October 19, 2018

Registration opens at 8 am

Performance by Dance The Yard 9 am

Keynote and Welcome 9:30 am

Panels 10 am – 4 pm

Tilden Art Center at Cape Cod Community College

Come connect, be Inspired and exchange ideas!

Generously supported by

Cape Cod Melody Tent

The 2018 Creative Exchange highlights artists in every medium – including writers, performing artists, and visual artists –  and features outstanding speakers on an array of topics as well as plenty of time for networking. Many past attendees have great stories about the connections they’ve made at the Creative Exchange – we’ll be highlighting those in the months to come.


Keynote 2018

Elisa H. Hamilton is a multimedia artist whose practice focuses on the creation of inclusive artworks that emphasize shared spaces and the hopeful examination of our everyday places, objects, and experiences.  She is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design where she earned her BFA in Painting in 2007. In 2017, Hamilton was honored by the Improper Bostonian as Boston’s Best Creative Catalyst.  Her work has been shown locally and nationally in solo and group exhibitions and her ongoing project “Dance Spot” has engaged with communities around Boston, as well as at DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA and Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA. She has been the recipient of four public art grants to create temporary public artworks in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood, and a Creative City grant from New England Foundation for the Arts.  Hamilton has held artist residencies with Vermont Studio Center, Boston Center for the Arts, the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, and the Fenway Alliance. Recent projects include “Sound Lab,” a special community sound project that was featured in “Listen Hear: The Art of Sound” at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, “Community Legacy,” a participatory community art project at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, and “Slideshow,” an interactive storytelling installation co-presented by HUBweek and Now+There.

Featured topics for 2018:

How to Move Projects Forward
Building Iconic Community Events
Overcoming Creative Blocks
Arts and Social Commentary
No Starving Artists
Art-turnative Therapies
Building an Audience 
and back by popular demand: Storytelling and the Test Tube Lounge!

Performance by: Dance the Yard

Check out the Creative Exchange Archives!

CLICK here to see 2017’s program

CLICK here to see 2016’s program

Past Keynote and Luncheon Speakers have included:

Jason Talbot, Artists for Humanity (2016)

Jung Ho Pak, Conductor and Creative Director of the Cape Symphony (2017)

Jason Weeks, Cambridge Arts (2017)

Event Cost


$75 FOR NONMEMBERS (comes with a one year individual membership)

AFCC Membership

CLICK HERE to become a member or email MWilliams@ArtsFoundation.org to check on your membership status.

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