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


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.

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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.

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

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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 April 15, 2021 for fall 2021 residencies. The application period will open on February 15, 2021.



MacDowell relies on the generosity of individuals and foundations
to provide vital support every year to more than 300 artists in seven disciplines.