At the AFCC, one of our goals is to have a voice at the legislative table, advocating for the arts to ensure that they remain a key component of our community.  In collaboration with MASSCreative, we are working to strengthen our advocacy through the Create the Vote Campaign, highlighting the important role that arts and culture play on Cape Cod.

Create the Vote is a nonpartisan initiative designed to bring arts and culture to the forefront at election time.  We encourage candidates for political office to develop dynamic cultural policies, and we lead by example by convening meetings of community leaders on issues related to the arts and by attending art and cultural events. Each candidate is given a questionnaire about the arts, and the responses are publicized, resulting in more informed voters at the polls. The campaign also engages in broad-based education by holding public meetings with candidates, artists, and cultural leaders.


Why Arts Matter on Cape Cod Narrative – One sheet.

Partner Members ~ Create the Vote: Barnstable Town Council

The Create the Vote Coalition is a growing number of active arts leaders and include the following:

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

Brave Horse

Cahoon Museum of American Art

Cape Cod Community College – Tilden Arts Center

Cape Cod Museum of Art

Cape Cod Theatre Company – Home of the Harwich Jr. Theatre

Cape Conservatory

Cape Symphony

Cotuit Center for the Arts

The Cultural Center of Cape Cod

The Good Clothing Company

Highfield Hall & Gardens

Hyannis Business Improvement District

John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

Love Live Local, LLC


Provincetown Art Association and Museum

Wellfleet Preservation Hall

Create the Vote 2016
Members of the Coalition march to State House for Arts Advocacy Day 2017.