A Creative Ecosystem – Where Artists Thrive

Thursday, May 9 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (In-Person) | Narrowland Woodworks

Free and open to the pubic! Upper Cape at Narrowland Woodworks & Design, where woodworker, designer and musician Greg Loftus creates magic. The evening will be filled with live music, light snacks and beverages, and genuine and insightful connection with artists and arts leaders from the Cape and beyond!


Thursday, May 16, 2024 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (In-person) | Writing & Talking About Your Work w/ Pete Hocking

This workshop is for members of the 2024 Creative Exchange Cohort first and then open to AFCC Members. (15 max)


Wed, Apr 24, 2024 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (In-Person) | Artistic Insights: A Conversation with Jo Hay, Mark Adams, and 2024 Artist of the Year Julia Cumes!

Discover the creative journeys of the Arts Foundation's esteemed Artists of the Year Jo Hay (2022), Mark Adams (2023), and Julia Cumes (2024) in this engaging panel discussion. Gain valuable insights into their artistic processes, sources of inspiration, and the resilience they've shown in overcoming challenges. Join us for a compelling conversation that delves into the worlds of these outstanding artists, offering a unique opportunity to understand the stories behind their artistry. Open to the public! This event will be held at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. Info on registration page.


Wed, Mar 20, 2024 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (ZOOM) | The Art of Licensing with Allison Cole

Allison’s workshop, The Art of Licensing, is full of tips to help you launch your surface design career. The talk covers topics such as contracts, marketplace research, selling your work, and defining and growing your brand. Learn how you can license your work from an artist and illustrator who has worked with such brands as Target, Hasbro, CVS, Nike, Family Circle, American Girl, and more! Free to Members and the CX Capacity Grant Cohort.


Wed, Mar 13, 2024 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (HYBRID) | Write a Killer Press Release with Chris Kazarian, AFCC's Director of Communications and Grants.

Join the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod's very own Chris Kazarian to learn the basics of how to write a killer press release. Attendees will even receive an up-to-date media list to start pitching their own stories to local media and beyond! Attendees are encouraged to have ideas for press releases they would like to pitch regarding the work they are currently doing. This is a hybrid workshop which will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at the Arts Foundation. Free to Members and the CX Capacity Grant Cohort.


Thu, Feb 22, 2024 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (ZOOM) | Taxes for Artists, Freelancers and Creative Businesses with Hannah Cole

What can I deduct? Do I bring receipts to my accountant? Is my art a business or a hobby? What is a Schedule C? How do I deduct my home studio? Why do freelancers have to pay taxes quarterly, and how do I do that? Hannah Cole is a tax expert who specializes in working with creative businesses and artists. She will discuss the basic tax equation, self-employment tax and the estimated quarterly tax system, audit concerns for the creative person, and other tax issues specifically relevant to artists and makers, followed by a question and answer period. Free to Members and the CX Capacity Grant Cohort.


Become a Creative Exchange Member

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. The goal of the AFCC’s Creative Exchange membership is to support and promote Cape Cod as an international destination for arts and culture!

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