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Renowned Artist Kiki Smith To Receive 50th Edward MacDowell Medal On Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Colony grounds and artist studios are open to the public for the daylong festivities and celebration. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- May 8, 2009 – The MacDowell Colony, the nation’s leading artist residency program, will present its 50th Edward MacDowell Medal this year to visual artist Kiki Smith. The MacDowell Medal…
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Writer Eva Talmadge Named First Recipient of The Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship

MacDowell and The Rona Jaffe Foundation join together to advance opportunities for women writers. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 30, 2009 – The MacDowell Colony, the nation’s leading artist residency program, has announced the award of its first Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship to writer Eva Talmadge. Talmadge will spend three weeks at…
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MacDowell in the Schools Brings Arts Program to ConVal High School Students

MacDowell writer Adrian Nicole LeBlanc to lead classroom series on her award-winning book, Random Family. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Nov. 9, 2009 – On Friday, November 20th, The MacDowell Colony, the nation’s leading artist residency program, is partnering with ConVal High School in Peterborough to offer a unique educational opportunity for more…
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The NEA Increases Funding for First-Time Residencies at MacDowell

The $35,000 grant will support first-time residencies for 10 artists in 2010. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jan. 1, 2010 – The MacDowell Colony has received an Access to Artistic Excellence grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to provide Fellowships for 10 artists of all disciplines who will work at the…
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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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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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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 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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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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