Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown
Solar panel installation, installed with leadership support from the Tern Foundation. Photo: Michael Cestaro

Capital Campaign

Preserving and Transforming Creative Space in Provincetown

The Fine Arts Work Center is the steward of historically significant artist live-work space in the heart of Provincetown, the nation’s most enduring artist community.

Leadership support in commemoration of our 50th anniversary allowed the Work Center to invest in a major transformation of our facilities. Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of supporters, we completed Phase One of a long-term plan to make the Work Center more accessible, welcoming, and environmentally sustainable. 

Together, we built on the legacy of our past and reimagined how our spaces and facilities can best support creativity and collaboration in our future.

Phase One highlights includes:

  • The transformation of public-facing spaces to create an accessible and welcoming programming hub, all centered around a central courtyard 
  • $450,000 in capital funding invested in green initiatives, including new solar program
  • $150,000 dedicated to make the Work Center more accessible to individuals with disabilities, as we return to in-person programming
  • Major infrastructure and technology improvements, including the installation of a state-of-the-art audiovisual system to engage both in-person and virtual audiences
  • Architectural improvements thoughtfully designed by award-winning, global partners such as Flansburgh Architects with quality renovation led by Cape Associates

Looking forward, we now seek to build on this momentum and continue major capital improvements at 24 Pearl Street and beyond.

Investments in the next phase of capital improvements at the Fine Arts Work Center will preserve and protect for future generations of artists and writers.

Join us in support of this continued renovation. Upcoming capital projects include: 

  • The revitalization of Work Center landscaping, using native plantings designed by leading landscape architect LeBlanc Jones
  • The renovation of the Fellows Lounge, an important community gathering space 
  • Continued investment in improving live-work spaces, including the historic apartments and studios at 4 Brewster Street

Donor Recognition

Major gifts to the Fine Arts Work Center capital campaign can be recognized through the dedication of studios and other spaces on our historic properties in Provincetown. The following are highlights of spaces named for artists, writers, and patrons in whose honor major gifts have been made over the years. 

  • Stanley Kunitz Common Room
  • Hudson D. Walker Gallery
  • Alan Dugan and Judith Shahn Library
  • Daniel A. Mullin Light and Courtyard

We thank the donors of these gifts for their generous support of some of our most important resources: our buildings and live-work spaces. 

If you would like to learn more about naming opportunities and discuss a major gift to the Fine Arts Work Center capital campaign, please contact Kirsten Andersen at kandersen@fawc.org or 508.487.9960.