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. But are not mandatory.
The Pouch Cove Foundation is housed in a 15,000 square foot converted elementary school building nestled between forest and sea. The grounds are about three acres of field and woods with a river running through it.
As of the spring of 2019 there will be a total of four live/work one bedroom studios of about 1,000 square feet with a single bedroom, bath and kitchen and kitchen and deck access. There will be four live/work studio loft of about 850 square feet.
The Foundation operates on an invitation only basis and invites artists to participate in its residency program on an ongoing basis. The program generally runs from October through May, though sometimes has studios during the summer.
Artists who would like to be considered for a residency at The Pouch Cove Foundation are welcome to contact the Foundation Director.