Support of individual campaigns at The Watermill Center allows us to maintain our grounds and gardens, expand our study library, and sponsor young artists from around the world.
Contributions toward the Annual Fund enable us to provide a unique environment for a global community of artists and thinkers to do, in Wilson’s words, “what no one else is doing.” Donate today!
In past years, support of our Garden Campaign has enabled us to design and execute rooftop, meditation and sculpture gardens and a wildflower meadow in honor of Clementine Hunter. Donate today!
Support of our Library Campaign enables us to acquire new titles relating to past, current and future works developed or presented at The Center and provides scholarship and context for our growing art collection. Donate today!
Through the Mentor-Protégé Program, The Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation provides financial support to offset the $7,500 cost per Summer Program participant. Donate today!
Members of The Watermill Center help support our year-round programming, making the artist residencies and surrounding public events possible.
A passionate group of arts patrons in their 20s-40s, The Watermill Center Byrds was created to support The Watermill Center and further the progress of the arts. Byrds receive discounted and free tickets to events, invitations to exclusive studio visits and hosted dinners and lunches throughout the year, as well as exclusive access to The Watermill Center and Robert Wilson.
Collaborators of The Watermill Center receive invitations to quarterly cocktail receptions, including one with Robert Wilson during our International Summer Program, and name recognition in materials distributed at The Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction.
The Watermill Center is grateful for the commitment and generous support of the foundations and government agencies who support our mission.
Among The Watermill Center’s most popular events is the Annual Summer Benefit & Auction. Described as “an enchanted forest” and ”performance art extravaganza,” the Annual Summer Benefit unites the worlds of art, performance, music, theatre, design, architecture and fashion. All funds raised support The Center’s year-round Artist Residency and Education Programs, providing a unique environment for emerging artists and thinkers to explore and develop new work.
Robert Wilson and The Watermill Center engage a unique and international network of artists, organizations, and arts enthusiasts and professionals. Through our annual Patron Trips, we open closed doors granting patrons and members exclusive access to performances, private collections, studio visits, and receptions in private homes.