The Watermill Center opens its doors to our neighbors on Long Island and in New York City to experience the process of artistic creation through intriguing dialogue and creative collaboration across disciplines. These free public programs include exhibitions, performances, lectures, seminars and symposia, educational programs with schools and other local institutions.
The Watermill Center’s flagship Residency Program provides emerging and established artists, as well as artist collectives, the opportunity to explore and develop their ideas, while living and working at Watermill. In addition to creating and developing their work, artists share their creative process at Watermill with the community through open rehearsals, workshops, and artist talks.
The Watermill Center hosts a series of special events for our patrons and donors throughout the year. The world-renowned Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction brings together over 1,000 guests from the worlds of art, performance, theater, fashion, design and society every summer.