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We created Virtual MacDowell as a space where Fellows could engage in earnest collaboration and exchange ideas. With an emphasis on bringing artists together to build community and broadening MacDowell’s outreach efforts, Virtual MacDowell (VM) is not an online residency, but a new program.Read more
With a new grant from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, MacDowell will eliminate the need to purchase and burn 2,200 gallons of heating oil, per year.Read more
MacDowell has awarded Fellowships to 129 artists working in multiple disciplines who are scheduled to come to the nation’s first artist residency program for Fall/Winter 2022-2023 stays from September through February.Read more
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’s staff and board acknowledge that our residency program takes place in Wabanaki, the Dawnland, on the traditional homelands of the Western Abenaki people ...Read our full statement
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.Read About Our Vision
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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.
Our next application deadline is February 10, 2023 for Fall-Winter 2023-2024 residencies. The application period will open in January.Apply
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to provide vital support every year to more than 300 artists in seven disciplines.