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Inspire minds Add this gift item to your wishlist or registry

Cultural field trips

Writers in the Schools

This gift will enable three students to take a field trip to a cultural venue where they will use art or nature to inspire and enhance their writing. Your support will provide a required match for a field trip as part of a full-year program that engages children in the pleasure and power of reading and writing. more

$150 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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This gift will provide student anthologies to an entire classroom. Students will gain confidence seeing their poems and essays in a published body of work. more

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Publish writing Add this gift item to your wishlist or registry

2 Student Anthologies

Writers in the Schools

This gift will provide a required match for classroom anthologies for two students. WITS anthologies showcase the original stories and poems of children written over during a yearlong program that develops strong writing, thinking, and speaking skills to prepare children for a challenging world. more

$10 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Your gift will provide an artist with a peaceful day to work undisturbed with the gift of a nourishing lunch basket left on the studio porch. The MacDowell Colony exists to nurture the creative process. Away from the demands of everyday life in a quite, natural setting, artists can focus on their work. more

$25 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Build Art Libraries Add this gift item to your wishlist or registry

Books and magazines

CEC ArtsLink

Books, magazines, CD's and DVD's are precious gifts for visual artists, arts schools and organizations in Central Asia. When we send American specialists to the region, we supply them with as many as they can carry. Your support for this gift will reach hundreds of students, teachers, curators, and aspiring artists. more

$75 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Your gift will allow one performer to attend and participate in an intergenerational performance. more

$80 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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One way to keep kids out of trouble is to encourage learning all day long and provide access to fun, constructive activities. With this aim, we strive to provide quality after school programming at many of our properties. more

$200 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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The MacDowell Colony provides artists of many disciplines freedom to create new work during their Fellowships at the Colony. Your gift of one artist’s day of work at MacDowell is a significant contribution to our creative culture, for which artist residency programs are the research and development laboratories. more

$100 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Equip Artisans Add this gift item to your wishlist or registry

200 pounds of clay

Aid to Artisans

Your donation will fund 200 pounds of clay - much needed raw material for artisans in developing countries. 200 pounds of clay can be purchased for $100 and used to create several hundred dollars of income for a potter and their family. more

$125 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Train Museum Staff Add this gift item to your wishlist or registry

One curator visit

CEC ArtsLink

A U.S. visa costs more than a month's salary for a young Russian museum worker. This gift will cover the visa associated with a professional residency within one of many prestigious US cultural organizations. more

$50 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Your gift will help PAN serve the needs of public artists and public art programs throughout the United States. Help us ensure that the field continues to grow and that everyone has access to art that is free, engaging, and has lasting impact. more

$500 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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This gift will provide one scholarship for a low-income child. The Summer Creative Writing Workshops offer a supportive environment where children engage in writing stories, poetry, essays, and plays, as well as simply reading for pleasure. more