Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
COVID-19 Health and Safety
For a full review of our full COVID-19 and cancellation policies, please click here.
When will the list of 2022 summer workshops be available?
The online catalog of workshops will be available February 10. The registration window opens on February 15. The print catalog will be available mid-February.
How do I register for a workshop?
All registrations must be completed online. Please note registrations are not accepted via phone.
How much does a writing workshop cost?
Writing workshops that meet for three hours per day cost $800.
Writing workshops that meet for three hours per day for two weeks cost $1,600.
How much does a visual arts workshop cost?
Visual arts workshops that meet for three hours per day cost $800.
Visual arts workshops that meet for three hours per day for two weeks cost $1,600.
Some visual arts workshops require an additional materials and/or model fee. Materials fees range from $25-$150. Model fees are $40.
Please see individual workshop descriptions for details of additional fees.
How do I pay for a workshop?
During the online registration process you will be guided through the payment process. You may pay using a debit or credit card. Please note that payment in full is due at time of registration and your registration is not complete until payment is made.
What do I need to bring to the workshop?
If you need to bring anything to the workshop, it will be noted in the workshop descriptions. Please double check if a writing submission is required or if a visual arts class has a required materials list.
How many people are in a workshop?
The minimum number of people in each workshop varies, but the maximum number is ten.
Can I get on a waitlist if the workshop is full?
Yes. If the workshop is full, please still register online and you will automatically be placed on a waitlist. You will then be notified should a space open. There is no payment required to be on a waitlist.
Can I audit a workshop?
No. You must register and pay in full in order to attend a workshop.
What is the workshop cancellation policy?
If you cancel your workshop three or more weeks prior to your class start date, you will receive a full refund minus a $75 processing fee for each workshop cancellation. If you cancel your workshop less than three weeks prior to your class start date, you will forfeit your entire payment. In the unlikely event that your workshop is canceled for reasons unrelated to COVID-19, you will receive a full refund. Please note any request to “switch” or “transfer” from one workshop to another is subject to the same cancellation policies as listed above. Please see our full COVID cancellation policy here.
Scholarships and Discounts
How do I apply for a scholarship?
Deadline extended. Complete an online scholarship application form by March 14.
Can I apply for more than one scholarship?
No. You may apply for only one scholarship.
Can I apply for a scholarship if I have been awarded one in the past?
Yes. Previous scholarship recipients are welcome to apply again.
Do scholarships include housing or travel?
There are a few scholarships that do include housing. Please visit the scholarship webpage for details. No scholarships include travel.
When will I be notified of my application status?
We will email all applicants of their scholarship status by late March/early April.
Are there any tuition discounts available?
Yes. You may receive a $50 discount per workshop total, for one of the following: returning student, multiple workshop registration, Year-Round Cape Cod Resident, current MFA student and/or member of Grub Street. In addition to these discounts, special promotions are periodically advertised via e-newsletter and Facebook.
How do I book an on-site apartment?
When registering for a workshop, you will have an opportunity, pending availability, to register for an on-site apartment. Please note that payment for housing is due in full at time of registration and your housing is not secured until payment is made.
How much does an on-site apartment cost?
The cost of an on-site apartment is $1,000 for six nights—Sunday night through Saturday morning.
Can I request a specific apartment?
No. We are not able to accommodate requests for specific apartments.
How big are the apartments?
Apartment sizes and layout vary, but all have a full-size bed.
Do the apartments have a private bath?
Yes. All apartments have a private bath.
Do the apartments have a kitchen?
Yes. All apartment have a kitchen equipped with basic cookware, dishes, and utensils.
Can I have a guest stay with me in the apartment?
Yes. You may have a guest stay with you. Just keep in mind each apartment has only one full-size bed and accommodations for other sleeping arrangements cannot be made.
When is check-in and check-out?
Check-in is on Sunday between 4-6 PM and check-out is on Saturday by 12 PM. Please note we can not accommodate early arrivals or late check-outs.
Do I need to bring sheets, towels and/or toiletries?
Yes. You will need to bring your own sheets (size double), towels and toiletries as well as pillows and blankets. The laundry room will be available for a few hours on select evenings for students and faculty staying on site. No staff will be present to make change so please bring quarters!
Can I smoke in the apartment?
No. Smoking is prohibited in all apartments and campus buildings.
Can my pet stay with me in the apartment?
No. We cannot accommodate pets.
Are the apartments handicapped accessible?
We have one handicapped accessible apartment available. If you need a handicapped accessible apartment, please indicate as such in the comments box when registering for your workshop and housing.
Do you have any off-site housing recommendations?
Yes. Please visit the housing page of our website for off-site housing information.
What is the housing cancellation policy?
If you cancel your housing three weeks or more before your class start date, you will receive a full refund minus a $75 processing fee for each housing cancellation. If you cancel your housing less than three weeks prior to your class start date, you will forfeit your entire payment. In the unlikely event that your workshop is canceled for a reason not related to COVID, you will receive a full housing refund.
Can I park at the Fine Arts Work Center?
Parking is reserved for staff as well as students and faculty staying on-site at the Work Center. If you are staying on-site and have requested a parking spot, you will be assigned a parking spot upon check-in. For off-site parking information, please visit the Town of Provincetown Parking.
Travel to Provincetown and the Fine Arts Work Center
How do I get to Provincetown and the Fine Arts Work Center?
Please visit the travel page of our website for information on getting to Provincetown and the Fine Arts Work Center.
Is there a computer lab on-site?
Yes. There is a 24-hour access on-site computer lab with Mac computers, printers, scanner and copy machine. We ask for a ten cent donation per copy.
Is there a digital media lab on-site?
Yes. There is a 24-hour access on-site digital media lab.
Are the visual arts studios open outside of workshop times?
Yes. Students have 24-hour access to visual arts studios.
Is there an art gallery on-site?
Yes. The Hudson D. Walker Gallery is located on-site and open Monday-Friday from 9 AM-5 PM.
Is there a bookshop on-site?
Yes. There is a bookshop on-site open Monday-Friday from 9 AM-5 PM.
Are there laundry facilities on-site?
Yes. There are coin-operated laundry facilities for students and faculty staying on-site. These will be available for a few hours on select evenings. Please bring quarters.
Are there kitchen facilities on-site?
Yes. There is a kitchen area on-site with refrigerator and microwave but no stove or oven. Students staying off-site are welcome to use these facilities.
Are meals included?
A continental breakfast is provided from 8:30-9:00 AM Monday-Friday. There is also a welcome reception featuring pre-packed picnics and drinks on Sunday and a student night reception featuring desserts and drinks on Thursday.
Check-In and Orientation
When and where do I check-in upon arrival at the Work Center?
Check-in is between 4:00-6:00 PM on Sunday. When you arrive at the Work Center, come through the Center’s main doors at 24 Pearl Street.
When and where is orientation?
Orientation is from 6:00-7:30 PM and includes a group orientation, a short meeting with your faculty and classmates and a welcome reception. Orientation takes place in the Stanley Kunitz Common Room.
Do I need to bring anything to orientation?
Please bring your orientation packet, provided at check-in, with you to the orientation. You do not need to bring anything else unless a specific request was made by your faculty.
Faculty, Student, and Special Events
Do faculty give readings or artist talks?
Yes. Each week’s faculty will give a scheduled reading or artist talk at 6:00 PM on either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening. The week’s schedule will be included in your orientation packet.
Do students have an opportunity to share their work outside the classroom/studio?
Yes. Thursday night is student night, which includes open mic readings. Student night begins at 4:30 PM. Open studios for visual artists to share their work take place on Friday at 4:30 PM. Details of student night will be included in our orientation packet.
Are there any special events at the Fine Arts Work Center during the summer?
Yes. The Work Center offers a series of gallery exhibitions, public programs and events, and a Summer Awards Celebration. Please see our Events page for details.