Catskill Mountain Foundation
Arts, Education & Sustainable Living at the Catskill Mountain Foundation
The Catskill Mountain Foundation is a multi-disciplinary arts and culture center offering educational opportunities all ages. The Foundation supports artists in the Catskills, promotes the development of arts within the community through residencies and focuses on economic revitalization through the arts. Founded in 1998, the CMF presents hundreds of music, dance, theater performances, films and studio art classes each year.
Located in the scenic Catskill Mountain town of Hunter, the Foundation aims to develop a broad multi-arts program combining the performing, literary and visual arts with sustainable living summer programs, hosted by the Catskill Mountain Foundation's Natural Agriculture Farm. The CMF's campus includes 16 buildings located throughout the towns of Hunter, Tannersville and Maplecrest, and includes two performance venues, a three-screen cinema, studio art spaces, housing for artists in residence and administrative offices for staff.
The Catskill Mountain Foundation is home to the Piano Performance Museum and the Steven E. Greenstein collection of contemporary and historic pianos, some of which date back to the 1700s. Additional facilities include:
- The Orpheum Performing Arts Center – Located in Tannersville, the Orpheum is the ideal space for performances and residencies. Presentations include chamber music concerts, folk, pop and world music, theater performances, dance performances and youth art programs.
- The Doctorow Center for Creative Arts – Located in Hunter, the Center is a new multi-arts complex housing the Mountain Cinema, a three-screen movie theater, which shows family-oriented, independent, foreign and blockbuster films. The Doctorow Center also houses the Piano Performance Museum, gallery exhibition space, a bookstore and café.
- The Sugar Maple Campus – Located in Maplecrest, the school's mission is to create a nationally recognized center for the visual and performing arts while renovating the 80-acre, 22-building property that was once the Sugar Maples Resort. The Campus is also home to the summer Farm Fellows program, sponsored by the CMF's Natural Agriculture Farm.