Interdisciplinary Artist Residency Program

Our month-long residency program provides studio and living space for emerging artists while they pursue their craft. 

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The Peter Bullough Foundation focuses on providing residencies to 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 and able to work independently. We hope that while here residents will take advantage of local community events. Each awarded residency period is four weeks long and is shared with one other artist in residence. Hosting a community workshop virtually or in-person during the residency is encouraged, but not required.


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


Residencies will begin mid-month with fall  residencies starting in August, September, and October, and November and spring residencies starting in January, February, March, and April. Applications will open in early 2022 for fall 2022 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. There is no cost to apply.


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. 


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 artists at a time in Dr. Bullough’s former home, a renovated 1840’s house with private bedrooms and bathrooms and shared 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 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 Foundation 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