There are many ways to contribute to the community of artists The Watermill Center continues to foster.

Support of individual campaigns at The Watermill Center, including our annual GARDEN, LIBRARY, and MENTOR-PROTÉGÉ campaigns, allows us to maintain our grounds and gardens, expand our study library, and sponsor young artists from around the world.

For more information or to contribute today, please email or call (212) 253-7484. To contribute online, please follow the links below.


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.” Help us continue our momentum by making a fully tax-deductible donation 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.


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.


Through the Mentor-Protégé Program, The Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation provides financial support to offset the $7,500 cost per Summer Program participant.



Looking to the future of The Watermill Center, Planned Giving ensures our legacy and commitment to artists for generations to come. Planned gifts, which can be made through bequests, trusts, life insurance policies, retirement plans, and more, provide many important benefits to both you and to Watermill. No matter the size, your donation is vitally important to the future success of Watermill, allowing us to continue to foster a global community of emerging and established artists and visionaries. We are happy to work with you to structure a gift that best fulfills your charitable goals.

For more information about Planned Giving, please email or call (212) 253-7484.