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Residency FAQ

How types of artists should apply to the residency?

This is a multi-disciplinary residency program. We are interested in supporting visual artists, composers, musicians, scientists, scholars, architects, playwrights and screenwriters. ​


Can international artists apply? 

Yes, though a working knowledge of English is required. Artists must make arrangements, such as visas, in time for the start of the program. 


Can a partner, family member, or pet visit or stay at the PBF? 

No, unfortunately, visitors are not allowed to stay overnight in our facilities. 


Is the Foundation ADA accessible? 

No, unfortunately not at this time. For detailed questions regarding accessibility, please contact PBF staff. The residency house has bedrooms on the second floor only right now, and they are accessible via a large central staircase with a handrail (the house is from the 1840's). The garden that separates the residence from the studio space has paths lined with brick pavers and pea gravel and contains a few, shallow steps that have no handrail, but do have structures adjacent to them that could be used for some additional support. There are three steps into the studio space, with a handrail adjacent, and then one final step into the studio through a doorway. The studio space contains a bathroom on the same floor. One bathroom in the residency building has a walk-in shower that is elevated two to three inches above the floor. 

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is not allowed inside any buildings.


Does the Foundation provide studio equipment such as a kiln, metal/wood shop, etc.?

Right now, the PBF supplies the following materials for use in a private studio space: sawhorses, easels, shop vac, flammable waste disposal, and a utility cart. There is space for artists to work inside or outside in the garden, weather-permitting. Artists may bring their own equipment that they are comfortable with using and can easily and safely transport to and use at the PBF. Additional supplies may also be shipped to the PBF at 120 W Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.


What amenities are provided?

In the renovated 1840’s house, artists have their own private bedrooms and bathrooms. There is a fully functional kitchen, access to the garden, studios, and during office hours, access to Dr. Bullough’s complete collection and library. Artists are given $550 toward food, supplies, and necessities for their stay. 


What transportation is provided?

Artists must make their own way to the Foundation. The Foundation is within walking distance to downtown Winchester. Uber and Lyft are available, as well as local taxi companies. Winchester has some public transit, but it is not always convenient. 


What is expected of me while attending the Peter Bullough Foundation?

We have created an environment untethered from normal responsibilities for you to work in; we hope you’ll invest time and energy into creating and practicing your art. You are not expected to donate art to the PBF at the end of your time here, but we do hope that you’ll choose to participate in some local events while in Winchester. If you’re interested, staff are happy to help coordinate a workshop or talk, connecting you with the local community. We also hope that you’ll share your work and process through conversations with the other residents, staff, local artists, and community. Finally, while you’re here, we ask that you respect the PBF’s collections and property, as well as that of other residents and our neighbors. Disrespectful and disruptive behavior will not be tolerated and could result in being asked to leave early.


What art stores are available locally?

There are no specialized art stores nearby beyond Michael’s. Feel free to bring supplies with you or coordinate with PBF staff to have supplies delivered as you need them. Nearby, there are fabric stores, lumberyards, and hardware stores.

What pandemic protocols do you have in place?

In addition to regular cleaning, we ask that residents follow the CDC's latest guidelines. Each resident has access to a private bedroom, bathroom, and studio. 

"It's better to support young artists than to waste your money on dead artists."

- Dr. Peter G. Bullough