Support our move to the Brooklyn Navy Yard
Dieu Donné's next step forward
This year, on our 40th anniversary, we have a unique opportunity to grow by relocating to the Brooklyn Navy Yard! Our new home will allow us to:
- Join a dynamic hub of "makers"
- Expand our studio footprint in response to growing needs, while realizing a 30% reduction in rent
- Develop three dedicated studios -- including the only dedicated papermaking studios for education and artist "key holder" work -- vastly expanding the number and diversity of artists and community groups we serve
We've been reconnecting with our artist alumni as well as community groups that have participated in our programming. Their direct feedback through surveys, round-table discussions, and one-on-one conversations have helped guide our planning.
- 96% of our artists said that their experience at Dieu Donné has contributed to their artistic practice
- 100% of our artists said that they would recommend Dieu Donné to other artists
- 74% of our artists are interested in working independently in our studio if we can provide the resources and opportunity
And did you know:
- We receive almost 400 applications for 4 emerging artist residencies; demand for our program is great but we need to serve more artists
- Work created in our studio is included in renown public and private collections, and exhibited internationally; artists that have been introduced to papermaking at Dieu Donné increasingly return to our studios to work in collaboration to create new work
- Papermaking is uniquely adaptable to a broad range of learning and social programs; our process based workshops serve over 2,000 students and a wide range of community groups
Why your participation matters:
We've set a goal of $425,000 for our Relocation Campaign, and have already raised 36% of that goal.
Dieu Donné has always relied on a large group of grass roots supporters who have enthusiastically supported our work. These supporters reflect our community: artists, art enthusiasts, collectors, students, educators, and community leaders. Support from these core constituents help us to show grant making funders that we have built a community that believes in our work.
Please consider a gift of any size in support of our new home. Help us ensure that we can continue to foster creative experimentation, and meet the growing need for our art and education programs.