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MacDowell Stands with the Asian and Pacific Islander Community
A message from our executive director on behalf of the MacDowell community condemning all acts of hate and violence against Asians and Pacific Islanders, especially against AAPI women.Read the message
Why MacDowell NOW?
In January of 2020 we introduced a new series of essays written by our Fellows, intended to interrogate the transcendent relevancy of the American artist residency at this particular moment in time. You can access them here.Enjoy the essays
Latest News + Events
Televised 2021 Medal Day with Composer-Performer Rosanne Cash will feature author Kurt Andersen, who will introduce the 61st Edward MacDowell Medalist, a performance with Cash and a musical guest, a one-on-one interview with New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, and an intimate tour of open studios .Read more
Reflections on Shitty Performance Art, Crisis, and Isolating Ourselves Intentionally After Isolating Unintentionally
A coordinated, wide-ranging focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA) began in earnest in spring of 2019. Through this work, we are committed to building more compassionate ways to communicate with and understand each other while deepening our commitment to MacDowell’s mission, our Fellows, all artists, and the non-profit community.Read more
The third installment of our series presenting Fellows' “art of redress” as conceived by Madam Chairman of the MacDowell Board Nell Painter presents a wide variety of views into the issues critical to our society's success. While we are hopeful for the future, the need for systemic change continues to call us to make a space to present art made in protest of previous and current injustices.Read more
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Find out who has gone through our community and how their artistic dreams and passion are being fulfilled.Browse Artists
The writers, visual artists, composers, filmmakers, playwrights, interdisciplinary artists, and architects who have attended MacDowell have won:
Medals for the Arts
A house of dreams untold – It looks out over the whispering treetops and faces the setting sun.
- Edward A. MacDowell
Our next application deadline is January 15, 2022 for summer 2022 residencies. The application period will open on October 15, 2021.Apply
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