The Residency Program

Since its founding in 1990 by James Baird, The Pouch Cove Foundation (incorporated in 1997) has provided a retreat for more than one thousand visiting artists from around the world, at its facilities on the Northern Avalon Peninsula in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Hosting Artists from Around the World Since 1990

The PCF’s principal interest has been in hosting painters of all genres in its residency program, though the PCF has also hosted filmmakers, composers, musicians, sculptors, writers, poets, installation artists, architects, printmakers and curators.

The PCF supports residencies of varying durations ranging from one to three calendar months.

Some residencies may culminate in exhibitions at the James Baird Gallery.

Invitation Only

The PCF operates on an invitation-only basis and invites artists to participate in its residency program on an ongoing basis.

There is no application process.

The PCF does welcome informal proposals from groups of painters interested in working together on a project.

There is no cost to the invited residents.

Our Space

The PCF provides equipped live/work space for a calendar month in exchange for the donation of a mutually acceptable work of art. Upon invitation the artist and the PCF agree on a suitable month for the artist’s residency.

The PCF provides a formal letter of invitation to support applications for travel grants, visa’s etc.

Burseries or Stipends

At this time the PCF is unable to provide any bursaries or funding of stipends but hopes to establish one in the future. The program generally runs year round, though it usually closes in December and January except to accommodate previous residents.

Artists who would like to be considered for a residency at The Pouch Cove Foundation are welcome to follow us on Instagram @pouchcove_org


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