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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, Rachel Youngling.


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

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Inc. Rise & Shine $1,000
The Awareness Project, Inc. Mindfulness Fair: A Showcase of Mindful Practices and Artists Exploring Mindfulness. $500
The Sturgis Library Introduction to Bird Watching and Citizen Science $750
Alzheimer's Family Caregivers Support Center, Inc. Musical Souvenirs for Memory Loss $750
Davis R. Bates III Animals, Critters & Other Friends: A Song & Story Celebration $500
Cape Cod Maritime Museum Cape Cod Maritime Museum Lecture Series $1,000
One College, One Book One College, One Book $500
Eventide Arts, Inc. Master Classes- Hybrid, Virtual and In Person $500
Cape Cod Ballroom Dancers Dance Space Rental Fee mitigation $300
Old Colony Historical Society Passport to History 2022 $300
Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Two Chamber Music Concerts in Cotuit $600
Song Keepers, LTD The THUMP & SOUL Showcase $750
Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Network Express Yourself Poetry Project $750
Hyannis Public Library Multicultural Stories Series $900
The Cordial Eye Gallery and Artist Space, Inc. Grow into Art Mentorship Program $1,000
Historical Society of Santuit & Cotuit, Inc. Oral Histories - Varied Voices of Cotuit $1,000
Friends of Ancient Cemetery, Inc. "Lost at Sea" $784
Julie A. Stepanek Ukulele Day at the Library! $450
Lower Cape Community Acces Television, Inc. ArtsLight to Go $250
Beyond The Bounds, Inc. Beyond the Bounds 2022 $500
Steven M. Hurlbut Jumpin' Juba senior concert $350
Mary Wilson Pitter Patter Puppet Show $300
West Barnstable Village Festival Committee, Inc. West Barnstable Village Festival $500
Natalie Zemba Kalliope Reed Quintet performs works by female composers at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod $750
Rachel Youngling Musical Discoveries for Families who Serve $601
Denya R. LeVine Women In Music $400
Cahoon Museum of American Art Streetside Public Art Series $500
Harwich Junior Theatre, Inc. Free Shakespeare and Classical Outdoor Theatre $1,000
Cape Cod Museum Trail Cape Cod Art Week $300

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