The Provincetown Community Compact, Inc. (The Compact) was established in 1993 by Jay Critchley 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 yearround Provincetown community and the Lower Cape – its people, the natural environment and the economy. The Compact also acts as a grass-roots incubator (think-ubator) for social, environmental and artistic projects.
The Compact has envisioned Provincetown as a Cultural Sanctuary. As such, our projects express the connection between the arts, the community, and the environment.
As Provincetown commemorates the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival in 1620, the vision of The Compact becomes increasingly relevant. Inspired by the signing of the Mayflower Compact in Provincetown Harbor, the Provincetown Community Compact’s “Compact” broadens and elaborates on the legacy of Provincetown as a community with an historic global reach of inclusion, and acknowledges that differences create richness.
We explore the role and relevance of art and create experiences that break down divides, often in unexpected ways. Compact projects strengthen the interdependence of people and place in order to nurture the creative process and promote sustainability.