Program: The Fine Arts Work Center is pleased to announce the Stephen Pace Residency—a month-long residency for one mid-career painter at our complex located in coastal Provincetown, Massachusetts.

The residency includes a fully equipped private apartment; separate private studio; and a living stipend of $750 per week. As part of the residency you will be required to give an artist talk, conduct studio visits with the emerging artist fellows, and hold an open studio. We provide 24-hour access to your studio, as well as the Work Center's print shop, digital media lab, and lounge.  

Residency Dates: four weeks between February 1 – April 30

Since 1968, the Fine Arts Work Center has offered a prestigious seven-month fellowship to ten visual artists and ten writers who are in the emerging stages of their careers. Past fellows—who include Ellen Gallagher, Lisa Yuskavage, Jack Pierson, Elliott Hundley, and Jacoby Satterwhite among others—attest to the transformative quality of the residency, and the ways in which the uninterrupted time, space and nurturing community were crucial to their artistic growth.

With the new Stephen Pace Residency for a Mid-Career Painter, the Fine Arts Work Center opens its creative dynamic community to an artist who has created an independent body of work over a number of years and who has received regional or national recognition through publication or public presentation of their work. The residency is an opportunity for mid-career artists to breathe fresh (and important) life into their studio practice or project. Residents will benefit not only from time and space in this unique natural setting, but from the year-round cultural programming and thriving artistic community.

Dedicated to promoting and preserving the legacy of Stephen Pace, the Stephen and Palmina Pace Foundation provides funding to programs, institutions, and organizations that support mid-career painters and art education.

Application Instructions:

Our application does not require recommendations or artist statements. It entails a simple questionnaire, a space for listing artistic/professional experience, and work samples. Please add essential information about your work; title, year created, medium, and size, in the description box upon uploading each work sample. Please do not list your name in your resume, description boxes, or in any of your work samples as the jury is anonymous, and applicants are identified by numbered ID.

Experience: Applicants will be asked to paste a resume or brief list of artistic/professional experience in the form section.

Work Samples: Applicants should upload the following:

Images: 20 JPGS, (5MB maximum for each image)

Selection: Applicants are judged on the merit of their work. Other factors, such as an applicant’s biography or perceived ability to benefit from the residency may be taken into account, but excellence of the work is the primary over-riding criterion. The applications will be reviewed by three respected arts professionals.

Notification: All applicants will be notified via email whether or not their application has been accepted for a residency by mid-January.

Applications for the Stephen Pace Residency for a Mid-Career Painter must be submitted by December 1, 2019 via SlideRoom.

The application fee is $25.


If you have additional questions regarding this residency, please contact Visual Arts Coordinator Lydia Marie Hicks