Headlands Center for the Arts


At Headlands, we’re driven by a core belief that artists and their ideas are essential to a vibrant and thriving society. Over the past 36 years, we have invested in more than 1,500 visionary artists and their creative processes—and the potential for their ideas to shift the future of culture. It’s no coincidence that with every visit to our campus, whether for a studio visit, a shared meal, or a hike in the landscape, you’re bound to encounter a few extraordinary individuals who fuel your imagination for what the world could be.

Your contribution today will provide the highly valued resources of time, space, financial support, community, and validation for the more than 100 local, national, and international artists and creative practitioners Headlands supports each year—and helps us share their processes with more than 13,000 annual visitors.

With your gift, you become part of the potential.

Headlands Center for the Arts is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization.


There are many benefits to becoming a Headlands Member, including countless opportunities to connect with the Bay Area creative ecosystem. But the real magic of Membership is that your gift places you at a critical point along the trajectory of a promising artist or idea.

Our Members are active participants in our community who benefit from invitations to seasonal dinners and special events, and discounts on programs, artist editions, and merchandise. Member events are intimate by design, intended to serve as reminders of what drew you here in the first place, and a chance to engage with the artists and community you are directly supporting. Learn more

Cyanotypes created for Headlands by Tavarus Blackmonster (GF ’18-’19), Klea McKenna (AFF ’15), Brittany Nelson (AIR ’17), Edra Soto (AIR ’17), and Barry Underwood (AIR ’09). Learn more about these artists’ prints and processes. 

Award Underwriting

Underwriting an Artist Award offers an opportunity to make a significant impact in artists’ practice and to gain insight into the competitive award selection process of the best and brightest artists working today. Learn more

Planned Giving

Inspire future generations with a legacy that honors the creative process by remembering Headlands in your will with a bequest. Learn more

Corporate Partnerships

Corporate Partners invest in creativity, experimentation, and innovation by collaborating with Headlands in a range of ways. Headlands partnerships offer marketing and visibility among an expanding creative community, employee and client access to unique experiences, and other tailored offerings designed to meet your company’s goals. Learn more


Thank you to all of our supporters! Your contribution puts you in great company among a visionary community of arts and culture enthusiasts. Learn more