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The next deadline for applications is February 10, 2024 for Fall 2024-Winter 2025 residencies. The application will open in January.Apply
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Latest News + Events
Don't miss out on the 2023 National Benefit in NYC when MacDowell honors Fairfax Dorn with the Marian MacDowell Award. Get your reservations early to ne sure to enjoy a fun evening of performances featuring the work of MacDowell Fellows working in multiple disciplines!Read more
This latest group of individuals was chosen from MacDowell’s second largest applicant pool in its history for an admissions rate of 7.6 percent.Read more
Sunday, July 23
MacDowell awarded filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin with the 63rd Edward MacDowell Medal on Sunday, July 23, 2023. Best-selling author Jesse Wente introduced the Medalist to a crowd of more than 1,000 during free outdoor public celebration featuring open artist studios.Read more
In her first letter to the MacDowell community, Executive Director Chiwoniso Kaitano writes about MacDowell's charge to "honor our legacy at the same time we embrace what comes next," all the while keeping our eye on the enduring rule that centering the care of artists guides our mission.Read more
Madam Chairman of the MacDowell Board, Fellow, and author Nell Painter identifies the recent efforts to censor history as a repetition of the past in a new essay for our Why MacDowell Now? series. “Here we are again,” she writes, “face to face with powerful attempts to push Black Americans ... out of the American consciousness.”Read more
We created Virtual MacDowell as a space where Fellows could engage in earnest collaboration and exchange ideas. With an emphasis on bringing artists together to build community and broadening MacDowell’s outreach efforts, Virtual MacDowell (VM) is not an online residency, but a new program.Read more
Our Mission, Values, and Vision
In the summer of 2021, MacDowell’s staff and board of directors began the process of articulating a shared set of organizational values and revisiting our mission statement. We held our continuing work around diversity, equity, inclusion, and access at the core of these conversations. Read the full “Mission, Values, and Vision” statement here.Read About Our Vision
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MacDowell’s staff and board acknowledge that our residency program takes place in Wabanaki, the Dawnland, on the traditional homelands of the Western Abenaki people ...Read our full statement
The writers, visual artists, composers, filmmakers, playwrights, interdisciplinary artists, and architects who have attended MacDowell have won:
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