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Omi now completes its 22nd remarkable year!

Five years after we opened The Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center and Gallery, we're seeing more new faces than ever at Omi. What a pleasure it has been to meet first-time visitors and to see a growing number of returning people. We enjoy hearing how much you look forward to our concerts, art shows, readings, and dance events.

Your support for Omi stimulates international collaboration, furthers cultural discourse in the US, and provides rich international cultural offerings for the local community. 

We rely on your help-at any level-to make our programs possible. Please reconfirm your support for the arts by making a contribution!

How you can donate:

    • Make a Donation by Check
      Payable to Art Omi Inc.

      ATTN: Development
      Omi International Arts Center
      1405 County Route 22
      Ghent, NY 12075

    • Make a Donation via Telephone
      Please call Elizabeth Masters, Omi's NYC Office Liason, with credit card information at (212) 206-6170.

    • Donate via Email or Fax
      Download our Donation Form and fax to (518) 392-4740 or email to

    • Donate ONLINE
      You can donate online using PayPal below by clicking the button. 

Art Omi, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Become a Member

Join today!

Your support helps Omi thrive. Please join us in our third decade supporting the arts in Columbia County and around the world. With your help we can continue Omi's commitment to international artistic collaboration, world-class contemporary art exhibitions, free public events, and arts programming for children and adults. With your membership you become part of this unique cultural community.

General Levels:

Individual - $75

Artist/Alum/Student - $40

  • Invitations to year-round events at Omi: openings, readings, exhibits, dance and music concerts, artist talks, and children's events
  • Docent tours of The Fields Sculpture Park and Architecture Omi
  • 10% discount at Café Omi and on Omi merchandise
  • 10% discount on Education Omi workshops and classes (discount does not apply to Spring, Summer, and Winter camps)
  • Priority reservations & special discount for Omi's ticketed events including Art Omi Weekend and Omi Artist Dinners
  • Invitations to special events including the Spring Cocktail Party and Preview and the Winter's Eve Candlelight Concert 
  • New! Free one-time admission to MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA 
  • New! Free "membership for a day" at Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

Dual - $125

All of the benefits above for 2 people, plus:

  • New! Free one-time admission for 2 to MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA 
  • New! Free "membership for a day for 2 to Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

Family - $150
Families enjoy all of the benefits above for 4 people, plus:

Arts Supporter - $500
All of the benefits listed above for 4 people, plus:

  • Complimentary lunch at Cafe Omi
  • New! Free one-time admission for 4 to MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
  • New! Free "membership for a day" for 4 at Wave Hill, Bronx, NY 

Business Levels:

Non-profit Member - $300

Business Member - $500
All of the benefits of a dual membership, plus:

  • 2 membership cards
  • New! 2 passes to MASS MoCA and Wave Hill
  • Business recognition on Omi's website


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our sponsors are invited to become active partners in our residency programs: from the artists' initial application to the final selection process, and to support Architecture Omi, Education Omi and The Fields. We provide each donor with unique and individual ways to support the causes most important to them, such as supporting an artist who represents a particular country of origin, an artistic genre, or any other area of interest or program. Each sponsor receives multiple acknowledgements on our online and printed outlets.

Please know that your support for Omi stimulates international collaboration, furthers cultural discourse in the US, and provides rich international cultural offerings for the local community.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a Sponsor for our Residency Programs, please call Ruth Adams, Adminstrative Director, at (518) 392-4747, or email to learn more about our partnerships.

Program Sponsors

Our sincere thanks to the many generous cultural organizations, businesses and individuals who support Omi by sponsoring our Residency Programs for international writers, translators, visual artists, musicians, composers, dancers and choreographers as well as our educational programming and cultural offerings.

Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Antrev Management

Art Omi Australia Committee

The Arts and Theatre Institut

Ateneo Art Gallery of the Ateneo de Manila University

Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City

Chinua Achebe Center for African Literature

Creative India

Czech Center New York

Danish Literature and Information Center

Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art

Dutch Foundation for Literature

Emirates Foundation

Francis Greenburger

Francis Greenburger Fellowship on Mitigating Religious and Ethnic Conflict

Francis J. Greenburger Foundation

freeDimensional Network

Greenburger Fellowship

H.M. Ledig Rowohlt Foundation

Het Beschrijf 

Hoffmann und Campe

Indiana University

Institute for Portuguese Books and Libraries

Ledig Rowohlt Fellowship

Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation

National Foundation for Jewish Culture

The Netherland-America Foundation

New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency

Paradise Culture Foundation

Piper Verlag

Polish Cultural Institute in New York

Prana Studios


Ramon Llull Institut

Romanian Cultural Institute New York

Rowohlt Verlag

Royal Literary Fund

The Diane Cleaver Fellowship

The Jack Weprin Fellowship

The Rajshekhar Parikh Fellowship Fund

The Robert Buchbinder Fellowship

Time Equities Inc.



Light Into Night: 1st Annual Showcase, Auction, Art, Dinner + Barn Dance

Join us for a uniquely Omi evening of Art and Surprise to benefit Omi International Arts Center!

Our first upstate fundraiser, LIGHT INTO NIGHT brings together visual artists, writers, musicians and dancers for an unforgettable event. Experience a rare and exclusive evening of installations and performances against the striking backdrop of the Omi Studio Barns on the autumn equinox.

Enjoy an open bar, sumptuous locally sourced farm-to-table dinner, auction, barn dance and exciting art surprises. A separate children’s event hosted by Education Omi will take place from 5-8pm.

This event helps the world-renowned Omi International Arts Center continue our important work of producing international arts programming of the highest caliber right here in the Hudson Valley.

For more information, including tickets, donations, sponsorships, or to inquire about placing an ad in the event program, please visit