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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
A letter from our executive director in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and all related MacDowell postings online while we are temporarily closed.Director's message and updates
Latest News + Events
Composer-Performer Rosanne Cash, 2021 Edward MacDowell Medalist, will appear with WQXR personality and board member Terrance McKnight on NHPR's "The Folk Show" with Kate McNally at 8 p.m. Sunday, August 9.Read more
Author and MacDowell Fellow Susan Choi (4x 12-18) makes the case that MacDowell is what these times need, not only by showing what the residency has enabled and stood for in the past, but what it could do in the future.Read more
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Find out who has gone through our community and how their artistic dreams and passion are being fulfilled.Browse Artists
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.
- 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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