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.

2024 AFCC Grants

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s next round of grant funding will open on Friday, January 12. Applications will be available on this page. The AFCC will have a separate application for individual artists (Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket) and one for organizations (Barnstable County). Details on the application and review process, helpful tips for applicants, and funding priorities can be found on the application links.

Budget Template>Grant Application for Organizations>Grants for Creative Individuals>

AFCC Grant Report Form

If you received a grant in 2022 from the AFCC, you must complete a grant report - due Dec 22, 2023.

2022 Grant Report Form

Creative Exchange Capacity-Building Grant Program

Selected artists will work to develop a business plan 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 second year of the program will be limited to 15 participants. Applications will open October 2, 2023 for the 2024 program.

Online application>2023 Press Release>One sheet on program>

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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