Direct support both from our working collective members and the community at large are indispensable to meeting our operating and programming costs. We welcome one-time donations in any amount at any time. If you’d like to become a sustaining supporter, we suggest monthly ($5/month) or annual ($60/year) support. But we appreciate (very much) any and all donations. You will be able to set your donation as one-time or recurring as part of the donation process by clicking the link below. All contributions are tax-deductible. Thank you for your support!
*Note: We will acknowledge your support on our Supporters page unless you let us know that you’d like to remain anonymous by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (If we somehow missed thanking you on that page, please email us and we’ll add you!)
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Last year we hosted 7 art exhibitions featuring more than 70 artists from all over the world, and more than 250 events, including: 10 music, literary and theater performances; 19 film screenings; 112 workshops, clinics and classes; 11 lectures and book groups; 36 group meetups; 5 swaps; 3 fundraisers for local groups and causes; and 10 receptions. We hosted The Lost Bookshop in residence and countless ongoing wellness events including meditation, dance, Pilates, and SourcePoint Clinic. We collaborated with Catskills Agrarian Alliance, Catskills Unity, Delaware County Citizens for Refugee Support, Delaware County Pride, GetWoke!, First Nations Development Institute, Hobart Festival of Women Writers, Star Route Farm, Succurro, The 607CSA, W.I.D.E., and more, as well as with our next-door neighbors luck dragon and This’n’That. Our bookshelves are full of small-press publications and books by or selected by Bushel performers and artists, and our ongoing groups include New Babes (for new parents and caregivers), Several Species (mycology and herbalism), and the long-running Farm Club (formerly New Grange). It’s been a full year. And we’re already on track to keep or exceed this level of programming in 2023.
Our commitment is to expand the uses of our storefront to include more community programmers, more types of events, and more occasions for people to meet their neighbors – all while staying low-maintenance enough to remain volunteer run and truly flexible. This means doing our best to keep overhead low and to break even each year, which — thanks to you and to the generosity of everyone who participates — we have consistently been able to do.
Your monthly ($5) or annual ($60) donations make all the difference, so please keep them coming if you can! (Those are suggested amounts: all donations are welcome, of course.) And if you prefer to show your support in person, keep attending (and proposing!) events and workshops, and toss a few bucks in the donation boxes. We thank you, and can’t wait to see you again soon.
You can also donate by check. Make your check out to Bushel and mail to:
106 Main Street
Since our founding in 2015, we have hosted hundreds of events relating to visual art, literature, Since our founding in 2015, we have hosted hundreds of events relating to visual art, literature, storytelling, film and documentary, music and dance; offered low- or no-cost workshops in self-defense, bystander intervention, legal rights for immigrants, direct action, ‘zine and bookmaking, yoga, meditation, wellness and self-care; provided a regular meeting place for community activists with the Delaware County Solidarity Group, for farmers with our own New Grange Farm Club, for new parents with New Babes, and for mycologists and herbalists with Several Species; hosted reading groups and writing groups; collaborated with local initiatives such as Transition Catskills and the Get Woke! series for films and discussions about race; and hosted clothing swaps and an occasional free store to help facilitate community exchange outside of economic pressures. Our low-volume small- and tiny-press bookstore and art program offer opportunities for engagement with handmade and small-edition works, while supporting creators with favorable consignment terms. We sought and received funding from Poets & Writers for honoraria that are paid directly to our visiting writers, and we have received Decentralization grants from NYSCA via Roxbury Art Group multiple times. It’s important to our mission to provide affordable access to our programming, so most of it is offered either free, or on a donation basis with a recommended donation of $5-10 for most events.
Donations in any amount help immensely! THANK YOU. See who else has supported Bushel here.