Hyannis, MA (updated on March 23, 2017) – The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) is pleased to announce its third annual Spring Fellowship Program for individual artists. The deadline has been extended to May 12, 2017.
The AFCC has added a workshop, Grant Seeking for Artists, in partnership with Massachusetts College of Art and Design on April 28, 2017 at noon. All participants must RSVP.
The goal of the AFCC Fellowship Program is to provide cash awards to empower emerging and established Cape Cod artists at critical stages in their creative lives and professional development. Fellowships are awarded based on craftsmanship, artistic quality, and creative ability as evidenced by original work submitted. In 2015, the AFCC awarded its first fellowship to Richard Neal in the area of Visual Arts. In 2016, the AFCC awarded funding to Jackie Reeves for Visual Arts, Chris Busa for Written Word, and Alex Becrelis for Performance Arts.
“The AFCC’s fellowship award is so important because it recognizes and values the contribution that individual artists make to our communities. Without artists we would have no need for museums, galleries, theaters, concert halls, performance spaces or art centers. So much of what makes Cape Cod a destination place to live and visit has to do with these individuals that together make up a vibrant cultural hub. I feel very honored to have received this recognition, not to mention the support and promotion of my studio practice,” said Jackie Reeves, AFCC’s 2016 Visual Arts Fellow.
The AFCC’s Spring 2017 Fellowship Program will award three fellowships of $1,500 each in the following disciplines: Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Written Word.
“Now more than ever we need to invest in the arts. The contribution of the artist is important to our society. They help us view life from different points of view, challenge us, and add joy to our lives,” said Julie Wake, the AFCC’s Executive Director.
Fellowship funds are made possible by the proceeds of the AFCC’s Patron Program and the annual Pops by the Sea concert.
About the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod:
The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s (AFCC) mission is to support, promote, and celebrate the arts and culture of Cape Cod in order to sustain a vibrant, diverse and strong arts community. The AFCC serves individual artists, cultural centers, fine and performing arts groups and businesses, art educators, and cultural and historical establishments, such as museums and historical societies.
Julie Wake, Executive Director
Arts Foundation of Cape Cod