Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties

APPLICATIONS FOR 2025 season open in October.

ARTISTS

Artists applying must be a Cape Cod resident spending at least six months a year at their Cape Cod address as their primary residence.

Artists may be asked to submit proof of residency.

Work must be original handmade, hand-crafted or hand-designed.

Multiple artists may share a shanty but they all must separately apply and be accepted.
Artists sharing the shanties shall coordinate payments and submit ONE check as deposit and ONE as balance due.

Artists who request specific locations on the application will NOT have be considered to participate for the upcoming season.  This is one program, two locations, just steps away from one another.  Artists are first assigned dates and once dates accepted, locations are assigned.

APPLICATIONS AND TIMELINE

  • Each year, applications for the upcoming year are accepted starting October 15
    • FIRST REVIEW of all applications received begins January 15
    • Advantage of applying early: Artists who submit applications by January 15 are notified no later than January 31
  • Applications CONTINUE TO BE ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS until all spots are filled

PLEASE NOTE:   There is a rolling application/jury process for any remaining openings and artists are encouraged to always submit an application to be considered for the current season as spots do not fill during the first review of applications.

Artists will always receive an auto confirmation their application has been received.
If you do not receive confirmation once you have officially submitted your application, please email: melissa.chartrand@town.barnstable.ma.us

SELECTION PROCESS

Each year is a new year; prior participation does not mean automatic acceptance into the program.

Amount of time allotted for each artist varies from year to year.

Artists applying must be a Cape Cod resident spending at least six months a year at their  Cape Cod address as their primary residence. Artists may be asked to submit proof of residency.

Each artist’s application is juried/reviewed and evaluated by committee in order to ensure the quality and variety of work offered. In some cases, artists are asked to come in person to present their work to the review committee. Once accepted into the program, any items not approved during the jury process must be approved by the Town of Barnstable's Arts and Culture Coordinator prior to selling in the shanty. Artists must complete an application and be juried/accepted into the program on a yearly basis.

Work must be original handmade, hand-crafted or hand-designed.

CONTRACT & PAYMENT TERMS

    • No refunds
    • 50% or full amount of rental fee PLUS separate security deposit check due with the signed license agreement, balance due within four weeks
    • Artists accepted into the program after April 30 will send in full payment within one week of their acceptance date

2024 LICENSE FEES

NOTE:  ALL PROGRAM HOURS & DATES subject to change prior to April 15, 2024.
May Weekends: Friday - Sunday & open Monday, Memorial Day $155 $85
June Weekends: Friday through Sunday $155 $85
June weeks: 7 days a week begins 6/17/24 $285 $125
July & August: 7 days a week through Labor Day, 9/2/24 $285 $125
September, 5 days a week, starting 9/5 through 9/30 $265 $100
October Weekends: Fri - Sun, 10/4 - 10/20 $155 $85
Black Friday/Small Business Saturday -Gingerbread Lane event: 11/29 & 11/30, 2024 $100 per artist, 2 artists/shanty

SECURITY DEPOSIT

$50.00 (refundable) security deposit due with the signed contract. This is in addition to your rental fee check. This deposit check will be voided at the end of the season if shanty is left 'nail-free' and clean and keys and parking passes are returned.

INSURANCE

All artists are required to carry commercial general liability insurance. You must submit a Certificate of Insurance naming Town of Barnstable as an additional insured due with your signed contract. There are many reasonably priced options for artists participating in venues such as the shanties and other festivals and fairs as stand-alone short-term policy, or as a rider on your homeowners or business owners insurance.

HOURS

NOTE:  ALL PROGRAM HOURS & DATES subject to change prior to April 15, 2024.
SPRING WEEKENDS:
May 17 - June 16 Fri-Sun; 11:00am-6:00pm * Open Memorial Day Monday
SEVEN DAYS A WEEK:
June 17 - June 30 Mon-Sun; 11:00am-6:00pm
July 1 - Sept. 2 Mon-Sun; 11:00am-8:00pm *Open Labor Day Monday
FIVE DAYS A WEEK:
Sept. 5 - Sept. 30 Thurs - Mon; 11:00am-6:00pm
FALL WEEKENDS:
10/4- 10/20 Fri-Sun; 11:00am-4:00pm
Black Friday/Shop Local Saturday Fri. 11/29 & Sat. 11/30 11:00am -3:00pm Sweetacular Soiree at Gingerbread Lane at HARBOR OVERLOOK

EVERYTHING ELSE

Town of Barnstable's Arts and Culture Coordinator will send information to participating artists on everything needed for a successful shanty stay from how to unlock the shanty doors to shanty sales and marketing advice.

Every accepted artist is emailed information before the season starts.  There is a pre-season artist  meeting in the spring to answer any further questions and visit the shanties to take pictures and measurements.

NOTE:  ALL PROGRAM HOURS & DATES subject to change prior to April 15, 2024.

Artists frequently come in early and stay late beyond set program hours.
Always open from 11:00am, closing times change based on the time of year:

MOSTLY:
May, June weekends (and first full week in June) shanties are open until at least 6:00pm.
July & August, through Monday, Labor Day, shanties are open until at least 8:00pm.
September, open until at least 6:00pm.
October weekends, open until at least 4:00pm.

SPECIFIC:
As of Monday, July 1, 2024, closing hours are until at least 8:00 pm

As of Monday, August 26, 2023, closing hours are until at least 6:00pm

AND REMEMBER, MANY ARTISTS OPEN EARLY & STAY LATE OUTSIDE OF DESIGNATED PROGRAM HOURS!