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Local Summer Artist-in- Residence Program

Our Summer Residency provides free studio space for Shenandoah Valley artists from June through early August. Those who live within a 50 mile radius of Winchester are eligible to apply. 

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From June through early August, the Peter Bullough Foundation provides free studio space and garden access for local Shenandoah Valley artists and scholars with diverse backgrounds and interests. As with our spring and fall residencies, we hope to create a community that elevates voices that have been historically underserved, including those of the LGBTQIA2S+ community. The ideal applicant lives within 50 miles of the PBF, would enjoy exploring the gardens and collection, and would benefit from having a place for uninterrupted work and focus. 

The PBF accepts applications from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, literature, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, music, music composition, playwriting, screenwriting, poetry, theatre, and the visual arts.


Applications are open from November through March and are currently open. Selections will be made in early April for the upcoming summer. 


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the PBF staff. 


Three studio spaces are available each summer, two art studios and a writer’s room/research/music room. The studios are accessible via the private garden located off of West Cork Street. 


The selection process is conducted by the PBF Board and staff and will be announced in March. The PBF does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, age, and/or disability.

“My fantasy is for young artists to find themselves and come and live here for 2 or 3 months just to get away… There’s a house on Lake Como in Italy that does the same thing... that was, of course, endowed by the Rockefellers so this is a little different.”

- Dr. Peter G. Bullough

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