The Society of Illustrators, located in Manhattan, is the oldest non-profit dedicated to promoting the art and appreciation of Illustration globally. We serve the illustration and comics community worldwide, our local neighborhood, educators, students and multi-generational visitors from all over.
On March 14th, following the guidelines that were issued for the health and safety of all New Yorkers, we had no choice but to temporarily close our doors. This means the cancellation of all programming and events, and the closure of our shop and bistro for the foreseeable future, cutting off all major revenue streams.
We need your help to ensure that the Society can continue to operate and return to business once the City reopens. Money raised through this campaign will support the remote programs we are offering while the Society is not open.
While our physical space may be closed, our mission continues to promote the art of illustration, to appreciate its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education, and to contribute the service of its members to the welfare of the community at large.
Our staff has been working remotely and adapting quickly to create SI At Your Service, our new way to enjoy the Museum online and to keep our community connected and busy.
SI At Your Service includes virtual tours, children’s programming, downloadable coloring pages with historical content from our Permanent Collection, Art Out Loud Online on Instagram Live with award-winning illustrators hosting demos and studio tours, remote sketch nights, Lecture Series and recipes from our Bar and Bistro. In addition, our Museum will be moving some of our exhibits to an online gallery. New material is being sent out weekly via an e-newsletter to our extensive email database and posted on all of our social media platforms.
We are proud of the community we have created and thank you for your continued loyalty and support. Working together, we will rise above this crisis and come out with a renewed sense of creativity to share with the world!