Friends & Funding Fellowships

Funding Fellowships is at the heart of our community of arts supporters who believe that MacDowell is a place where artists can make brave new work. MacDowell supporters enjoy exclusive experiences within the arts; discover contemporary artists in intimate, curated programs; and gain insider access to art scenes around the world.

By funding Fellowships we sustain MacDowell as a national center with a global view of creativity and multidisciplinary dialogue. Anyone who supports a Fellowship annually at the following levels is eligible for a variety of experiences and invitations.

The Young Friends of MacDowell is a community of supporters under 45 years of age whose contributions support emerging artists and first-time residencies. Young Friends also enjoy art experiences across our seven disciplines, including access and interaction with artists in social settings.

Name a Fellowship: $25,000+

You will be invited to salon evenings and outings as well as being eligible for joining the Friends Trip, Medal Day weekend events, and a private visit to our grounds!

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Fund a Fellowship: $10,000+

You will be invited to salon evenings and outings as well eligible for joining the Friends Trip, and Medal Day weekend events!

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Fund One / Two Weeks: $2,500+ / $5,000+

You will be invited to salon evenings and outings, eligible for joining the Friends Trip, and Medal Day weekend events!

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Feed an artist during their stay: $500+

Under 45 years of age? Receive Young Friends Membership:
You will be invited to salon evenings, outings, and more!

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Signature Events

Friends have the option of directing their support as sponsors for MacDowell’s signature events, which celebrate the work of artists and raise critical operating support for MacDowell’s residency program:

National Benefit 2021

Writer, organizer, and educator Mahogany L. Browne will receive the second annual Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award on behalf of Urban Word – one of the oldest and most comprehensive youth literary arts organizations in the country – during MacDowell’s National Benefit to be held virtually December 7, 2021.

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MacDowell Downtown

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MacDowell Downtown events have been postponed until further notice* We hope to resume presentations as soon as is safe and practicable. These evenings are free to the public and hosted by MacDowell Fellows on the first Friday of the month from March to November in downtown Peterborough.

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Fellows Events

Find out where to experience Fellows' work anywhere on the planet. Our listing shows you where you can find the fruits of Fellow labor in film, literature, performance, architecture, theatre, visual art, music, and the interdisciplinary arts.

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