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Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown

24 Pearl Street
508-487-9960

Mission

The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown is a nonprofit organization dedicated  to encouraging the growth and development of emerging visual artists and writers and to restoring the year-round vitality of the historic art colony of Provincetown. The Work Center is internationally known for it acclaimed 7-month residency program granting fellowships to 20 emerging writers and artists, as well as its open enrollment Summer Workshop Program, an online writing program 24PearlStreet, and an extensive series of year-round cultural events and exhibitions.

History

The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown was founded in 1968 by 
a group of artists, writers and patrons, including Fritz Bultman, Salvatore and Josephine Del Deo, Stanley Kunitz, Phil Malicoat, Robert Motherwell, Myron 
Stout, Jack Tworkov and Hudson D. Walker, among others. The founders envisioned a place in Provincetown, the country’s most enduring artists’ colony, where artists and writers could live and work together in the early phase of their careers. The founders believed that the freedom to pursue creative work within a community of peers is the best catalyst for artistic growth. The Work Center has dedicated itself to this mission for over 40 years.

Today the Work Center is a leading long-term residency program for emerging artists and writers and one of the most renowned. Each year the Work Center offers residencies – the gift of time, space and community – to twenty Fellows selected from some 1,500 applications worldwide. From October to May, the Work Center gives the Fellows living and workspace, a modest stipend and each other. The only thing asked in return is that they focus on new work while they are in residence. 


Upcoming Events at Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown

December FAWC Friday

Friday, Dec 2, 2022 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
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Recent News

24PearlStreet Writing Program - Melissa Studdard, Erin Belieu,Erika Wurth and Joseph Legaspi

24PearlStreet Online Writing Program Below is the line-up for Fall workshops that are still available for registration. As always, our 24PearlStreet workshops build on the tradition of creative excellence and sense of community at the Fine Arts…

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Fine Arts Work Center - 24PearlStreet Writing Program

Discover a Workshop Fit for Your Writing Level 24PearlStreet meets the needs of all writing genres and levels. Browse our catalog for workshops ranging from 1, 4, or 8-week virtual LIVE or asynchronous experiences with experienced faculty.…

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Fine Arts Work Center - Nurture Artists Shape Our Culture

October Update / Our 2022-2023 Fellows are Here! We know the Fall season has officially started when our new cohort of Fellows are settling into their apartments at 24 Pearl Street and residences at Brewster Street. Along with our new Visual Arts…

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Fine Arts Work Center - 24PearlStreet, October Workshops

24PearlStreet Online Writing Program Find a Fall Workshop that Meets Your Needs 24PearlStreet meets the needs of all writing genres and levels. Browse our catalog for workshops ranging from 1, 4, or 8-week virtual LIVE or asynchronous…

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Fine Arts Work Center - 24PearlStreet, Scholar Awardees & Last Chance Registration

"I would love another [Sprint] workshop with Brian Turner. His last workshop was terrific." -Sylvia Peck, poet A Special Congratulations to Our Fall 2022 Scholars! This Fall season, 24PearlStreet and The Institute of American Indian Arts invited…

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Fine Arts Work Center : Fall Bundle Registration Discounts Available

Fall Bundle Registration Discounts Available 24PearlStreet Sprints are 3-hour generative workshops with incredible writers, centered on a theme. These workshops are limited to 25 participants. The following bundle discounts are available until…

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Fine Arts Work Center - Early Registration Discount For 24Pearl Street Extended!

Receive 15% discount on all workshops through September 26 We had a terrific Wilder Words virtual reading last week. Hearing the works of Leila Chatti, Joan Kwon Glass, Reif Larsen, Cleyvis Natera, Melissa Studdard, and Erika Wurth reignited our…

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Fine Arts Work Center - Early Registration is Open for 24PearlStreet Fall Workshops

Early Registration is Open for Fall at 24PearlStreet! This Fall season, we are excited to offer a diverse range of course formats, including 1, 4, or 8-week asynchronous or LIVE via Zoom workshops—as well as special 3-hour September…

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Discounts, Scholarships, And Wilder Words At 24PearlStreet

Discounts, Scholarships, and Wilder Words at 24PearlStreet Fall is an ideal season to draft or revise your poetry, fiction, memoir, essay, YA novel, or hybrid writing. Please join us for a 24PearlStreet online workshop. We offer a diverse range of…

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Fine Arts Work Center - 24PearlStreet's Online Workshop Catalog is Here

?24PearlStreet's Fall 2022 Catalog is Here Welcome to Fall at 24PearlStreet! It’s time to draft or revise your poetry, fiction, memoir, essay, YA novel, or hybrid writing. Enroll now in one of our online 1, 4, or 8-week LIVE via Zoom or…

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Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown - Get Ready for 24PearlStreet's Fall 2022 Catalog

Get Ready for 24PearlStreet's Fall 2022 Catalog! We're so excited about all of our poetry, fiction, and memoir workshop offerings for this coming Fall! And, we can't wait for you to see all of this goodness next week when we launch our catalog.…

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Writing Joy Through The Last Of Summer

Whether LIVE via Zoom or via our custom built online classroom, 24PearlStreet workshops are designed to suit your schedule, even when you're away from home or working from the office. Register for your class…

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Fine Arts Work Center News - July 29, 2022

Find Your Place at the Work Center The end of July is upon us here at the Fine Arts Work Center. See below for our public series of free readings and artist talks from summer faculty that are warming up the Stanley Kunitz Common Room. Our…

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Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown : Craft Your Best Memoir And Fiction This August

Craft Your Best Memoir & Fiction This August Our online workshops are designed to suit your schedule, whether you are away from home or working from the office. Register for your class today. Revision Is the Writing: Prose Workshop -…

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Community And Connection At Fine Arts Work Center

Wonder, Fellowship, and Community at the Work Center April at the Work Center was full of inspiration and connection. We hosted ten public events, many of which are also available online, and enjoyed the company of our community of Fellows,…

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Fine Arts Work Center - Summer 2022 Full of Possibility

Anything is Possible - FAWC Summer 2022. Wondering what's possible this summer? Four FAWC instructors have workshops determining just that - register for their classes today. -How Can I Write Poems About That? with Martha Collins July 24 -…

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Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown - July 16 is Homecoming And Save the Date

July 16, 2022 marks the joyful return of the Fine Arts Work Center Summer Awards Celebration at the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum. This year’s theme is Homecoming, and we are honored to announce our 2022 honorees: past Fellow…

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Fine Arts Work Center News - Spend Two Weeks With Us in Provincetown

Two-Week Offerings in Summer 2022! Sometimes one week just isn't enough. This year we're pleased to offer three two-week workshops as well as a two-week independent Summer Project Residency. Learn more and register…

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Fine Arts Work Center - Opening to Wonder Returns in April 2022

Craft Conversations on Poetry A series to support the Fine Arts Work Center and the Fellowship program The Fine Arts Work Center is pleased to announce the return of Opening to Wonder: craft conversations on poetry featuring writers Tiana Clark,…

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Meet and Greet: Our New FAWC Summer Faculty

New Faculty Await You in Summer 2022. We are excited to welcome several new instructors to the FAWC community to take part in our Summer 2022 programming! Learn more about four of them below and register for their classes today. -Queer/Trans…

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Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown More In March At The Work Center

Public Programs and Provincetown Partnerships On-site and online at the Work Center Thank you to everyone who has attended a reading, exhibition, or artist talk here at the Work Center this month; it has been lovely to see our winter community…

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Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown - Summer Adventure at the Work Center

Summer 2022 is coming. Let's get out there. The weather is warming and it's time to get outside! This summer, several FAWC instructors are incorporating excursions in and around Provincetown into their course design. Register for these classes;…

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Fine Arts Work Center Happenings and Summer Workshops - March 2022

March Happenings and Summer Workshops On-site and online at the Work Center Welcome to March at the Work Center a month studded with readings, exhibitions, and artist talks from our Fellows, as well as presentations from visiting writer Chris…

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Fine Arts Work Center Summer Workshop Registration Is Open - February 15, 2022

The Fine Arts Work Center Summer Workshop Program is open for registrations! We look forward to welcoming you back to Provincetown and 24 Pearl Street this summer, and we have so much to share with you, including a new two-week Summer Project…

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Summer Workshop Registration Opens from February 15, 2022

Announcing Our Summer Workshop Program 2022 Catalog The Fine Arts Work Center Summer Workshop Program is back! We are thrilled to share our 2022 catalog with you, in advance of our registration window, which opens on Tuesday, February 15. …

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Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Newsletter for Winter 2022

A New Year at the Work Center Welcome to 2022 from the Fine Arts Work Center. As the seasonal population in Provincetown reduces in size and many shops and restaurants close until spring, the Fellows living and working at 24 Pearl Street enjoy…

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It's Winter at the Work Center

A New Year at the Work Center Welcome to 2022 from the Fine Arts Work Center. As the seasonal population in Provincetown reduces in size and many shops and restaurants close until spring, the Fellows living and working at 24 Pearl Street enjoy…

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Season's Greetings from the Work Center

Season's Greetings from The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where the year's end includes rich and encouraging reflections on our renewed commitments to the support of emerging artists and writers in Provincetown. In 2021, we relaunched…

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Support Year-Round Arts Programming at the Work Center

The Fine Arts Work Center was founded on a two-part mission: to create a place in Provincetown that supports emerging artists and writers, and to help restore the dynamism and vitality long associated with the nation's most enduring creative…

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Celebrating a New Look and Transformed Space

This Fall, the Fine Arts Work Center welcomed 20 extraordinary artists and writers to Provincetown through our signature Fellowship program. These Fellows arrived to discover a newly transformed Work Center, including a fully renovated…

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Register Now for 2021 Fall Workshops Beginning October 25th!

Click Here to Register Now for 2021 Fall Workshops Beginning October 25th!

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24PearlStreet Fall Registration Open Now!

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August Programming at the Fine Arts Work Center!

FINE ARTS WORK CENTER IN PROVINCETOWN The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown is excited to announce its upcoming August 2021 programming lineup. In addition to our stellar series of virtual and in-person, week-long visual arts workshops and…

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In-Person Plein Air Visual Arts Workshops at the Work Center

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Fine Arts Work Center Happenings Newsletter - Summer 2021

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24PearlStreet Online Writing Workshops – Spring 2021 Registration Now Open

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Fine Arts Work Center Happenings Newsletter - Spring 2021

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24PearlStreet Online Writing Workshops – Spring 2021

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