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Provincetown Film Society Announces A New Mentorship Program For LGBTQ Youth

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The Provincetown Film Society (PFS) is pleased to announce a new exciting program designed to nurture young LGBTQ talent in the entertainment industry. Founded by the Conte Family of Andover, MA, The Anthony Lawson LGBTQ Youth Mentorship Program was established as a way to honor PFS board president Anthony Lawson’s work as a youth educator and to support his passion for promoting gender, racial and sexual diversity in U.S. entertainment media, the primary areas of advocacy at the Provincetown Film Society. Each year, one scholarship will be awarded to a Massachusetts-based LGBTQ college student with an academic focus in film production or programming.

The young filmmaker will be awarded travel from Boston, accommodations, and a meal stipend to participate in the Provincetown Film Society’s signature programs (the film festival, film financing program, and the women’s media summit) and will be partnered with mentors who will provide one-on-one guidance in their careers. Mentors will come from a pool of esteemed filmmakers and industry professionals who serve on the festival advisory board or have connections to the festival including Ash Christian, producer of 1985, Hurricane Bianca, Miles, Fat Girls, and Social Animals; Rob Epstein, the Academy Award-winning director of films such as The Times of Harvey Milk, and Howl; Dan Minahan, Emmy Award-winning director of Game of Thrones and House of Cards; Javier Morgado, executive producer of CNN’s morning show, New Day; Will Scheffer, Emmy-nominated creator and executive producer of HBO series Big Love and Getting On; and Michelle Boyaner, director of HBO’s Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson, to name a few.

Provincetown Community Compact Announces 2019 Dune Shack Artists in Residents

Provincetown Community Compact is pleased to announce the winners of the three juried artists residencies awarded for the summer of 2019 in the Cape Cod National Seashore. The three-week residencies include, for the first time, the David Bethuel Jamieson (1963-1992) Artist of Color Residency and Fellowship of $500. Ponnapa Prakkamakul has been awarded the the David Bethuel Jamieson Artist of Color Residency and Fellowship. James Montford has been selected for the second fellowship, and Eric Telfort rounds out the artist residencies.

Prakkamakul is a resident of Cambridge, Mass., and an associate at the urban planning firm, Sasaki. She was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, and she is an award-winning landscape architect, who has worked and exhibited in the U.S. and Asia. Prakkamakul has degrees from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, and Rhode Island School of Design.

Montford, from Providence, R.I., plans to connect with the Cape Cod Astronomical Society and the Werner Schmidt Observatory to collaborate and explore/examine the night sky during his residency. Montford holds degrees in Fine Art and Art Education from the Hoffberger School of Painting, Columbia University, and Brandeis University. He is represented by multiple galleries, including AMP Gallery in Provincetown.

Telfort was born to Haitian immigrants in Little Haiti, Miami, Fla. He earned his BFA in illustration from RISD and his MFA in drawing, painting and sculpture from the New York Academy of Art. Telfort has lectured throughout the northeastern US and internationally. In 2010 he was the VIA Artist in Residence, in Zimbabwe. His work explores the concept of creativity in poverty.
The Compact founded the David Bethuel Jamieson Residency and Fellowship to provide an artist of color with the opportunity to experience the splendor of the Cape Cod National Seashore and the pristine dunes of the historic ancestral lands of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Compact also offers weekly residencies in the Fowler and C-Scape Dune Shacks for the general public from April through November.

The Provincetown Community Compact, Inc. (The Compact) was established in 1993 by Jay Critchley as a community-building and philanthropic organization to support the vitality of a changing community. The mission of The Compact is to nurture the health and cultural well being of Provincetown and the Lower Cape towns of Truro and Wellfleet – its people, the natural environment and the economy. It’s other initiatives include the annual Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla, set for September 7, the Prayer Ribbons project and the Think-ubator program, cultivating grass-roots community projects.

Fine Arts Work Center Announces Key Appointment of Co-Executive Directors Richard Macmillan and Bette Warner to Lead Celebrated Residency Program for Emerging Artists and Writers

Last month, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (FAWC) announced the appointment of new Co-Executive Directors. This inaugural shared leadership model has been established to enhance the Work Center’s extensive stewardship of emerging talent in the arts and literature, and addresses the growing needs of its core organizational mission – to establish a center in Provincetown where artists and writers receive extended support in the early phases of their careers through a seven-month residency – as well as its ongoing community workshop programs. After a rigorous national search, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Richard MacMillan as Co-Executive Director, serving as the organization’s Chief Development Officer and liaison for both Board Stewardship and external relations. The Board also approved the appointment of Bette Warner as Co-Executive Director who will continue in her capacity as Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the Work Center’s financial and administrative management, as well as program development.

Last Few Days for Open Call to Outer Cape Artists

There is an open call out to Outer Cape artists for an exhibit, Bicycle Culture on the Outer Cape, at Provincetown Commons for the month of May 2019, curated by Rik Ahlberg and Pete Hocking. This exhibit celebrates the enduring spirit of the Provincetown Art Colony and the diversity of artistic practice on the Outer Cape. Work should have an explicit connection to the theme of bicycles on the Outer Cape. The exhibition is open to contemporary practitioners who make art on the Outer Cape. This is not a juried show. The Commons will exhibit one piece by any local artist who would like to participate. The show will be May 1 – 31 at Provincetown Commons, 46 Bradford St., with an opening reception on Saturday, May 4, 4 – 6 p.m.

Specifications: Two-dimensional work should not exceed 36” square. Three-dimensional work should fit within a 14 x 14 x 14” area or be ready to hang on the wall. If you’d like to show larger work, please contact to insure space is available. All work must be ready to hang or install. Include the following information: artist name; contact e-mail and phone; title; date; medium; price (retail); gallery affiliation (if any).

All sales of artwork must be conducted privately by the artist or through a representing gallery. Provincetown Commons will not serve as a broker for sales and will not ask for any commission. Note: Artists will be responsible for any insurance, for making arrangements with their own galleries for showing in the exhibition, and for any commissions that may be due to their own galleries. Any costs for return shipping back to the artist after the show will be the responsibility of the artist.

Drop off work on Friday, April 26, between 4 and 7 p.m. Pick up work on Friday, May 31 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you need to ship work of make other arrangements, or for any additional questions, please contact Pete Hocking at 
[email protected]

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