MacDowell makes a place in the world for artists, because art makes the world a better place.

Performance artist and writer Huimeng Wang

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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. You can read the full “Mission, Values, and Vision” statement here.

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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.

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Get to know 8,600+ artists

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

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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


Our next application deadline is February 10, 2023 for Fall-Winter 2023-2024 residencies. The application period will open in January.



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to provide vital support every year to more than 300 artists in seven disciplines.