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The MacDowell Colony Awarded $1 Million Grant From The Kresge Foundation

Funds to go toward enhancing and maintaining MacDowell’s facilities Peterborough, NH -- June 29, 2011 -- The MacDowell Colony, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit artist residency programs, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to receive a $1 million grant from the Kresge Foundation’s Facilities and Building Reserve…
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Legendary Playwright Edward Albee to Receive 2011 Edward MacDowell Medal

Albee will be on hand to accept the award at The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, on Sunday, August 14th. Peterborough, NH -- April 12, 2011 -- The MacDowell Colony, one of the nation’s leading artist residency programs, will present its 52nd Edward MacDowell Medal to renowned playwright Edward…
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Filmmaker Natalia Almada Receives Fledgling Fund Fellowship

Fellowship is the first designated exclusively to support documentary filmmakers at MacDowell. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 7, 2011 – The Fledgling Fund Fellowship at The MacDowell Colony has been awarded to documentary filmmaker Natalia Almada for her new work examining the ongoing drug violence in Mexico. Supported by a $10,000 grant…
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Author Michael Chabon Elected Chairman of The MacDowell Colony Board of Directors

Robert MacNeil retires from the board after serving as chairman since 1993. Peterborough, NH – Dec. 6, 2010 – The MacDowell Colony, the nation’s oldest and leading artist residency program, is pleased to announce the election of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon as the new chairman of MacDowell’s board of directors. A…
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ASCAP Foundation Supports Fellowship for Composers at The MacDowell Colony

Yotam Haber named first recipient of The ASCAP Foundation Composer Fellowship. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- May 14, 2010 -- The MacDowell Colony, the nation’s leading artist residency program, and The ASCAP Foundation are pleased to announce Yotam Haber as the recipient of the first ASCAP Foundation Composer Fellowship. Funded by…
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The MacDowell Colony Announces $13 Million Capital Campaign

Campaign for the Second Century to realize a new library center and unprecedented funding for Fellowship and stipend awards to artists. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- August 19, 2010 -- During a speech given at MacDowell’s Medal Day celebration on Sunday, August 15th, Robert MacNeil, chairman of the Colony’s board of…
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The MacDowell Colony Announces Fledgling Fund Fellowship for Documentary Filmmakers

Grant to provide a residency for filmmakers working on socially engaged film projects. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 14, 2010 -- The Fledgling Fund has established a new Fellowship at MacDowell to provide a residency for filmmakers engaged in documentary work that explores critical social issues. Supported by a $10,000 grant…
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Chairman Robert MacNeil and President Carter Wiseman to Retire from MacDowell Leadership

Susan Davenport Austin named as president-elect. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 15, 2010 – The MacDowell Colony, the nation’s leading artist residency program, has announced that Chairman Robert MacNeil and President Carter Wiseman will step down from their leadership posts in 2010. Media executive Susan Davenport Austin will succeed Wiseman in May…
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Legendary Jazz Composer Sonny Rollins Named 2010 Edward MacDowell Medalist

The award will be presented to Rollins in a public ceremony at the Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, on Sunday, August 15th. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 1, 2010 -- The MacDowell Colony, the nation’s leading artist residency program, will present its 51st Edward MacDowell Medal to jazz composer Sonny…
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