Over the past year, The Bridge has put over $65k directly into the hands of over 70 artists doing valuable and vibrant work in our city. We believe that creativity and expression are at the heart of true connection. We believe that supporting the creative backbone of Charlottesville inspires all who live here to see the beauty and value in one another. One way we do this is through our Collaborative Residency!
Each year, the Collaborative Residency program provides an opportunity for 3 local artists from the city of Charlottesville working with varied mediums to utilize our gallery as a pop-up studio space. Artists develop their practice in cooperation with each other over the course of the summer. This pioneering program emphasizes a strong collaborative element by placing artists in close proximity and supporting them in the development of a shared vision for public engagemeny and a gallery exhibition. It furthers the development of artists seeking a meaningful opportunity to expand their social practice by providing financial support, organizational support, publicity, and space to selected artists. The program accomplishes all this while inspiring our community and putting a spotlight on creative collaboration.
Show your support for our community artists during this giving season!