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Drawing by David Hockney: “for lovely Beatrice from David H, August 21st 1973”

By supporting writers at Santa Maddalena, you are helping to create a global community of art, and a vital conversation about the state of our world. Every donation goes into fellowships that provide studio space, uninterrupted work time, living accommodations, and meals for up to 20 writers a year; the writers themselves pay no fee. Fellowships supported by donors like you have supported legendary writers such as Zadie Smith, Michael Ondaatje, Colm Toibin, Juan Gabriel Vasquez and Dany LaFerriere. Santa Maddalena Fellowships have helped launch careers, and Fellows have gone on to earn Nobel Prizes for Literature, National Book Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, Prix Goncourt, Booker Prizes, International Dublin Literary Awards and other major distinctions.

Recently, we have focused on writers from places of distress, hosting talented authors from Afghanistan, Turkey, Syria and Somalia, giving them not only a place in which to work, but a place of connection to other writers.  It has been a gratifying project.

But it does not come cheap; each artist residency costs us about $25,000 in overhead, and we rely on donations from Friends like you to help keep it alive.  It is a struggle every year, and even more with our new focus. Your contributions make an enormous difference.


A donation to the Foundation should be addressed to:
The Santa Maddalena Foundation, Inc.
Stephen Graham 435 East 52 Street Apt. 12 – G New York, NY 10022, USA

The Foundation has been granted a tax exempt status under Section 501 (a) of the United States Internal Revenue Code as a section 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Donors to the Foundation may deduct contributions as provided in Section 170 of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

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