No matter the size, your donation makes a difference. By making a recurring donation—monthly, quarterly, or yearly—you help us in planning our program into the future.
Rabbit Island is able to have a major impact with modest means through a combination of generous volunteer hours and expertise offered by our community and board. In the last three years Rabbit Island Foundation’s annual budget has averaged just over $27,000 USD.
Our current goal is to provide even greater support for our resident artists and develop additional residency opportunities. We plan to reach larger audiences with our annual publication, and complete our comprehensive archive of photographs, film, and essays. Additionally, we will begin supporting interdisciplinary opportunities focusing on conservation and scientific fieldwork. With these goals in mind we plan to raise $40,000 for our current and upcoming program years.
The honoraria awarded to successful applicants is generous and unrestricted, to be used by the residents as they see fit. This is one of world’s highest levels of financial support for a short-term international residency program—a program located in an unparalleled natural setting. Because of this, each year we receive incredible applications from some of the leading artists and cultural producers worldwide. Since our open calls began in 2013, we have received over 1300 applications from 45 countries. If you would like to sponsor a residency position, please get in touch with us.
The Rabbit Island Foundation is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible
WHAT SUPPORTERS ARE SAYING
“From its foundations to its guiding ideology, Rabbit Island challenges the status quo.”
“I will be a supporter of Rabbit Island for life … so good when a group of people can rally behind and affirm a vision.”
“We really applaud all you are doing on Rabbit Island for artists and environmental caretakers.”
WHAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED
Since 2011 we have fully supported 35 resident artists and hosted over 100 collaborators and researchers, sharing their work through 8 museum exhibitions, 7 publications, numerous artist talks and performances.
In 2016 we premiered and toured an opera created on the island with the Helsinki Chamber Choir, one of Europe’s finest contemporary choirs, on their first tour of the United States.
Each year we host Rabbit Island School, providing space and time for students aged 14-18 to explore, experience, and become the next leaders in conservation and culture.
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Rabbit Island Foundation
209 5th St.
Calumet, MI 49913