Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Awards $30,000 in Grants for the Arts

Centerville MA, January 14, 2005 - The Board of Directors of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod will present the 2004 Fall Grants Awards at a Celebration of the Arts at 6:00 pm tonight at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. Nineteen individual artists and arts organizations are the recipients of grants ranging from $500 - $2,500. The Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Route 28, Cotuit, Massachusetts. Presentation of the awards begins at 6:20 pm. The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod is the designated Local Arts Agency of Barnstable County. The goal of the Grants Program is to provide cash awards to support the art and cultural activities of local organizations and individuals. Grants are awarded to those applicants meeting the broadest goals of the Arts Foundation: to create a strong, stable and diverse arts and culture industry on Cape Cod, contributing to the quality of life and economic vitality of the region.

The grants program is administered by a Community Grants Review Committee. The following distinguished community leaders and members of the Board comprised the Fall 2004 Grants Review Committee: Thomas Bagley, Clarke Buchanan, Una Davidson, Hia Dubin, Steven Galvin, William Hough, Michael Rabideau, Carl Riedell, Randy Shepard, Jane Tardanico, Margaret G. Van Sciver and David Willard, Chairman, Grants Review Committee.

The Fall 2004 Grant Recipients are:

Cape Cod Community College Shakespeare by the Shore Youth Workshop $2,000
Cape Cod Conservatory Creation and Expansion of Art Therapy Program $2,500
Cape Cod Museum of Art Schools to Careers Art Internship Program $2,000
Cape Cod Opera Community Outreach Program to Schools $2,000
Champ Homes Lower Deck Art Studio Project and Art Therapy for Residents $2,000
Chatham Chorale Tales from the Ark: Performances for Big & Small Puppets $1,000
D - Y Regional High Art Dept. Display System for Studentsâ?? Touring Art Exhibitions $1,075
Eventide Arts Nancy Smith Waage Song Writing Competition $2,000
Falmouth High School Creative Writers Club: Creation of a Literary Arts Journal $2,500
Falmouth Historical Society 6th Annual Katherine Lee Bates Poetry Festival $675
Janice Rogers Childrenâ??s Maritime Crafts @ Chatham Maritime Festival $800
Michael Lee New Works Weekend: Local Artists @ Academy of Performing Arts $500
Provincetown Theatre Company Lectures & Panel Discussions on the Holocaust $2,000
Sandwich Glass Museum Josh Simpson, Contemporary Glass Artist $2,000
Solstice Singers Support for Artistic Director $700
Thornton Burgess Society Gallery Guide: Harrison Cady Art Collection Traveling Exhibit $1,500
Truro Center for the Arts / Castle Hill Winterization of Ceramic Studio $1,500
Wellfleet Harbor Actorâ??s Theater Playmakers Community Outreach Program for Seniors $1,250
Woods Hole Theater Company â??The Rocky Horror Picture Showâ? $2,000

Refreshments by the Naked Oyster Bistro and Raw Bar in Hyannis.

Grants are awarded twice a year. The deadline for the Spring Grants cycle is Friday, April 1, 2005. Guidelines are posted on the Arts Foundation website. Applications must be received by mail by the deadline at the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, 3 Shootflying Hill Road, Centerville, MA 02632 or delivered to the office by 5:00 PM. No proposals are accepted by fax or email.

The mission of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod is to support, promote and celebrate art, culture and heritage on Cape Cod 365 days a year. For more information about the AFCC or to RSVP to this event, please visit our website or or call the AFCC at 508-362-0066. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on