THE BYRD HOFFMAN WATER MILL FOUNDATION

The Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation, operator of The Watermill Center, is an organization founded by Robert Wilson to provide a supportive environment for emerging artists to explore new ideas and foster their career development. Watermill provides a haven for the next generation of artists who embrace avant-garde, multidisciplinary approaches. The Foundation also documents the work of Robert Wilson and his collaborators and manages The Robert Wilson Archive, The Watermill Study Library. A not-for-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, The Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation was chartered in 1969 in the State of New York.

STAFF

Robert Wilson, Artistic Director
William Wagner, Managing Director

Kira Alker, Watermill Center Assistant
Clifford Allen, Archivist
Nixon Beltran, Center Manager
Andrea Cote, Director of Education
Andi Foster, Marketing & Social Media Associate
Stuart Foster, Caretaker
Elise Herget, Director of Special Events and Individual Giving
Noah Khoshbin, Curator
Jaamil Kosoko, Manager of Public Programs and Residencies
Elke Luyten, Watermill Center Assistant
Daneyal Mahmood, Director of Visual Arts Programming
Danielle Mayer, Director of Public Relations & Communications
Andrei Nadler, Director of Finance
Mary Ellen Obias, Director of Institutional Giving
Elka Rifkin, Watermill Center Director
Elena Shchelchkova, Finance Associate
Deb Verhoff, Librarian
Erin Wainwright, Development Associate
Almond Zigmund, Public Programs & Residency Coordinator

External Companies
Loeb & Troper LLP, Accounting Firm

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

William Campbell, Chairman, President of Sanoch Management, New York
Carola Jain, Vice Chairman, Interbrand, New York
Roger Ferris, Secretary, Roger Ferris + Partners, Westport, Connecticut
Martin Brand, Treasurer, The Blackstone Group, New York

Robert Wilson, Artistic Director, New York
William Wagner (ex-officio), Managing Director, New York

Shaikha Paula Al-Sabah, Patron of the Arts, Kuwait City
Giancarla Berti, Patron of the Arts, Milan
Alain Coblence, Esq., Coblence & Associates, New York
Jürgen Friedrich, Esprit Holdings Ltd, Southampton, New York
Claude Grunitzky, TRUE, London
Stein Erik Hagen, Orkla Group, Oslo
Gabriele Henkel, Henkel Industries, Dusseldorf
Roberta Sherman, Patron of the Arts, San Francisco/Seattle
Stanley Stairs, Esq., Stairs Dillenbeck Finley, New York

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Irving Benson, Chair (In Memoriam)
Charles Fabius, Vice-chair
Jörn Weisbrodt, Vice-chair

Giorgio Armani
Pierre Bergé
Christophe de Menil
Simon de Pury
Christoph Eschenbach
Philip Glass
Rhoda Grauer
Donna Karan
Lummi U. Kieren
Thomas Krens
Annie Leibovitz
Jessye Norman
Inga Maren Otto
Michael Otto
Isabella Rossellini
Richard Serra
Cindy Sherman
Tom Waits

SELECTION COMMITTEE

Marina Abramovic, Performance Artist, Serbia
Marie-Claude Beaud, Curator and Director, National Museum of Monaco, Monaco
Kristy Edmunds, Executive and Artistic Director, UCLA Live, USA
Jonathan Safran Foer, Writer, USA
RoseLee Goldberg, Founding Director and Curator, Performa, USA
Alanna Heiss, Director, Art International Radio and Founding Director, PS1, USA
Jürgen Kluge, Chairman of the Haniel Managing Board
Xavier Le Roy, Choreographer and Performer, France
Michael Morris, Co-Director, Artangel, and Director, Cultural Industry, UK
Ida Nicolaisen, Senior Researcher, Copenhagen University, Co-Chair Emeritus, United Nations Permanent Forum of Indigenous Issues, Denmark
Carla Peterson, Artistic Director, New York Live Arts, USA
John Rockwell, Journalist, USA
Jay Sanders, Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, USA
Dr. Thomas F. Schutte, President, Pratt Institute, USA
Richard Sennett, Sociologist and Cultural Critic, New York University and London School of Economics, USA
Taryn Simon, Visual Artist, USA
Elisabeth Sussman, Curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, USA
Nike Wagner, Artistic Director, Kunstfest Weimar, Germany
Jorn Weisbrodt, Artistic Director, Luminato Festival
Robert Wilson, Theater Director and Visual Artist and Artistic Director, The Watermill Center

COMMUNITY FELLOWS

Kimberly Goff
Andrea Grover
Roberta Hunter
Susan Lazarus-Reimen
Mae Mougin
Carole Rosenberg
Hope Sandrow
Isabel Sepulveda
Irene Tully

Financial Information

Copies of the Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation’s most recent and previous audited financial statements can be downloaded below in PDF format, or printed copies can be obtained by contacting the Foundation Administrative office at 212-253-7484.

Audited Financial Statements
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010

Form 990s
2014
2013
2012