What's a Paddle Raise? It's an auction where every bidder wins and the prize is supporting a great cause!


Over the past two years, SPACE, in association with The Lilly Awards Foundation, has supported working parents and their children with a week-long, fully subsidized Family Residency. SPACE provides artist parents with structured time and space to create, while their children engage in creative, nature-focused programming. The parents and children come together for three communal farm-fresh meals daily and family activities. The response from residents and the larger community has been resoundingly positive and the high demand for this program has compelled SPACE to expand the residency in 2017, making a second week available to more families.


Please raise your paddle at the Gala to help fund this special program and serve double the number of parents and children!


Family Residency in the news

Stage & Candor, October 13, 2016 - “Children & Art: Inside SPACE on Ryder Farm’s Family Residency Week”

American Theatre, December 2015 - “How Theatres Are Supporting Work/Life Balance”