Celebrating Our New Partnership!

July 17, 2018

Here at Yaddo, we are delighted to be partnering with The Maurice Sendak Foundation, which has given us a grant to underwrite a new residency. The Sendak/Glynn Narrative Illustration Residency—designated for artists whose primary media is work on paper through the use of non-digital tools—will provide a $1,000 financial aid stipend to one artist as well as cover the costs of hosting that artist in residence at Yaddo.

“The Maurice Sendak Foundation is very pleased to be represented at Yaddo,” says Lynn Caponera, President of The Maurice Sendak Foundation. “Maurice, throughout his lifetime, was a student of all the arts, and we are delighted to be able to give illustrators the opportunity to enhance their craft by enabling them to work among other Yaddo residents.”

We concur! Gathering around the storied Yaddo dinner table in our historic Mansion with diverse artists from varied disciplines such as dance, literature, film and video, music composition, performance, visual art and theater is one of the great joys of Yaddo. Emerging artists encounter their heroes, and creative breakthroughs are born from sharing with other visionary talents.

Let the storytelling begin—with sincere thanks to The Maurice Sendak Foundation for making this possible. “We’re grateful to The Maurice Sendak Foundation for the opportunity to expand Yaddo’s burgeoning community of narrative artists,” says Yaddo President Elaina Richardson. “The funding will help to support work that is, in Maurice Sendak’s words, ‘not vapid or stupid, but original; work that excites and incites.’ We welcome this chance to extend Sendak’s legacy to a new generation while underscoring Yaddo’s rich tradition of support to artists at all stages of their work and creative life.”

ABOUT THE MAURICE SENDAK FOUNDATION: The Maurice Sendak Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organization, is devoted to promoting greater public interest in and understanding of the literary, illustrative, and theatrical arts. The Foundation supports the artistic legacy of Maurice Sendak and nurtures emerging as well as established artists in the fields of children’s literature and theater design. The Foundation also promotes the rights and well-being of children and animals by supporting children’s literacy and animal welfare. The Maurice Sendak Foundation each year supports other not-for-profit organizations whose activities fall within its stated mission. For more information, please see www.sendakfoundation.org.