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Jacqueline Woodson, smiling and sitting on a stool

Photo credit: Jireh Deng

In 2018, after receiving the Astrid Lindgren Prize from Sweden, I founded Baldwin For The Arts. I wanted to create a safe and nurturing space for Artists of The Global Majority. I wanted a place where we could go and not have to explain. I wanted us to understand how important our work is to the canon – and I want us to keep creating that work.

Located north of New York City on 4.5 acres of land and modeled after Cave Canem and Macdowell – a retreat where I was offered my first residency, a residency that changed the course of both my life and my writing — Baldwin For The Arts aspires to do this for many Global Majority Artists to come. Nestled among 100 year old trees, just steps away from a stunning reservoir, my hope is that artists will walk the land, clear their minds and create work that will change the world.


Baldwin for the Arts is a public charity recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your contribution is deductible for federal income tax purposes as permitted by law.