Information for Artists

Air Travel

St. John’s International Airport (YYT) is serviced by Air Canada,

WestJet and Porter. Please note airport code on your ticket. We

are NOT Saint John, New Brunswick

For those arriving from outside Canada. When you are asked

upon entry the purpose of your visit please state that the purpose

of your visit is tourism.

Customs officers often confuse the word “residency” with

“residence”. If you say you are coming for an artist residency, you

may be confused with someone who is of trying to emigrate to

Canada. That can cause multiple issues for you.

 

We endeavor to provide transportation for visiting artists from

the airport to Pouch Cove when flights arrive during the day.

Taxi fare from the airport to the Foundation is approximately $80

dollars Canadian if you arrive at night.

 

Ground Travel

The Marine Atlantic ferry has a six hour overnight sailing from

North Sydney, Nova Scotia to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland

daily.

We recommend the night crossing as it arrives at 7 am and gives

you the day to drive the eleven hours to Pouch Cove.

 

Car Rental & Transportation

Having a car is not a necessity while in residence. Usually at least

one of the other artists has driven to Newfoundland and

cooperates for dives to the grocery store and excursions if you

chip in for gas.

If you are renting a car to explore the island please book early as

cars are limited. Also please do your research the province is

much bigger than mainlanders realize.

There is no public transit from a Pouch Cove to St. John’s.

 

Directions to the Foundation

If you are arriving by Air at St. John’s International Airport (YYT)

  • After leaving the airport you will reach a traffic light on a divided                                                       four lane highway. Turn LEFT
  • Within a short distance there is another set of lights at Major’s                                                         Path. Turn LEFT
  • Major’s Path ends after about a mile at Torbay Road, Turn LEFT
  • From there it is a twenty minute drive through Torbay to Pouch Cove.                                            There is two ways north, the old road or the bypass, both                                                                     will get you to your destination.

When you come into Pouch Cove, you will pass the D&L

convenience store on your left and the Town Hall on your right.

Then there is the only Stop sign on the Main Road.

Turn LEFT (Gruchy’s Hill ); the studio building is immediately on your right

If you are arriving by Car

  • From the Port-aux-Basques Ferry you have about an eleven hour drive to St. John’s
  • From the Argentia Ferry you have about a two and a half hour drive to St. John’s
  • Stay on the Trans Canada Highway until the Torbay Road North exit.
  • From there it is a twenty minute drive through Torbay to Pouch Cove.
  • From there it is a twenty minute drive through Torbay to Pouch Cove.                                                There is two ways north, the old road or the bypass, both will get you to your destination.

When you come into Pouch Cove, you will pass the D&L

convenience store on your left and the Town Hall on your right.

Then there is the only Stop sign on the Main Road.

Turn LEFT (Gruchy’s Hill ); the studio building is immediately on

your right

 

Mail can be sent to artists in residence c/o The Foundation:

c/o The Pouch Cove Foundation                                                                                                                       P.O. Box 693                                                                                                                                                           14 Gruchy’s Hill                                                                                                                                               Pouch Cove, NL                                                                                                                                                   A0A 3L0

Canada

If you are shipping packages or crates in advance of a residency,

from another country please declare the minimum value or be

prepared to pay 15% taxes plus fees to receive your belongings.

 

Art Supplies

There is a surprising limited and extremely expensive variety of

art supplies available in the province. We recommend you either

ship or bring what you will require. Allow three weeks for shipment

from the United States. For quicker shipment try one of the many

art supply places in Toronto.

Stretched canvas can be prepared in the dimensions you require

by our friends at Image Fusion, on Topsail Road, Mount Pearl.

Please allow adequate time for delivery.

 

Phone & Wi-Fi

Cell service is available from major providers.

There is no landline at the residence.

There is free high speed internet access at the residence.

 

Friends, Family and Pets

The residency program is designed to provide individual artists

with the time and space to create in conjunction with their peers.

If partners are also creative people who are able to share the

live/work space provided to the invited artist the Foundation is

prepared to entertain their presence for the duration of the

residency through a specific request prior to arrival.

Otherwise, partners and family would be limited to the first or last

week of the residency and only if they are able to share the

resident’s space. It would be appreciated that the Foundation is

advised prior to arrival.

There are other accommodations available in Pouch Cove and we

would be pleased to recommend as required.

The Foundation is willing to allow pets on a case by case basis

and in consultation with the other residents.

 

Linens and Towels

The program provides linens and towels. We would appreciate

you leave them as you found them, clean.

 

Garbage & Recycling

There is a garbage box on the parking lot in which you place your

refuse in garbage bags and recycling in clear plastic bags for

weekly community pick up.

 

Laundry

There is a shared laundry facility available on the gallery level. It

is free but you must supply your own detergent.

 

Video Surveillance

The Foundation’s property has video surveillance on the exterior.

 

Recommended Reading

The Danger Tree by David Macfarlane

Theatre of Fish by John Gimlette

This Marvellous Terrible Place by Momatiuk &  Eastcott

Down to the Dirt by Joel Hynes

Rare Birds by Ed Riche (also a movie)

Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston

 

Suggestions

The Duke of Duckworth – Best fish and chips, Great Guiness

Cinched – Good Food, great sausages

The Adelaide Oyster House – Loud hip scene, good tacos

Raymond’s – Upscale fine dining

 

Signal Hill Historic Site – Ireland on the horizon!

Cape Spear – Most Easterly point in North America

O’Briens Bird Island Charters – Puffins, whales, birds

MUN Botanical Gardens – Native fauna, walking trail & restaurant

Irish Loop – A day trip with many highlights

 

Airbnb, VRBO, events etc.

The Foundation makes its facilities available for rent during high

season to generate the cash income necessary to pay its

overhead expenses.

It also makes its gallery spaces available year round for

community, corporate and private events.

 

Questions

Please ask.