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 September 1, 2019 through October 18, 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 LOI will open on September 1, 2019.

2018 Grants Recipients

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Awards $40,000 in Grants

The AFCC is awarding $40,000 in grants to 26 recipients, representing the third straight year the nonprofit has increased its total funding and its total number of beneficiaries. The AFCC was able to fully fund 11 grant recipients, representing $16,050. Last year, the AFCC gave out 24 grants totaling $32,850; the year prior, it gave out 18 grants totaling $25,000.  Click here for a full press release.

  • Barnstable Senior Center ($500) – An intergenerational storytelling project in which Barnstable High School students pair up with senior citizens and use that experience to create a work of art.
  • Broto ($1,000) – Second annual conference, scheduled for May 16-19, 2019 at Pilgrim House in Provincetown, which will showcase collaborations in art and science.
  • Cahoon Museum of American Art ($2,000) – A kinetic sculpture created by artist George Sherwood to be placed outdoors from May to October on museum grounds.
  • CapeCodCAN! ($2,000) – Creation of The CapeCodCAN Players, an inclusive improv and public speaking group featuring performers of all abilities.  
  • Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School ($300) – The purchase of a metal staff and clef which will be used to hold ceramic butterflies created by students as part of the Butterfly Project, an international memorial project to honor the children who perished in the Holocaust.
  • Cape Cod Poetry Review ($1,000) – Creation of the sixth issue of Cape Cod Poetry Review which will be distributed to English teachers in Cape Cod middle and high schools.
  • Capoeira Besouro Cape Cod ($1,000) – Bringing capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian mixture of dance, music, and martial arts, to Cape communities through educational and cultural events.  
  • Cotuit Center for the Arts ($3,000) – Piece by Piece IV, a large-scale collaborative installation which featuring over 150 Cape Cod artists contributing individual panels that will be assembled to create a large mosaic of a well-known work of art.
  • Creative Outlets ($2,000) – A total of 12 free Sunday afternoon workshops at the Cape Cod Museum of Art encompassing a range of art, from dance to visual to spoken word to writing to videography and geared to at-risk youth.
  • Cultural Center of Cape Cod ($2,000) – Rise and Shine, a student-driven, skills-based program which offers creative workshops to at-risk youth.
  • Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School ($2,300) – Private and semi-private group music lessons for instrumental and vocal students in eighth through twelfth grades at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School.
  • Falmouth High School ($750) – Science-based ceramics project focused on cephalopods done under the guidance of scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
  • Family Pantry of Cape Cod ($1,050) – Art Helps Us Grow, a summer arts and crafts program for children of pantry clients.
  • Fine Arts Work Center ($1,500) – Community Arts Partners in Education (CAPE) program which provides free creative writing and visual arts workshops to students from the Outer Cape and seniors from the Provincetown Council on Aging.
  • Heritage Museums & Gardens ($3,500) – Five public art sculptures to be installed on-site by the artists.
  • Hyannis West Elementary School ($3,500) – The purchase of a kiln to be used for ceramic classes for students in kindergarten through third grade.
  • John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum ($2,000) – Middle and high school museum visits followed by the creation of student artwork related to President John F. Kennedy and his legacy.
  • Joyful Variations Chorus ($500) – All-inclusive chorus for people of all abilities.
  • Kim Rumberger ($600) – Beautification of the Cape Cod Museum of Art grounds to enhance its outdoor art installations.
  • Latham Centers, Inc. ($1,000) – Production of school’s first-ever full-scale spring musical, “Schoolhouse Rock!”, which will be performed by students between the ages of 9 and 22.
  • Made Here Film ($1,500) – Three short films focused on the American apparel manufacturing industry through the lens of three Cape Cod designers and manufacturers
  • Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival ($2,000) – 14th annual festival which will explore the influence that Japanese theater had on the work of Tennessee Williams and his American peers.
  • TEDxProvincetown ($1,000) – Second annual TEDxProvincetown show in September .
  • Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill ($2,000) – Art on Saturdays, an educational program for Outer Cape elementary, middle, and high school students with a focus on sustainability through the arts.
  • Twenty Summers ($1,500) – Four five-day residencies for artists or artist groups during the 2019 season.
  • Veterans for Peace ($500) – 24th Annual Voices of Peace Poetry Contest, sponsored by the Cape Cod Veterans for Peace Chapter 041, which will feature the works of students of all ages.