Fund for Artists with disabilties

 

 

Art Courtesy gallery-265 Arc of Westchester
Haiku: Robert Edward Miss

Fund for Artists with Disabilities

As a legacy for the future, I have created the Fund for Artists with Disabilities at the Westchester Community Foundation, a division of The New York Community Trust, for the purpose of supporting artists with disabilities, which may include public recognition. The Fund has been modestly seeded by me, and in turn my family and friends. We now need to build it to the point where meaningful grants can be awarded to nonprofit organizations that support artists with disabilities.

What Artists with Disabilities Need

Beyond a structured environment whether it’s a caring home or a social services program, artists with disabilities have practical and supportive needs:
              Art supplies and materials
              A safe and well-equipped space
              Continuity of schedule
              Training whether a class, tutor, or group project
              Recognition, such as an annual juried group exhibit
              Exhibits in the community as a group or an individual
              Public awareness for the program, the group, individuals
              Supporters, financial and volunteer
              Participation in conferences for mentors, trainers, and artists
              Savvy art experts and curators who can place art at galleries or
               businesses
              Encouragement to compete in awards programs
              A job: Artists with disabilities gain confidence to join the workforce                      

How to Join the Cause
To contribute to the Fund,
make your check payable to Community Funds, Inc. Write “Fund for Artists with Disabilities” on the memo line and send to Westchester Community Foundation, 210 N. Central Park Avenue, Hartsdale, NY 10530.

If you would prefer to use your credit card, go to www.wcf-ny.org/ and click on the red
GIVE ONLINE button in the upper right-hand corner. Remember to add the name of the Fund in the blank provided: Fund for Artists with Disabilities. The Link Below will also take you to the Westchester Community Foundation. Thanks very much, Rob