November 29, 2023 (Cape Cod, MA) – The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) kicked off 2023 by launching the fifth season of its Creative Exchange podcast. It will celebrate the end of the year with the release of the podcast’s sixth season, starting with its first episode featuring Mass Cultural Council Executive Director Michael J. Bobbitt on Sunday, December 3.
“Every season, I continue to be inspired by my conversations with artists and arts leaders,” said AFCC Executive Director Julie Wake, who hosts the podcast. “I hope listeners will be energized by the creative wisdom, stories of risk-taking, and passion that this season’s guests shared with me. Podcasts like the Creative Exchange are such a great way to connect with the world around us, be exposed to unique points of view, and learn about talented individuals doing extraordinary things.”
The podcast launched in the spring of 2019 as a way to use the medium to place a spotlight on local and regional artists and arts leaders, and dive into the creative process.
Over the past four years, the AFCC has released 42 episodes of the Creative Exchange with another 6 already recorded for this season. New episodes will be released every Sunday, starting in December and running through January. The Creative Exchange is available on all podcast platforms as well as here on the Arts Foundation’s website.
Along with Michael Bobbitt, a theater director, choreographer, and playwright who currently serves as the highest ranking cultural official in Massachusetts state government, this season’s guests include psychotherapist, author, and public speaker Rick Miller of Truro; award-winning sculptor David Phillips of Sandwich; singer and performer Jonathan Hawkins, co-owner of the Crown & Anchor in Provincetown and founder of the Provincetown Performing Arts Fund; and illustrator Bob Staake of Chatham, who has authored and/or illustrated over 75 children’s books, and whose work has graced the covers of The New Yorker magazine, appeared in TIME, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, and The New York Times.
“This wonderful podcast gives artists a chance to share a sliver of their creative lives with a wider audience outside of the solitary space of a studio,” said artist Sarah Dineen, another season six guest who splits her time between Cape Cod and New York City. “As a painter and sculptor with a daily studio practice, the many hours of alone time are a necessity, but sharing the work with other people is of equal importance. Getting to chat with Julie about my art was lovely as she brings joy and curiosity into every interview. I so appreciated her interest in my work.”
The Creative Exchange podcast is made possible through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding through the state of Massachusetts as well as support from the Cape Cod Foundation, William Raveis Real Estate, South Shore Playhouse Associates, the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, BankFive, and the Woods Hole Foundation.
Businesses interested in sponsoring the podcast should contact AFCC Director of Development Amy Tuttle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-362-0066, ext. 112.