Education at PAAM, a painting from a workshop in progress

PAAM offers two scholarships opportunities for taking a workshop in our Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Museum School.

Scholarships like these help PAAM fulfil its mission of promoting education of the public in the arts. Workshops at PAAM are offered year-round and are taught by local teaching artists whose work is rooted in the culture and legacy of Provincetown. We are grateful to our generous donors who make scholarships possible, please consider making a donation today.


The Cape Cod Artist’s Scholarship is offered to local artists who reside on Cape Cod year-round.

It honors significant members of the PAAM family and is supported through generous donations. The scholarship, which underwrites a PAAM workshop, is open to all types of media. Painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, and mixed media artists are encouraged to apply. There is no age restriction.

Scholarship amounts will be allocated on the basis of: available funding; the number of applicants; and the quality/need of the applicants. Upon request, scholarships may be reviewed for renewal. Recipients accepted for scholarship must agree to certain conditions including regular attendance and commitment to workshops, the promotion of PAAM in general, and participation in exhibition openings; exhibitions installation, and/or other minor volunteer capacities.

Applicants must submit a one-page statement of artistic vision and examples of their work. Letters of recommendation as to the candidate’s potential and ability to develop artistic talent are encouraged, but not required. Interested applicants may send their materials to Curator of Museum Education Ruby T via email at, who will share them with PAAM CEO Christine McCarthy for review.

PAAM is grateful for the generous donors who fund these efforts to continue developing future generations of Provincetown artists.

Please contact Ruby T with any questions:


Created to honor the life of Nicholas Dahl, the scholarship aims to foster creative connections and opportunities in Provincetown.

The scholarship will fund a one-week creative experience in Provincetown during the “off-season” (November-April), including lodging, a workshop at PAAM and associated materials, use of a PAAM studio, a PAAM Membership, and the opportunity to visit the Fine Arts Work Center, the National Seashore, and artist and writer studios.


The scholarship is offered to LGBTQIA+ individuals 30 years of age and under who demonstrate a passion for the arts in the form of writing, poetry, painting, theater, music or other artistic mediums. The artist must commit to spending at least one week in Provincetown from November-April, at a time mutually agreed upon with PAAM, and have demonstrated financial need.


The application deadline is Monday, July 1, 2024. Apply here.


Born April 8, 1992, Nic was a bright, passionate, effervescent, and caring person. He loved everyone and everyone loved him. He enjoyed exploring the world, a trait that brought him to Provincetown in the summer of 2022. He quickly fell in love with the town and its residents. 

Nic was a prolific writer, poet, and reader. He created and shared his poems and writings during family gatherings, at friends’ weddings, in his journals, and on social media. He was wordy and worldly. Among his favorite poems were Mary Oliver’s Wild Geese and Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself. Like Whitman, Nic contained “multitudes.” He is lovingly remembered by his family, who established this scholarship as a tribute to his life and creative spirit.

Please contact Milisa with any questions: