The Dune Shacks of Peaked Hill Bars Historic District is a 1900-acre National Register district significant for its association with the historic development of art and literature in America; for its representation of a rare, fragile property type; and for its association with the poet Harry Kemp, Eugene O'Neill and many other artists. It has long been a place of inspiration, contemplation, creativity, and solitude. Since the mid-1990s, the National Park Service has had agreements with non-profit organizations that offer artist-in-residence and writer-in-residence programs in the historic dune shacks.
Provincetown, Massachusetts: United States
C-Scape is one of 19 shacks 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 dwelling is a 1 1/2 story, three- room structure, including a studio and wood stove. It has a propane cooking stove and small refrigerator, and a composting toilet.
- Application deadline: January 15
Facilities & Services
- Meals: No meals/food provided
- Accessibility: no
For the first time, The Compact is asking for an application fee of $10 due to the overwhelming number of people who have applied with the easier online application. All applicants must register online.
Stipends / other support
Additional expectations / opportunities
Stays in the shacks are open to all, while certain weeks are set aside for selected artists, writers and organizations. We offer a $500 fellowship to one artist in residence and we partially subsidize weeks for three jury-selected visual artists. Also, two writer’s weeks are funded. Annually, we also provide fully funded weeks for clients of the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod and Helping Our Women – funded by the annual Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla – a benefit for AIDS, women’s health & the community. We also offer subsidized weeks for writing fellows of the Fine Arts Work Center.