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The Fine Arts Work Center
is an international home
for artists and writers in
Provincetown, Massachusetts.

The Fine Arts Work Center
is an international home
for artists and writers in
Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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The Fine Arts Work Center
supports emerging artists
and writers through its
world-renowned
Fellowship Program.

The Fine Arts Work Center
supports emerging artists
and writers through its
world-renowned
Fellowship Program.

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The Fine Arts Work Center
offers summer workshops
and year-round virtual
learning opportunities to
advance creative practice.

The Fine Arts Work Center
offers summer workshops
and year-round virtual
learning opportunities to
advance creative practice.

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The Fine Arts Work Center
builds community in the heart
of Provincetown through public
programming in the creative arts.

The Fine Arts Work Center builds community in the heart of Provincetown through public programming in the creative arts.

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Mission and Legacy

For over 50 years, the Fine Arts Work Center has provided time and space to emerging artists and writers at crucial early stages of creative development within a community of peers. The founders hoped that the Work Center would perpetuate Provincetown’s seminal importance for the arts in America, overcoming modest means and geographic isolation to create an internationally acclaimed institution. The restoration and amplification of the year-round vitality of Provincetown as a historic artists’ community lies at the heart of the Work Center’s mission. All of our programs are dedicated to enhancing this legacy.

Learn more about the Work Center

Our home in Provincetown. Video: Michael Cestaro

Upcoming Events at FAWC

JUL 13 5:30 PM

Celebrate Legacy
FAWC Summer Awards Celebration

Saturday, July 13, 2024
Pilgrim Monument
and Provincetown Museum

MAY 25 7:00 PM

In Person
Unreconciled: A Performance by Jay Sefton

Saturday, May 25, 2024
Stanley Kunitz Common Room

News and Updates

Artist News, Fellowship, Provincetown

Jhumpa Lahiri, The Art of Fiction No. 262

May 1, 2024

Organizational Highlights, Press Releases

Workshops at FAWC Inspire Provincetown Schools Artists and Poets

April 17, 2024

24PearlStreet Online Writing Program | Events and Workshops

Live 

The Perpetual Present of Etel Adnan

Eileen Myles
June 4, 2024

 

Live
“All this useless beauty…” – a Poetry Workshop

Brendan Constantine
June 10 – 14, 2024

 



Summer Workshop Program

Multimedia
Multimedia Experiments

Zehra Khan
June 16-21, 2024

Printmaking
Silkscreen Printmaking

Vicky Tomayko
June 16-21, 2024

Painting
The Infinity of Nature

Peter Hocking
June 16-21, 2024

Our Programs

The Fellowship 

We select 20 Fellows to live and work in Provincetown from October 1 – April 30.  The Fellowship is designed for emerging artists and writers to focus solely on creative practice.  Fellows share their work as part of our winter public program, which also includes lectures and readings from visiting artists and writers.

Returning Residency 

During late spring, early fall, and summer, past Fellows and friends of the Work Center return to Provincetown for short-term stays during our Returning Residency program, which offers artists and writers dedicated time to advance creative projects and ideas.

Summer Workshops

Every summer,  we welcome students and faculty for a full season of open enrollment, multidisciplinary course offerings in literature, visual art, playwriting, and more.  This program includes over 50 public events that are free and open to our community.

24PearlStreet Online Writing Workshops

All year, we offer online learning opportunities of varying lengths and skill levels through our online writing program 24PearlStreet, where writers can work with esteemed poets, prose writers, and graphic novelists in small group, virtual settings.

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24 Pearl Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
508.487.9960

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