The Mid-Cape Cultural Council promotes and supports the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences to benefit people in the towns of Barnstable and Yarmouth. The Town of Barnstable is our fiscal agent. Our Barnstable Town Hall liaison is Melissa Hersh, Arts & Culture Coordinator, Growth Management Dept., 508/862-4767.
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.
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.
We were honored to have been named the 2014 Council of the Year by the Massachusetts Cultural Council!
Council Members: Marlene Weir (Chair), Becky Lawrence (Co-Chair), Elise McMullin (Secretary), Rachel Youngling (Treasurer), Barbara Adams, Joel Chaison, Suzanne Finney, Beth Higgins and Jeanmarie O'Clair.
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NEW: Grant category--Artist Project Grants--for artists living in Barnstable or Yarmouth designed to facilitate the creation of new work. To be eligible to apply for this grant, artists need to create or update a profile on CreativeGround.org. Click here
NEFA's CreativeGround is a FREE publicly supported online resource for New England. It 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. 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.
Cape Cod Dance and Drum is one of our recent grantees who share their art with students and seniors.
Sturgis Library is one of the many Mid-Cape cultural nonprofits featured in our online directory.
Tides, by Steve Kemp, was partially funded with a MCCC grant. It is the newest public artwork in Hyannis.
Bass River Pottery is profiled in our cultural directory. Learn more at CreativeGround.org