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Cape Cod Arts Relief Fund

Grants to Massachusetts Artists to Mitigate
Financial Losses Incurred Due to COVID-19

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Foundation / Corporation

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Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC)

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Grants of up to $500 and in-kind support to Massachusetts individual artists in eligible locations to mitigate financial losses due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Grantees' art work will also be publicized on digital platforms. Eligible applicants include artists, actors, musicians, writers, and other creative professionals living in Barnstable County.

Focused on lost income, the Cape Cod Arts Relief Fund will provide relief in the form of grants to artists who live, work, create, and/or perform on Cape Cod. 

AFCC will support artists in two ways:

  1. The fund will provide grants to support full- or part-time professional artists who have lost income used to sustain their creative practice due to the COVID-19 crisis.
  2. AFCC will invest in the Cape-wide visibility of all artists who receive funding by featuring their websites and their work on Arts Cape Cod and the AFCC’s website and social media platforms.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 189231

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $500

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are welcome from all individual artists, musicians, actors, writers, or other creative professionals living in Barnstable County/Cape Cod.

The fund will support the following:
- Full, part-time, or freelance professional artists, musicians and art teachers who have lost income used to support their creative practice due to COVID-19. This could include support due to cancellation of a specific, scheduled performance/gigs, workshops/classes, exhibition, reading, commission, or other opportunity linked to an individual’s professional creative practice.

Cape Cod Artist Relief Fund does not support:
- Reimbursement for expenses already incurred
- Anticipated losses unrelated to the COVID-19 crisis

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply for Arts Relief Funds is October 16, 2020 with recommendations going to the AFCC Board of Directors for a vote the week of October 19th. Checks will be mailed to approved recipients the week of October 26th.

Funds not utilized in the first phase will go towards the second phase of this effort, which will focus on cultural nonprofits and ways the AFCC can support them once the pandemic is over.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


For questions, please email Julie Wake, Executive Director, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod at

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod
396 Main Street, Suite 10
Hyannis Massachusetts 02601

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