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.   

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod are proud to support local students pursuing an arts education through our Positively Different Scholarship Program.  This year the Positively Different Scholarships will fund five local students  for undergraduate studies in  arts-related fields such as music, dance, drama, visual arts, graphic design, architecture, and creative writing . 


ELIGIBILITY

In order to be eligible to receive a Positively Different Scholarship, the student must live on Cape Cod and be a current high school senior registered in a public, charter, private or home education program in the spring of 2019 and  have been accepted into a degree program at an accredited college or university or an arts-specific trade school.

These awards are determined on a competitive basis and require the submission of a portfolio and two essay questions.

REVIEW CRITERIA

The Positively Different Scholarship applications will be reviewed using the following criteria: craftsmanship, artistic quality, and creative ability as evidenced by the original work submitted.

Please make sure you have reviewed all of the requirements in the Positively Different pdf on the AFCC website:

https://artsfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Positively-Different-Scholarship-Program.pdf

All applicants must submit the following:

  1. Short Question 
  2. Essay
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Transcript
  5. Portfolio - please review portfolio requirements below


If you have been diagnosed with a mental health condition you may qualify for a matching grant through The Quell Foundation.  Please read more here.


The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) and Eat Your Heart Out Catering are joining forces to support the next generation of students who dream of one day becoming culinary artists. 


That support will come in the form of a competitive scholarship given to a current Cape Cod senior planning to earn a college degree in the culinary arts. Applications are only accepted online. 


ELIGIBILITY

In order to be eligible to receive an Eat Your Heart Out Culinary Scholarship, the student must live on Cape Cod and be a current high school senior registered in a public, charter, private or home education program in the spring of 2019 and  have been accepted into a degree program at an accredited college or university or a culinary-specific trade school.

These awards are determined on a competitive basis and require the submission two essay questions.

REVIEW CRITERIA

All applicants must submit the following


1. Short Question: Who has been your biggest influence as a chef (100 words or less)?2. Essay: Please describe your reasons for pursuing a culinary arts education. (Approximately 500 words)

3. Letter of Recommendation:  Please include two letters of recommendation. One must be from a current or past instructor familiar with your passion.

4. Transcript: Please upload copies of your official high school transcript.

5. A copy of your college acceptance letter.

Applicants will be disqualified if all requirements are not submitted by the deadline.


The Jonathan Rice Art Scholarship

Jonathan Rice struggled with mental illness for much of his life.  Among his many talents was that of artist, particularly using the mediums of watercolor and charcoal sketch.  Jon grew up in Orleans and attended Nauset Regional High School.  In addition to being well-liked by his many friends, Jon was his class valedictorian and  captain of the varsity basketball and tennis teams.  He attended Harvard University, where he majored in Psychology.  Just a month shy of his graduation, the impact of previously unrecognized mental illness began to influence his behaviors and emotions, and Jonathan attempted suicide.   Through medication, therapy, and determined focus, Jon was able to manage his illness, if not fully overcome it.  He was twice married and had two wonderful daughters.  Although employment was not always easy or consistent for Jon, he held the position of draftsman at a couple of Cape engineering firms, utilizing his combined skills of mathematics and art.  Throughout his life, art was always a calming refuge for Jon.  He often used it to express emotions and feelings that were not otherwise easily conveyed.  The Jonathan Rice Art Scholarship is in his memory in the hope that others battling the challenges of mental illness, in themselves or their family, will pursue their interest in art with confidence and passion. Jonathan Rice passed away February 2013 following a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure.

ELIGIBILITY

The Jonathan Rice Art Scholarship is a one-time, merit-based award.  

  • Student must live on Cape Cod and be a current high school senior registered in a public, charter, private, or home education program in the spring of 2019.
  • Student must have been accepted into a degree program at an accredited college or university or an arts-specific trade school.
  • Student must be matriculated and maintain at least part-time enrollment in the undergraduate program.
  • Student is currently living with a diagnosed mental health condition. Student must submit a note from doctor attesting that student is under care of a mental health professional and is following prescribed treatment plan. Specifying the diagnosis is NOT required.

REVIEW CRITERIA

Scholarship applications will be reviewed using the following criteria: Craftsmanship, artistic quality, and creative ability as evidenced by the original work submitted.

All applicants must submit the following:

  1. Short Question: Who has been your biggest influence as an artist (100 words or fewer)?
  2. Essay: Please describe your reasons for pursuing an arts education and why arts matter on Cape Cod. (Approximately 500 words)
  3. Letters of Recommendation:  Please include two letters of recommendation from people familiar with your artistic qualifications. At least one must be from a teacher.
  4. Transcript: Please upload copies of your official high school transcript.
  5. Portfolio:  Please review portfolio requirements below.



The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, in collaboration with The Quell Foundation’s Fighter and Survivor Scholarship Programs, is proud to support, through our matching grant program, local students either living with a mental health diagnosis or  who have lost a parent or sibling to suicide and who are pursuing an arts education.  This year, The Quell Foundation Scholarships will fund Cape students for undergraduate studies in any arts-related field, such as music, dance, drama, visual arts, graphic design, architecture, fashion, culinary arts, sculpture, theater, or creative writing. 

About The Quell Foundation

QUELL /kwell v. 1. To bring order and balance to chaos

The Quell Foundation works to reduce the number of suicides, overdoses, and incarcerations of people with mental illness through encouraging people to share their story, increase access to mental health services, and support first responders in recognizing the mental health warning signs among their own. 

The Quell Foundation encourages people to “lift the mask” that is covering the mental health experiences they may be afraid to talk about in public. There’s a severe stigma associated with mental health illness that prevents those closest to us from getting the help they need. By promoting open, judgment-free dialogue, together we can shatter the stigma and normalize the conversation around mental health.

The Quell Foundation’s scholarships support those who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition (Fighter award) and those who have lost a parent, caregiver or sibling to suicide (Survivor award). Read more about the Quell Foundation here.

ELIGIBILITY

The Quell Foundation’s scholarships are one-time, merit-based awards.

  • Student must live on Cape Cod and be a current high school senior registered in a public, charter, private, or home education program in the spring of 2019.
  • Student must have been accepted into a degree program at an accredited college or university or an arts-specific trade school.
  • Student must be matriculated and maintain at least part-time enrollment in the undergraduate program.
  • Student must have lost a parent, caregiver or sibling to suicide (Survivor award) or is currently living with a diagnosed mental health condition (Fighter award).
  • Fighter award applicants must submit a note from doctor attesting that student is under care of a mental health professional and is following prescribed treatment plan. Specifying the diagnosis is NOT required.

REVIEW CRITERIA

The Quell Foundation Scholarship applications will be reviewed using the following criteria: Craftsmanship, artistic quality, and creative ability as evidenced by the original work submitted.

All applicants must submit the following:

  1. Short Question: Who has been your biggest influence as an artist (100 words or fewer)?
  2. Essay: Please describe your reasons for pursuing an arts education and why arts matter on Cape Cod and include information that provides some insight about your commitment to maintaining your mental health as well as promoting open dialogues about mental health in our community. (Approximately 500 words)
  3. Letters of Recommendation:  Please include two letters of recommendation from people familiar with your artistic qualifications. At least one must be from a teacher.
  4. Fighter award applicants must submit a note from doctor attesting that student is under care of a mental health professional and is following prescribed treatment plan. Specifying the diagnosis is NOT required.
  5. Transcript: Please upload copies of your official high school transcript.
  6. Portfolio:  Please review portfolio requirements below.



Arts Foundation of Cape Cod