Donor and Sponsor Opportunities

By supporting Essere Residency and its artists, you are facilitating the personal and professional wellbeing of many. In this program, artists will engage with mentors in their fields for professional development, participate in creative dialogue with their peers for inspiration and collaboration, and receive coaching support for personal wellbeing and sustainability.

Your support  in any amount will help develop and sustain residency programming for all artists.

Your patronage in the amount of $3,600 will underwrite residency expenses for one artist selected by our esteemed review team.

As a Business Sponsor, you will have a significant impact on the lives and careers of numerous artists. For your support of  residency programming, your business or organization will be recognized in the following ways:

Public Acknowledgements

  • Recognition on our website
  • A description of your business and your support in our newsletter
  • Features on our social media

Special Invitations

  • Personal opportunities to interact with the artists
  • Collaborative marketing opportunities at events such as open studios or community shows


  • Signed copies of any written works which come from your sponsored residency
  • A unique artist piece made especially for the sponsor

As a Founding Angel Donor, you may designate 3 Fellowships in your name, or the name of your family or organization. In this unique and personal way, you can support causes which are important to you, by designating fellowships for the benefit of a specific artist or focus (to be agreed upon by the donor and the Residency).

These may include:

  • BIPOC artists
  • Artists from a particular country
  • Creatives who are also parents
  • Projects uplifting oppressed women
  • The LGBTQ community of artists

Your contribution will cover residency costs for the 3 artists, allowing them to focus solely on the creation of their work and giving their best to the program. Each donor will receive acknowledgement on our website, social media outlets and at all events.

By making a donation at this level, you establish a permanent endowment in your name or your organization’s name. The Founding Fellow Endowment will underwrite the management of annual residencies and ensure that Essere Residency can continue to expand its scope and diversity, offering ongoing support to numerous international artists for years to come.

Acknowledgement of your endowment will be listed on the homepage of the website and on all creative materials. Your name and logo will appear on all residency programming and any event materials.

An annual report will be issued detailing information about the artists whom your endowment has supported. The recipient artists will be provided with information about your generous gift and you will have the opportunity to engage with them and their new work. VIP invitations will be presented to you for all residency events.

How to Make a Contribution

If you would like to contribute via our secure payment partner, Stripe, please click below:

If you would like to make a donation by check, please it make payable to:

Essere Artist Residency 

Mail to:
46-280 Ahui Nani Place, Kaneohe, HI 96744, USA

If you have questions or would like any additional information, please contact us.

Your Support is Deeply Appreciated!

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