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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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MacDowell Awards Spring-Summer Fellowships to 142 Artists

February 14, 2023

MacDowell will welcome 142 artists from 23 states, Washington, D.C., and 11 countries for spring…
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MacDowell and Institute of American Indian Arts Offer New Creative Writing Fellowship to MFAs

December 5, 2022

New Fellowship highlights MacDowell’s desire to support Indigenous voices and continue efforts to improve access…
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MacDowell Grants Residencies to 129 Artists as Program Returns to Full Capacity

September 14, 2022

Latest group of incoming artists will work in seven disciplines and arrive from 21 states…
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MacDowell’s Philip Himberg to Step Down, Having Fulfilled Charge to Spur Transition to Greater Access and Opportunity Among Artists

September 6, 2022

Executive Director’s three-and-a-half years highlighted by deep dive into diversity, equity, inclusion and access work…
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Frankenthaler Climate Initiative Grant Helps MacDowell Go Greener

September 1, 2022

With a new grant from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, MacDowell will eliminate the need to…
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Salman Rushdie Attack an Assault on All Artists and the Freedom to Create

August 17, 2022

Author Salman Rushdie (at far right above), who remains in serious condition after being stabbed…
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Susan Unterberg, Founder of Anonymous Was A Woman, Honored with Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award

August 15, 2022

Award highlights MacDowell Fellow and visual artist’s generous support of women-identifying artists and will be…
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Artist Residencies Are Essential to a Burning World

August 2, 2022

Zusha Elinson and I came to MacDowell in March 2022 to work on our manuscript…
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Let us Walk our Brightness as Brothers and Sisters on this Earth

July 29, 2022

Transcript: Sonia Sanchez on the importance of the arts, teaching, and respect for our fellow…
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Poet, Playwright, Songstress, Titan, Warrior, and Mother to Hope

July 29, 2022

Transcript: Introductory speaker, novelist, and MacDowell Fellow Walter Mosley introduces 62nd MacDowell Medalist Sonia Sanchez. Hello…
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Blazing Her Path on Freedom’s Legs

July 29, 2022

Transcript: Nell Painter Welcomes the Crowd Gathered to Honor 2022 MacDowell Medal Winner Sonia Sanchez. Hello…
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