Provincetown Community Compact

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Name of Residency: Dune Shack Residencies

The Compact’s mission is to enhance the well being of the community and the Lower Cape by supporting the link between the arts, environment and the economy. The historic dune shacks are among the nineteen shacks located within Peaked Hill Bars National Register Historic District of the Cape Cod National Seashore. The shacks are primitive — no electricity or indoor plumbing — and isolated, allowing for uninterrupted solitude and refuge. The Compact maintains and administers these shacks under an agreement with the Seashore.

Residency Programme since: 1995
Description of Organisation: The Provincetown Community Compact, Inc. (The Compact) was established in 1993 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization by artist Jay Critchley. It is organized as a community-building and philanthropic organization to support living artists and the vitality of the arts community.

The mission of The Compact is to advance the health and cultural well being of the community of Provincetown and the Lower Cape – its people, the natural environment and the economy. Our initiatives include: The Swim For Life, Dune Shack Residencies, our Think-ubator program and Prayer Ribbons.

The Compact has envisioned Provincetown as a Cultural Sanctuary. As such, our projects express the connection between the arts, the community, and the environment. We explore the role and relevance of art and create experiences that break down divides, often in unexpected ways. The Compact projects strengthen the interdependence of people and place in order to nurture the creative process and promote sustainability.

Organisation founded in: 1993
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): $100-400
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): $500 fellowship and three weeks residency aditional support for two three-week residencies two free writers weeks.
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Public talk
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Provincetown Airport
    Nearest Train Station: Boston
    Street & Number: P.O. Box 819
    Postal Code: 2657
    City: Provincetown, Massachusetts
    Country long: United-States
    P.O. Box 819
    Provincetown, Massachusetts 2657 United-States
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