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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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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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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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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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Four New Members Bring a Range of Talent and Expertise to MacDowell Board of Directors

June 15, 2022

Unanimous election brings strengths in development and mission building to nation’s first artist residency program. MacDowell…
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Poetry Foundation Supports Sonia Sanchez Fellowship at MacDowell

June 9, 2022

Honor to coincide with novelist Walter Mosley introducing 2022 MacDowell Medalist Sonia Sanchez during free…
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Arrival of 65 Artists at MacDowell Marks Last of COVID-related Reschedules

May 26, 2022

Incoming group of artists working in seven disciplines will arrive from 19 states and eight…
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Sonia Sanchez, Poet, Lecturer, Activist for Peace and Racial Justice, Will Receive 2022 MacDowell Medal

March 7, 2022

Professor and international lecturer is a Langston Hughes Award and Robert Frost Medal winner and…
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MacDowell Decries Artistic Censorship

February 4, 2022

Freedom to Create has always been a touchstone of MacDowell’s core vision and values. We…
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