FAQ Summer 2017
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When will the list of 2017 summer workshops be available?
The online catalog of workshops will be available mid-January. The print catalog will be available end of January.
How do I register for a workshop?
All registrations must be completed online. Please note registrations are not accepted via phone.
How much does a writing workshop cost?
Writing workshops that meet for 3 hours/day cost $600. Writing workshops that meet 4 hours/day cost $725.
How much does a visual arts workshop cost?
Visual arts workshops that meet for 3 hours/day cost $650. Visual Arts workshops that meet 4 hours/day cost $725. Some visual arts workshops require an additional materials and/or model fee. Materials fees range from $25-$75. Model fees are $40. Please see individual workshop descriptions for details of additional fees.
How do I pay for a workshop?
During the online registration process you will be guided through the payment process. You may pay using a debit or credit card or by mailing a check. Please note that payment in full is due at time of registration and your registration is not complete until payment is made.
What do I need to bring to the workshop?
If you need to bring anything to the workshop, it will be noted in the workshop description. You will also receive an email two weeks prior to the workshop start date with any additional information re what to bring to class.
How many people are in a workshop?
The minimum number of people in each workshop varies, but the maximum number is 10.
Can I get on a waitlist if the workshop is full?
Yes. If the workshop is full, please still register online and you will automatically be placed on a waitlist. You will then be notified should a space open. There is no payment required to be on a waitlist.
Can I audit a workshop?
No. You must register and pay in full in order to attend a workshop.
What is the registration cancelation policy?
If you cancel your workshop prior to May 11, you will receive a full refund, minus a $25 processing fee. If you cancel your workshop after May 11, but more than thirty days prior to workshop start date, you will receive a 50% refund. If you cancel your workshop less than 30 days prior to workshop start date, you will forfeit your entire payment. In the unlikely event that your workshop is cancelled, you will receive a refund in full.
SCHOLARSHIPS & DISCOUNTS
Can I apply for more than one scholarship?
No. You may apply for only one scholarship.
Can I apply for a scholarship if I have been awarded one in the past?
Yes. Previous scholarship recipients are welcome to apply again.
Do scholarships include housing or travel?
The Archie D. & Bertha H. Walker Scholarship is the only scholarship that includes housing. No scholarships include travel.
When are scholarship applications due?
All scholarship applications are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 14.
When will I be notified of my application status?
We will email all applicants of their scholarship status by May 1.
Are there any tuition discounts available?
Yes. You may receive a $50 discount per workshop, not to exceed a total of $150, for any of the following: returning student, multiple workshop registration, Fine Arts Work Center Member (Supporting Level and above), Cape Cod Resident, MFA student and/or member of Grub Street. In addition to these discounts, special promotions are periodically advertised via e-newsletter and Facebook.
How do I book an on-site apartment?
When registering for a workshop, you will have an opportunity, pending availability, to register for an on-site apartment. Please note that payment for housing is due in full at time of registration and your housing is not secured until payment is made.
How much does an on-site apartment cost?
The cost of an on-site apartment is $750 for the week. Check-in is on Sunday between 4-6pm and check out is Saturday by 12pm.
Can I request a specific apartment?
No. We are not able to accommodate requests for specific apartments.
How big are the apartments?
Apartment sizes and layout vary, but all have a full-size bed.
Do the apartments have a private bath?
Yes. All apartments have a private bath.
Do the apartments have a kitchen?
Yes. All apartment have a full kitchen with cooking and eating utensils.
Can I have a guest stay with me in the apartment?
Yes. You may have a guest stay with you. Just keep in mind each apartment has only one full-size bed and accommodations for other sleeping arrangements can not be made.
When is check-in and check-out?
Check-in is on Sunday between 4-6pm and check-out is on Saturday by 12pm. Please note we can not accommodate early arrivals or late check-outs.
Do I need to bring sheets, towels and/or toiletries?
Yes. You will need to bring your own sheets (size double), towels and toiletries. Pillows and blankets will be provided.
Can I smoke in the apartment?
No. Smoking is prohibited in all apartments and campus buildings.
Can my pet stay with me in the apartment?
No. We can not accommodate pets.
Are the apartments handicapped accessible?
We do have handicapped accessible apartments. If you need a handicapped accessible apartment, please indicate as such in the comments box when registering for your workshop and housing.
Can I get on a waitlist if on-site housing is full?
Yes. If on-site housing is full at time of registration, you will be asked during the registration process if you would like to be added to the housing wait list.
Do you have any off-site housing recommendations?
Yes. Please visit the housing page of our website for off-site housing information.
What is the housing cancellation policy?
If you cancel your housing prior to May 11, you will receive a full refund, minus a $25 processing fee. If you cancel your housing after May 11, but more than thirty days prior to workshop start date, you will receive a 50% refund. If you cancel your housing less than 30 days prior to workshop start date, you will forfeit your entire payment. In the unlikely event that your workshop is cancelled, you will receive a refund in full.
Can I park at the Fine Arts Work Center?
Parking is reserved for students staying on-site at the Work Center. If you are staying on-site you will be assigned a parking spot upon check-in. For off-site parking information, please visit the Provincetown Chamber of Commerce.
Is the internship paid?
The summer internship is an unpaid internship. However, all interns are invited to attend two summer workshops free of charge.
Does the internship include housing?
Shared, dorm-style on-site housing is available at a cost of $1,000 for the length of the internship.
When are internship applications due?
The internship application is due to email@example.com by March 31.
When will I be notified of my application status?
You will be notified via email of your application status by April 14.
TRAVEL TO PROVINCETOWN & THE FINE ARTS WORK CENTER
How do I get to Provincetown & The Fine Arts Work Center?
Please visit the travel page of our website for information on getting to Provincetown and The Fine Arts Work Center.
Is there a computer lab on-site?
Yes. There is a 24-hour access on-site computer lab with Mac computers, printers, scanner and copy machine. We ask for a ten cent donation per copy.
Is there a digital media lab on-site?
Yes. There is a 24-hour access on-site digital media lab.
Are the visual arts studios open outside of workshop times?
Yes. Students have 24-hour access to visual arts studios.
Is there an art gallery on-site?
Yes. The Archie D. & Bertha H. Walker Gallery is located on-site and open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Please see the calendar page of our website for a schedule of exhibitions.
Is there a bookshop on-site?
Yes. There is a bookshop in the administrative building of the Work Center. The bookshop is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
Are there laundry facilities on-site?
Yes. There are 24-hour access coin-operated laundry facilities for students staying on-site.
Are there kitchen facilities on-site?
Yes. There is a kitchen area on-site with refrigerator and microwave but no stove or oven. Students staying off-site are welcome to use these facilities.
Are meals included?
A continental breakfast is provided from 8:30-9:00am Monday-Friday and a student and faculty BBQ on Tuesday evening. There is also a welcome reception on Sunday and a student night reception on Thursday. No other meals are provided.
CHECK-IN & ORIENTATION
When & where do I check-in upon arrival at the Work Center?
Check-in is between 4:00-6:00pm on Sunday. When you arrive at the Work Center, come through the Center’s main doors at 24 Pearl Street.
When and where is orientation?
Orientation is from 6:00-7:30pm and includes a group orientation, a short meeting with your faculty and classmates and a welcome reception. Orientation takes place in the Stanley Kunitz Common Room.
How long does orientation last?
Orientation last one and a half hours, from 6:00-7:30pm.
Do I need to bring anything to orientation?
Please bring your orientation packet, provided at check-in, with you to the orientation. You do not need to bring anything else unless a specific request was made by your faculty.
FACULTY, STUDENT & SPECIAL EVENTS
Do faculty give readings or artist talks?
Yes. Each week’s faculty will give a scheduled reading or artist talk at 6:00pm on either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening. The week’s schedule will be included in your orientation packet and can also be found on our Calendar of Events.
Do students have an opportunity to share their work outside the classroom/studio?
Yes. Thursday night is student night, which includes open visual arts studios and open mic readings. Student night begins at 4:30pm. Details of student night will be included in our orientation packet.
Are there any special events at The Fine Arts Work Center during the summer?
Yes. The Work Center offers Music: A Lyric Series, a series of benefit concerts in July and August. Also, the Work Center’s Summer Awards Celebration is on July 8 and the 41st Annual Art Auction is on August 19.