The Mid-Cape Cultural Council announces call for artists

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Outdoor sculpture proposal sought for Discovery Walk in Hyannis location
The Mid-Cape Cultural Council (MCCC), in cooperation with the Town of Barnstable, is working on a project to create the HyArts Discovery Walk, a series of interactive outdoor sculptures near and on the Hyannis waterfront, and is announcing a call for artists. The submission deadline is September 30, 2018 and the selected sculpture will be announced by October 31, 2018.
Marilyn Heberling, MCCC Chair and co-owner of Main Street store Directions Clothing & Arts Emporium, said, “The HyArts Discovery Walk is intended to reflect the natural beauty of Hyannis Harbor and improve visitors’ and residents’ enjoyment of the Harbor and downtown area. Two sculptures are in progress, and we are seeking a third to round out the Walk.”
If selected, artists may be asked to participate in making presentations, and the Town may use the designs to promote the project.  The MCCC has raised funds to cover artist fees, fabrication and installation of the artwork (approx. $2500-$5000 per installation). Artworks must be completely installed by fall 2019 for year-round, permanent exhibit.
Who may apply: All artists over 18-years-old, working in any medium, are eligible to apply. Artists may collaborate with each other or with artists in other disciplines and apply as a design team. Artists that live and work on Cape Cod, year-round or seasonally, will have priority.
To apply, please submit the following by September 30, 2018:

  • Contact information: Name, address, phone, email, website
  • One-page cover letter stating interest in this project
  • Brief bio/resume
  • Photos of past work with details including:  medium/materials, dimensions, location (if applicable), and any other pertinent information
  • Proposal for this project including:
    • Artist statement
    • Artwork concept
    • Proposed installation plan
    • Itemized budget
    • Supporting materials such as images, sketches, renderings.

Where to submit:
Mail, email, or hand-deliver submission to:
Mid-Cape Cultural Council
Barnstable Town Hall, Planning & Development, FL 3
ATT: Marilyn Heberling
367 Main St.
Hyannis, MA 02601
Note: if emailing submission, a link to a Dropbox containing the required submission materials is acceptable.
For more information, contact the MCCC via email at or visit our Facebook page
About the Mid-Cape Cultural Council
The Mid-Cape Cultural Council annually awards grants to individuals and organizations in the Towns of Barnstable and Yarmouth for projects that support the Arts, Humanities, and Interpretative Sciences.  This year, the MCCC distributed over $11,000 in grants to fund projects in the two towns.  The Council also initiates cultural projects that build communities and collaborates on cultural initiatives with each town.  Council members are residents in Barnstable and Yarmouth. For more information about the Mid-Cape Cultural Council, go to:

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