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View information from last year’s event below.



7:30am Registration and Sign-In Near Grand Cru Exterior Entrance
7:30am –12:15pm Exhibits and Refreshments JFK Ballroom


JFK Ballroom
8:00am “Marketing in the Creative Economy – Ingredients for Successful Growth”
Kevin Howard, Executive Director, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

Panels and Presentations

JFK Ballroom
8:15am –9:00am Keynote Speaker
Rob Orchard, Executive Director for the Arts, Emerson College
Presentation Online
9:10am –10:00am “Brand Leadership – Driving Growth in a Global Marketplace”
Moderator: Kevin Howard, AFCC
Panel: Wendy Northcross, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce;
Presentation Online
Catherine Peterson, ArtsBoston;
Presentation Online
Lauri Klefos, 1Berkshire
Presentation Online
10:10am –11:00am “Managing Your Marketing Resources”
Moderator: Erin Madden, Director of Sales & Marketing, Cape Cod Broadcasting
Panel: JC Bouvier, International Fund for Animal Welfare;
Presentation Online
Mary Stengel, Regan Communications;
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Christina Pappas, Open the Door
Presentation Online
11:10am –11:20am “Create The Vote”
Matthew Wilson, Executive Director, MassCreative
11:20am – 12:10pm “The Cape & Islands Delegation – Arts and Cultural Support for the Future”
Moderator: Anita Walker, Executive Director, Massachusetts Cultural Council
Panel: Senate President Murray, Senator Dan Wolf; Representatives Brian Mannal, Randy Hunt, Timothy Madden, Sarah Peake, Cleon Turner, and David Vieira; County Commissioner Sheila Lyons

Creative Community Awards Luncheon

JFK Ballroom
12:30pm – 2:00pm 2014 Creative Community Award Winners
Afternoon Break-outs
Immediately Following Luncheon
“Audience Initiative – Sharing Information To Grow Your Audience”
Presenter: John Beck, ArtsBoston
Presentation Online
JFK Ballroom
Creative Economy Resource Group
Presenter: Helena Fruscio, Massachusetts Creative Economy Director
Meet with the Creative Economy Industry Director to access resources and support. All businesses, organizations and individuals working in the creative industries can sign up for half-hour sessions.
Sign-Up Online



John_BeckJohn Beck is the Deputy Director of ArtsBoston, Boston’s largest arts service organization. In this capacity he manages ArtsBoston’s financial and human resources functions, information technology systems, and other organization-wide administrative functions while assisting the Executive Director with strategic planning and development.

JC_BouvierJ.C. Bouvier is the Online Managing Editor for the International Fund for Animal Welfare. He can be reached via twitter: @jcbouvier.

Helena_FruscioHelena Fruscio is the Creative Economy Industry Director for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; supporting $2 billion creative economy, which currently employs over 120,000 Massachusetts workers.

Kevin_HowardKevin Howard is the Executive Director of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, the designated regional arts agency for Barnstable County. He formerly served as President and Executive Director of the Cape Cod Conservatory of Music & Arts, helping to lead the merger of the school with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra.

Erin_MaddenErin Madden is the Director of Sales for locally owned and operated radio and digital media company CCB Media. Their properties engage a wide spectrum of large & loyal audiences across the region and beyond on Classical 107.5 WFCC, Ocean 104.7, Cape Country 104, 99.9 The Q, and CapeCod.com.

Wendy_NorthcrossWendy K. Northcross, CCE, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce. She has served on the transition team for both Governors Cellucci and Patrick. A founder of the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, Wendy continues to serve on its foundation board.

Lauri_KlefosLauri Ostrander Klefos is the President and CEO of the Berkshire Visitors Bureau. Prior to moving to the Berkshires in 2008, Klefos was President of the Arizona Tourism Alliance, and Tourism Director for the State of New Hampshire. She is a founding Director and past Chair of Discover New England.

Rob_OrchardRob Orchard is Emerson College’s first Executive Director for the Arts and Stephen G. Langley Chair in Theater Management and Production. Orchard was previously Managing Director of the Yale Repertory Theatre and School of Drama, and the Founding Managing Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.).

Christina_PappasChristina Pappas is President of Open the Door, a strategic marketing and communications firm specializing in business development for the hospitality industry. She started Open the Door twelve years ago to provide clients with a unique network of marketing and communications options that deliver results.

Catherine_PetersonCatherine Peterson is the Executive Director of ArtsBoston, Boston’s largest arts service organization. Her marketing and audience development experience includes positions with the Cleveland Orchestra, English National Opera, the Worcester Art Museum and Columbia Artists Management.

Mary_StengelMary Stengel is an ongoing consultant for Pierce-Coté Advertising and Regan Communications. She has over 20 years of experience in account and brand management, where she gained expertise in advertising, design, direct marketing, and just about every other form of marketing communications that it takes to solve clients’ problems.

Anita_WalkerAnita Walker is Executive Director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency that supports the nonprofit arts, humanities, and sciences through grants, services and advocacy for nonprofit cultural organizations, schools, communities, and artists.

Matt_WilsonMatt Wilson has organized campaigns on the community, state, national and international level. He currently directs MASSCreative, the advocacy voice for the arts and cultural community in Massachusetts. He is creating a grassroots network of arts and cultural leaders and supporters to build the political strength of the sector.

Politcal_PanelThe Cape & Islands Delegation: Senate President Murray, Senator Dan Wolf; Representatives Brian Mannal, Randy Hunt, Timothy Madden, Sarah Peake, Cleon Turner, and David Vieira; County Commissioner Sheila Lyons.






AFCCThe Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, the region’s designated arts agency, ensures the vibrancy of our cultural community by supporting, promoting, celebrating and strengthening the arts throughout the year.

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2014 Creative Community Award Winners

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod is pleased to announce the winners of the Seventh Annual Creative Community Awards. The honorees are:

Arts Educator of the Year – Lynn Stanley, Curator of Education, Provincetown Art Association and Museum

As a visual artist and writer, Lynn Stanley has been an inspiring teacher on the Lower Cape for many years. She has led the extremely successful Art Reach program. Her work was recognized with the prestigious National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, which was presented to her by First Lady Michelle Obama.

Collaborative Project of the Year – Piece By Piece by Cotuit Center for the Arts

This collaborative project involved 96 artists who worked on a creation replicating Henry Rousseau’s The Dream. The result was a stunning piece of art and an installation without equal. The event called attention to the breadth and depth of working visual artists on Cape Cod.

Mindy_ToddCommunity Leadership in Support of the Arts – Mindy Todd, Program Director WCAI, The Cape and Island NPR Station

As host of The Point, Mindy has introduced an extensive regional audience on her live show, broadcast twice daily. From visual to performing artists, poetry and prose, Mindy has done as much as anyone to create awareness of the fantastically rich creative community on Cape Cod.

Lifetime Achievement Award – Julie Harris, Performing Artist

The Arts Foundation had hoped to award Ms. Harris before her passing, but there is no doubt about her lifetime contributions to stage, screen and television. In addition to her numerous credits, she was an incredible champion of theater on Cape Cod. A very moving tribute is planned.

“The entire Board of the Arts Foundation is pleased to recognize the accomplishments of these remarkable individuals and organizations,” said Executive Director Kevin Howard. “It is a privilege to be able to honor these achievements around what promises to be a great day for the creative sector.”

This year’s awards ceremony will be held at a luncheon during the Arts Foundation’s Creative Collaborative Conference on Monday, March 24, from 8 am – 3 pm at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis.

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