The Creative Exchange offers professional development, networking, advocacy opportunities and more for individuals and cultural organizations working in the creative sector on Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. 

The Creative Exchange Membership is for emerging and established artists of all mediums and backgrounds, cultural organizations, and supporters of the arts led by artists and experts who understand the needs of the creative sector.  Through the creation of podcasts, an annual one-day conference, member meet ups, and a series of live conversations and workshops, the Creative Exchange provides avenues for artists to exchange ideas, learn from one another, and respond to challenges within our local and global communities.

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Why membership matters to the Creative Exchange

As a Creative Exchange Member, you’ll get exclusive access to a wide range of professional development opportunities. You’ll also connect with a growing cohort of artists, creatives, and arts supporters who are shaping the cultural vibrancy of Cape Cod. It’s a great way to support one another along your creative journeys with the added benefit of landing gigs, expanding your audience, and marketing your talents (and art) as well as upcoming events and programs.

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Creative Exchange Workshops

Year-round online and in-person artist professional development workshops that prioritize strategies for growing your business as an artist (we cover all mediums). Previous workshops have included taxes and money management for creatives as well as artist licensing. Have a topic you want covered? Reach out to us at

2024 Schedule>

A one-day conference October 23, 2024 at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

The Conference will feature workshops on a variety of topics aimed at addressing the professional development needs of our creative community while offering attendees a chance to network with other like-minded individuals working in the arts sector.

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Capacity-Building Grant Program for Artists

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 for the second cohort are now closed. We will announce artists selected for the cohort in December 2023 for the 2024 program.

Learn more>Meet the 2024 Capacity Grant Artists!

Arts Cape Cod & it's On! is a website built and maintained by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod to support and promote the rich cultural landscape of the region. A comprehensive online destination for residents and visitors seeking information about events, artists, local businesses, and attractions, gives a complete picture of the Cape’s diverse and never-ending artistic and cultural offerings. Event listings for more than 2,000 events on Cape Cod each year. Profile listings for artists, organizations, and businesses. Classifieds provide an outlet for audition notices, calls to artists, job openings, and community announcements. Public art directory with information about outdoor, accessible art nearby. Venue listings with ability to contact and book available spaces. Post updates or relevant local arts news with a complimentary blog space.

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Creative Exchange Podcast Series

The Creative Exchange Podcast is a collaboration between the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) and the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth. Hosted by AFCC Executive Director Julie Wake, the series is an ode to the artistic process and its unique manifestation on Cape Cod and beyond.

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