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Arts Icon Yoko Ono Honored with Prestigious MacDowell Medal in Recognition of Work Across Disciplines

April 22, 2024

The artist, musician, and activist will be celebrated during a free outdoor public celebration on…
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Mellon Foundation Awards MacDowell with $600K Grant for Artist Support at its Renowned Residency Program

March 26, 2024

Award highlights common purpose between organizations as Mellon’s belief that arts are essential to human…
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155 Artists Awarded Prized Fellowships to Nation’s First Artist Residency Program this Spring-Summer

March 5, 2024

MacDowell has awarded the equivalent of more than $2.3 million in Fellowships to 155 artists…
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Fairfax Dorn, Co-Founder of Ballroom Marfa, to Be Honored with Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award

September 28, 2023

Award highlights Ballroom Marfa Artistic Director Fairfax Dorn’s commitment to the arts and its creators…
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154 Artists Awarded Esteemed MacDowell Fellowships from Second Largest Application Pool

September 12, 2023

An international group of 154 talented artists working in multiple disciplines have been awarded Fellowships…
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Providing Artists What They Need is a Simple and Pure Endeavor

August 2, 2023

Transcript: Board President Christine Fisher addresses the gathered at the July 23, 2023 Medal Day…
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A MacDowell Salute to Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman

July 31, 2023

Transcript: Resident Director David Macy explains the naming of Van Zorn Studio Thank you, Chi! This…
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Her Work Speaks Eloquently, Beautifully, of Histories We All Need to Face

July 31, 2023

Transcript: Madam Chairman of the Board and Fellow Nell Painter welcomes the crowd to Medal…
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Our True North: Providing the freedom to create with eyes, arms, and hearts open to a future of limitless possibility

July 31, 2023

Transcript: Executive Director Chiwoniso Kaitano addresses the crowd at her first Medal Day, July 23…
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Providing the Microphone for Many to Use Their Voices to Speak Truth to Power

July 31, 2023

Transcript: Author Jesse Wente introduces filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, the 63rd Edward MacDowell Medalist, on July…
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Thank You So Much for This Great, Great Honor

July 31, 2023

Transcript: Alanis Obomsawin Accepts the Edward MacDowell Medal on July 23, 2023 with a brief…
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MacDowell Names Christine Fisher President of the Board of Directors

June 2, 2023

In the footsteps of Marian MacDowell, women lead next phase of residency MacDowell has elected…
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63rd MacDowell Medal to be Awarded to Abenaki Filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin

April 3, 2023

Best-selling author Jesse Wente will introduce Medalist to crowd during free outdoor public celebration on…
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Eileen Ahearn, a Tribute

March 22, 2023

When Eileen Ahearn passed away at the age of 75 in January, many writers lost…
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Chiwoniso Kaitano Named MacDowell Executive Director with Charge to Deepen Access for All Artists

February 24, 2023

New Director to Focus on Expanding Sources of Support and Outreach. Chiwoniso “Chi” Kaitano will join…
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