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Mid-Cape Cultural Council

The Mid-Cape Cultural Council promotes and supports the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences to benefit people in the towns of Barnstable and Yarmouth. Grant applications are available online through the Mass Cultural Council website beginning September 1st through the deadline of October 17th. We welcome any community-based, cultural proposal benefiting either or both of the towns we serve, particularly community programs that build awareness of local heritage, multi-cultural awareness, natural resources or arts, e.g. public art, festivals or concerts.. We encourage proposals that are innovative, result from collaborations among individuals or organizations, leverage additional funds from other sources, and fill a cultural need of the Mid-Cape region.

All questions about grants should be directed to

Council Members: Sarah Thornington (Co-Chair), Margeaux Weber (Co-Chair), Lynne Belfiore (Recording Secretary), Mark Hopkins (Co-Treasurer), Mary Taylor, Carolyn Ferrell (Corresponding Secretary), Michelle McCoy, Rachel Youngling (Co-Treasurer), Kate McMahon.


367 Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601-3907

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Application Information

FY23 Allocation


FY23 Local Priorities

FY23 Local Priorities

The Mid-Cape Cultural Council is charged with gathering input from the communities of Barnstable and Yarmouth to determine local priorities for funding. Considering the responses to our Community Input/Funding Priorities Survey conducted through the fall of 2021, this year the Council will prioritize funding for

Community-wide gatherings, festivals, fairs, concerts, plays

Children’s and school age programs

Projects celebrating local history and cultural diversity

Low cost or free cultural events

Nature, science, environmental and education projects

FY23 Local Guidelines

2023 Local Guidelines

The Mid-Cape Cultural Council encourages applicants to review the state guidelines for Local Cultural Councils and the following local guidelines:

Project must benefit people (audiences, artists, students, etc.) in Barnstable and/or Yarmouth.

Project goals are achievable, and budget is realistic.

Generally, awards are not less than $250 or more than $1,500.

Applications for the same project shall be eligible for funding for a maximum of 3 consecutive years, at the discretion of the Council.
If applicant is not from the venue, a letter of interest in the program from a representative of the venue with the application is recommended. Note: Location will not be precluded from their own grant application

Applicants are discouraged from submitting more than one application per fiscal year, but if more than one application is submitted, applicants should prioritize them in an accompanying letter.

If individuals or organizations collaborate on a single application, one member of the collaboration must be designated as the lead applicant for fiscal management purposes.

Applicant must credit Mid-Cape Cultural Council for partial or full funding of event or project.

No late applications will be considered.

All applications must be submitted online through the Mass Cultural Council website.

Funded projects should be completed by December 31st of the year following the year of application. Example: If applications are due on Oct. 17, 2022, the project must be completed by Dec. 31, 2023.

FY23 grant recipients should complete and return the paperwork for direct payment (Grant Agreement and W-9 form) within two weeks of the approval notification but in no case later than January 31, 2024. Failure to do so will result in a loss of grant eligibility for three years

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

FY23 Funding List

A grant list will be published here after January 17, 2023 and once the Local Cultural Council has finalized their decisions.

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on December 6, 2022 at 06:30 AM UTC
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