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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 via the above tab, beginning September 1st through the deadline of October 15th. We welcome any community-based, cultural proposal benefiting either or both of the towns we serve. We encourage proposals that are innovative, result from collaborations among individuals or organizations, and leverage additional funds from other sources.

All questions about grants should be directed to The Town of Barnstable is our fiscal agent. Our Barnstable Town Hall liaison is Melissa Chartrand, Planning and Development Dept.

Cultural nonprofits and artists located in Barnstable or Yarmouth may be included in our Mid-Cape Cultural Directory by creating or updating their profile in the CreativeGround database managed by New England Foundation for the Arts. Click here and add Mid-Cape Cultural Directory in the section, Affiliations and Accomplishments, under professional associations.

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


367 Main Street
Barnstable, MA 02601-3907

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FY22 Allocation


FY22 Local Priorities

1- Project must benefit people (audiences, artists, students, etc) in the towns of Barnstable and Yarmouth.

2 – Features Cape artists, humanists or interpretive scientists.

3 – Enriches school curricula and benefits youth.

4 – Reduces barriers to the region’s cultural experience and provides enrichment to all members of our community.

5 – Community programs that build awareness of local heritage, multi-cultural awareness, natural resources or arts, e.g. public art, festivals or concerts.

6 – Project leverages funds from other sources (including collaborations among organizations).

7 – Project goals are achievable and budget is realistic.

8 – Helps achieve balance and variety among disciplines.

9 – Helps achieve balance and variety among the 10 villages in both towns of Barnstable and Yarmouth.

10 – Innovatively addresses Mid-Cape region’s cultural needs.

FY22 Local Guidelines

1 – Project must benefit people in Barnstable and/or Yarmouth.

2 – 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.

3 – Generally, awards are not less than $250 or more than $1,000.

4 – Applications for the same project shall be eligible for funding for a maximum of 3 consecutive years, at the discretion of the Council.

5 – 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.

6 – 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.

7 – Funded projects should be completed by December 31st of the year following the year of application. Example: If applications are due on Oct. 15, 2021, the project must be completed by Dec. 31, 2022.

8 – No late applications will be considered.

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

10 – Grant awards will be paid directly to the successful applicants in accordance with the Local Cultural Council Direct Grant Guidelines.11. Applicant must credit Mid-Cape Cultural Council for partial or full funding of event or project.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

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