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.

The application will list our cultural organizations who are Arts Foundation members and are committed to providing quality arts programming to all kids on Cape Cod.  Please review before filling out application. 

Bass River Pottery www.bassriverpottery.com

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra www.capecodchamberorchestra.org

Cape Cod Theater Company I Harwich Junior Theatre www.capecodtheatrecompany.org

Cape Cod Museum of Art www.ccmoa.org

Cotuit Center for the Arts www.artsonthecape.org

Cultural Center of Cape Cod www.cultural-center.org

Sandwich Arts Alliance www.sandwichartsalliance.org

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill www.castlehill.org

Wellfleet Preservation Hall www.wellfleetpreservationhall.org

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 Emma at esullivan@artsfoundation.org or (508) 362-0066 ext 115.   

 Introducing “Deck the Walls”, a small works exhibit featuring local artists and hosted by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC).  The show, exhibited at the AFCC office, will feature artwork that is 18” x 18” and smaller.


The exhibit will open with an invitation-only reception at the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Holiday Open House on December 7th and will run through the 31st.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, October 25, 2019

ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION: Monday, November 4, 2019

EXHIBITION DATES: December 7, 2019 - December 31, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, December 7, 2019


Bobby Frazier, Artistic Director, Artists Association of Nantucket

Bruce Ployer, Program Coordinator, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill

Work for the show will be selected by a blind jury and will be announced on Monday, November 4, 2019. Jurors cannot submit work for this exhibit. 

All applicants will be notified by email.


  • Original works of art
  • 2D dimensions: 18" x 18" or smaller (including frame)
  • 3D dimensions: 18" x 18" x 24" or smaller
  • Artists living or working on Cape Cod



There is no submission fee for current Arts Foundation of Cape Cod members. The submission fee for nonmembers is $15. If you are interested in becoming a member, a one-year membership is $30 and includes several benefits to the artist.  If you are not a member or need to renew your membership, please click here or call us at 508-362-0066, ext. 116. 

Please upload your submission via our online tool, Submittable.  We will not accept any other form of submission.  

For questions, please email info@artsfoundation.org. 


  • The only way to submit is through our online form on Submittable
  • Up to three pieces may be submitted for consideration
  • Include a numbered image inventory noting titles, media, dimensions (H x W x D), and retail prices
  • Include Curriculum Vitae and/or biography
  • Artist's Statement (optional)
  • Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed
  • All submissions must represent the actual artwork as accurately as possible
  • All works must be for sale


  • The artist agrees to 60% commission of art work sold
  • The artist is responsible for the delivery of art work on November 18, 2019
  • The artist is responsible for pick-up of unsold artwork on January 6, 2020

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.
  •  Field trips must be in the arts, sciences, or humanities.
  • 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. 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 two 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 jwake@artsfoundation.org.  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.

As a Fall 2018 grant recipient, we ask that you complete this form in its entirety.
Feel free to upload images or photographs that represent your program.  We'd love to promote your work.

We are looking forward to hearing how the year went.  Please be honest, you won't have to return the money.  We want to know how we can better support you.

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod