Yaddo

We’ve long held that our best path forward is to preserve our storied past, while building a robust and relevant future for Yaddo.

In 2013, we worked with Ennead on a comprehensive Facilities Master Plan, which spotlighted the structural integrity of the Mansion, calling for stabilization of the building as key to the survival of Yaddo.

Prior to closing the Mansion for restoration, we expanded our capacity to broaden the range of experiences available to guests and to house artists who continued to be in residence during construction. Yaddo built five new live-work studios in 2016.

In the decade since our initial work with Ennead, we completed a $10 million Capital Campaign, raising the necessary funds to restore the Mansion, which reopened in 2019.

Far from resting on our laurels, our sights are set on another massive goal focused on continued ecological and economic health and vitality for Yaddo.

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Collectively, Yaddo artists have won 82 Pulitzer Prizes, 34 MacArthur Fellowships, 71 National Book Awards and a Nobel Prize in Literature. Learn more about the impact of Yaddo.

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