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Attend Tonight's Benefit!

Tonight, October 19th, at 7:50 p.m. MacDowell artists, supporters, board, and friends will gather virtually, led by MacDowell Chair and evening host Nell Painter, to celebrate our program and the presentation of the inaugural Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award to ARRAY.

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Elevating Black Artists and Holding Ourselves Accountable

The time for American innocence has past, past time for indifferent callousness. Artists have been showing us the way. It’s time to heed them and the MacDowell community of artists who are continuing this work at this crucial time.

Holding Ourselves Accountable

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A house of dreams untold – It looks out over the whispering treetops and faces the setting sun.

- Edward A. MacDowell


Our next application deadline is April 15, 2021 for fall 2021 residencies. The application period will open on February 15, 2021.



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