AFCC Silent Online Auction

May 23rd - June 6th 2024

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) is proud to present the AFCC Gala Silent Auction!  This online auction takes place in conjunction with our platform partner, Bidsquare, the premier online platform for real-time bidding on fine art and antiques, world-wide. Proceeds from the auction benefit the mission of the AFCC to support and strengthen a vibrant and diverse arts and cultural sector for everyone in the region.

Your participation in this event is far-reaching. It benefits artists throughout Cape Cod as we continue to build and amplify our Creative Exchange Program that gives artists and creative workers access to professional development workshops, networking meetups, and advocacy opportunities throughout the year.

We are grateful for participation in the Auction that helps makes our creative sector more resilient, vibrant, welcoming, and connected.  Thank you!

 Artwork Criteria: 

  • Original works of art only
  • All 2D and 3D artwork must be ready for hanging or display.

Auction overview:

  • Submission Deadline: May 1st
  • AFCC Summer Auction Dates: Opens May 23rd - Closes June 6th
  • Sold work to be delivered to the AFCC Office by Wednesday June 12th

*Work can be delivered sooner if other arrangements are made with the artist.

Submission Guidelines:  

  • The only means to submit work is through this online system on Submittable.
  • Please submit up to 3 pieces for consideration. 1 piece will be selected under most circumstances.
  • In an effort to increase the number of works that sell for over market value, only a certain number of total works will be accepted. Please submit your best pieces for consideration. If you have questions about what to submit, or any other inquiries regarding the auction please contact: Amy Tuttle,

Please include in your submission:

  • One quality digital JPG images for each piece, up to 300 dpi.
  • A numbered image inventory noting titles, media, and dimensions (H x W x D).
  • Estimated value of artwork(s). *Note for the purposes of the auction, bidding will start at the low estimated value (60% of the estimated value of the artwork) unless other arrangements have been made with the artist. The high estimated value will be 150% of the estimated value.  Artists may choose to set a reserve price.
  • Include a brief biography and artist statement that relates to submission. Please keep this to 80 words or less.
  • Include a photo of yourself at work.
  • We are grateful for your consideration to donate 100% of your artwork sale proceeds to the Arts Foundation so we can continue to provide essential resources and support to Cape Cod’s creative community. Learn more about the Creative Exchange here. If you would like to receive a percentage of your artwork sales, the option of receiving 25% is also available. Please note your choice on Submittable. We are so thankful for your contribution.


Please email TJ Davis at with any questions.

Thank you so much for your support!


The Provincetown Performing Arts Fund (PPAF) strives to provide stability and life-saving support to our beloved community of performance artists who have been instrumental in making Provincetown a vibrant and diverse entertainment destination. 

PPAF’s Vision 

A Provincetown that supports its vibrant community of performance artists in order to encourage economic growth, build community and inspire creativity. 

Who the PPAF Serves 

The PPAF serves performance artists, musicians, theatre professionals, and technical production staff. PPAF strives to support those who earn their living within the performing arts as well as providing support for emerging artists committed to working and living in Provincetown. Performance Artists are an integral part of our community. These artists rely heavily on the already unpredictable ‘seasonal tourism’ for their income. Within the season they depend not only on tourism, but entertainment venues, bars, and most importantly social engagement in order to survive. It became apparent, especially during the Covid-19 crisis, that many of our local and treasured artists would suffer a staggering loss of income based on necessary social distancing guidelines. The PPAF was created to support these individuals whose contributions make up the fabric of our community.

PPAF Supports performing artists in the following ways:

The fund will provide up to $1,000 per applicant per calendar year to support full or part time professional performance artists who have lost income used to sustain their creative practice due to the Covid-19 crisis. 

Some Examples of what qualify as an urgent need:

• Food 

• Rent 

• Transportation 

• Ferry Tickets 

• Bus Tickets 

• Utilities 

• Necessary Performance Equipment 

• Tools necessary to allow the artists to work

• i.e. Instrument and Equipment Repair/Maintenance 

 Documents needed - upload below:

  • Proof of applicant’s primary residence in Provincetown (ex. tax/utility bill, car registration)
  • One (1) jpg image, video or audio file of your work
  • Brief artist statement, including its connection to broader community

 Funding and Support

  • Payments of up to $1,000 will be made to qualified applicants.
  • An applicant may apply and receive funding more than once, but no more than one time per calendar year. 
  • Funds will be distributed starting end of September 2020 until funding runs out.
  • Applications are reviewed weekly.
  • Applicants will be notified of status within 10 business days. 

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis by PPAF's review committee and members of the AFCC Board of Directors, and are subject to approval and available funds. 

Questions? Please email:
Julie Wake
Executive Director
Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

 Welcome to AFCC Access.  This form is the first step in connecting a child in your life to quality arts programming here on Cape Cod.  Your child or mentee must be associated with one our community partners: YMCA Achievers; Big Brothers, Big Sisters; Greater Hyannis Supporting Our Youth Task Force; Cape Cod Child Development; Grandparents Raising Grandchildren on Cape Cod; and Cape Cod Children’s Place.  

Please note:

The AFCC works with community partners who have systems in place for assessing financial need and will give preference to partners with mentor programs or committed leadership to create a successful match between student and cultural organization.

The cultural organization providing the programming will be paid directly, not through the student, his or her family, or any community partner.  Funding may be available for additional expenses related to class and will be coordinated through the cultural organization.

You will hear back from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod in a timely fashion, within 5-10 days or sooner. Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions to Julie Wake at  

School Bus Funding from the AFCC Access Fund

AFCC School Bus funds will provide grants up to  $250 to help schools with the transportation costs of student cultural field trips. The field trips must be in the arts, sciences, or humanities. Examples: art and science museums; historic sites; and music, theater, and dance performances.


  • Any Barnstable County school (public, charter, parochial, or independent) serving grades K-12 can apply.
  • The field trips must be focused in the arts, but trips that combine science or humanities with the arts will also be considered. 
  • Types of field trips that DO NOT qualify for funding are trips to sporting events, amusement parks, or other similar outings.


When is the application deadline?

There is no deadline, but applications must be in at least 30 days prior to the trip. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Grants will be awarded until funds run out.  Our goal is to spread the funding equitably among all Cape schools that apply.

Can an independent or faith-based school apply?

Yes, all Barnstable County schools serving grades K-12 are eligible to apply.

Someone else in my school already received a grant for this school year. Can I apply too?

Yes, the AFCC may award more than one bus grant to the same school and/or teacher.  However, the AFCC reserves the right to approve or deny application in order to distribute the funding equitably  so all schools may benefit. 

What types of trips do no qualify for funding?

Types of trips that DO NOT qualify for funding are trips to sporting events, amusement parks, and outdoor activities such as class beach trips. Field trips to performances put on by students are not eligible, as the goal of the program is to provide students with a professional cultural experience.  The trip must meet the mission of providing access to arts and culture for all students.

Can we get a grant to travel to a destination outside of Massachusetts? 


What is the maximum amount of money we can ask for?


We want to go on more than one field trip in this school year. Can we apply for another grant?

Yes, however  you should also research funding through Mass Cultural Council as well as your local cultural council for funding for additional field trips.

How will we know that the AFCC has received our application?

Once you have successfully submitted your online application, a confirmation email will be sent.

How will we know if our application was approved or not?

Within three weeks of submitting your application, you will receive an email from the AFCC telling you whether or not your application has been approved. Be sure your email account is set to allow messages from  All funding decisions are final.

How do we get the money?

A check will be made out to the school and will include the teacher and department along with a note stating that funds are restricted for the specific field trip.  The check will go out USPS. Applicant contact will be notified check has been sent. It is up to the applicant to follow through on receipt of funding.

Who arranges for the bus and pays the bus company?

You or your school are responsible for making all bus arrangements and payments.  The AFCC is not liable for school bus arrangements or contractual services made between the bus company and school/teacher.


It's grant report time. Would you kindly fill out the 2022 AFCC/NEA Fall Grant report as soon as possible? We are looking forward to hearing how these funds supported your organization in its pandemic recovery. 

The deadline to submit your report is: Friday, November 10, 2023. 

Because your grant was funded through federal dollars via the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), it is critical for future funding that we receive your report.

Once you submit your report you will be eligible to apply for our 2023-24 round of funding. 

The Arts Foundation will open its next round of grant applications for arts projects at the end of 2023 with a Letter of Intent (LOI). While the application process will be similar to previous years, any organization seeking funding will be required to have a UEI. If you do not have a UEI, we encourage you to apply for one as soon as possible as the process can be lengthy. 

Best wishes and thank you for all you do to support our creative community!


Julie Wake


Arts Foundation of Cape Cod