A place to write.
A place to make music.
A place to paint, sculpt, and draw.
A place to dream.
Baldwin for the Arts acknowledges with respect and solidarity the Wappinger and Munsee Lenape people whose ancestral territories we are now responsible for preserving and decolonizing. We acknowledge and honor them as we acknowledge our own ancestors and their shared histories of settler colonialism, enslavement, and genocide. As Artists of the Global Majority, we will continue to cherish their living memory and commit to the struggle against the systems of oppression that have dispossessed Indigenous people of their lands.
Located just 60 miles north of New York City on four beautiful acres, Baldwin for the Arts is a safe and nurturing space for Artists of The Global Majority. It is a place to go and not have to explain. It is a place to create system-changing work. It is a place to gather safely with other Global Majority Artists who are writing, composing and creating visual work.
Featuring multiple residential buildings, common spaces and organic food grown onsite, BFTA offers artists the ability to enjoy the freedom and creativity that comes with space, good food, and great company.