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Why MacDowell Now? On lockdown, wood pigeons, and grounding ourselves in the natural rhythms of creativity.

August 14, 2020

When Scotland went into COVID-19 lockdown on March 23, 2020 – a date now permanently emblazoned…
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Virtual MacDowell “Residency” to Kick Off in August

July 28, 2020

Virtual MacDowell: Connection through Conversation will begin with eight artists whose residencies were cancelled as…
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Why MacDowell NOW? It Has Space to Forge a New National Vision

July 27, 2020

MacDowell Has Space to Forge a New National Vision Today is June 10, 2020 – a day…
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MacDowell Removes “Colony” from Name

July 7, 2020

Board of Directors of 113-year-old artist residency program votes unanimously to remove terminology with oppressive…
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A Challenge In Three Acts and Contingent Contingencies

May 20, 2020

Dear Friends, We are taking a brief hiatus from our series of bi-monthly essays, penned by…
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Composer/Performer Rosanne Cash to Receive MacDowell Medal, Celebration Postponed to August 2021

May 18, 2020

MacDowell plans virtual salons and concerts over next few months to highlight more than a…
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Why MacDowell NOW?

April 2, 2020

Letter from the Director: In COVID Times In our first 2020 MacDowell Newsletter, published in January…
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Why MacDowell NOW? Whitman, Melville, the Virus

April 2, 2020

Whitman, Melville, the Virus Decades ago, someone said in a literature seminar I attended that while…
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Financial Aid at MacDowell: Investing in Artists So They Can Invest in Their Art

March 23, 2020

Since I started working for The MacDowell Colony, my favorite part of the job has…
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MacDowell: We Are Here -- COVID-19 Resources

March 19, 2020

Hey, MacDowell Fellows: Interested in virtual gatherings with other Fellows from your time at MacDowell?…
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MacDowell Announces Temporary COVID-19 Closure

March 13, 2020

Artists-in-residence will be assisted with early departures; no new Fellows to arrive until danger of…
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"Tonal Conversations" Collaboration Sparked at MacDowell is Just the Beginning

March 4, 2020

While in residence at The MacDowell Colony in the winter of 2017, artists Anne Beal…
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MacDowell Presents: Composers Aruán Ortiz and João Luiz – From Contemporary Chamber Music to Avant-Garde Jazz

March 2, 2020

An evening of performances and discussion with a multilayered look into the musical influences and…
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MacDowell - Urban Word Present Evening of Afro-Latinx Poetry

February 11, 2020

This Afro-Latinx Poetry Salon pairs literary figures with teen poets as part of yearlong series…
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Best-selling Author and Visual Artist Nell Painter Appointed Chair of MacDowell Colony Board of Directors

January 22, 2020

The award-winning author takes over for novelist Michael Chabon. Nell Painter, the author of The New…
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