultural opportunities for students on Cape Cod through funding to support extra-curricular arts-specific programming as well as transportation. AFCC School Bus funds will provide grants up to $350 to help Barnstable County schools serving K-12 with the transportation costs of student cultural field trips. The field trips must be in the arts, sciences, or humanities. Examples include art and science museums; historic sites; and music, theater, and dance performances.  

Apply for school bus funding here.