Support CPW. Support Artists.

As a small non-profit organization CPW depends on supporters like you. With your help anything is possible. Over hundred supporters recently proved this by helping CPW purchase the artist house. Please help us keep the momentum going. Your donation directly supports artists through exhibitions, residencies, workspace, new visiting artist projects and more. With your support we can offer lectures and workshops, maintain our workspaces as a creative haven for artists, and more.

Please be extraordinary and make your tax-deductible contribution today!

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Donation Total: $50

Please note: Payments may be made via most credit cards, a Paypal account, or check. Select the “Paypal” button for any online payment or credit cards, or choose “Offline Donation” to mail us a check. We will be sending you a donation receipt once the payment has been processed. Please note that we now offer a recurring payment plan option. Select the amount you would like to donate monthly, follow the payment instructions, and the donation will be charged once a month for a year.


Your donation is very important to us at any support level you choose.

For instance,

  • $2,500 could sponsor one of our artists-in-residence
  • $1,000 could pay for a studio lighting system
  • $500 could pay for a laser printer for artists working on book projects
  • $250 could sponsor a teenager for a young artist workshop
  • $100 could buy a new ladder for the gallery
  • $50 could buy a book for CPW’s research library
  • $10 would let us know you care

We mean it, when we say that with your help anything is possible. The bulk of donations toward the artist house were donations under $500, yet we were able to purchase a house! Your donation counts. We will make sure of it.

Other ways to give: buy something from our Amazon.com wish list. We have a book list and a general list. You can have the item sent directly to CPW. Or place your personal Amazon orders via smile.amazon.com  (select CPW as your charity of choice) and we will receive a small donation from Amazon.

artist house

Fundraising update: We did it! We purchased an artist house with huge studio. We are now getting the space ready for residency season, which begins in May. This is one of the biggest steps for CPW since launching the AIR program in 1999. Our new artist house will allow us to expand the existing artist-in-residence program for artists and writers of color, establish a visiting artist program and invite former AIRs back to CPW. Access to this house means that artists will always have a home here and shows CPW’s depth of commitment to current and future generations of image makers. CPW firmly believes that accessibility, representation and diversity are critical to contemporary discourse on photography. Pluralism and acceptance are needed in our society now more than ever. Our thanks once more to all of you who have helped and continue to help!

Giving thanks to our major donors: Support for CPW’s programs comes from the New York Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, theAndy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Thompson Family Foundation, the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Gunk Foundation, Hyman J. & Florence Hammerman Family Foundation, and more.

The purchase of CPW’s artist house has been made possible through the extraordinary generosity from the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, the Thompson Family Foundation, Howard and Ellen Greenberg, Dennis Gatto and his children Greg & Katha, and the generous support from over 100 individual donors.

Banner images: Elsa Mora, from the series Natalie