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General Fellowship FAQs
When does the Fellowship begin?
The Fellowship begins October 1 and runs to April 30. Fellows remain in residence at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, for the duration of the seven-month Fellowship.
Do you provide housing and a stipend?
Yes. Our apartments are historic but comfortable. For the 2023-2024 Fellowship year, and in line with our recently adopted Strategic Plan, there will be an increase in the stipend. Fellows will be awarded a $1250/monthly stipend plus a $1000 exit stipend at the end of the Fellowship to support relocation.
May I bring a spouse/partner?
Yes. In general, our accommodations are comfortable for one, tight for two.
Is there an age limit?
Applicants must be 18 years or older and must not participate in a degree program during the Fellowship year.
Are non-U.S. citizens and residents of countries other than the U.S. welcome to apply for Fellowships?
Yes. We can prepare a letter for you acknowledging your acceptance as a Fellow in residence beginning October 1. However, we are unable to provide VISA legal counsel. Should you be accepted, please note that a social security number (SSN) or individual tax identification number (ITIN) is required. We will request that paperwork prior to your arrival.
If accepted, may I arrive early with my things?
No. All Fellows arrive on October 1. The Work Center cannot accommodate early arrival due to other programs in session.
When will I find out if I’m accepted?
You will receive a response in early May.
May I bring a pet? I want to bring my dog/cat/hamster/iguana/etc.
With the exception of emotional support animals and licensed service animals (as defined by the ADA, or as otherwise required by the ADA), pets are not permitted at FAWC. For more information on licensed service animals, visit: https://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm
. If you plan to bring your emotional support or licensed service animal to FAWC, we require a copy of the animal’s registration papers.
For more information on licensed service animals, visit the ADA online here
My spouse/partner is a writer/artist and wants studio space. Can you provide it?
No. We cannot currently accommodate a partner workspace.
Parking spaces in the Work Center’s lot are ample but not unlimited. Therefore, if there are more Fellows with cars than there are available spots, we will use a parking lottery system. There is ample street parking nearby both for Fellows who do not win the parking lottery and for spouses/partners.
No. We are located in the middle of Provincetown, near all the amenities a small town can provide. A grocery store and pharmacy are within walking distance. The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority provides local daily bus service on the Outer Cape and there is a local taxi service. A car can enhance your experience if you are used to having one. A bike is recommended. There are a few communal bikes available.
So what’s in the housing?
The apartments are modestly furnished. Each unit has a private bathroom and a kitchen with a stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, and basic kitchenware such as coffeemaker, pots/pans, dishes, and silverware. All units have a full-size bed, dining table with chairs, and sofa or soft furnishings. Fellows are asked to provide their own pillows and linens. Upon acceptance, FAWC can share a list of the apartment contents.
The Fine Arts Work Center is located at 24 Pearl Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657, on the outermost tip of lovely Cape Cod.
Is there an application fee?
Yes. For the first time, the Fine Arts Work Center is implementing three tiers of application pricing in an effort to increase access to the process. Both the Visual Arts and Writing application fee is $40 from November 2 to November 15 at 11:59 am. The application fee is $55 from November 15 at 12:00 pm to December 1 at 11:59 am. The application fee is $65 from December 1 at 12:00 pm until the close of the application period. Both the Visual Arts and Writing application fees are payable with a credit or debit card when you submit your application on SlideRoom.
Individual application fees directly support Fellowship expenses, including Fellows stipends, the maintenance of artist live-work space, and overall administrative support.