MacDowell is a leading contemporary arts organization that provides essential support for artists by bringing together diverse, multidisciplinary talent to exchange ideas and pursue creative work. The preeminent artist residency program in the country, we have a growing website audience and social reach, updated numbers for which can be found on our Fact Sheet.
That audience is an amalgam of art lovers, artists, and supporters of the arts who look to us for information about new work and its makers. New content posted to our website weekly is supported by a vital and far-reaching social media presence, monthly emailed news briefs, bi-annual newsletter, and an annual report.
Our Fellows have been awarded numerous Guggenheims and MacArthurs, and MacDowell-supported works have won win Pulitzers, National Book Awards, Tonys, Emmys, Oscars, and Grammys. Search our complete history and our index of Fellows. By convening artists from seven disciplines on our 450-acre wooded property, MacDowell provides the ideal blend of solitude and dynamic community for artists to share ideas, realize creative breakthroughs, and produce enduring works of art.
Please Note: MacDowell removed the word "colony" from its official name in July of 2020, and urges the press to avoid the term in future references to our organization.