The Mid-Cape Cultural Council promotes and supports the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in concert with the towns of Barnstable and Yarmouth. The grant proposals that we fund are for cultural projects with local connections to the Mid-Cape region. While we welcome any community based project, we encourage proposals that are innovative, result from collaborations among individuals or organizations, and leverage additional funds from other sources. http://www.creativeground.org/faq#t8n273102
Meetings usually take place at 7:00 PM on the third Wednesday of the month at Barnstable Town Hall in Hyannis.
The Town of Barnstable is the fiscal agent for the council and provides limited administrative support. Our Town Hall contact is Melissa Hersh, Arts & Culture Coordinator, 508/862-4767.
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We are developing an artist directory in partnership with NEFA. We encourage Mid-Cape artists to get listed or update listings. The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) has launched CreativeGround, a free online resource for New England. This online directory includes profiles for cultural nonprofits like libraries and theaters, creative businesses like recording studios and design agencies, and artists of all disciplines such as performing arts, visual arts, and crafts. You can search for artists and see or hear samples of their work, find a venue, or create your own free profile as an artist, venue, or cultural organization.
We are honored to have been named the 2014 Council of the Year by the Massachusetts Cultural Council!
Council Members: Becky Lawrence (Chair), Mary Carroll Allen (Vice Chair), Crystal Gips (Secretary), Elise McMullin (Treasurer), Marlene Weir, Doug McHugh, Jeanmarie O'Clair, Beth Higgins, Suzanne Finney, and Rachel Youngling. We currently have 1 opening for Barnstable.
We awarded 16 grants this year. We are now engaged in some local fundraising efforts to increase awards for next year. Please check our Facebook page to learn about how you can support our efforts.