Since its inception 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 on Newfoundland’s east coast for periods averaging one month.
Historically the Foundation’s principal interest has been in hosting painters in its program, though the Foundation has also hosted filmmakers, sculptors, writers, installation artists, architects, printmakers and curators.
The Foundation supports residencies of varying durations ranging from 30-120 days which can result in exhibitions in its galleries.
The Pouch Cove Foundation is housed in a 15,000 square foot converted elementary school situated between the forest and North Atlantic Ocean on three acres of field and woodland with a river running through it.
As of the spring of 2019 the Foundation will have on offer a total of eight newly renovated live/work studios.
Four one-bedroom studios of about 1,000 square feet and four loft studios of 870 square feet.
The Foundation operates on an invitation-only basis and invites artists to participate in its residency program on an ongoing basis.
There is no application process.