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Residency Programs - Dune Shacks of the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District

CScape Shack

C-Scape dune shack, Provincetown

NPS photo

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. 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. In addition to these opportunities, there are additional residencies available for 2014, including architecture, engineering, science, cultural/historic, dance, music, and journalism.

For more information, please contact the organizations listed below.

Provincetown Community Compact: Art and writing residencies

Outer Cape Artists in Residency Consortium: Art residencies
2014 Application (MS Word document)
2014 Application (pdf format)

Peaked Hill Trust Residency Program for the Arts and Sciences
2014 Application (MS Word document)
2014 Application (pdf format)

Did You Know?

Cape Cod

In the mid-19th century, Henry David Thoreau walked the Atlantic coastline of Cape Cod, recording his adventures in his narrative "Cape Cod". To literally follow in Thoreau’s footsteps today would require scuba gear. Cape Cod’s Outer Beach sees an average erosion rate of close to 4 feet per year.