IAIA’s MFA in Creative Writing Program Partners with Fine Arts Work Center
The Fine Arts Work Center makes the Summer Workshop Program accessible by providing a wide range of scholarship opportunities. FAWC aims to nurture creative connections that span artistic disciplines, skill levels, backgrounds, generations, abilities, and locations. FAWC Scholars Awards Program aims to increase participation by low-income artists from other systematically marginalized communities.
FAWC’s 2023 Summer Workshop Program offers over 60 week-long workshops in visual arts and creative writing to hundreds of students over nine weeks each summer. FAWC invites nationally recognized artists and writers to Provincetown, MA, to teach open-enrollment workshops. A week at FAWC offers a variety of readings, artist talks, and special events that are free and open to the public.
For more information on FAWC’s scholarship program and to apply for an IAIA scholarship, visit the FAWC Scholars Awards page.
IAIA MFA in Creative Writing
The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFACW) is designed as a two-year program with two intensive week-long residencies per year (summer and winter) at IAIA. Students and faculty mentors gather for a week of workshops, lectures, and readings. At the end of the residency week, each student is matched with a faculty mentor, who then works one-on-one with the student for the semester. IAIA’s program is unique in that we emphasize the importance of Indigenous writers speaking to the Indigenous experience. The literature we read carries a distinct Native American and First Nations emphasis. The MAFCW offers four areas of emphasis: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting.