Women’s Studio Workshop has received a Mid-Size Capital Facilities grant of $70,000 secured with the support of the New York State Council on the Arts through the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council and the Arts and Cultural Facilities Improvement Program.
These funds will be used for the construction of a public terrace and outdoor exhibition space on the organization’s Rosendale campus directly adjacent to the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. The Terrace Project offers a significant expansion of the outdoor facilities linking the two historical buildings on campus while offering a user-friendly public access space for resident artists, students and teachers, local residents and visitors. The project also creates opportunities for public art commissions, serves as an art making and exhibition facility, creates a community public gathering space and a cultural and tourist resource to visitors including those who utilize the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail.
The construction is projected to take place between April and June of 2019 and will provide an additional ADA-compliant exhibition space, a natural extension of WSW’s mission and work in supporting artists through artistic development, exhibition and community-building opportunities.
“Mid-size Capital Grants are highly competitive and we’re grateful that the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council has provided us with the opportunity to expand our facilities and programming in this way,” says managing director Rachel Myers. “Women’s Studio Workshop is always aiming to produce programs that meet at the intersection of art and community. Through the Terrace Project, we’ll be able to provide artists with more opportunities in the form of public art commissions, and invite the public to join us on-campus for events that bring together our international and regional artist communities.”