Save the Date!
December FAWC Friday
Friday, December 2, 2022, from 5 - 9 PM
Enjoy an evening of free programming every first Friday between December and February. December FAWC Friday welcomes visitors from Provincetown—and beyond—to the Fine Arts Work Center to discover new work and make creative connections. Shop at the bookstore!
Together, we will greet and hear from invited guests, poet Nathan McClain and painter Duane Slick. Our celebratory evening will include food, music, open studios, a holiday book sale and more.
More information and registration details are coming soon. See the FAWC Upcoming Events Tab here:
We look forward to seeing you there!
Nathan McClain is the author of Scale (Four Way Books, 2017) and Previously Owned (Four Way Books, 2022), a recipient of fellowships from The Frost Place, Sewanee Writers' Conference, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and a graduate of the M.F.A. Program for Writers at Warren Wilson. A Cave Canem fellow, his poems and prose have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, Green Mountains Review, Zocalo Public Square, The Critical Flame, and On The Seawall, among others. He teaches at Hampshire College and serves as Poetry Editor for The Massachusetts Review.
In narrative traditions, to tell the story of tragedy one must always begin by telling the ending first. I once believed that the weight of such expectations functioned as a cultural given for the artist of Native American descent. Its rules stated that we cry for a vision and place ourselves in a single grand narrative of history and representation.
...but the laughter of Coyote saturated and filled our daily lives. It echoed through the lecture halls of histories and it was so powerful and it was so distracting that I forgot my place in linear time and now I work from an untraceable present.
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The Fine Arts Work Center is an artist-led organization based in Provincetown and connected to the world. We support artistic freedom, nurture creative connections, and make possible artistic achievements important to the larger culture.
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The Work Center is a leading long-term residency program for emerging artists and writers and one of the world’s most renowned.
The Work Center is internationally known for our acclaimed Fellowship program granting seven-month residencies to 20 emerging writers and artists, as well as the open enrollment Summer Workshop Program, an online writing program 24PearlStreet, and an extensive series of year-round cultural events and exhibitions.
Since our founding in 1968, the Work Center has hosted more than 1,000 Fellows. Today, upwards of 1,500 artists and writers from around the world annually apply for 20 Fellowship residencies.
Fine Arts Work Center Fellows, who arrive in Provincetown as emerging writers and artists, have gone on to win multiple Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, MacArthur Fellowships, Prix de Rome scholarships, Whiting Awards, Guggenheim Fellowships, and the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Visual Arts Fellows have presented their work at the Venice Biennale, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The New Museum, MASS MoCA, Friends of the High Line, and many other venues around the world.
Additional year-round programming benefits thousands of writers, artists, and members of our community. This programming includes workshops in writing and visual arts; a free public series of readings, lectures, and gallery openings attended by over 10,000 people annually; residencies for mid-career artists; and offerings for public school students and seniors.