Peter Bullough Foundation Artist Residency

The Peter Bullough Foundation in historic downtown Winchester, Virginia provides residencies to emerging artists and writers, including those elevating voices and topics relevant to the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Applications are now being accepted for fall 2023 residencies to work in the private studios and enjoy the garden and former homes of Dr. Peter Bullough. 

The ideal applicant will be self-directed, motivated, able to work independently, and interested in engaging with the local community. Each awarded residency period is roughly four weeks long and is shared with one or two other artists in residence. Artistic collaborators in groups of two to three may apply in one application. While in residence, artists are required to host a community workshop, lecture, or event virtually or in-person.

Disciplines Accepted:
Architecture, literature, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, music/music composition, playwriting, screenwriting, poetry, scholars, theatre, and the visual arts.

Fall 2023 Residency Dates
August 24 – September 19
September 21 – October 17
October 19 – November 14
November 16 – December 12

Selection is a multi-step process involving the PBF staff, 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 PBF 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.

Accommodations & Support:
Free accommodations are offered in Dr. Bullough’s former home, a renovated 1840’s house with private bedrooms and shared common spaces and bathrooms. Private studios and workspaces are located in an adjacent building that also houses the majority of the late Dr. Bullough’s book and art collections. 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. 

The PBF is not ADA accessible at this time. For more information on accessibility, please check out our FAQ’s

Winchester, Virginia is a quintessential American small town, with four locally-owned breweries, many small shops, 10 different historic house museums, a children’s science museum, and a large regional art museum. 

Application Requirements:

  • Application Form
  • Resume, CV, or Statement of Qualifications
  • Two Personal References
  • Portfolio

Please note that you will need to register with CaFE before applying. 

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

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