One week of travel
New Yorkers get around by subway and bus. The Metropolitan Transit Authority 7-day unlimited use card, which your gift provides, is a terrific bargain for visitors.
One hour of conversion
Your gift will provide one hour of DVD or tape conversion and duplication.
Host An Artist
Room and board
Your gift will provide one night's hotel in Bishkek, capital of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Internet or phone card
Your gift will provide one internet or phone card to a local artist. Discount rate cards can be purchased for Internet access and international telephone time.
Video projector rental
Your gift will rent a video projector for a seminar. Video projectors and sound systems are available to rent locally. We must cover the cost, which is beyond the means of local hosts. We can do it with your help.
Computer for one week
Ready access to a laptop computer for writing, for working with photographs, video and music, for access to the Internet and email all multiply the breadth and impact of a Fellow's month-long stay in the U.S. At the conclusion of their residencies, the 15 Fellows gather at CEC to share the record of their work, and to talk about the experience of working in a...
6 hours digital tape
Your gift will provide 2 packages of Mini DV videotapes to an artist, giving them 6 hours of recording time. They cost far less in the U.S. than Central Asia and Russia.
One hour of work
Experienced English or Russian interpreters are a regular part of master classes and seminars, and a member of the team in any joint arts project.
One museum admission
Visual artists, curators and critics from Central Europe, Russia and Central Asia visit New York, but there's never enough time to see everything, whether they stay here for a week or 4 weeks. For many, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, the realization of a dream, and a gift they will cherish forever. Your gift will provide museum admission for a visiting artist.
Build Art Libraries
Books and magazines
Books, magazines, CD's and DVD's are precious gifts for visual artists, arts schools and organizations in Central Asia. When we send American specialists to the region, we supply them with as many as they can carry. Your support for this gift will reach hundreds of students, teachers, curators, and aspiring artists.
Sound system rental
Sound equipment and technical help are not expensive by U.S. standards, but such costs are still beyond the reach of music schools and community cultural centers in Central Asia. $75 helps to make possible a memorable concert of new music and a demonstration of non-traditional performance styles.
Train Museum Staff
One curator visit
A U.S. visa costs more than a month's salary for a young Russian museum worker. This gift will cover the visa associated with a professional residency within one of many prestigious US cultural organizations.