The HYArts district nurtures and celebrates the creativity and talent of established and emerging Cape Cod artists.



For more information on the HyArts DISTRICT, please call weekdays, during business hours at (508) 862-4678 or email us through the form below and we will be in touch shortly. 

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The Mid-Cape Cultural Council, affiliated with the Massachusetts Cultural Council, promotes and supports arts and culture in the towns of Barnstable and Yarmouth through its grant program and other initiatives. For more information:

Mid-Cape Cultural Council
The Mid-Cape Cultural Council (MCCC), in partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council, promotes and supports the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences to benefit people in the towns of Barnstable and Yarmouth. One of 329 such local councils in the state, we are the only regional council on Cape Cod.
The MCCC awards grants, organizes events to showcase funded projects, and periodically gathers input from the communities we serve to assess the region’s cultural needs. The MCCC’s 11 members are appointed by Barnstable’s Town Council and Yarmouth’s Board of Selectmen.  The Town of Barnstable is our administrative and fiscal agent. Our Town Council liaison is Jessica Rapp Grassetti. Our staff liaison is Melissa Hersh, the Growth Management Department’s Arts and Culture Coordinator. 
The grant proposals that we fund are for cultural projects with local connections to the Mid-Cape region. While we welcome any community based project, we encourage proposals that are innovative, result from collaborations among individuals or organizations, and leverage additional funds from other sources.
In fiscal 2013, the council:
• Held five grant writing help sessions at village libraries
• Awarded 16 grants, totaling $10,000, to schools, individuals and nonprofit organizations
• Initiated a local fundraising program and
• Showcased funded projects at a community event
The annual deadline for grant applications is October 15th. Applications may be mailed or hand delivered to Barnstable Town Hall, Growth Management Dept. 3rd FL, 367 Main St., Hyannis, MA 02601, ATT: Melissa Hersh.
For more information about the Council, go to: or contact Rebecca Lawrence, Chair, at





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