Sponsored Fellowships

Aurora Masum-Javed worked in Mansfield Studio and her Fellowship was supported by The Rona Jaffe Foundation.

Gifts to underwrite Fellowships and to maintain studios and residency buildings are essential to help MacDowell continue its mission. With major gifts designated for Fellowships, we are able to continue our tradition of accepting artists solely on the basis of talent. Annual Fellowships are designated by the donor to help support one or more residencies in the year of the gift. Endowed and Honorary Fellowships, based on income from gifts held in MacDowell's endowment fund, provide support in perpetuity. MacDowell Fellows are selected for annual, endowed, and honorary Fellowships at the end of each calendar year, after their residencies are completed, by an internal committee. Artists and donors are notified early in the following year. Fellows do not apply for these Fellowships and the Fellowships do not impact MacDowell’s admissions process.

Facility grants, endowed or annual gifts, provide for the upkeep of studios and residential buildings. Financial awards provide stipends for travel and other reasons when hardships are identified.

Annual Fellowships

Annual Fellowships are contributions designated by the donor to help support one or more residencies in the year of the gift.

Endowed and Honorary Fellowships

These Fellowships, based on investment income from gifts held in the Colony’s endowment fund, provide support in perpetuity for one or more residencies each year.

Nadya Aisenberg Fellowship

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Benny Andrews Fellowship

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Milton and Sally Avery Fellowships

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Catherine Boettcher Fellowship

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Eleanor Briggs Fellowship

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Stanford Calderwood Fellowships

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Calderwood Fellowships for Journalism

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Sylvia Canfield Winn Fellowship

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Mary Carswell Fellowship

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Anne Cox Chambers Fellowship

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Margaret Lee Crofts Fellowship

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Nancy Decker Dougherty

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Jim and Ruth Ewing Fellowship

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Gerald Freund Fellowship

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Isabella Gardner Fellowship

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Wilder Green Fellowship

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John Hargraves and Nancy Newcomb Fellowships

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Josephine Mercy Heathcote Fellowship

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Ernest and Red Heller Fellowships

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Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship

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Kate and George Kendall Fellowships

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Lincoln Financial Fellowship

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MacDowell Poetry Fellowship

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Patricia and Jerre Mangione Fellowship

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Robert Maxwell Fellowship

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Nion McEvoy Fellowship

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Musa McKim Guston Fellowship

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The Katherine Min Fellowship

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Marian O. Naumburg Fellowship

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Evelyn Stefansson Nef Fellowship

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New Hampshire Committee Fellowship

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Robert and Stephanie Olmsted Fellowships

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Elodie Osborn Fellowship

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Philip Morris Company Fellowship

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Barbara and Thomas Putnam Fellowships

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Gardner and Vail Read Fellowship

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Bernardine Kielty Scherman Fellowship

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Frances and William Schuman Fellowship

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Arnold T. Schwab Fellowship

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Barbara and Andrew Senchak Fellowship

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Charlotte Sheedy Fellowship

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Norton Stevens Fellowship

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DeWittt Wallace/Readers Digest

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Thornton Wilder Fellowship

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Studio and Facility Grants

Studio and facility grants, whether endowed or annual gifts, help provide for the upkeep of studios and residence buildings.

Travel and Financial Awards

Gifts for travel and financial aid awards help remove barriers to taking part for around a third of MacDowell’s annual artists. The aid is used by MacDowell Fellows to cover travel costs, lost income, rent, utilities, and childcare.