By supporting artists at MacDowell, you become part of the creative process and help make the world a better place through art.

Friends and 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.

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Fellowships & Stipends

Annual, Named, and Endowed Fellowship gifts have a significant impact on the lives and careers of artists by fully funding their residencies at MacDowell. They are crucial in enabling the organization to provide an average of 300 residencies a year at no cost to artists.

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Bequests and Planned Gifts

Bequests and Planned Gifts are provisions made in wills and/or as part of a donor’s financial planning, in which donors set aside portions their estates to MacDowell. This commitment allows donors to make significant contributions that may not be possible during their lifetimes.

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Stock, Tribute & In-Kind Gifts

Gifts of stock are an excellent way to maximize the benefit of a contribution to MacDowell. To the extent provided by law, the donation is fully tax-deductible at the total appreciated value of the stock at the time of the transfer.

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Corporate Partnerships

Contributions from corporations and businesses provide critical support to MacDowell and its efforts to nurture creativity among artists of the highest talent and promise. The organization works closely with global and local business leaders who recognize the value of financing creativity.

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Our Commitment to Our Patrons

MacDowell will not sell, share or trade our donors' names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.


To make a gift by mail, send your check made out to
MacDowell to 100 High Street, Peterborough, NH 03458.
To make a gift by phone, call (603) 924-3886. Thank you for your support!

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