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.
!!!NEW!!! 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: Becky Lawrence (Chair), Mary Carroll Allen (Vice Chair), Elise McMullin (Secretary), Rachel Youngling (Treasurer), Marlene Weir, Doug McHugh, Jeanmarie O'Clair, Beth Higgins, and Suzanne Finney.
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We are developing a Mid-Cape Cultural Directory in partnership with the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) within its CreativeGround database. We encourage all Mid-Cape cultural organizations and artists to create or update a profile on this database. 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 African Dance and Drum, one of the performing groups featured in our Mid-Cape Cultural Directory and an FY14 Grant recipient.
Sturgis Library, one of the cultural nonprofits to be found in our new Mid-Cape Cultural Directory.
James Gould leads a Village Walk in Marstons Mills. The walks were coordinated by the Barnstable Land Trust and funded with an MCCC grant as part of Barnstable's 375th Anniversary Celebrations.
Bass River Potter, one of the creative businesses in our Mid-Cape Cultural Directory.