Provincetown Community Compact

Nurturing Community

THE COMPACT

Grant Awards

Grant Awards, deadline June 15

The Provincetown Community Compact, Inc. (The Compact) was established in 1993 by Jay Critchley as a community-building and philanthropic organization to support the vitality of a changing community. We are celebrating our 25th year!

The mission of The Compact is to nurture the health and cultural well being of Provincetown and the Lower Cape towns of Truro and Wellfleet – its people, the natural environment and the economy.

As we commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival in the New World in 1620 and honor the First Nation people, the vision of The Compact becomes increasingly relevant. Inspired by the signing of the Mayflower Compact in Provincetown Harbor, The “Compact” broadens and elaborates on the legacy of Provincetown as a community with an historic global reach of inclusion and acknowledges that difference creates richness

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, the economy and the environment.

The Compact's projects strengthen the interdependence of people and place in order to nurture the creative process and promote sustainability.
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Swim For Life

Swim For Life

One of the largest community gatherings on Cape Cod raising funds for AIDS, Women’s Health Organizations and the Community.

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Dune Shacks

Dune Shacks

Artists, writers and the public are invited to apply for a stay at an historic dune shack set in the Cape Cod National Seashore.

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Think-ubator

Think-ubator

The Compact helps creative ideas become reality by supporting dozens of artist and community projects with fiscal sponsorship and much more.

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Prayer Ribbons

Prayer Ribbons

A living archive honoring those we love with messages, prayers, gratitude and tributes - both living and deceased.
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Community Compact Articles

Compact Chronicles

Celebrate with us! The Provincetown Community Compact launches its 25th anniversary with The Compact Chronicles – the story of this grass-roots community organization through the eyes of artist and founder, Jay Critchley.

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June 6, 2018
February 17, 1975: My Re-Birth!
The Compact Chronicles Chapter 2

We arrived in town in February 1975 below our third floor Standish Street apartment we witnessed the Provincetown Rescue Squad conducting practice maneuvers. That October my son Russell was born ...
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March 06, 2018
Come Celebrate With Us!
The Compact Chronicles Chapter 1

The Provincetown Community Compact launches its 25th anniversary with The Compact Chronicles – the story of this grass-roots community organization through the eyes of artist and founder, Jay Critchley.
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Updates

Provincetown Carnival

August 14, 2018
Provincetown Carnival
The Pilgrim Monument Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony Provincetown Carnival.
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June 24, 2018
Provincetown AIDS Memorial
PROVINCETOWN — Jay Critchley speaks at the dedication of the Provincetown AIDS Memorial.
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June 19, 2018
Provincetown Again Displays Solidarity
PROVINCETOWN — Provincetown, long considered a welcoming and safe place for the gay and transgender community, has again shown its support for the victims of the 2016 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.
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May 15, 2018
2018 DUNE SHACK ARTISTS AND WRITERS RESIDENCIES
The Provincetown Community Compact is pleased to announce the 2018 Dune Shack Artists and Writers Residencies.
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May 9, 2018
The Compact Community Fund 2018 Grant Awards
The Provincetown Community Compact establishes grant awards to celebrate its 25th anniversary -- The Compact Community Fund was established to further the mission of the The Compact by recognizing artists and creative projects and endeavors that enhance the quality of life and further the sustainability of the environment,
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May 04, 2018
Provincetown Compact at 25
Provincetown Magazine, April 26, 2018 -- This year marks the 25th anniversary of a Provincetown institution. The Provincetown Community Compact was founded by Jay Critchley in 1993 as an organization that would help artists, individuals, and small organizations raise funds for ideas that would contribute to the culture and environment of
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