From direct financial DONATIONS to COLLABORATIONS, Some Serious Business supports bold, groundbreaking individual artists and programs. We offer diverse opportunities for your individual and organizational support. SSB is guided by a passionate belief that supporting the needs of visionary creators yields profound encounters and meaningful social change.

Our unique approach—based on collaboration and partnerships to incubate and present artists’ work—means your contribution provides direct support to projects and programs. In addition to donations and funding, we seek partners within sites, spaces, sponsorships, partnerships, and project development opportunities. Every tax-deductible dollar for our programs must be raised each year. The generosity of our donors ensures that adventurous, playful, surprising work can be made, and shared with curious audiences.

Please contact us to discuss the possibilities. We welcome your participation!



All donations go to support artists’ projects and resources, future and current programming and productions, and SSB Away. With a small, passionate part-time staff and no overhead to maintain, this strategy allows us to select and advance visionary projects without being hindered by market concerns. We rely on your generosity to support these bold works.

To learn more about contributing in monthly installments, multi-year commitments, stock/real estate gifts or planned giving, contact us at [email link to info@]

SSB is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Secure online donations can be made via PayPal by clicking the DONATE Button Below.

Checks can be mailed to:

Some Serious Business
Attn: Susan Martin
P.O. Box 35
Abiquiu, NM 87510



Collaboration is the foundation of SSB—we work directly with artists, organizational partners, individuals, and sponsors. We match the artist, event and locale to optimize creative resources and reach out to new audiences. Although the majority of our programming takes place in New York City, Los Angeles, Tuscany, and the Santa Fe area, there are no geographic limitations to venues or sites. Our artists live, work, and tour their projects nationally and internationally.



Some Serious Business actively partners and collaborates with individuals and organizations—working with music and performance venues, galleries, arts organizations, and private spaces—as well as unexpected and unconventional sites to present our programming.

Please contact us if you are connected to a venue and wish to discuss the possibilities.



 SSB AWAY offers artist retreats and residencies where they can incubate and develop work, rejuvenate and rest. SSB coordinates a network of international sites that range from partnerships with artist-in-residence organizations to individuals who donate homes for the use of artists. We work with both parties to make the perfect match between artist and sites.

Please contact us if you are interested in providing an artist with a worksite, and wish to discuss the possibilities.



SSB’s partnerships with companies and organizations connect our vibrant community of influential artists with culturally-active supporters through events and exhibition programming. We welcome direct support towards any of SSB’s specific programs, activities, and artists.

If you are interested in directing your support to a specific area of our organization, please contact us.



 Susan Martin, Producer

Quintan Ana Wikswo, Strategic Planning 917 691 1999

Matthew Contos, Programming 713 320 4115

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