Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Announces 2014 Creative Community Award Winners

Arts and Entertainment

March 5, 2014

From: Arts Foundation Of Cape Cod

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod is pleased to announce the winners of the Seventh Annual Creative Community Awards. The honorees are:

 - Arts Educator of the Year - Lynn Stanley, Curator of Education, Provincetown Art Association and Museum

As a visual artist and writer, Lynn Stanley has been an inspiring teacher on the Lower Cape for many years. She has led the extremely successful Art Reach program. Her work was recognized with the prestigious National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, which was presented to her by First Lady Michelle Obama.

 - Collaborative Project of the Year - Piece By Piece by Cotuit Center for the Arts

This collaborative project involved 96 artists who worked on a creation replicating Henry Rousseau's The Dream. The result was a stunning piece of art and an installation without equal. The event called attention to the breadth and depth of working visual artists on Cape Cod.

 - Community Leadership in Support of the Arts - Mindy Todd, Program Director WCAI, The Cape and Island NPR Station

As host of The Point, Mindy has introduced an extensive regional audience on her live show, broadcast twice daily. From visual to performing artists, poetry and prose, Mindy has done as much as anyone to create awareness of the fantastically rich creative community on Cape Cod.

 - Lifetime Achievement Award - Julie Harris, Performing Artist

The Arts Foundation had hoped to award Ms. Harris before her passing, but there is no doubt about her lifetime contributions to stage, screen and television. In addition to her numerous credits, she was an incredible champion of theater on Cape Cod. A very moving tribute is planned.
 
"The entire Board of the Arts Foundation is pleased to recognize the accomplishments of these remarkable individuals and organizations," said Executive Director Kevin Howard. "It is a privilege to be able to honor these achievements around what promises to be a great day for the creative sector."
 
This year's awards ceremony will be held at a luncheon during the Arts Foundation's Creative Collaborative Conference on Monday, March 24, from 8 am - 3 pm at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis.

The conference will feature Rob Orchard, Director of the Arts at Emerson College as the Keynote Speaker in addition to highly informative speakers and panels exploring "Marketing in the Creative Economy - Ingredients For Successful Growth." The conference will also feature a facilitated conversation with the entire Cape delegation moderated by Anita Walker from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, as well as other panel discussions and exhibits. A full schedule of events can be viewed at www.creativecollaborative.net.

Conference registration for AFCC members is just $25 per person, $35 for non-members and that price includes all educational sessions and the Creative Community Awards luncheon. If you are solely interested in attending the Creative Community Awards luncheon, tickets are $20 per person. Opportunities are available for companies that wish to exhibit as well.Exhibit space may be arranged by calling Abigail Adams at 508-362-0066 ext. 16.