Apply to the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties: Rolling admission

Submit your application starting October 15, 2022.


Artists applying must be a Cape Cod resident spending at least six months a year with the Cape 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.


  • Each year, applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all spots are filled
  • Advantage of applying early:
    • Applications received from October 15 through January 14: artists will be notified no later than January 30 if they are accepted and receive their
      date assignments
  • 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 not all spots are filled during the first review.

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


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.

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.


    • 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


May Weekend: $ $
June Weekend: $ $
June Full Weeks begin third Monday in June $ $
July & August Full Weeks $ $
September Full Weeks $ $
October Weekend $ $
Gingerbread Lane -November weekend event $100 per artist, 2 artists/shanty $100 per artist, 2 artists/shanty
NOTE: Aug 28 to Sept 3 week pays August rates


$50.00 (refundable) security deposit check 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.


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.


As of TBA, closing hours, until at least 8:00 pm
As of TBA, closing hours until at least 6:00pm

2023 Season
May & June Weekends: Fri - Sun Fri-Sun;
June Full Week Mon-Sun;
July Full Week Mon-Sun;
August Full week Mon - Sun;
September Full Week Mon-Sun;
October Weekends Fri-Sun;
Black Friday/Shop Local Saturday at Harbor Overlook Fri & Sat 11:00am -3:00pm
NOTE! 8:00pm close begins the week of __ & returns to 6:00pm close week of ___


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.