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Fellowship Residency (Award)
Last Update 9/8/2017 7:22:00 PM

Address 24 Pearl Street
Provincetown,MA 02657
Phone Number (508)487-9960
Fax Number (508)487-8873
TTY Number
Email [email protected]
Website http://www.fawc.org
Executive Director Michael Roberts
Founding Year 1968
Incorporating Year 1971
Mission Statement 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 its acclaimed Fellowship residency program, summer workshop program, online writing classes, and MFA program in collaboration with MassArt.

Program Name Fellowship Residency
Program Contact
Program Phone (508) 487-9960
Program Email [email protected]
Year Program Founded 1968
Description of Program The Fine Arts Work Center offers a unique residency for writers and visual artists in the crucial early stages of their careers. Located in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the Work Center provides seven-month Fellowships to twenty Fellows each year in the form of living/work space and a modest monthly stipend. Residencies run from October 1 through May 1. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue their work independently in a diverse and supportive community of peers.

Program: Fellows are expected to live and work in Provincetown during the fellowship year. Optional group activities provide Fellows with the opportunity to meet program committee members as well as visiting artists and writers. The Stanley Kunitz Common Room is the site of frequent presentations by distinguished guests as well as readings by writing Fellows. Visual arts Fellows present shows in the Work Center's Hudson D. Walker Gallery. Visiting artists and writers engage in dialogue with the Fellows throughout the year. The Fine Arts Work Center also seeks to identify local and national venues for Fellows and former Fellows to share their work.
Conditions/Public Service Requirements Residency takes place October 1-April 30 each year. Artists must be in residence during their Fellowships. Absences may not exceed more than fourteen consecutive days or total more than thirty days during the seven-month Fellowship.
Award Website http://web.fawc.org/program

Where does the program take place? Artist Community/Arts Colony
Does this program primarily support the creation of new work? Yes
Support or Services Provided as part of the Program
  • Stipend, how much: $5,250.00
  • Housing
  • Studio Space
  • Facilities/Equipment Access
  • Exhibition Space/Opportunity
Description of Support or Services The apartments are furnished, but the furniture is basic. Each unit has a private bathroom and a kitchen with a range, refrigerator, and basic pots and pans. All units have double (full-size) beds. Some will want to bring the following: non-rudimentary kitchen tools (blender, fancy knives, etc.), kitchen spices, and condiments. Visual arts Fellows are provided with apartments and separate working studios of approximately 400 square feet of floor space. Additional facilities include a basic woodshop, a print shop with etching press and a large format digital printer. Writing Fellows are housed in two- to three-room apartments. The Stanley Kunitz Common Room is handicapped accessible, as are two living spaces and several working studios. Spouses and partners are allowed, and pets may be allowed.
Amount Awarded by this Program (if an award) 5250.00

Related Arts
Visual ArtsVisual Arts, All
Residency Programs Open to Applicants Worldwide
Gender No Requirement
Age No Requirement
Can Previous Awardees Re-apply? Yes
  • No Requirement
Career Point
  • Emerging
Special Population
  • No Requirement
Other Restrictions Collaborative teams may apply under one application and if selected they will only be awarded one Fellowship to share. Applicants who would like to apply as an individual artist as well as part of a collaborative team may do so if these two bodies of work are completely different and distinctive.

Total Number of Applicants (annually) 1300
Total Number of Recipients (annually) 20
Total Number of Awards (annually) 20
Total Amount Awarded by this Program (annually) $0

Procedure Open Application
Contact Requirements Writers must submit a $50 application fee and apply via the Fine Arts Work Center, while visual artists must submit $57 and apply via Slideroom.
Material/Process Applicants must apply for fiction, poetry, or visual arts online or by mail. See website for guidelines. Writing deadline is 12/1 and visual arts deadline is 2/1.
Application Fee $57

Exact Deadline 12/1/2017
Deadline2 2/1/2018
Approximate Deadline
Rolling Deadline No
Ideal Contact Month for New Application and Guidelines

Selection Process/Criteria Juries of professionals make the admissions decisions. The Fine Arts Work Center actively seeks applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Notification Process Notification in May.

Are awardees required to submit a Final Report? False
Awardee's Public Service Requirement? Residency takes place October 1-April 30 each year. Artists must be in residence during their Fellowships. Absences may not exceed more than fourteen consecutive days or total more than thirty days during the seven-month Fellowship.