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. 



Reviews

Mo orman

Rating:
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017
great affordable entertainment option that supports artists or if u have seen a drag queen before

Laura Shabott

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Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016
The summer program is amazing with world class teachers, meals and readings.

Kevin Keiser

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Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
Great place.

David A. Cox

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Monday, May 21, 2012
Great facility and a great staff. So nice to have them in Provincetown!!!

Eric Kim

Rating:
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014
The most inspirational space for the arts and photography in the community!

Upcoming Events at Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown

Exhibition - Ai Weiwei: Rebar and Case - Artist And Activist

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Ai Weiwei: Rebar and Case - Artist And Activist

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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42nd Annual Art Auction

Saturday, Aug 18, 2018
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Exhibition - Ai Weiwei: Rebar and Case - Artist And Activist

Monday, Aug 20, 2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Ai Weiwei: Rebar and Case - Artist And Activist

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Ai Weiwei: Rebar and Case - Artist And Activist

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Ai Weiwei: Rebar and Case - Artist And Activist

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Ai Weiwei: Rebar and Case - Artist And Activist

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Ai Weiwei: Rebar and Case - Artist And Activist

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Ai Weiwei: Rebar and Case - Artist And Activist

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Ai Weiwei: Rebar and Case - Artist And Activist

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Ai Weiwei: Rebar and Case - Artist And Activist

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Recent News

Fine Arts Work Center Newsletter - July 2018

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Fine Arts Work Center Newsletter - May 2018

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Friends of the Fine Arts Work Center

This year, the Work Center celebrates its 50th Anniversary! For fifty years, our esteemed Fellowship Program has supported and nurtured emerging writers and visual artists, while simultaneously contributing to the year-round vitality of Provincetown …

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Summer Workshop Scholarship Opportunities

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Apply Now for Fellows on Fellowship

“My acceptance phone call came at a critical time in my life. I had applied to FAWC two previous times and was struggling to find time and resources to sustain my studio practice. When I received that phone call, I literally shed tears because …

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Registration Now Open For Summer Workshops June 10 – August 24, 2018

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Seven-Month Visual Arts Fellowships Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

The Fine Arts Work Center offers a unique residency for visual artists and writers in the crucial early stages of their careers. Located in Provincetown, Massachusetts, an area with a long history as an arts colony, the Work Center provides seven-mon…

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Fine Arts Work Center Newsletter - December 2017

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Fine Arts Work Center Newsletter - November 2017

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The Luxury of Time.. Jennifer Tseng, Fiction Fellow

For an artist, time is the only commodity, and the Work Center gave me such a luxurious amount. I began to dive more slowly into my work. I learned how to sit, to listen, to wait, to receive. Visiting writer Mary Ruefle gave a reading at the Wor…

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What a Fellowship does.. Joseph Cassarà, Fiction Fellow

The Fine Arts Work Center came at exactly the right time in my life. I had just finished my MFA and was living out of a suitcase, trying to figure out how to be a working artist in the world. I had a manuscript that needed revising, and I was trying …

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Fine Arts Work Center News - October 2017

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Because of my Fellowship... Leslie Marie Aguilar, Poetry Fellow

Leslie Marie Aguilar (2015-16) reflects on her experience as a Fine Arts Work Center Poetry Fellow. Before the Fellowship, I was an MFA candidate at Indiana University. I applied at the behest of my mentor, Catherine Bowman, but had absolutely no exp…

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Fine Arts Work Center - Stephen Pace Residency Deadline

Stephen Pace Residency - for a Mid-Career PainterProgram: The Fine Arts Work Center is pleased to announce the Stephen Pace Residency—a month-long residency for one mid-career painter at our complex located in coastal Provincetown, Massachusett…

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Fine Arts Work Center - Apply Now for 2018-19 Writing Fellowships

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Fine Arts Work Center News - September 2017

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Fine Arts Work Center's Workshop Programs for Summer 2017

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Fine Arts Work Center News - April 2017

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Fine Arts Work Center News - January 2017

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Fine Arts Work Center News - December 31, 2016

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Fine Arts Work Center Newsletter - December 2016

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Fine Arts Work Center Newsletter - November 2016

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Fine Arts Work Center Newsletter - October 2016

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Fine Arts Work Center Newsletter - September 2016

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Fine Arts Work Center Newsletter - August 2016

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Poetry Festival 2016

ScheduleAugust 7, 20167:00PM - Keynote Address - Richard BlancoCost: $15 General Admission, $75 Patron Reserved Seating & After PartyAugust 8, 20166:30PMReadings - ADA Limon & Gregory PardloArtistTalk - Daniel HeymanCost: FreeAugust 9, 20166:…

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Fine Arts Center Summer Workshops - July 2016

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Fine Arts Work Center Newsletter - June 2016

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Fine Arts Work Center Newsletter - January 2016

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Fine Arts Work Center Newsletter - December 2015

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FAWC Summer 2015 Workshops Now Online!

The Work Center's 2015 Summer Program Workshop Catalog is now online! Visit fawc.org/summer to see the upcoming summer's offerings. This year's program will run for 11 inspiring weeks - from June 14 - August 28. In addition to drawing, painting,…

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24PearlStreet - Online Writing Program

LEARN FROM ACCLAIMED WRITERS & POETS WHEREVER YOU ARE, WHENEVER YOU WANT.Building on the Work Center's tradition of creative excellence and community, 24PearlStreet offers an engaging online learning experience led by nationally recognized poets …

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FAWC Summer 2014 Workshops Now Online!

Exceptional Workshops In Creative Writing And The Visual ArtsAward-winning faculty includes many of the most respected and renowned artists and writers working today. They will work with you to develop your craft, offering guidance and encouragement …

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Fall Scholarships for Online Writing Classes Still Available

Anyone, anywhere, can take these great classes, and a limited number of full-tuition scholarships for Massachusetts residents are available for this fall. Complete an application for a class, then submit a scholarship application, found HERE. The dea…

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Fine Arts Work Center News - August 19, 2013

Summer Program Faculty Readings and Artist TalksReadings and lectures given by the Fine Arts Work Center's Summer Program Faculty run throughout the summer. All readings and artist talks take place in the Stanley Kunitz Common Room. There is a $5 sug…

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Fine Arts Work Center News - August 5, 2013

Summer Program Faculty Readings and Artist TalksReadings and lectures given by the Fine Arts Work Center's Summer Program Faculty run throughout the summer. All readings and artist talks take place in the Stanley Kunitz Common Room. There is a $5 sug…

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2013 Summer Workshops for the Week of July 29, 2013

Summer Program Faculty Readings and Artist TalksReadings and lectures given by the Fine Arts Work Center's Summer Program Faculty run throughout the summer. All readings and artist talks take place in the Stanley Kunitz Common Room. There is a $5 sug…

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Meet Some of FAWC's New Writing Faculty!

We'd like to introduce some new members of our faculty who will be teaching upcoming workshops.Andrea CohenAndrea Cohen's poems and stories have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, The Threepenny Review, Glimmertrain, The New Republic, The Huds…

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2013 Summer Workshops - June 16 - August 23, 2013

Space still available in workshops with the following instructors:(Click on an instructor's name for more information about their workshop.)PaintingLinda Bond - Louise Hamlin - Robert Henry & Selina Trieff - Joel Janowitz - James Everett StanleyP…

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FAWC Summer 2013 Workshops

The Fine Arts Work Center 2013 Summer Program is now online!  Offering 70 exciting week-long workshops in the visual arts and creative writing.  Click here to browse the catalog.As ever, during your summer program week at FAWC, students hav…

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Special Fall Discounts For Online Writing Classes

BRING A FRIEND TO CLASSInvite a friend to take a 24PearlStreet workshop when you do. If your friend registers for any online writing class, you'll receive a $50 credit toward your tuition. TAKE MULTIPLE WORKSHOPSIf you register for multiple online wr…

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Exciting New Cross-Genre Classes

Apply Now for Fall ClassesThinking Narratively: Intensive Workshop in First-Person Fiction and Nonfiction1-week IntensiveSeptember 17-21, 2012Whether you are interested in writing first-person fiction or nonfiction, Howard Norman's new cross-genre wo…

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Register Now For Fall Classes

Starting dates for each class are listed below. Visit www.fawc.org/24PearlStreet to view the complete class schedule and course descriptions, and to register.September 17: Howard Norman, "Thinking Narratively: Intensive Workshop in First-Person …

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