Created in 2015, AFCC’s Fellowship Program was established to empower emerging artists across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives and professional development.

The Fellowship award accepts submissions in different artistic disciplines. Artists’ Fellowships are not project grants but are instead intended to fund an artist’s vision as displayed across a single criterion of work. Fellowships are not awarded to interpretative artists such as dancers or actors, applicants must be the originators of the work, ie. choreographers and playwrights.

The 2017 Fellowship application will open on March 1 and close on April 1, 2017 in the following disciplines: visual arts, performance arts, and written word.

The AFCC  2016 Fellowship awardees are:

Alex Becrelis of South Dennis – Performing Arts

Christopher Busa of Provincetown – Written Word

Jackie Reeves of Sandwich – Visual Arts

Fellow Bios

Submissions  were anonymously judged based solely on the artistic quality and creative ability of the work submitted.  Applications were open to all eligible Cape Cod artists.  A total of 55 applications were received: 14 in written word, 9 in performing arts, and 32 in visual arts.  

Our 2016 jurors spanned the country from Los Angeles to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard and included:

Visual Arts: Deborah Forman, Robert Frazier, Hannah Hilliard-Bouvier

Performing Arts: Barbara Dacey, Greg O’Connor, Stephanie Weaver

Written Word: Art Devine, Mindy Todd, and Vana Trudeau.  

There are three review requirements for the Artist Fellowships: craftsmanship, artistic quality, and creative ability as evidenced by the original work submitted.

Additional information about the fellowship process: AFCCFellowships online info 2016



Funding for the Fellowship and Grants program has been made possible by the AFCC Patron Program as well as the Bilezikian Family Foundation.