Interdisciplinary Artist-in- Residence Programs

Check out our two residency programs below; our month-long Spring and Fall Residencies provide studio and living space for emerging artists while they pursue their craft and our Summer Residency provides free studio space for Shenandoah Valley artists. 

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Fall & Spring Residencies

PROGRAM

The Peter Bullough Foundation provides fall and spring residencies for emerging artists and scholars with diverse backgrounds and interests. We hope to create a community that elevates voices that are underserved, including those of the LGBTQIA2S+ community. The ideal applicant will be self-directed, able to work independently, and interested in engaging with the local community. Each awarded residency period is roughly four weeks long and is shared with one or two other artists in residence. Artistic collaborators in groups of two to three may apply in one application. While in residence, artists are required to host a community workshop, lecture, or event virtually or in-person.

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.

APPLICATION

Fall residencies begin in August, September, and October, and November and spring residencies start in late January, February, March, and April. Applications open in January for fall residencies and in August for spring residencies. Please sign up for our newsletter to be notified when applications open. 

Applicants are not required to mail in hard copies of the application forms. If you need assistance with the online application process, or do not have access to a computer, please contact the PBF staff for guidance on applying.

When open, applications are available through the Call for Entry website by first making an artist account at Call for Entry and then by applying to the residency. 

 

Applications are currently closed, but you may view previous applications below. 

 

Applications include the following requirements: 

  • Application Form

  • Personal Statement/Proposal

  • Resume, CV, or Statement of Qualifications

  • Work Samples/Portfolio

  • Two Personal References

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

LOCATION

Winchester, Virginia is a quintessential American small town with a rising arts scene. The town is home to a large regional art museum, several house museums, a children's discovery museum, and many small, local shops that embrace the area's creative community. Downtown Winchester offers numerous dining options and four award-winning locally-owned breweries. Additionally, Winchester is home to Shenandoah University which regularly hosts   theater, dance, and music performances.

ACCOMMODATIONS & SUPPORT

The Peter Bullough Foundation is delighted to offer free accommodations for two to three artists at a time in Dr. Bullough’s former home, a renovated 1840’s house with private bedrooms and shared bathrooms and common spaces. Private studios and workspaces are located in an adjacent building that also houses the majority of Dr. Bullough’s book and art collections. Private gardens connect the properties and are also available as open-air workspaces.

 

A $550 stipend is provided to aid in covering supplies, necessities, and food for the month. If you have any questions about the residency program, please contact the PBF or check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

SELECTION

Selection is a multi-step process involving the PBF staff, residency committee, residency alumni, and board. We may request an interview with you to learn more about you and your work. Selections will be announced 30-45 days after the application deadline. 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.

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Summer Residencies

PROGRAM

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 are 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.

APPLICATION

Applications are open from October through March. 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. 

STUDIOS

Three studio spaces are available each summer, two art studios and a writer’s room/research/music room. The latter is equipped with a height-adjustable desk, ergonomic chair, and a highback upholstered chair; it faces into the garden. The smaller studio measures 10.5’ x 13’ and receives lovely light from the east in the morning. 

The larger studio, measuring 15’ x 16.75’ and receives some southern light, which is dampened slightly by the porch roof. The studio spaces share a common kitchen and restroom.

The studios are accessible via the private garden located off of West Cork Street. 

SELECTION

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