Funding Opportunities

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.

2023 AFCC Grants

The Arts Foundation will open its next round of grant application for arts projects at the end of 2023 with a Letter of Intent (LOI). While the application process will be similar to previous years, any organization seeking funding will be required to have a UEI. If you do not have a UEI, we encourage you to apply for one as soon as possible as the process can be lengthy. *Individuals who apply for a grant will not need a UEI.

Click this link for details on obtaining a UEI (please note, you do not have to complete a full entity registration in Budget Template>

Creative Exchange Capacity-Building Grant Program

In partnership with Mass MOCA’s Assets for Artists, selected artists will work to develop guidelines and leave with a road map for how to take concrete steps toward financial stability. Included in this program is one-on-one coaching to ensure each individual artist’s needs are met. Each participant will be given a $2,000 stipend. The 2023 program will be limited to 15 participants. The online application will open Fall of 2023.

Here are the 2022 Guidelines. The 2023 Guidelines will be updated shortly!2022 Press Release>

Past Grant News

As part of the review process, the Grants committee qualified and prioritized funding criteria by confirming the application aligned with the AFCC’s vision to support the arts on Cape Cod to fuel culture and innovation, economic growth, and involvement in the arts community. Priority was placed on programs and projects that introduce new ideas, building on what is known to benefit the community; creates greater opportunities for artists and serves as an economic driver for the region; and expands opportunities for arts access throughout the community while supporting cultural appreciation and inclusivity.

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National Endowment for the Arts Grants

At the beginning of September, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) distributed a record $139,000 in funding to assist the region’s arts sector in its pandemic recovery. That funding, made possible through a grant the AFCC received from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) last year, was distributed to 14 arts nonprofits throughout Cape Cod.

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Distributes $139,000 in Grants to 14 Cultural Nonprofits Impacted by PandemicFinal Grant Report Post Funding

AFCC Grant Report

If you received a grant in 2022 the AFCC will reach out with the report form and also post here.

2022 Grant Report Form to be released soon