The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod & the Arts Foundation Launch Scholarship Program for Local Artists

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod have teamed up to support local artists through the “POSITIVELY DIFFERENT Arts Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship Program”. The inaugural program will award funding to five local students or established artists for undergraduate and post graduate studies in arts-related fields in 2013.

Scholarships will be provided in five different mediums—music, dance, visual arts, theater arts and creative writing. The application, which includes an essay, can be downloaded at Those eligible for scholarships include any student who is graduating from a public or private school or a home education program living on Cape Cod in the spring of 2013 and who has been accepted into a degree program at an accredited college or university. Those eligible for the Fellowship include artists in the five identified disciplines who are pursuing advance degrees. The Fellowship recipient will become the “Artist in Residence” for the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod for one year.

“The Arts Foundation is thrilled to be partnering with the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod to help realize a goal that we have had—establishing a scholarship for students on Cape Cod pursuing careers in the arts and helping working artists in all mediums to pursue advanced degrees through a fellowship,” said Kevin Howard, Executive Director of The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. “The AFCC recognizes that the Cape is blessed with many working artists and we look forward to that continuing to be true for generations to come.”

Added Joel Crowell, President of The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod: “The arts community is part of the backbone of Cape Cod and part of what it makes this such a special place to live and visit. The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod does a tremendous job of supporting, encouraging and providing resources for our local artists. We’re thrilled to partner with them in this wonderful new endeavor, which we anticipate will be an annual program.”

Applications are due by April 1, 2013 and winners will be announced on May 15. The scholarships will be awarded at a luncheon in the winners’ honor. For additional details on the program, visit

About The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Barnstable County’s regional arts agency, provides artistic, cultural, and educational programs in every town on Cape Cod, with an emphasis on supporting arts education initiatives, individual artists, and cultural organizations throughout the year.

For further information about the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, please visit, call the AFCC at 508-362-0066, or email

About The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod

The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod is an independent, local, mutual community bank with over $700 million in assets. Established In 1921, the bank celebrated its milestone 90th Anniversary in 2011. The bank is headquartered in Hyannis with branches on Route 6A in Yarmouth Port, East Dennis and West Barnstable; in Sandwich at 275 Cotuit Road; in Hyannis at 695 Attucks Lane in Independence Park; in East Harwich at 1470 Orleans Road/Route 39; and a Loan and Business Development Center in Falmouth at 649 Main Street. A new, full service branch is scheduled to open in North Falmouth in early 2013. For more information please visit,, or call 508.568.3400.