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Forging an Innovative Path Forward

May 17, 2021

We’re back! It’s hard to imagine being happier to type those words. We reopened our doors on February 16th to a small group of writers and artists who had self-selected to be at Yaddo with pandemic policies in place. What policies? Well, we implemented many of the steps we’ve all become used to in this frightening period and some that are specific to a residency…

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Artists Return to Yaddo

February 12, 2021

Yaddo will reopen its doors to artists in mid-February. “We’re so thrilled to be able to welcome artists back to Yaddo,” Yaddo President Elaina Richardson said. “We’re still a long way from ‘back-to-normal,’ but we’re just delighted to take this first step towards a full re-opening while doing all we can to continue to protect and support our guest artists, staff and community.”

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Yaddo Wins 2020 Excellence in Historic Preservation Award!

November 16, 2020

We’re thrilled to share the news that Yaddo has won one of this year’s Excellence in Historic Preservation awards from the New York State Preservation League for restoration of our historic Mansion.

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Yaddo Launches a New Podcast!

August 25, 2020

Read. Listen. Tinker. Walk a mile in another’s narrative, with Yaddo artists as your guide. We’re delighted to announce the release of our new podcast Shadow // Yaddo, hosted by Yaddo President Elaina Richardson.

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Yaddo Celebrates the Centennial of the 19th Amendment

August 13, 2020

In 1899, our co-founder Katrina Trask envisioned Yaddo as a place intended for “men and women—creating, creating, creating!” Some 26 years later, the first group of guests arrived at Yaddo, with men and women artists equally represented.

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No Time for Silence

June 2, 2020

Yaddo is committed to equality in our words and our actions. As an institution, it is our mission to be actively anti-racist; to continuously prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Opera Issues Call to Action

May 18, 2020

“In this pandemic, everything has changed and yet nothing has changed. These eminent artists are still just as crucial as they were when this ordeal began, and they will be even more essential when we emerge together on the other side.”

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In An Emergency, Art!

May 8, 2020

Recent events—namely the global pandemic and state-mandated closure of businesses deemed “non-essential”—beg some questions: Is Yaddo essential? Is art necessary? What happens to artists in a time of global crisis, and how can we help?  In her brilliant essay collection, Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency (forthcoming in May), Olivia Laing profiles several writers and artists (many of them her…

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The Show Must Go On(line)

May 7, 2020

In this difficult and isolating time, let Yaddo be your window to the world. We’ve collected music, books, visual art, poems and wonderful moments among friends to brighten your day. Sample the extraordinary work of Yaddo artists, and keep in (virtual) touch!

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A Letter from Our Co-Chairs

April 20, 2020

As the world struggles to get ahead of the Covid-19 pandemic, we here at Yaddo are working to make the best decisions to put us on the optimal path going forward, one that will allow us to recover from this time and sustain our mission for decades to come. After much thoughtful discussion on the…

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