Arts Foundation of Cape Cod to Award $24,000 in Grants

November 09, 2011
The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod announced that it will award grants totaling $24,000 to 27 local artists and cultural organizations on Monday, November 14 at 5:30 pm at Wellfleet Preservation Hall.

"One of the most rewarding things we do is to act as a Foundation in support of the arts community," said Executive Director Kevin M. Howard. "The grants review process is a window into the rich talent on Cape Cod and we congratulate all the recipients who presented compelling proposals in a variety of mediums but connected by their passion and creativity."

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod grants are awarded to support projects that are collaborative and educational; that help create a strong, stable, and diverse cultural community on Cape Cod; and that contribute to the quality of life and economic vitality of the region.

The following distinguished community members served on the Spring 2011 grants committee: Co-chairs and AFCC Board Directors Dick Rand and David Willard. Domonic Boreffi, Gallery Antonia; Brian Carlson, Town of Provincetown; John Conathan, Nutter, McClennen, & Fish; John Fulone, Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod; Carole Garvey, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod; Tammy Glivinski, Glivinski & Associates; Randy Hart, Vanasse, Hanger, Brustlin VHB; Trish Kennedy, BackOffice Associates; Barbara Kessler, TD Bank; Sheila Lyons, Cape Cod Commission; Former Senator Rob O'Leary; Liz Roache, Artist; Gary Sheehan, Cape Cod Medical Supply; Anne Van Vleck, Cape Cod Young Professionals.
The Fall 2011 Arts Foundation of Cape Cod grant recipients by category are:
Individual Artists
Lenore Lyons: Funds to support Know Myself, Understand Others: Art Journals for Self Awareness, a pilot program in bully prevention for non-traditional learners. $1,500
Alice Kociemba: Funding to support Calliope - Poetry Readings at West Falmouth Library, which will co-sponsor a summer poetry reading featuring a nationally-known poet. $750
Jim Hill and Mary Cronin: Funding to support I'm New Here, a collection of twenty poems by twenty different poets for middle-grade readers. $750
Colleen Cunha: Funding to support production of a film for the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School in memory of John Stewart, one of the school's founding members, who passed away earlier this year. $500
Jacqueline Loring: Funding to help publish a book of interviews of veterans of the war in Vietnam and produce a video of the interviews. $500
Large Arts and Cultural Organizations
Cape Cod Museum of Art: Funding to support the School to Careers Art Internship Program. $1,800
The Academy of Performing Arts: Funding to support the Internship Program which employs and educates college and high school students with a strong background in theatre arts. $1,200
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown: Funding to support Kids Art Partners in Education 2012, a program that offers free in-school workshops in visual arts and creative writing to public schoolchildren on the Outer Cape during the winter months. $1,200
Harwich Junior Theatre: Funding to support HJT's Outreach in the Schools program, which brings Poetry and the Art of Listening to the 3rd and 4th grades at Harwich Elementary School. $1,000
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater: Funding to support the WHAT Lab, a creative program for the development of new artistic works. $1,000
Cultural Center of Cape Cod: Funding to support the Marketing Support for Artists Program, which will provide instruction and assistance to emerging and established artists with written marketing materials. $800
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill: Funding to support the 6th Annual International Encaustics Conference, the only annual event to draw international artists who are engaged in the medium of pigmented wax. $500
Heritage Museums & Gardens: Funding to support the exhibit "Garden Gates", which will include working garden gates designed and made by local artists, installed around the gardens at Heritage. $500
Small Arts & Cultural Organizations
Cape Cod Opera: Funding to support high School and Middle School Operatic Outreach programs including apprentice program introduction, printed programs, history and translations of selections and question and answer periods. $2,000
Cape Cod Writer's Center: Funding to support "Tomorrow's Writers Today", a program that fosters the literary skills of Barnstable County Public School students grade 8 - 12. $1,250
Zion Union Heritage Museum: Funding to support "Teaching Culture Through the Arts", workshops to support school partnerships, educate the community, and offer exceptional art education programs. $1,250
Mashpee Pops, Inc.: Funding to support a theatrical residency by the Missoula Children's Theater, which will lead more than 200 Mashpee area students in a week of learning and discovery of the performing arts. $1,000
Bourne Historical Society: Funding to support Maritime Lecture Series, which will cover historical Cape Cod maritime events such as shipwrecks, historical sailing events, and more. $500
Educational Organizations
Nauset Regional High School Music Dept: Funding to support a four day residency and performance of Magnificat by John Rutter at Carnegie Hall by the NRHS Honors Chorus in March 2012. $1,200
Nauset Regional Middle School:  Funding to support Arts Day, an all day, all school collaborative event to increase awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the arts with community programs and artists. $800
Friends of the Sandwich Public Library: Funds to support Poet Speak 2012, a collaborative effort of school and public librarians to promote popetry as a valid means of expression among teens and to direct enthusiastic and prepared young poets to the Grand Slam teen poetry event. $500
Nauset Youth Alliance: Funding to support a collaborative mural project with artist Greg Johnson and 112 children enrolled in the after school program. $500
Non-Arts Organizations
Veterans for Peace: Funding to support the 17th Annual Peace Poetry Contest, Reading, and Awards Ceremony. $750
Alzheimer's Services of Cape Cod & the Islands:  Funding to support expansion of the Cape Cod Arts & Conversation Project, a series of monthly groups for caregivers and loved ones at galleries and museums across the Cape. $625
Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod: Funding to support an Art Program that encourages children to express their creativity through fine arts, music, drama, enrichment opportunities, and arts & crafts programs. $625
Town of Barnstable Growth Management Department: Funding to support Harbor Your Arts, an initiative to expand upon arts-focused revitalization of downtown Hyannis. $500
Chatham Chamber of Commerce: Funds to support Brandenburg-by-the-Sea, a new holiday tradition performance of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos in Chatham during the Christmas Stroll weekend. $500
The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod grants are awarded twice a year. The next deadline for applications is April 2, 2012. Guidelines for grant applications are available at
The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, the region's designated arts agency, ensures the vibrancy of our cultural community by supporting, promoting, celebrating and strengthening the arts throughout the year. For more information about the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod's work, please visit or call 508-362-0066.

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