The AFCC Grant Program provides cash awards in support of the artistic and cultural activities of local organizations and individuals. Grant projects should support the broadest goals of the Arts Foundation in supporting the creative economy on Cape Cod and contributing to character and heritage of the region.  Please review the Grant Process guidelines.

HOW THE APPLICATION IS REQUESTED

Please submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) following the  the guidelines specified below. Please be  concise in your LOI; think strategically about how to  describe your project.  The Committee may request additional information or clarification before making a recommendation.

TIMELINES

Letters of Inquiry will be accepted from August 12, 2019 through October 4, 2019.
Those invited to submit a full application will be notified in early October. The Grants Review Committee will consider the proposals during the month following the deadline.

LETTER OF INQUIRY GUIDELINES

In 250 words please include the following:

    • Brief description of your organization and its mission
    • Focus of your project—the who, what, where, when, why
    • An estimate of how much you will be requesting
    • Whether or not this project has been previously funded by the AFCC and if so, when.

The online application is now closed, but will reopen Fall of 2020.

If you are a 2019 grant recipient, please submit your grant report here. 

2019 Grants Recipients

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Awards $53,000 in Grants

The AFCC is awarding $53,000 in grants to 33 recipients, representing the fourth straight year the nonprofit has increased its total funding and its total number of beneficiaries. The AFCC was able to fully fund 17 grant recipients, representing $26,150. Last year, the AFCC gave out 26 grants totaling $40,000. 

  • Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod ($2,500) – Before and after school art programming funded through our Access Grants
  • Cahoon Museum of American art ($2,500) – Year-long contemporary art installation
  • Cape Arts & Entertainment/ Cape Symphony and Conservatory ($1,500) – Violin instruction for preschool children
  • TEDxProvincetown ($1,000) – Third annual TEDxProvincetown show in October 2020
  • Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra ( $1,500) – Commissioning piece commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage
  • Cape Cod Chorale ($500) – Two community based choruses
  • Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Network ($2,600) – Cape Cod: Through the Lens of Inclusion and Community
  • Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre ($2,500) – Stage management mentor program
  • Cotuit Center for the Arts ($1,500) – Free after-school art class for at-risk kids ages 12-17
  • Creative Outlets at the Cape Cod Museum of Art ($2,500) – Creative Outlets: Finding Your Voice Through Arts – Access Grant
  • Julia Cumes, Photographer ($2,000) – Portrait series focused on gender identity
  • Falmouth Community Television ($500) – Vacation animation program
  • Falmouth High School Ceramics Program ($800) – Ceramics project inspired by students’  visit to the Woods Hold Oceanographic Institute 
  • Fine Arts Works Center ($2,000) – Community Arts Partners in Education Program
  • Harbor Stage Company ($1,000) – Summer reading series
  • Heritage Museums and Gardens ($2,500) – Outdoor art exhibit
  • Joyful Variations Chorus ($500) – Multigenerational inclusive chorus
  • LaneCoArts ($550) – SummerSPLASH
  • Art Works Program by MassHire/Cape & Islands Workforce Board ($2,500) – Mentor program for student arts funded by an Access Grant
  • Meetinghouse Clay Center ($600) – Instruction for clay demonstrations during ArtWeek 2020
  • Musical Discoveries by Rachel Youngling ($2,500) – Monthly musical enrichment program in Head Start classrooms – Access Grant
  • Nauset Regional Middle School ($1,000) – Arts Day
  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum ($2,500) – Exhibition commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing in Provincetown
  • Provincetown Commons ($2,500) – Professional development series for artists
  • Provincetown Film Society ($1,000) – Jamaican Film Festival
  • Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival ($2,000) – 2020 film series with the theme of censorship
  • Provincetown Theater Foundation ($1,000) – Various off-season theater programs on the outer Cape
  • Sturgis Library ($1,200) – Fiction writing class for adults 
  • Tilden Arts Center/Cape Cod Community College ($2,500) – “Shakespeare Under the Stars” outdoor performance
  • Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill ($1,250) – Provincetown Dance Festival
  • Veterans for Peace ($500) – Voice of Peace poetry contest
  • Woods Hole Film Festival ($1,500) – Woods Hole Film Festival film camp