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MacDowell Stands with the Asian Community
A message from our executive director on behalf of the MacDowell community as we stand with the Asian community in condemning all violence against Asians and Asian Americans, especially against Asian women.Read the message
Why MacDowell NOW?
In January of 2020 we introduced a new series of essays written by our Fellows, intended to interrogate the transcendent relevancy of the American artist residency at this particular moment in time. You can access them here.Enjoy the essays
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Mashuq Mushtaq Deen reflects on both words’ power to do harm and the harm we can do ourselves through their banishment from our language. Beginning with the trepidation he felt when MacDowell dropped “Colony” from its name last summer, Deen writes on art, learning, and the healing that can take place when we examine words closely.Read more
MacDowell landed in my life like a meteor crashing onto the sidewalk before my feet. The impact spun me around, sent me heading in a totally different direction. An impact that changed everything I had planned, and who I thought I was....
Watch the replay of the Tuesday, March 30 reading and memorial to commemorate the life and work of the author and which celebrated the establishment of the Katherine Min Fellowship with writers Victoria Chang, Cathy Park Hong, Marie Myung-Ok Lee, and Min’s daughter, Kayla Min Andrews.Read more
The third installment of our series presenting Fellows' “art of redress” as conceived by Madam Chairman of the MacDowell Board Nell Painter presents a wide variety of views into the issues critical to our society's success. While we are hopeful for the future, the need for systemic change continues to call us to make a space to present art made in protest of previous and current injustices.Read more
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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 January 15, 2022 for summer 2022 residencies. The application period will open on October 15, 2021.Apply
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