The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown was founded in 1968 by a group of artists, writers and patrons. 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.
Today the Work Center offers one of the most renown long-term residency programs for emerging artists and writers in the U.S. Each year the Work Center offers 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 the support of established visiting writers and artists.
In addition to the Fellowships, the Fine Arts Work Center offers returning residencies for former Fellows, collaborative residencies for visiting artists and writers, an open- enrollment summer workshop program in visual arts and creative writing and 24PearlStreet, an online writing program.