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 for 2018.



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.


Letters of Inquiry will be accepted from now through October 15, 2018.
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.


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.


2017 Grants Recipients

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Awards Over $32,000 in Grants

Amount represents increase over last year’s total; 24 recipients will receive funding

  • Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Center, Inc. ($1,175) – Re-Memorable Multigenerational Chorus of Cape Cod whose members include students, community members, caregivers, and those suffering from memory loss.  
  • Broto: Art & Science Collaborations ($1,000) – The inaugural Broto conference, being held in May in Provincetown, is a joint venture between the Provincetown Art Association & Museum (PAAM) and the Center for Coastal Studies and will focus on art-science collaborations.
  • Cahoon Museum of American Art ($1,500) – Streetside, a new annual public art series will feature a large-scale sculpture, created by a Cape-based artist that will be displayed on the front of the museum’s grounds.  
  • Cape & Islands Workforce Development Board ($1,000) – ArtWorks Program, which pairs up to 40 high school students with local working artists who serve as mentors.
  • Cape Cod CAN! ($1,500) – An eight-week art instruction program for over 150 individuals with disabilities and special needs on Cape Cod, resulting in a weekend exhibit/art sale in June at the HyArts Shanties as well as a mosaic featuring John F. Kennedy’s sailboat, Victura, to be permanently displayed at Barnstable Municipal Airport.
  • Cape Conservatory ($1,500) – “Sing for Joy” is a free, weekly singing program for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease.
  • Chatham Orpheum Theater ($1,000) – A daytime Art and Music Film Series for residents in area nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  
  • Cotuit Library ($875) – Final year of a two-year series of musical performances and programs in honor of former Cape Cod Symphony Director Royston Nash.
  • Creative Outlets: Finding Your Voice Through Art ($2,000) – A five-month workshop in which 20 educators, therapists, and peer mentors will expose 15-20 at-risk students, between the ages of 12-16 years old, to a variety of cultural workshops at the Cape Cod Museum of Art.
  • Cultural Center of Cape Cod ($2,000) – Rise and Shine, a program which provides free workshops and one-on-one mentoring to at-risk youth.  
  • Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School Music Department ($2,500) – Allows all instrumental and vocal students in grades 8-12 to receive extra instruction in the form of private and semi-private group lessons.
  • Duffy Health Center ($1,000) – Therapeutic arts program for homeless individuals at St. Joseph’s House in Hyannis.
  • Falmouth High School Ceramics ($800) – Students in intermediate and advanced ceramics classes will visit Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary as inspiration for avian-themed ceramic pieces they will create in the classroom. Artwork will be exhibited and sold to raise money for Mass Audubon.
  • The Family Pantry of Cape Cod ($1,000) – A summer art program that will allow children to make arts and crafts at the family pantry.
  • Fine Arts Work Center ($1,500) – Community Arts Partners in Education (CAPE) which offers free creative writing and visual arts workshops to low- and moderate-income Outer Cape students as well as senior citizens.
  • Heritage Museums & Gardens ($3,500) – The museum’s 2018 outdoor sculpture exhibition titled Commemorations, which will run from May through October.
  • Judy Laster and John Gamache ($1,500) – The documentary “Made Here: Rebuilding America’s Apparel Manufacturing Industry” which features several apparel makers on Cape Cod.
  • Latham Centers, Inc. ($500) – A pianist for 10 rehearsal sessions of the Latham Players, a group of roughly 15 adult performers from the residential program at the Latham Centers.
  • Nauset Regional Middle School ($1,000) – A Sustainability Art Show that will allow elementary and middle school students to create artwork focused on the theme of “Sustaining Our Cape.”  
  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum ($2,000) – The creation and distribution of curriculum; the offering of professional development workshops to educators; and art-making sessions for elementary, middle and high school students, all centered around the museum’s 2017 acquisition of 96 drawings by Edward Hopper and 69 drawings by his wife, Josephine Hopper.
  • Rachel Youngling ($500) – Monthly parent/child music program held at Angel House, a family shelter owned by Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) in Hyannis, which serves mothers in recovery and their children.
  • Sturgis Public Library ($1,500) – A 12-week introductory fiction writing series for Cape residents ages 16 and older.
  • Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill ($1,500) – An expansion of the Center’s Art on Saturdays program for elementary, middle and high school students on the Outer Cape. The newly launched initiative connects science curriculum with the arts.
  • Veterans for Peace ($500) – The 23rd Annual Voices for Peace Poetry Contest, a regional competition for students in kindergarten through 12th grade as well as adults.