Studio Detail, Paul Mpagi Sepuya. Courtesy the artist and Fire Island Artist Residency, 2013.

The Fire Island Artist Residency is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that is run entirely with the generous donations from supporters like you.


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$25 - $50 provides the resources necessary to keep supplies in our office.

$250 - $500 covers essential operating costs for up to three months, and gives FIAR the ability to concentrate on investing in new programming and growth.

$1,000 - 2,500 pays for a substantial portion of a year’s worth of public programming, allowing FIAR to serve both the Fire Island Community and New York City with exhibitions like 2016’s Coney Island Babies: Visual Artists from the Brooklyn Drag Scene, and yearly exhibitions of our resident’s work mounted on the Island and in the City.

$5,000 underwrites the production cost of our yearly benefit edition from celebrated artists, like Nicole Eisenman, Nayland Blake, Mickalene Thomas, Ryan McGinely, and Jim Hodges, allowing us to generate even more support from collectors of art.

$10,000 covers costs for one artist’s residency. They will receive live/work space in Cherry Grove, the oldest LGBTQ community in the world, as well as pay for their meals and a small stipend for one month.

$25,000 allows FIAR to execute a future pilot residency program for an additional artistic discipline, such as writing, drag, film, or music.

FIAR expresses much appreciation to Sikkema Jenkis Co. and Rod J Sayegh for their generous support of our program.

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