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MacDowell Fellowships Awarded to 74 Artists In Multiple Disciplines

PETERBOROUGH, N.H., JANUARY 11, 2017 -- The MacDowell Colony has awarded fellowships to 74 artists working in seven disciplines for upcoming residencies. The incoming group of MacDowell Fellows includes Academy Award-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, eight-time Grammy nominee and jazz composer Fred Hersch, and award-winning playwright Kia Corthron. They are part…
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Jessica Stern Brings a Deep Understanding of Violence to Her Next Investigative Project

Jessica Stern, a national expert in terrorism, trauma, and post-traumatic stress, who has written books about terrorism and has penned multiple articles about the subject for the likes of The New York Times, Politico, The Atlantic, the BBC, and Foreign Affairs, among other publications, was in residence this past summer…
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NEA Grant Supports 10 MacDowell Artists from Diverse Backgrounds

When composer Travis Alford came to The MacDowell Colony for the first time last year, a number of life changes were complicating his work. He had recently finished his Ph.D., and he had moved from Boston to rural North Carolina for his academic career. On top of that, he was…
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MacDowell Awards Charlotte Sheedy Fellowship to Cathleen Bailey

NEW YORK, April 26, 2016 – Writer Cathleen Richardson Bailey has been named the first recipient of the Charlotte Sheedy Fellowship at The MacDowell Colony. Bailey is a poet, writer, curator, and visual artist. She received an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine at Stonecoast, and her stories…
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68 Artists in Varied Disciplines Awarded Fellowships

PETERBOROUGH, N.H., JANUARY 4, 2016 -- The MacDowell Colony named sixty-eight artists who have been awarded fellowships at the nation’s first artist residency program and leading contemporary arts center for the late winter and early spring 2016 season. These highly competitive fellowships, each with an average value of $10,000, are…
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Architects of MacDowell Library Will Design Obama Presidential Library

PETERBOROUGH, N.H., JULY 11, 2016 -- President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have chosen the architects of The MacDowell Colony’s Savidge Library expansion to design the Barack Obama Presidential Library in Chicago. The Obamas, who spent months reviewing proposals and looking at plans, announced last week they had tapped…
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New Funding: Middle Eastern Artists, Artists with Children, and Oregon Visual Artists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Nov. 16, 2016 -- The MacDowell Colony is proud to announce new partnerships with ArteEast and the SustainableArts Foundation, as well as a new grant from the Ford Family Foundation for 2016. ArteEast will fund travel and Fellowship costs for an artist from the Middle East…
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Michael Chabon Reflects On This Hard American Dream

Transcript: Medal Day welcome address at The MacDowell Colony on August 14, 2016. Watch the speech here. As a boy in the days of Vietnam and Watergate I considered myself a patriot—anti-war, anti-Nixon, but a patriot—and I believed in the American Dream. I don’t know exactly how I would have defined the word “patriot”…
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MacDowell and Schelling Studio: 110 Years of Working Artists

For the Colony’s first three summers, sculptor Helen Mears and writer Mary Mears each worked in what was then known as Bark Studio. Named for the hemlock shingles cladding its exterior, the studio was built under Marian MacDowell’s watchful eye and completed in the year of her husband’s death (1908)…
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