Since its inception in 1990, The Pouch Cove Foundation has provided a retreat for more than five hundred visiting artists from around the world. While there has been a majority of painters in the past, The Foundation has also hosted filmmakers, sculptors, writers, installation artists, architects, printmakers and curators. The Foundation supports residencies of varying lengths that result in exhibitions in its galleries, providing artists with exposure and the opportunity to sell their work. Artist Talks and Symposia are important parts of the Foundation's programs.
The Pouch Cove Foundation is housed in a converted elementary school building nestled between forest and sea. There are six live/work studios, two baths, and a communal kitchen on the top floor and three galleries on the bottom floor, the largest of which is the renovated school gymnasium.
The Foundation invites artists to participate in its residency program on an annual basis. Artists who would like to be considered for a residency at The Pouch Cove Foundation are welcome to send a letter of interest and information about their work to the Foundation Director.