Registration for the Fall Returning Residency will open for Fellows on July 19, and for Collaborative Residents, Summer Program Faculty & Students, & MassArt/FAWC MFA Alumni on August 2.

The popular Returning Residency Program encourages our  Fellows, Collaborative Residents, Summer Program Faculty and Students, and Alumni of the MassArt/FAWC MFA to return to Provincetown by offering apartments and studios at reduced rates during selected weeks in the Spring and Fall. 


The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown welcomes you to apply for a summer residency beginning this May in its fully functional and well equipped printmaking studio. For experienced printmakers wanting to dive deep into their work with a one-week residency in our state-of-the-art Michael Mazur Print Shop. Residents will have full, private use of the print shop with 24/7 access. Optional on-site housing is also available. While no instruction will be offered during this time, the studio will be monitored and maintained for the duration of your stay. Contact Vicky Tomayko, Print Studio Manager,  for more information. Click here to learm more.


The Long-Term Residency Program for former Fellows extends the opportunity to live in Provincetown for up to three years at below-market rents. Five new live/work spaces at the Meadow Road development on Bradford Street are offered to former Fellows (for up to three years) who meet the affordable rental guidelines; each unit is approximately 1,000-square feet with separate studio space.


In collaboration with other arts organizations around the country and abroad, the Fine Arts Work Center hosts one- to three-month Collaborative Residencies in the Summer and Fall. Writers or visual artists are selected on the merit of their work by the collaborating organization. Apartments, studio space and stipends are sponsored by the collaborating organizations. The Work Center provides the space in which to work and, perhaps most importantly, a community of like-minded peers with whom to share and discuss ideas, the very essence of collaboration.

Stephen Pace Residency for mid-career painters. a month-long off-season residency for one mid-career painter at our complex located in coastal Provincetown, Massachusetts.

The Pollock-Krasner Mid-Career Artist Residency; a month-long residency for a visual artist that includes a stipend and open studio opportunity.

The Ohio Arts Council, a collaborative residency partner since 1994, sends a writer and a visual artist for three months every summer. The Tennessee Arts Commission sends one writer each year for a two-month period. For the past several years Four Way Books has sponsored one month-long residency for poets published by the press. The Copley Society of Boston, also a long-time collaborative partner, awards a one-month residency to a visual artist. The Gaea Foundation also works in collaboration with the Work Center, though its residents live off-site in a cottage on Commercial Street. Artists, writers, musicians and performers, usually with a political or activist bent, are given one- to two-month residencies and a stipend to live and work in Provincetown.

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