This #GivingTuesday we’re raising funds to create unrestricted grants for artists!

One of the most central benefits of an artist’s residency is the gift of time and space: to experiment, to research, to rest, to execute. For 47 years, WSW has been giving artists that gift. However, we understand that the needs of artists are wide-ranging and ever-changing, and a traditional residency experience is not accessible to many.

In that spirit, this Giving Tuesday we are raising money for unrestricted micro-grants! Supporting artists and their livelihoods is more important than ever, and we want to use this opportunity to do that in the simplest way possible: give artists money. From electric bills to rent, supplies, and more, every dollar you give goes directly to support the needs of an artist–beyond time and space.

On November 30th, we’re asking our amazing community to help us raise $10,000 in a single day, twenty percent of which will go to artists in our local community of Ulster County. We need your support! Will you join us?

Have PayPal ? You can also donate through the PayPal Giving Fund! PayPal will cover the transaction fees and add 1% to your gift!

If you are an artist who is interested in applying for this grant, sign up for our email list here to be notified when applications open!

Why today?

GivingTuesday, often shown as #GivingTuesday, is the international day of philanthropy. Celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the consumer-centric Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is the day for everyone, everywhere to give back to their community.