Financial Assistance

We believe that all talented artists should have the opportunity a MacDowell residency provides, and there is no cost for a MacDowell Fellowship. Additionally, in order to open the residency experience to the broadest possible community of artists, MacDowell offers financial assistance programs to those who have been awarded a Fellowship. These financial assistance programs are intended to help with or cover the costs of traveling to and from MacDowell, as well as expenses which artists expect to incur while in residence, including rent and lost income.

Artists may apply for financial aid stipends and travel grants only if they are awarded a MacDowell Fellowship; stipends are awarded based on demonstrated financial need. Applications for assistance, which are made available as part of the confirmation of acceptance to MacDowell, are kept confidential. Financial assistance funds are disbursed during or shortly after a residency. Artists of all disciplines are eligible to apply.

FALL 2020 UPDATE: The stipend application process for the Fall 2020 season has been modified to expedite the review and approval of grants. Please note that the deadline for submitting stipend applications will correspond with the due date of confirmation forms - tentatively October 9th. More information about our financial assistance can be found here.

Stipends

Through the generosity of several foundations and individuals — including The Calderwood Charitable Foundation, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, The Leon Levy Foundation, The Lesher Fund for Composers, The Marsyas Fund, and The Rona Jaffe Foundation — need-based stipends are available to artists who would not otherwise be able to afford the time away that a Fellowship requires.

Stipends may be used to cover rent, utilities, childcare, and other expenses that accrue during a residency. They may also be directed toward equipment costs and to replace lost income.

Travel Grants

With the support of two foundations, we are able to offer travel reimbursement grants to defray the cost of domestic and international travel to and from New Hampshire. Domestic travel grants are provided by The MacArthur Transportation Fund; international travel grants are provided by The David and Rosamond Putnam Transportation Fund. Artists apply for travel grants by filling out a brief form itemizing travel costs and attaching all receipts.

The Calderwood Fund for Project Grants to Journalism Fellows

Nonfiction writers engaged in long-form journalism projects are eligible to apply for small project grants through a fund endowed by the Calderwood Charitable Foundation. Project grants of up to $2500 are awarded based on financial need, the scope of your project, and availability of funds, as well as having been awarded a MacDowell Fellowship under the Literature category. These grants are intended as reimbursement for expenses already incurred and as support for the long-form project(s) worked on while at MacDowell.

Named Fellowships

MacDowell offers Fellowships covering the cost of a residency to all accepted artists. Named Fellowships have been established to recognize the generous funding from specific donors to support a particular field of work or honor an individual. There is no special application process for Named Fellowships; all artists accepted for residencies are considered for these designations. For more information on Named Fellowships, please visit our Ways to Give page.

Ayuda Financiera

La beca artística de MacDowell le ofrece la oportunidad a todo artista con talento de disfrutar los ofrecimientos de la residencia de MacDowell, por lo tanto, es gratuita. Con tal de ofrecer completa accesibilidad a esta experiencia única a la comunidad en grande, MacDowell adicionalmente ofrece ayuda financiera para todos aquellos a quienes se les otorgue la beca. Estos programas de ayuda financiera se aplicaran para ayudar con los gastos de viaje redondo, al igual que con los gastos que sean necesarios tal como ayuda con la renta y por falta de ingreso.

Solo los artistas becados, es decir, aceptados a la residencia MacDowell, podrán aplicar para recibir estipendios y subsidios. La solicitud para ayuda financiera, la cual se hará disponible como parte del recibo de aceptación, será estrictamente confidencial. Las cantidades de los estipendios y subsidios se repartirán durante o poco después de la residencia. Son elegibles los artistas de toda disciplina.

Estipendios

Gracias a la generosa ayuda de varias fundaciones e individuales—incluyendo The Calderwood Charitable Foundation, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Mrs. Giles Withing Foundation The Leon Levy Foundation, The Lesher Fund for Composers, The Marsyas Fund, y The Rona Jaffe Foundation—los estipendios basados en necesidad se harán disponibles a los artistas que de otra manera no se les sea posible permitirse el lujo de darse el tiempo libre que requiere la residencia.

Los estipendios pueden ser utilizados para ayudar con la renta, gastos del hogar, niñera/os, y cualquier otro gasto que pueda surgir durante la residencia. De igual manera, el dinero se puede usar para la compra de materiales y para ayudar con la falta de ingreso.

Subsidios

Gracias al apoyo de dos fundaciones, podemos reembolsar sus gastos de viaje redondo domestico o internacional a New Hamspshire. Los subsidios para viajes domésticos se realizan gracias a The MacArthur Transportation Fund; los subsidios para viajes internacionales se realizan gracias a The David and Rosamond Putnam Transportation Fund. Los artistas pueden solicitar estos subsidios al llenar una forma detallando sus gastos de viaje, junto con todos los recibos.

Beca Para Proyectos Periodísticos de La Fundación Calderwood

Son elegibles para esta beca los escritores ejerciendo en proyectos periodísticos de largo plazo, y es financiada por la Calderwood Charitable Foundation. Las becas para proyectos del periodismo son de hasta $2,500 USD y se galardonan de acuerdo a la necesidad de ayuda financiera, la esfera de acción del proyecto, y la disponibilidad de fondos, e igualmente depende del ser aceptado al MacDowell bajo la disciplina artística de literatura.

Becas Nombradas

MacDowell ofrece becas que cubren el costo de la residencia a todo artista que es aceptado. Las Becas Nombradas han sido establecidas para reconocer la generosa contribución de donadores específicos cuyos apoyan a ciertas disciplinas artísticas en especifico o apoyan basado en darle reconocimiento a un individuo. No existe aplicación adicional para recibir una Beca Nombrada; todo artista aceptado a la residencia son considerados para esta beca. Para mas información sobre las Becas Nombradas, por favor visite nuestra pagina vía el vinculo Maneras de Dar.

Fall 2021

Deadline: Apr 15, 2021

Residencies:
Oct 1, 2021 – Jan 31, 2022

Accepting Applications:
Feb 15 – Apr 15, 2021

Winter/Spring 2022

Deadline: Sep 15, 2021

Residencies:
Feb 1 – May 31, 2022

Accepting Applications:
Jul 15 – Sep 15, 2021

Summer 2022

Deadline: Jan 15, 2022

Residencies:
Jun 1 – Sep 30, 2022

Accepting Applications:
Oct 15, 2021 – Jan 15, 2022