Provincetown Community Compact

Nurturing Community

Provincetwon Community Compact

THE COMPACT

Projects
Swim For Life

Swim For Life

One of the largest community gatherings on Cape Cod raising funds for AIDS, Women’s Health Organizations and the Community.

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Dune Shacks

Dune Shacks

Artists, writers and the public are invited to apply for a stay at an historic dune shack set in the Cape Cod National Seashore.

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Think-ubator

Think-ubator

The Compact helps creative ideas become reality by supporting dozens of artist and community projects with fiscal sponsorship and much more.

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Prayer Ribbons

Prayer Ribbons

A living archive honoring those we love with messages, prayers, gratitude and tributes - both living and deceased.
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Community Compact Articles


Compact Chronicles

Celebrate with us! The Provincetown Community Compact launches its 25th anniversary with The Compact Chronicles – the story of this grass-roots community organization through the eyes of artist and founder, Jay Critchley.

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June 6, 2018
February 17, 1975: My Re-Birth!
The Compact Chronicles Chapter 2

We arrived in town in February 1975 below our third floor Standish Street apartment we witnessed the Provincetown Rescue Squad conducting practice maneuvers. That October my son Russell was born ...
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Prayer Ribbons
March 06, 2018
Come Celebrate With Us!
The Compact Chronicles Chapter 1

The Provincetown Community Compact launches its 25th anniversary with The Compact Chronicles – the story of this grass-roots community organization through the eyes of artist and founder, Jay Critchley.
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Updates

Provincetown Unites as ONE to Help Outer Cape Non-Profits

June 9,2020
Provincetown Unites as ONE to Help Outer Cape Non-Profits
Eighteen non-profits from the Outer Cape announced today that they will produce and participate in a joint livestreaming fundraiser, One Provincetown, One Fund – Live! on Thursday, June 25th, 2020.
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Swimming in Place Challenge

May 26,2020
Swimming in Place Challenge
The 33rd Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla celebrates the strength of community A summer long, global invitation - A Swimming in Place Challenge, Our Place, Your Place.
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Help us get through the crunch!

Mar 30,2020
Help Us Get Through The Crunch!
The impact of the coronavirus has already had dramatic consequences on our healthcare system, namely Outer Cape Health Services. As a longtime beneficiary of the Swim for Life, this singular clinic has had to furlough 70+ staff members and is running short on needed equipment and protective gear.
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Dune Shack Residency

Nov 26, 2019
The Compact Dune Shack Residency Applications for 2020 are now Open
The Provincetown Community Compact offers dune shack residency applications for C-Scape and Fowler Dune Shacks in the Cape Cod National Seashore for 2020. Residencies are available April through November for the general public (Community Residencies) as well as for artists, writers and community organizations.
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Prayer  Ribbons Orlando

June 7, 2019
Prayer Ribbons Exhibition Returns to Orlando
For the third year in a row, the Provincetown Community Compact and residents of Provincetown, Massachusetts are honored to share a memorial strand of Prayer Ribbons with the families and the community of Orlando.
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David Jamieson

November 21, 2018
Artist of Color Residency 2019
The Compact inaugurates the David Bethuel Jamieson Artist Residency for people of color at C-Scape Dune Shack
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Provincetown Carnival

October 3, 2018
The 31st Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla
The 31st Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla, sponsored by the Provincetown Community Compact, attracts 392 swimmers; honors Gene Landis for twenty-five swims and lifeguard volunteer Gordon Miller.
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Provincetown Carnival

August 14, 2018
Provincetown Carnival
The Pilgrim Monument Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony Provincetown Carnival.
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Prayer Ribbons

June 24, 2018
Provincetown AIDS Memorial
PROVINCETOWN — Jay Critchley speaks at the dedication of the Provincetown AIDS Memorial.
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Prayer Ribbons

June 19, 2018
Provincetown Again Displays Solidarity
PROVINCETOWN — Provincetown, long considered a welcoming and safe place for the gay and transgender community, has again shown its support for the victims of the 2016 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.
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Prayer Ribbons

May 15, 2018
2018 DUNE SHACK ARTISTS AND WRITERS RESIDENCIES
The Provincetown Community Compact is pleased to announce the 2018 Dune Shack Artists and Writers Residencies.
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Prayer Ribbons

May 9, 2018
The Compact Community Fund 2018 Grant Awards
The Provincetown Community Compact establishes grant awards to celebrate its 25th anniversary -- The Compact Community Fund was established to further the mission of the The Compact by recognizing artists and creative projects and endeavors that enhance the quality of life and further the sustainability of the environment,
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Prayer Ribbons

May 04, 2018
Provincetown Compact at 25
Provincetown Magazine, April 26, 2018 -- This year marks the 25th anniversary of a Provincetown institution. The Provincetown Community Compact was founded by Jay Critchley in 1993 as an organization that would help artists, individuals, and small organizations raise funds for ideas that would contribute to the culture and environment of
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