Arts Foundation of Cape Cod announces spring 2011 grant application deadline

Funding available for artists and cultural organizations

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC), the designated local arts agency for Barnstable County, is pleased to announce its next grant cycle. Applications are now available for the AFCC fall grants cycle, which has a deadline of Monday, April 4, 2011.

"This is one of the most important functions of the Arts Foundation: to seek out and support initiatives within the Cape Cod arts community," said Kevin Howard, Executive Director of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. "For this and subsequent grant cycles, we will be focusing our evaluations within two profile groups - non-profit organizations and venues and individual projects. We are looking forward to receiving and reviewing these creative and exciting proposals."

The AFCC will hold a grants information workshop for interested applicants on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:00 pm at the AFCC offices in Centerville. Reservations are required. Please reserve your space by March 7 by calling 508-362-0066 or emailing [email protected]. First time applicants are strongly urged to attend this informational workshop.

The AFCC Grants Program provides cash awards to local artists and cultural organizations that are engaged in projects that help create a strong, stable, and diverse arts and culture industry on Cape Cod, and contribute positively to the quality of life and economic vitality of the region. Preference is given to specific program initiatives, particularly those enhancing the arts education of learners of all ages, and to collaborative efforts within the arts community.

The AFCC distributed more than $50,000 in grants to 41 individual artists and cultural organizations in the past 12 months. Grant funds are made possible by the proceeds of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod's annual TD Bank Pops by the Sea concert.

Guidelines and application materials are available on the AFCC website here or by calling 508-362-0066.

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod supports, promotes, and celebrates the arts and culture of Cape Cod by creating a strong, stable, and diverse arts environment, and contributing to the quality of life and economic vitality of the region.

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