Dieu Donné Papermill is an artists' workspace and gallery dedicated to the creation, exhibition and preservation of contemporary art utilizing handmade paper. Toward this end, Dieu Donné collaborates with artists and partners within the professional visual arts community. The organization's work with the artists Chuck Close, Jane Hammond and Richard Tuttle among others have set international standards of excellence in the hand papermaking medium.
The gallery features work constructed of handmade paper most of which has been produced on site. The gallery mounts both single artist and group exhibitions, such as PAPER +: Works on Dieu Donné Paper, which featured 45 artists; Dialogues in Collaboration, a showcase of limited edition books published by the firm of Vincent FitzGerald & Co.; and Drawn To Scale, a series of large-scale drawings by Alice Aycock, Mel Bochner, Elena del Rivero, David Jeffrey and Sara Sosnowy. Dieu Donné continues to reinvent and adapt the age-old techniques of hand papermaking for contemporary art.
Artists can rent Dieu Donné's papermaking studio at subsidized low rates. The eLab Grant Program provides mid-career artists with the opportunity to work in-depth for an extended period of time in the workspace. Dieu Donné Papermill has directly assisted hundreds of artists in one-on-one collaborations, taught papermaking to hundreds of professional artists and students and trained hundreds of teachers in how to integrate papermaking into classroom curricula.