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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

Name Project Title Amount
Barnstable Council on Aging The Art of Reminiscences $1,050
Barnstable Intermediate School Foreign Language Literature at the Barnstable Intermediate School Library and Media Center $1,000
Barnstable Land Trust, Inc. Words In The Wild $1,000
Bates III, Davis R. Two Library Performances: A Celtic Celebration & Halloween Harvest $450
Belfiore, Lynne Because...Science Rocks! $360
CARE for the Cape & Islands, Inc. Cooking with CARE: Cape Cod’s Food Stories $450
Cape Cod Ballroom Dancers Cape Cod Ballroom Dancers at Hyannis Bandstand $650
Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Network CapeCodCAN Back On Stage $1,500
Cape Cod Maritime Museum, Inc. Cape Cod Maritime Museum Lecture Series Fall 2022-Spring 2023 $825
Cape Cod Museum Trail, Inc. Cape Cod ArtWeek $500
Cape Cod Toy Library, Inc. Bilingual Literacy Creative Play Series with Brazilians and Friends $1,250
Cotuit Center for the Arts, Inc. Mutual Muses $1,500
Fazio, Rhonda M Dyeing to Wear It $600
Ferrell, Carolyn Pop-up Art Installation and Bead Event $745
Friends of Ancient Cemetery, Inc. Data, Data, Data: History and Research in Ancient Cemetery, Yarmouth $1,350
Gillman, Jackson A Family Cabaret $425
Healy, Kathleen Play Along Music for Preschool $1,500
Holmstock, Samuel S. Access to Drumming $500
Hyannis Public Library STEAM Kits $1,300
LeVine, Denya R. Mindfulness, Music and Movement at Capeabilities $600
Leyden, Michael introduction to celestial navigation, use of sexton $649
Moberg, Kim The Seven Fires Prophecy: Suite for Humanity $750
Open Mic Classical Open Mic Classical $600
Sinclair, Anina Holi: Festival of Colors $628
The Arts & Justice Collective The Arts & Justice Collective House Parties $1,250
The Cape Cod Museum of Art, Inc. Art and Alzheimer's $1,000
The Cordial Eye Gallery and Artist Space, Inc. TCE Accessible Youth Arts $1,500
The Sturgis Library Understanding Our History Reading and Lecture Series $1,250
Thornington, Sarah Now You See Me $1,315
Wilson, Mary Puppets, Paul & Mary Show $500
Yarmouth Town Libraries Switch On The STEM Gamified Learning Program $400

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on March 27, 2023 at 12:39 PM UTC
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