The Center for Photography at Woodstock to receive $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
Woodstock, NY —National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $20,000 to The Center for Photography at Woodstock for their Woodstock AIR program. The Art Works category focuses on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts.
“Woodstock AIR is one of CPW’s leading programs, especially due to its focus on artists of color. It addresses a global need within the arts community to provide meaningful opportunities for art making and direct support for artists. Over 100 artists have participated in CPW’s residency program since it was launched in 1999. With public support such as the NEA’s generous grant, CPW can continue to provide this career defining experience,” said CPW’s Executive Director Hannah Frieser.
Monday, October 31, 2016 4-7pm
Have your ghosts and goblins, heroes and villains beautifully photographed by Dion Ogust!
Join us on Monday, October 31, 4-7pm during the Woodstock Halloween Parade. No reservations required!
SAY BOO! takes place on the porch of CPW, located at 59 Tinker Street, Woodstock NY.
For a $20 tax deductible donation, your spooky likeness will be emailed to you as a high-resolution digital file,
or for a $35 tax deductible donation you’ll receive a digital file by email, and an 8×10 inkjet print by snailmail!
Proceeds raised at Say Boo! support CPW’s programs including workshops, school visits, after-school offerings, and more!
Check out scenes from past SAY BOO! events by clicking here.
Saturday, August 6 at 2-5pm
Photographer Rachel Papo with authors Ariel Shanberg and Holly Graff
Spend a lovely Saturday afternoon with us to celebrate the publication of Rachel Papo’s book Homeschooled.
While living in Woodstock, NY with her husband and baby daughter, Papo developed her interest in counter-culture education. As criticism of the U.S. education system grew on a national level she decided to explore this controversial topic in depth and challenge her own prejudgments on the issue. In 2011, she began to photograph a small number of families living in the Catskills, who practice homeschooling. Papo focused particularly on the children, in an attempt to capture what she describes as “their spirit, and the meaning of growing up outside the conventional four classroom walls.”