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Nearing the eve of a democracy's precious transfer of power, and in the wake of shocking violence in our country's capital, Executive Director Philip Himberg reflects on how the mission of MacDowell and other artist residencies impacts our daily lives, and considers the responsibilities we assume when new political leadership is forged with hopeful visions of the future.Read more
I Was Becoming: MacDowell and The Rona Jaffe Foundation mark partnership with a reading and conversation with writers Elif Batuman, Chelsea Bieker, Monica Sok, and Julie Orringer at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 8.Read more
Replay of the Enactment of Identity: Andrea Martin, Indhu Rubasingham and Jacqueline Woodson with Nell Painter
Historian, author, visual artist, and MacDowell Board Chair Nell Painter led a discussion with actor and writer Andrea Martin, theatre director Indhu Rubasingham, and author Jacqueline Woodson about the relationship between their identities and their art on Wednesday, December 16. Watch a replay from this page.
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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Our next application deadline is April 15, 2021 for fall 2021 residencies. The application period will open on February 15, 2021.Apply
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