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Cape Cod National Seashore, C-Scape Dune Shack

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

Stipends / other support

Additional expectations / opportunities

Three 3-week stays are offered each summer, with one including a $500 Fellowship for visual artists. Artists must participate in the National Seashore’s Interpretive Program, once per week, in which a group of up to 10 visitors will visit the shack. Residencies will be awarded by the Project Review Committee. (Students not eligible.) This is a highly competitive program.

Contact Information

PO Box 819
Provincetown, Massachusetts
United States