Art and artists are made at MacDowell.

Painter Stuart Diamond


The next deadline is September 10, 2024 for the spring-summer 2025 residency season. Applications will open on August 15, 2024. Mark your calendars!



MacDowell relies on the generosity of individuals and foundations
to provide vital support every year to more than 300 artists in seven disciplines.


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Our Mission, Values, and Vision

In the summer of 2021, MacDowell’s staff and board of directors began the process of articulating a shared set of organizational values and revisiting our mission statement. We held our continuing work around diversity, equity, inclusion, and access at the core of these conversations. Read the full “Mission, Values, and Vision” statement here.

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Get to know 9,000+ artists

Find out who has gone through our community and how their artistic dreams and passion are being fulfilled.

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Land Acknowledgement

MacDowell’s staff and board acknowledge that our residency program takes place in Wabanaki, the Dawnland, on the traditional homelands of the Western Abenaki people ...

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Artist Accolades

The writers, visual artists, composers, filmmakers, playwrights, interdisciplinary artists, and architects who have attended MacDowell have won:

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