Provincetown, MA
United States
Town Hall, 1 Ryder Street Provincetown AIDS Memorial since 1 December 2018
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The Provincetown Cultural Council is the Local Cultural Council of the larger Massachusetts Cultural Council Program. The Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually. In addition to our annual grant program, the Provincetown Cultural Council is proud to administer/provide this project.
The worldwide epidemic of AIDS has had a grievous effect on the Provincetown community for more than three decades. By public vote, the Town has decided to create a memorial to serve as a permanent, public reminder of the lives lost over the years, the community’s achievements in response to the crisis, and the continuing impact of AIDS on the community.
Provincetown was one of the first responders to the AIDS crisis in the country. In 1983, the Provincetown AIDS Support Group opened its doors (when many did not) to hundreds of people living with AIDS who came to Provincetown seeking assistance and acceptance. Although AIDS is no longer on the front pages of newspapers with the frequency it once was, it is still killing people every day. The Cultural Council is committed to honoring those lost and those still fighting.
Provincetown’s Board of Selectmen has approved a site selected through a Cultural Council public hearing process where the memorial will be located: the lawn next to the path leading to the Ryder Street entrance of Town Hall. Once accepted, the proposed Memorial will become part of the Town of Provincetown’s permanent collection.

Provincetown Cultural Council