Members of The Watermill Center help support our year-round programming, making the artist residencies and surrounding public events possible.

For more information, please email ​membership@watermillcenter.org

photo © Lovis Ostenrik

Collaborators of The Watermill Center help support our year-round programming, making the artist residencies and surrounding public events possible. Become a Collaborator of The Watermill Center today to take advantage of all we have to offer. At all levels, Collaborators will receive name recognition in materials distributed at The Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction and invitations to quarterly cocktail receptions including one with Robert Wilson during our International Summer Program.

$50 – PERFORMER
​includes an artist-designed ​Watermill ​C​enter tote bag

$125 – SET DESIGNER
​i​ncludes all ​P​erformer benefits, plus a special gift from ​R​obert ​Wilson

$250 – COSTUME DESIGNER
​i​ncludes all ​P​erformer benefits, plus a ​R​obert ​W​ilson signed copy of T​he Watermill ​C​enter – ​A​ ​L​aboratory for ​P​erformance: ​R​obert ​Wi​lson’s ​L​egacy

$500 – COMPOSER
includes all ​C​ostume ​D​esigner benefits, plus a set of ​R​obert ​W​ilson and ​Watermill artist designed illycaffè espresso cups

$1,000 – DRAMATURG
includes all ​C​omposer benefits, plus a private reception at ​Th​e Watermill ​C​enter for up to 12 guests with the option to include a private tour of the building, grounds and collection

$2,500 – CURATOR
includes all ​D​ramaturg benefits, ​plus ​this level directly supports ​T​he Watermill ​C​enter education programs and offers recognition in all related press and marketing materials (when applicable)

$5,000 – DIRECTOR
includes all Composer benefits, plus lunch for 4 at ​T​he Watermill C​enter with ​Robert Wilson and summer participants during our International Summer Program and name recognition in all Robert Wilson production programs around the world

$10,000 – PRODUCER
includes all Composer benefits, plus dinner for 4 at ​T​he Watermill C​enter with Robert Wilson and summer participants during our International Summer Program, two seats to a summer workshop to experience first-hand the creative process of the program, and recognition in all Robert Wilson production programs around the world. ​T​his membership level directly supports one summer program participant

​To contribute online, please select a membership level below and click DONATE.


Collaborators of the Watermill Center



To contribute by mail, please download the contribution form here.

For more information about becoming a Collaborator of The Watermill Center​, please email ​membership@watermillcenter.org or call (212) 253-7484.

photo © Kristian Kruuser

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP $300

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. Watermill provides a unique environment for emerging artists from around the world to explore new ideas and is a haven for artists, supporting their work among a network of international institutions and venues that embrace new interdisciplinary approaches.

The Byrds, founded and chaired by Nicholas Coblence, help raise awareness of Watermill’s year round residency program, renowned partnerships with leading arts organizations, and the special exhibitions both at The Center and its NYC Chelsea Studio.

As a member of The Watermill Center’s young patron group you will enjoy special access to The Watermill Center and its international network of artists with invitations to attend various Byrds events throughout the year, including exclusive cocktail and dinner receptions; visits to artist studios, galleries, and private collections; invitations to select contemporary art fairs; and specially priced tickets to all Benefit events including the renowned Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit. The group receives special recognition on The Watermill Center website as well as in all Benefit printed invitations and materials.

For more information about The Watermill Byrds, please contact us at byrds@watermillcenter.org.

photo © Lovis Ostenrik

2018

  • January 24, 2018 | Studio Visit with Cai Guo-Qiang. New York, NY. USA
  • August 4, 2018 | Byrds Reunion Lunch @ The Watermill Center with The Byrd Hoffman School of Byrds. Water Mill, NY. USA
  • August 7, 2018 | Members Cocktail Party @ The Watermill Center with Aja Monet. Water Mill, NY. USA

2017

  • February 3, 2017 | Everything, Alright @ New York Live Arts with Watermill Alum, Carlos Soto. New York, NY. USA
  • February 28, 2017 | Viewpoints @ 29th Street with Katharina Otto-Bernstein, moderated by Annette Insdforf. New York, NY. USA
  • February 24, 2017 | Studio Visit with Sarah Meyohas. New York, NY. USA
  • April 5, 2017 | Curated by Meredith Monk: Jim Jarmusch & Phil Kline. New York, NY. USA
  • April 25, 2017 | Studio Visit with Nir Hod. New York, NY. USA
  • May 5, 2017 | Private tour of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair with Bansie Vasvani. New York, NY. USA
  • May 18, 2017 | Studio Visit with Ryan & Trevor Oakes. New York, NY. USA
  • June 13, 2017 | Studio Visit with Rachel Libeskind. New York, NY. USA
  • August 19, 2017 | Young Patrons Champagne Tour of The Longhouse Reserve. East Hampton, NY. USA
  • November 3, 2017 | Opening Reception of Robert Wilson’s L’Arche de Noé racontée par Van Cleef & Arpels at Cedar Lake. New York, NY. USA
  • December 11, 2017 | Yayoi Kusama’s Festival of Life at David Zwirner Gallery (Chelsea). New York, NY. USA
photo © Maria Baranova