The Bailey Brown House

As part of the Initiative’s mission to connect artists with the broader Amherst community, we provide short-term housing for visiting artists at the Bailey Brown House. Located at 19 Hitchcock Road next to the Counseling Center’s Hitchcock House, the recently renovated Bailey Brown House contains four guest bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a shared kitchen, dining room, living room, and outdoor patio. The house is managed by the Initiative's Arts Coordinator, Sienna McCulley, who arranges guest arrivals and departures, and is available for assistance throughout their stay. Please explore the Bailey Brown House Virtual Tour for a complete guide of the home. 

The Bailey Brown House provides a no-cost flexible housing option for any department or program bringing a visiting artist to campus. As such, the artist residencies make possible visitors and projects that might not otherwise happen and saves departmental funds. In addition, the house allows visiting groups who are working on the same project the ability to stay together, and it also provides individual artists with an inviting place to work independently.

Applications for guest housing are welcomed throughout the year, can come from any Amherst College department, and should be submitted by the faculty or staff sponsor with two weeks advance notice before the arrival of guests. If you have questions please reach out to the Arts Coordinator at