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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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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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