Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Awards Over $28,000 in Grants

Arts and Entertainment

April 21, 2014

From: Arts Foundation Of Cape Cod

Centerville, MA - On April 16, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod awarded grants totaling $28,100 to 33 local arts and culture organizations at an Awards Reception at the Cape Cod Community Media Center. The awards ceremony featuring performances from Poet Christine Rathbun Ernst, students from the Cape Cod Conservatory of Music and Arts dance program and local folk favorite, Monica Rizzio was also broadcast live across the Cape.

The Spring Grants process included the Arts Foundation's new Strategic Alliance grant awards to 15 major arts and cultural organizations that collectively serve over 620,000 visitors/audiences, employ over 400 people and have an aggregate budget of $13,477,576.

Those Strategic Alliance Grant recipient organizations will receive grants that are for two years and can be used for General Operating Funds. The organizations chosen for this program include: Academy of Performing Arts in Orleans, Children's Discovery Museum of Cape Cod in Mashpee, Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association in Provincetown, Cape Cod Symphony & Conservatory of Music & Arts, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth, Fine Arts Work Center in

Provincetown, Harwich Junior Theatre, Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich, Highfield Hall & Gardens in Falmouth, John F. Kennedy Museum in Hyannis, Provincetown Arts Association & Museum and Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.

In addition to the Strategic Alliance Grants, the Arts Foundation also invited 54 other organizations to apply for funding this cycle for smaller grants to be applied to their General Operating Funds. The Arts Foundation was able to fund to 18 of the 20 organizations who applied.
The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod grants are awarded to support organizations that help create a strong, stable, and diverse cultural community on Cape Cod; and that contribute to the quality of life and economic vitality of the region. A full list of the Spring Grant Recipients can be viewed at

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod grants are awarded twice a year. The next AFCC grants cycle will be in Fall 2014 for project based grants funding endeavors that are collaborative in nature, serve at risk youth and contribute to the creative economy. Application guidelines are available at

The AFCC raises money for these Grant Awards by presenting the Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea concert in Hyannis and the Cape Cod Five Pops in the Park concert in Orleans.

David Willard, a member of the AFCC Board of Directors, chaired the Grants Review Committee. He was joined by fellow Board member Bart Weisman and the following distinguished community members: Dan Cutrona (photographer), Terry Duenas (Cape Cod Community Media Center) , Mary Pat Flynn (Community Leader), Lynn Mason-Small (Rogers & Gray Insurance), Rick Morris (RPM Carpets & Floorcoverings), Steven Peters (Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod), Susan Sigel (Artist), and Terri Whelan (Aflac).