The Silver Sun Foundation works along side not-for-profit arts, education, social justice, and environmental organizations from the local Woodstock community and Hudson Valley region to provide support, outreach and community engagement.
The Silver Sun Residence in Woodstock, NY offers visiting artists unique opportunities to share their works-in-progress to an engaged community, and to participate in local cultural events.
UFO makes space for the next generation of truly independent filmmakers to work, connect, and thrive.
Led by a commitment to community and collaboration, UFO provides direct support to filmmakers at critical and under-resourced career stages, and works in coalition with partner organizations to cultivate a more robust filmmaker support ecosystem. Through programs that emphasize in-person, inclusive community-building, UFO creates opportunities for filmmakers from wide-ranging, intersectional backgrounds to develop and produce uncompromising, boundary-pushing films.
Month-long residencies at the Silver Sun Foundation Residence give teams time, space, financial support, and mentorship to advance a feature film project during the development, pre-production, or post-production stage.
A human rights media organization and its leadership team from Colombia, Guatemala, México and the U.S.
Woodstock School of Art’s mission is to offer high quality, affordable instruction in fine art; maintain stewardship of its unique and historic buildings for continued use as an art school; and provide opportunities which engage the community in allied arts activities and exhibitions.
WOODSTOCK DAY SCHOOL
Our Campus is connected to the natural world.
Situated in a rural, natural setting, WDS is surrounded by beautiful outdoor spaces, views of Overlook Mountain, 40 acres of nature trails, wide open fields, and our very own pond. The eleven distinct buildings and light-filled, cozy classrooms, come together to create a campus that is truly one of a kind.
Our winter 2021 residency is presented in partnership with Upstate Films, a non-profit, member-supported arts organization presenting the best in world & independent cinema in the Hudson Valley since 1972.
Nature Connection Network Summit ~ Fall 2019
A SUMMIT OF HUDSON VALLEY LEADERS
at Silver Sun Residence ~ November 2019
O+ EMPOWERS COMMUNITIES TO TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR COLLECTIVE WELLBEING THROUGH THE EXCHANGE OF ART, MUSIC AND WELLNESS.
O+ Executive Director Joe Concra, Shaniqua Bowden and Executive Director Julia Farr of Kingston Land Trust, Wild Earth Co-Founder & Executive Director David Brownstein, and TMI Project’s Co-Founder and Executive Director Eva Tenuto converge for an annual summit.
The Silver Sun Foundation partners with The Jacob Burns Film Center to provide an annual Diverse Voices Fellowship for emerging filmmakers within their Creative Culture Fellowship Program.
The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is a nonprofit cultural arts center dedicated to presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema; teaching literacy for a visual culture; and making film a vibrant part of the community.
Silver Sun Foundation & The Secret City Partnership
Each year we partner with The Secret City, a community of artists, creative types, and conscious people who seek a deeper engagement with the world by celebrating Art, Community and Joy.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD MID-HUDSON BENEFIT
at SILVER SUN RESIDENCE ~ JUNE 2019
Artist Mary Frank w/poster: “DON’T TEAR FAMILIES APART”
Each year, Silver Sun Foundation partners with Close Up ~ A Cinematic Initiative for Non-Fiction Filmmakers, to support documentary artists from across the Middle East (MENA) and North Africa.
Morocco 2018 ~ Production Retreat
Moroccan Filmmaker Hind Bensari, Iranian Filmmaker Maryam Ebrahimi and Editors at a Silver Sun Woodstock Retreat
Read more about Close Up