Friday, April 22, 2016

Scene Theater Critic Christine Howey Awarded Summer Residency in Provincetown

Posted By on Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 4:50 PM

  • Howey in her one-woman play "Exact Change"
Christine Howey, theater critic for Cleveland Scene and recently named Poet Laureate of Cleveland Heights, has been awarded one of the two summer residencies provided by the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) and the Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC) in Provincetown, MA. It is available to Ohio artists who have received Individual Excellence Awards from the OAC in the disciplines of visual arts, photography, creative writing, criticism, and playwriting.

The 2016 Summer Residency Program is a thirteen-week season and is held from June 1 through August 26, 2016. This program will provide Ms. Howey and Aimee Noel, a poet from Dayton, an opportunity to work in a community of peers, without distraction, in the best condition for creative growth.

The FAWC offers a summer program of workshops in creative writing and the visual arts as well as an ongoing series of readings and exhibitions open to the general public. These programs, coupled with Provincetown’s popularity as a summer tourist destination provide a ready audience for showcasing new work in an exciting, creative atmosphere. In addition to living quarters, each artist will receive and monthly stipend and the opportunity to attend three workshops during their stay.

The Ohio Arts Council began its residency program with the Fine Arts Work Center in the summer of 1994. Over the past 15 years, the OAC has sent 45 artists to be in residence at the FAWC in Provincetown.

Provincetown, located at the tip of Cape Cod, is a historic fishing port surrounded by miles of dunes and National Seashore beaches. In 1968, the FAWC was founded by a group of artists, writers, and patrons who made a major contribution to American Arts and Letters. Provincetown, located at the tip of Cape Cod, is the oldest continuous art colony in North America. Surrounded by the spectacular natural beauty of National Seashore lands, the FAWC has offered studio space to artists since 1914.

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