How to Donate

Your tax-deductible gift directly funds 22 unrestricted grants, $15,000 each, annually given to visual artists in eight U.S. cities. These Artadia Awards elevate the careers of underrepresented artists at pivotal moments in their practice with critical, timely, and on-going structured support. Since 1999, Artadia has presented nearly 400 Artadia Awards.

Artadia passionately believes that artists are powerful storytellers and civic leaders who play an essential role in shaping a more just arts economy. To fully realize this vision, Artadia depends on the partnership of like-minded donors whose generosity helps to inspire others and increase the number of artists we serve. 

One-time gifts of any amount make a difference. For annual gifts at the Artadia Council level, donors can engage in year-round exclusive experiences with a dynamic network of contemporary artists, curators, arts professionals, and art enthusiasts. This community – the “Artadia Council”, a group demonstrably dedicated to our mission – gains unparalleled insight and access to many of the most visionary artists of our times, the Artadia Awardees, who have been distinguished through our rigorous curatorial selection process. Programming includes intimate studio visits with current Awardees, enlightening conversations, behind the scenes exhibition tours, and social gatherings.

2007 San Francisco Bay Area Artadia Awardee Hank Willis Thomas.
Artadia Donor Bernard Lumpkin, Artadia Awardee Jeffrey Meris (2022 New York City), and Katie Sonnenborn, Co-Director, Skowhegan at Artadia's 2022 New York Artist Luncheon. Photograph by Casey Kelbaugh.
PLEASE CHOOSE A GIVING LEVEL:
Director Council ($10,000+)

This contribution supports at least two-thirds of a grant to one artist. All Director Council supporters are promoted through national and local media partners, in emails to our extensive network, and on Artadia’s website, ensuring widespread recognition of your support if you choose. Other benefits include:

  • Meaningful engagement with Artadia leadership to discuss holistic strategies in support of your city’s art community.
  • A private studio tour with an Awardee.
  • 4 to 5 annual event invitations to intimate artist studio experiences with each year’s current Artadia Awardees, and nationally acclaimed curator-led exhibition tours e.g. the Whitney Biennial, Nick Cave at the Guggenheim, Cecily Brown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Simone Leigh at the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, Theaster Gates and Lucy Raven at the Wattis Institute, Garrett Bradley at CAMH, and more.
  • Invitations to exclusive, curated day and overnight trips to national and international art destinations with other supporters at the Patron Council level and above, e.g. Glenstone, MD; 21c Artadia Awardee celebration trips (Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO; Durham, NC; and more); and the Sharjah Biennale, U.A.E.
  • Priority complimentary VIP passes to select acclaimed national and international art fairs: Art Basel, Frieze, Independent, and more.
  • Exclusive early notification of your city’s Finalists and Awardees.
  • Invitation to the Artadia Network, including four workshops annually.
  • The Artadia monthly newsletter, filled with current information on Artadia Awardees, contemporary art issues of the moment, dialogues and interviews, and press announcements.
Patron Council ($5,000+)

This contribution supports one-third of a grant to one artist. All Patron Council supporters are promoted through national and local media partners, in emails to our extensive network, and on Artadia’s website, ensuring widespread recognition of your support if you choose. Other benefits include:

  • 4 to 5 annual event invitations to intimate artist studio experiences with each year’s current Artadia Awardees, and nationally acclaimed curator-led exhibition tours e.g. the Whitney Biennial, Nick Cave at the Guggenheim, Cecily Brown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Simone Leigh at the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, Theaster Gates and Lucy Raven at the Wattis Institute, Garrett Bradley at CAMH, and more.
  • Invitations to exclusive, curated day and overnight trips to national and international art destinations with other supporters at the Patron Council level and above, e.g. Glenstone, MD; 21c Artadia Awardee celebration trips (Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO; Durham, NC; and more); and the Sharjah Biennale, U.A.E.
  • Priority complimentary VIP passes to select acclaimed national and international art fairs: Art Basel, Frieze, Independent, and more.
  • Exclusive early notification of your city’s Finalists and Awardees.
  • Invitation to the Artadia Network, including four workshops annually.
  • The Artadia monthly newsletter, filled with current information on Artadia Awardees, contemporary art issues of the moment, dialogues and interviews, and press announcements.
National Council ($3,000+)
  • 3 to 4 annual event invitations to intimate Artadia Awardee studio experiences, private collection viewings, and nationally acclaimed curator-led exhibition tours e.g. the Whitney Biennial, Nick Cave at the Guggenheim, Cecily Brown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Simone Leigh at the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, Theaster Gates and Lucy Raven at the Wattis Institute, Garrett Bradley at CAMH, and more.
  • Invitations to exclusive, curated day and overnight trips to national and international destinations with other supporters at the National Council level and above. E.g. 21c Artadia Awardee celebration trips (Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO; Durham, NC; and more); Glenstone, MD; Prospect New Orleans; the Sharjah Biennial.
  • Complimentary VIP passes to select acclaimed national and international art fairs.
  • Invitation to the Artadia Network, including four workshops annually.
  • The Artadia monthly newsletter, filled with current information on Artadia Awardees, contemporary art issues of the moment, dialogues and interviews, and press announcements.
Contemporary Council ($1,500+)
  • 3 to 4 annual event invitations to intimate Artadia Awardee studio experiences, private collection viewings, and nationally acclaimed curator-led exhibition tours e.g. the Whitney Biennial, Nick Cave at the Guggenheim, Cecily Brown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Simone Leigh at the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, Theaster Gates and Lucy Raven at the Wattis Institute, Garrett Bradley at CAMH, and more.
  • Invitation to the Artadia Network, including four workshops annually.
  • Complimentary VIP passes to select acclaimed national art fairs.
  • The Artadia monthly newsletter, filled with current information on Artadia Awardees, contemporary art issues of the moment, dialogues and interviews, and press announcements.
The by-invitation Ambassador Council ($500)

Please contact megan@artadia.org to make this donation.

This contribution provides intimate access to the artists lauded by Artadia’s dynamic community of curatorial colleagues and opportunities to participate in robust programming. The Ambassadors Council is a space for discussion and bridge-building as colleagues who support artists daily and actively contribute to this shared endeavor. Other benefits include:

  • One annual event exclusively for Artadia Ambassadors in your city.
  • 2 to 3 annual event invitations to intimate Artadia Awardee studio experiences, private collection viewings, and nationally acclaimed curator-led exhibition tours e.g. the Whitney Biennial, Nick Cave at the Guggenheim, Cecily Brown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Simone Leigh at the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, Theaster Gates and Lucy Raven at the Wattis Institute, Garrett Bradley at CAMH, and more.
  • Invitation to the Artadia Network, including four workshops annually.
  • The Artadia monthly newsletter, filled with current information on Artadia Awardees, contemporary art issues of the moment, dialogues and interviews, and press announcements.
Make a one-time gift of any amount

Individual donors to Artadia support artists directly where they live and work, fostering creativity and culture across the United States. Donors are invited to Artadia’s annual fundraisers and major celebrations.

Thank you for your generous contribution to Artadia. With your collaboration, we believe that Artadia can improve the conditions necessary for artists from all backgrounds to thrive and succeed, to strengthen their communities and foster economic justice in the arts.