Embracing Artistic and Community Initiatives
Gifts received toward pillar: $10.9 million of the $95+ million committed to the Future—Forward Campaign
While we are proud of our history, Artis—Naples is constantly seeking to expand both what we create and present, along with the audiences who experience our offerings. The Future—Forward campaign provided the operational resources necessary to do just that. In short, investment in artistic initiatives is the core of our pursuits, permitting Artis—Naples the space to explore artistic ideas and engaging education programs, as well as the flexibility to meet new multidisciplinary arts opportunities as they present themselves. From offering free Community Days and free admission to The Baker Museum for children and visitors during Art After Hours to performing chamber music concerts in schools and around our community, we are always exploring exciting new areas and broadening our reach in others.
We gradually expanded our artistic offerings to 11 months a year, and as of summer 2023, we are thrilled to announce that the cultural campus will be open for visitors year-round. This includes continued access to The Baker Museum and its stunning exhibitions, as well as opportunities to visit with free admission during our monthly Art After Hours events.
The generous support for artistic and community initiatives has provided an essential base of funding to explore new ideas to serve the community, such as commissioning new music and creating new multidisciplinary projects that explore themes across art forms. Artistic support allows for nimble and agile operations while upholding artistic excellence and expanding opportunities for more people in our community to take part in our programming.