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Journalists Zusha Elinson and Cameron McWhirter came to MacDowell in March 2022 to work on our manuscript about the history of the AR-15 rifle. In this essay, McWhirter makes the case that an artist residency is a critical recharging station, a place where artists can figure out how to run toward a troubled world.Read more
MacDowell, the nation’s first artist residency program, is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has elected four new members, tapping into diverse talent and experience in academia, entertainment, finance, cultural strategy, and non-profit development. The four join an all-volunteer board that is focused on guiding MacDowell into the futureRead more
The incoming group includes 13 international artists from Spain, the United Kingdom, Dubai, Brazil, Norway, Canada, Philippines, and Australia, and the rest will travel to New Hampshire from their homes in 19 different U.S. states. In total, almost 60 percent of the cohort are arriving for their first MacDowell residencies and all represent the last of MacDowell’s rescheduling efforts as a result of postponements of residencies due to COVID-19.Read more
Freedom to Create has always been a touchstone of MacDowell’s core vision and values. We stand in solidarity with our artist Fellows against any form of the censorship of art, including violence against art or artists. Among frequently banned and targeted titles written by MacDowell Fellows and Medalists are works of art such as Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Lois Lowry’s The Giver, Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones, James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain, and Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Beloved.
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. You can read the full “Mission, Values, and Vision” statement here.Read About Our Vision
MacDowell Decries Artistic Censorship
In response to recent and ongoing attempts to suppress art in our democratic society, MacDowell issues this statement in solidarity with our artist Fellows against any form of the censorship of art, including violence against art or artists.Read our statement
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The writers, visual artists, composers, filmmakers, playwrights, interdisciplinary artists, and architects who have attended MacDowell have won:
Medals for the Arts
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 September 10, 2022 for Spring-Summer 2023 residencies. The application period will open in July.Apply
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