Fine Arts Work Center

24 Pearl Street
508-487-9960

Mission:
The Fine Arts Work Center, a non-profit enterprise, is devoted to encouraging the growth and development of emerging visual artists and writers through residency programs, to the propagation of aesthetic values and experience, and to the restoration of the year-round vitality of the historic art colony of Provincetown.

Vision:
The Fine Arts Work Center will continue to give emerging writers and visual artists time, space and financial assistance to live and work in a community of peers and elders in the historic arts colony of Provincetown, Massachusetts. The Fellowships, upon which the Work Center was founded in 1968, will remain the Work Center's primary, central purpose and mission. What sets FAWC apart are its founding principles. The Work Center is a non-academic organization that supports a community of peers of original talent and promise, allowing them complete freedom in pursuit of their art. Beyond being in residence, Fellows have no obligations or duties. FAWC exercises special vigilance and rigor in preserving this first tenet of the Founders' original writ. Its two sides, visual art and writing, provide a matrix for the cross-pollination of creative ideas, in a place rich in artistic history and great natural beauty.

The Fine Arts Work Center will continue to be nationally recognized for its many distinctions. Its increasing renown is a beacon, heralding similar aspirations elsewhere in the world. Simultaneously, the Work Center fulfills its leadership role in the maintenance of the well-being, success and prosperity of the larger Provincetown arts community. The Work Center embraces its employees as members of its family, and strives to compensate them with the same concern as that accorded the Fellows.

Upcoming Events at Fine Arts Work Center

The Lyric Series - Chris Smither

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 at 8:00pm
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The Lyric Series - Jonatha Brooke

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 8:00pm
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2018 Summer Awards Celebration

Saturday, Jul 21, 2018
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The Lyric Series - The Parkington Sisters

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 at 8:00pm
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The Lyric Series: Poets Night - Nick Flynn and Killdeer

Monday, Aug 6, 2018 at 8:00pm
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The Lyric Series: Poets Night - Cornelius Eady Trio

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 8:00pm
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The Lyric Series - Patty Larkin

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Recent News

Fine Arts Work Center Newsletter - May 2018

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Fine Arts Work Center Newsletter - April 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 - 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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