Artist Resources

Dear friends,

On Friday, March 14 we made the difficult decision to close the Museum and transition staff to remote work. We knew this decision came at a great cost: as a member-supported organization operating year-round in Provincetown, we have a responsibility to provide programming that engages and inspires, even (and especially) during difficult times—and that’s a commitment we intend to see through.

Below is a list of resources, from emergency grants for artists, to creative activities to help keep you engaged. Feel free to email any additional recommendations to, we’ll update this list periodically.

We’ve been keeping busy and having a lot of fun with our creative prompts on our social media pages, follow along (on Facebook and Instagram) and submit your work to be shared in our stories!

Kiah and our extraordinary roster of local Teaching Artists have been hard at work developing virtual workshops. Browse our offerings, which are updated regularly, here.


Mass Cultural Council
New England Foundation for the Arts
Creative Capital
The Boston Artist Relief Fund
National Endowment for the Arts
Alliance of Artist Communities
Artists Thrive
Common Field


C50 Things Artists Can Do While Self Isolating
A Guide To Virtual Museum Resources
Virtual Museum Tours
Fun Ways To Ignite Your Creative Spark


The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation
Aesthetica Art Prize
Artadia Awards
Artist Grant
Artists’ Fellowship Financial Assistance
Artists’ Charitable Fund
Awesome Foundation Grant
Barbara Deming Memorial Fund
The Bennett Prize
A Blade of Grass Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art
Boynes Emerging Artist Award
Burn Magazine Emerging Photographer Grant
Burning Man Global Art Grants
Creative Capital Award
Dorothea Tanning Award
The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
Foundation for Contemporary Arts –Emergency Grants
The Gateway International Painting Competition
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
The Gordon Parks Foundation Fellowships
Innovate Grant
Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grant
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships
The Harpo Foundation Grants for Visual Artists
The Hopper Prize
Magnum Foundation’s Inge Morath Award
National League of American Pen Women Grants
National Sculpture Society Grants for Sculptors
New York Foundation for the Arts
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
Project Launch Grant
Puffin Foundation Artist Grants
The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant
The Santo Foundation
The Sunny Art Prize
Sustainable Arts Foundation
Virginia A. Groot Foundation
W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund

Many of you have generously asked how you can support PAAM during this time. If you’re able to make a donation, we would be enormously grateful. You can also join or renew your membership at any time, we’ll make sure to extend your renewal date if you’re renewing early and to reflect the Museum’s length of closure. But the absolute best way you can support us right now is by remaining healthy so that we can see you as soon as possible.

Thank you as always for your support, your kind words,
and your love of Provincetown art.

Christine McCarthy, and all of us at PAAM.