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Join us at 7 m. Monday, October 26, 2020 as Virginia Quarterly Review Editor Paul Reyes will moderate a discussion with prominent journalists Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Meera Subramanian, Alexis Okeowo, and Jeff Sharlet, and ask them submitted questions.Read more
Composer Emily Dooltittle (04, 12) Writes about her COVID-19 lockdown and how it brought her back in touch with some welcome natural rhythms of creativity.Read more
Virtual National Benefit
On October 19th, MacDowell artists, supporters, board, and friends gathered virtually, led by MacDowell Chair and evening host Nell Painter, to celebrate our program and the presentation of the inaugural Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award to ARRAY. View a replay from the Benefit page.Watch a Replay!
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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The writers, visual artists, composers, filmmakers, playwrights, interdisciplinary artists, and architects who have attended MacDowell have won:
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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 April 15, 2021 for fall 2021 residencies. The application period will open on February 15, 2021.Apply
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