Summer Workshop Program

Creative Writing and Visual Arts Workshops in Provincetown

We will open registration for summer workshops on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. 

“Thank you so much for a wonderful week at FAWC! I didn’t know what to expect as it was my first time doing anything like this, but I instantly felt so welcome and nurtured by everyone I met. Everything was full of creativity and inspiration, I left feeling very refreshed and renewed.”

-Summer Workshop Student

Welcome to the 2024 Summer Workshops

This year, we have lined up 65 extraordinary workshops in visual arts and creative writing over the course of nine weeks. We’ve brought together an outstanding group of instructors that includes many esteemed faculty members, along with many faces who are new to FAWC. We are confident that this dynamic combination of new and familiar faces will help create an inspiring atmosphere at FAWC that will invite students to take creative leaps. 

Here are some of this summer’s highlights that we are most excited about:

  • Catalog Release and Registration. For the first time, we will release the online catalog before we open registration to give you time to absorb all the information, plan your summer travel, and choose which workshops you’d like to take. As you browse the catalog, make sure to choose more than one workshop because many workshops tend to fill up very quickly. You’ll want a backup choice ready to go, just in case the workshop you want is full when you try to register. We will open registration for summer workshops on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. 
  • A new tiered tuition system. In a continuation of our effort to make the Summer Workshops more welcoming and accessible to artists and writers who have been historically underserved by FAWC, we are introducing a tiered tuition system that will make workshops more affordable for those who need it. There is also a special discounted rate for teachers and students. Click here to learn more about it.

  • Online Catalog Only. This year, we will only offer an online catalog, supplemented by timely promotional announcements. We believe this is a more environmentally sustainable approach aligned with our values and furthers our commitment to mindfully steward our natural resources.
  • New and familiar faces. Many of you will notice that a few beloved, long-time instructors aren’t teaching this year. Don’t worry—they’ll be back! Our faculty recruitment strategy stresses having a fresh mix of faculty every year. Periodically, we will give all instructors a break for a year or two. This will allow us to invite new faculty consistently every year and keep our catalog vibrant and interesting for our students.
  • Commitment to DEIA. Check out the DEIA Resources link to learn more about everything we are doing to center our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. You’ll also find a variety of articles, videos, and websites where you can learn more about DEIA issues.
  • Scholarships. We are continuing our commitment to making the Summer Workshops more welcoming and inclusive by offering robust scholarship opportunities. Last year, 20% of our students attended a workshop without having to pay tuition, thanks to the generosity of our community. We aim to match or exceed that this summer. Click here to learn more about our scholarship program and apply for a scholarship. Please click here if you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to our Access Fund to support our scholarship program.
  • Our Partners. We are grateful to our many partners that help make the Summer Workshops so transformative for everyone who attends: the generous foundations and individuals that support the program; the academic institutions, nonprofits, and businesses who partner with us to provide scholarships; the hotels, inns, and B&Bs who make housing affordable for students; and the local businesses that donate goods and services. 

“My thanks to all of you who made my week at FAWC so meaningful and memorable. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. It was such a carefree week to work on poetry, meet wonderful people, be creative, and have fun.”

-Summer Workshop Student

Visit our FAQ page, where you can find all the details about the Summer Workshop Program, like how to register for a workshop, housing at FAWC and in Provincetown, getting to P-town, what amenities we offer, evening events, student nights, etc. If it has to do with taking a workshop at FAWC, this is where you’ll find it! We also have a new video that walks you through your week at FAWC. If these resources don’t answer your question, please get in touch with Sara Siegel, Summer Program Manager, at

We are delighted to share our summer lineup of faculty and workshops. We look forward to seeing you again or for the first time at the Work Center.

Thank you to our supporters!

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