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.

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 $1,000 stipend. The first year of the program will be limited to 10 participants. Applicants are currently under review. Cohort to be announced end of October.

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National Endowment for the Arts Grants

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, will open a Request for Proposals for funding from arts organizations on Cape Cod (Banstable County). Applications open June 1, 2022 and close July 15, 2022. Grants review committee reviews and scores applications: July 18 – August 15, 2022. Notification: Week of August 18, 2022 . Checks issues: September 2022. Organizations are eligible to apply for ARP subgrant funding even if they have applied for and/or received funding from other federal or state agencies, provided that the organization isn't double-claiming any costs. For example, subgrantees must keep documentation to show which employees are being paid from each funding source so that the federal government isn't paying more than 100 percent of a salary during the same period of time. In other words, federal funds can’t support the same costs during the same period of time with two different grants (no overlapping costs).

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

AFCC Grant Report

2021 Grant Report: If you received an AFCC grant in 2021, please use this online grant report before applying for 2022 funding.

2021 Grant Report

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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