About the ProgramResidencies in PHT’s Arts and Sciences Program consist of one to two week stays in the dune shacks of Cape Cod National Seashore. In addition to supporting projects in the visual arts, the residency program is designed to encourage a broad sweep of creative projects in the arts and sciences.
General Categories for Arts and Sciences
Architecture; Healing arts; Environmental (engineering); Environmental (naturalist, nature writing); Junior naturalist; Acting/playwriting; Dance; Music; Journalism; Science (marine, terrestrial); Cultural/historic (history, literature, fiction, poetry, arts)
Application Process and Guidelines
In addition to examples of your work and a resume, the application requires a description of your project and how working in the dunes will enhance your project and its value to PHT’s program. Applications are reviewed by a jury for their relevancy to shack life, diversity of disciplines, and impact on the local community. All awardees will display their work in a group show (date tbd). If you are selected, you are agreeing to send work either made during the residency or inspired by it for inclusion in the exhibition. It is therefore very important that you clearly explain how your work will be presented/displayed.
In your plans and preparations, remember that you will be bringing all your project supplies, belongings, food, in and out of the shack, on your own. A volunteer caretaker will escort you in the PHT truck and transport your gear. Their primary job as shack caretaker is to introduce you to what you need to know to live lightly in the dunes. Note that there is no public transportation in and out of the dunes.
Shacks, Schedule and User Fees
One week Residencies
Two Week Residencies at Ray Wells
Last updated: January 6, 2022