Yaddo has begun a Capital Campaign that will allow it to Preserve the Past, Build a Vibrant Future, and Enhance the Artist Experience.


THE CAMPAIGN’S FIRST PHASE has funded the construction of five year-round live/work studios and begun to address the challenge of restoring our historic mansion. The Mansion is the soul of Yaddo, connecting guests to a rich artistic legacy. Repairs and improvements are imperative in order for it to be stabilized and lay the groundwork for another century of service to artists. The priorities for the Capital projects were established by a comprehensive Facilities Master Plan that Yaddo completed with Ennead Architects and Andropogon Associates. This detailed and imaginative Plan articulated how the new studios and the mansion stabilization will improve the experience of everyone who comes through our gates, ensuring that Yaddo will remain the nation’s foremost artist retreat for another century and more. Completion of the Facilities Master Plan coincided with Yaddo’s designation as a National Historic Landmark in recognition of its essential role in nurturing and encouraging thousands of creative individuals who have helped to define American culture for over a century. It is anticipated that all Phase 1 projects will be completed by 2018. For further Campaign financials, goals, progress-to-date and project specifics, please contact us at 518-584-0746.