Arts Foundation of Cape Cod to Award $20,000 in Grants

Arts and Entertainment

April 20, 2013

From: Arts Foundation Of Cape Cod

Centerville, MA -- On April 24, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod will be awarding grants totaling $20,000 to 33 local artists and cultural organizations at a reception at the Cape Cod Community Media Center in Dennis. In this Spring grant cycle, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod received 49 applications from individuals and organizations across the Cape.
 
Included in the projects that received funding were the second issue of the Cape Cod Poetry Review, a regional print literary journal aimed to showcase the talents of Cape Cod writers and to create educational outlets in the form of community readings and creative writing workshops,. Eventide Arts also received money to support writers through their 'New Playwrights, New Plays' competition which develops new works from Cape Cod playwrights.

Educational initiatives receiving funding included The Cape Cod Conservatory of Music and Arts who received a grant towards their Community Outreach Programming for students K-12 in 97 schools throughout Barnstable and Dukes Counties. Harwich Middle School teacher Bernadette Waystack received a grant to fund transportation costs and research material for her program 'From Hawthorne to Hoffman', an 8th grade study of the Provincetown art colony and its relevance.

Sightloss Services received a grant to fund their 'Blind Talent - Art IS More Than Vision' art show to be held at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod this May, featuring the art of over 20 blind and visually impaired Cape Cod artists.

According to the organization's Executive Director, Kevin Howard, "The Arts Foundation is pleased to meet its mission of direct support to the creative efforts of individual artists, our schools and libraries, non-cultural organizations who are creating arts and cultural events to impact economic development, health and human services and the hard-working arts organizations that are the backbone of vibrant and creative region."

David Willard, a member of the AFCC Board of Directors, chaired the Grants Review Committee. He was joined by the following distinguished community members: Helen Addison, Owner of Addison Art Gallery; Steve Bornemeier of the Orleans Community Partnership; Tom Cahir, Administrator of Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority; Shawn DeLude, Owner of Nauset Disposal; Mary Derr, Marketing Director at Mashpee Commons; Lisa Franz, Executive Director of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce; Terri Gamble, General Manager of CodComm; Bert Jackson, musician and CEO of Koa Media; Rick Kelleher, Manager of WB Mason; Carl Lopes, Artist and Educator; Bruce MacGregor, Business Owner; Rebecca Pierce-Merrick, President of Regan Communications; Richard Rand, former member of the Arts Foundation Board of Directors; and JC Stahl, Sculptor and Landscape Designer.

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod grants are awarded to support projects that are collaborative and educational; 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 2013 Arts Foundation of Cape Cod grant recipients can be viewed at www.artsfoundation.org/grants-spring-2013

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod grants are awarded twice a year. The next deadline for applications will be in October 2013. Guidelines for grant applications are available at www.artsfoundation.org/grants-program.