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.
Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is not allowed inside any buildings, but is allowed in designated areas outside.
Does the Foundation provide studio equipment such as a kiln, metal/wood shop, etc.?
Right now, the Foundation supplies the following materials for use in a private studio space: sawhorses, easels, homosote boards as pin-up space on walls, shop vac, flammable waste disposal, and a utility cart. There is space for artists to work inside or outside in the garden, weather-permitting. While long-term plans are to build out specialized studio space, in the meantime, artists may bring their own equipment that they are comfortable with using and can easily and safely transport to and use at the Foundation.
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. Bikes are available upon request. 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 Foundation at the end of your time here, but we do hope that you’ll choose to participate in some local events while in Winchester. We also hope that you’ll share your work and process in a formal presentation or more informally through conversations with the other residents, staff, local artists, and community. Finally, while you’re here, we ask that you respect the Foundation’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. Feel free to bring supplies with you or coordinate with Foundation 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 wear masks while in shared indoor spaces to reduce the potential for transmission of Covid-19. Each resident has access to a private bedroom, bathroom, and studio. In the event that cases surge in the fall, we may work with residents to determine if they would prefer a remote residency or to move the residency to 2022.
"It's better to support young artists than to waste your money on dead artists."
- Dr. Peter G. Bullough