A Provincetown Retreat for Art & Healing Announces 2007 Season Open to the Public
$500 Visual Artist Fellowship
This novel program, which is a collaboration with the Cape Cod National Seashore, offers one and three week residencies for artists and the general public beginning in April. A $500 fellowship and a three-week summer residency will be offered to one visual artist. Last year?s recipient was Alexis Doshas of Truro. Other juried residents included Julia Stratton of Philadelphia and Ellen Lebow of Wellfleet.
The application deadline is February 15, 2007.
Tom Boland a historic preservationist in Provincetown, manages the program and the conservation of the shack. The program?s mission is to honor the historic use of the dune shacks, which are located within the Peaked Hill Bars National Register Historic District. The primitive nature of the structure no electricity, indoor plumbing, or telephone?and its physical isolation allow for uninterrupted solitude and refuge. The residencies are limited to one or two people, although depending on the intention, groups of up to four people may be permitted. The dwelling is a one and one half story, three-room structure, including a studio and wood stove. It has a propane cooking stove and small refrigerator, and a composting toilet.
Individuals, organizations, and businesses are encouraged to apply. A sliding rental scale of $100-$500 per week, based on ability to pay, is meant to make the experience affordable to all.
The Compact, through its Swim for Life benefit, annually sponsors a week for Helping Our Women and the Provincetown AIDS Support Group. Other opportunities include weeks for Patrons and Friends of C-Scape.
?C-Scape? dune shack was named by its original owners, Provincetown natives Mary and Eddie Nunes, and is one of 17 remaining shacks. The earliest portion of the shack dates to the 1940's. Over the years the shack has been modified to suit the needs of its occupants and was relocated in 1978 away from the eroding cliff. Other artists associated with the dwelling include Jean Miller Cohen, Marcia Marcus, John Grillo, Michael Miller, and Jan Muller. For 20 years psychologist Larry McCready lived in the shack.