Pioneer Foundation is an organization striving to
make art accessible to all people, regardless of formal education or income. Knowing art
should become the standard - rather than a luxury.
The Pioneer Foundation is dedicated to working with artists and the public to showcase the history,
legacy and continuing accomplishments in the visual arts on Cape Cod. Our programming supports artists
of every generation and recognizes the strength created by the diversity of our community. We enable
scholarly and artistic pursuits through a wide range of activities that concentrate on art made in
Provincetown and on Cape Cod and provide unique opportunities to broaden and deepen our creative
community. We wish to create the home for Provincetown and Cape Cod’s visual art, with attention to
music, theater, literature, poetry and other forms of artistic expression.
Our Goals • To develop an art colony in Provincetown, based on the town’s tradition as
one of the major artistic centers in the USA.
• To build an Artist’s Village in the heart of Provincetown where
under-recognized or new artists could learn or share their knowledge, as well as freely express themselves.
• To offer comprehensive arts education programs for artists and students,
and interdisciplinary arts events for public audiences.
• To purchase land, design and build a facility where visual artists, musicians,
filmmakers could feel encouraged to produce and promote their art. The location we have picked already
has a long cultural and historical heritage, thus being the perfect place for such an establishment.
• To provide affordable housing for students and artists who are going to work
and create in the colony.
• Produce exhibits, lectures and printed materials.
• Make the Pioneer Foundation ideas available through electronic media
• Create a self sufficient and viable business to accomplish these goals.
The Pioneer Foundation endeavors to create a variety of programming that shines a spotlight on the full
spectrum of Provincetown artistry. Exhibitions and shows will be held every second week. The catalogs
with recent works will be published and distributed all over art schools and galleries.
Outreach and Education
The Pioneer Foundation’s outreach efforts will extend to local neighborhoods and ethnic communities,
neighborhood cultural institutions, the PAAM, Truro Castle Hill. We will uild relationships and parnerships
with communities and institutions to enhance the overall understanding of Cape Cod’s unique cultural
vitality and create a strong artistic colony.
The Artists’ Village will be created according to the traditions and styles of Cape Cod with a notion
of contemporary finishing. It will not only contain an Art Center, studios, galleries but also include
soveniour shops, small cozy restaurants and a theatrical stage in order to develop a truly unique village
and support the project expenses.
The main facility of the Artists’ Village will resemble an Art Center. The Center will provide students
with the studios for drawing, painting, print-making courses as well as the spaces for showing and selling
their work. The auctions will be held each summer and fall months. The center and the studios will be open
to the public so that Provincetown residents and visitors can take art classes taught by university
professors, artists and students. The Artists’ Village will bring together different educational
institutions which have similar values and are willing to share their vision for the benefit of the
larger public. Individual artists are the soul of the arts world and the catalyst behind the
advancement of this field. In helping them, we are investing in tomorrow’s cultural legacy. It’s our
goal to develop a climate in which artists can fully devote their time to the arts, hence promoting
growth and progress.
We will offer educational programs and workshops that provide children as young as four years access
to the visual arts through hands –on classroom work at the facility, lecture series and direct contact
with professional artists. Some courses will be held right on the beach. We have begun laying the
groundwork for these relationships by meeting with the key individuals in the aforementioned institutions
and organizations, and all of these efforts will begin shortly after the Artists Village opens.
We will serve as an institution that is available to college graduates by providing mentors and an
ongoing exhibition program that directly supports recent graduates. The Pioneer Foundation will provide
direct support through a step-by-step process that will show young artists how to prepare for exhibitions,
review and selecting works for show, and work hand in hand with a mentor who can provide meaningful
dialogue about professional career development. Additionally we will maintain gallery spaces where a
great number of artwork will be shown for sale.