Each year, we welcome up to 270 guests from all over the world. Though much has changed since Yaddo was founded in 1900, our mission and values remain constant.
We value creative freedom, sans censorship; experimentation, effort, ideas, passion, failure; we value silence, nature, solitude, privacy.
We value community, collaboration, friendship, family. We value all the ineffable qualities achieved in the moment of inspiration that leads to a great work of art—magic, mojo, mystery. We value the sacrifices artists endure to make their work, to come to Yaddo.
We value every inch of our 400 acres in Saratoga Springs, and we endeavor to be good stewards and good neighbors. We value excellent working conditions, room to breathe, room to work. We value access to Yaddo, especially for those artists who are underrepresented in the arts and culture. We believe in, value and stive for an equitable, sustainable world where art and literature thrive.