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.

Bursaries or Stipends


Upon the passing of Brian Kipping (1953-2007) a painter, musician, friend and a supporter of our endeavours, his family and friends donated money to establish a fund to allow for an annual award of $500 to a deserving painter attending the Pouch Cove Foundation.

Awarded by the Directors of the Foundation each year without ceremony to assist in an individual artists finances.

Travel Funding

Starting in 2022 on a test basis the Foundation will trade airline flights in exchange for artwork from artists in need of travel funding. This project has a current annual budget of $5,000 and is targeted at artists from less affluent countries.


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