Provincetown Community Compact

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Dune Shack Residencies Open for 2022

Dune Shack Residencies Open For 2022

The Provincetown Compact Compact announces 2022 dune shack residency applications are now open. The Compact is pleased to offer residencies for C-Scape and Fowler Dune Shacks in the Cape Cod National Seashore. Residencies are available April through November for the general public (Community Residencies). Residency applications may be found at Applications close January 15, 2022. Community residencies are open to all and are selected by lottery.

The Compact also offers three artist and two writer’s residencies in Fowler and C-Scape Dune Shacks from, including the David Bethuel Jamieson Residency for emerging artists of color, named for the late David Bethuel Jamieson, an African-American artist who died of AIDS in 1992. The top recipients of the Dune Shack Artist residency and The David Bethuel Jamieson Residency include three funded weeks in the C-Scape Dune Shack and a $500 fellowship. Artist residents are selected by a jury process.

Writers may also apply for one of two one-week residencies funded by The Compact. Writers are chosen by lottery.

The two historic dune shacks that The Compact manages, the Fowler and C-Scape 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.

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 artists and the vitality of the 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. Additional initiatives include: The Swim For Life, the Think-ubator program, Prayer Ribbons and special community projects. The concept for The Compact was to recreate an inclusive, visionary and fully democratic contract with the community, reimagining the original Mayflower Compact, which was signed in Provincetown Harbor in 1620.