Campus Partners & Programs
The Twisp Public Development Authority works with community partners to renovate appropriate spaces on the campus and develop programs or activities that benefit the community.
The partners who share the TwispWorks site are bound together by their commitment to help meet the mission of the Twisp PDA. Each partner provides an educational benefit to the community and participates in the life of the campus.
If you are interested in talking about a potential use of one of our buildings or another part of the campus, or have an idea to share, please download the TwispWorks Partnership Interest Form, or contact Partnership Director Tori Karpenko at 509-997-3300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts and Culture
TwispWorks collaborates with local arts partners and individual artists to use our space creatively. Current activities here include:
Studio, education and retail spaces for artists
Artist in Residence program
Several artists at a time live in the Bunkhouse on campus and use “surplus” space to create art.
Events and performances
Community partners rent buildings and parts of the grounds for music, dance and other performances and community events.
A growing number of sculptures and installations add interest to the TwispWorks campus. Read more.
Future activities may include a summer arts camp for youth; and the eventual development of a flexible, mid-size performance venue.
Innovative / Green Technology
The vision for the TwispWorks site includes use of its facilities for technical training that provides vocational, artistic and other possibilities for local people and visitors. Ideas in development include:
- Welding, woodworking, glass arts, plastics and ceramics training programs.
- Continued collaborations with higher education to demonstrate innovative building design and construction techniques.
- Education about the use of environmentally responsible building methods & technology.
- Possible economic development programs supporting the sustainable use of small woods, development of products from recycled materials, development of remediation strategies for waste, and a variety of other innovative technologies.
Gateway to Twisp and the Methow Valley
Historically, the TwispWorks complex has provided an introduction to the Methow Valley for visitors. We are exploring ways to continue this function, in partnership with other local organizations.
The Methow Valley Interpretive Center, spearheaded by local volunteers, will welcome visitors to learn more about the human and natural history of the Valley.
- A “seed to table” agricultural and culinary education program.
- A sustainable agriculture education program that includes both community classes and attracting visitors for seminars and week long programs.
- Ultimately, a residential program in sustainable agriculture.
Become A Partner
We are always open to partnership proposals.
If you are interested in talking about a potential use of one of our buildings or another part of the campus, or have an idea to share:
- Download the TwispWorks Partnership Interest Form, or
- Contact Partnership Director Tori Karpenko at 509-997-3300 or email@example.com