Upcoming Events: MacDowell Downtown, Friday, September 1
2017 Edward MacDowell Medalist David Lynch couldn't be with us, so he sent us this most Lynchian of video greetings.
At MacDowell we believe that art makes the world a better place. We also believe that to create inspiring art, artists need a place that inspires them. At MacDowell we create a space where inspiration happens on a daily basis, so that artists can do the work of inspiring us to take a fresh look at the way we connect to the world and to each other.
About 300 artists in seven disciplines are awarded fellowships each year and the sole criterion for acceptance is talent. There are no residency fees and travel grants as well as need-based stipends are available to ensure the residency is open to the widest and most diverse community of artists possible.
News about the MacDowell Colony from November through April 2017, including new Fellow works, three Tonys, three Pulitzers, busy season for composers, four Fellows elected to American Academy of Arts and Letters, MacDowell Events, and our announcement of David Lynch as the 2017 Edward MacDowell Medalist.
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Filmmaker David Lynch will be honored with the 58th annual Edward MacDowell Medal on August 13, 2017 during our free public event in Peterborough, NH.
Read the announcement made at The National Benefit in NYC on May 1 about the New York office space and new Colony Board President Andy Senchak.
Curator, critic, and journalist Kristine McKenna will speak about the cinematic and cultural impact of 58th Edward MacDowell Medalist filmmaker David Lynch at our free public ceremony on Sunday, August 13 in Peterborough.
Dee Rees’s film adaptation of the novel Mudbound, a sweeping family epic by Hillary Jordan, scored big with audiences at the Sundance Film Festival and was picked up by Netflix.
This community of arts patrons are invested in the brave new work that artists create at The MacDowell Colony.
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Lena Dunham joined Michael Chabon at our last Chairman’s Evening. You can watch their exchange as well as other videos here.
The 2017 National Benefit earlier this month raised a whopping $600,000 for our program. You can watch the entire program of the evening here.
“Time expanded, thoughts were formed, matured, and came to fruition on the page. I haven’t been able to delve this deeply into my work in many years. This was a gift whose value can’t be measured.” — Irene Cheng, architect 2016
Fellows Meredith Monk, Dave Malloy, Peter Zuspan, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Eileen Myles, and Sarah Jones speak about the importance and value of a MacDowell Colony residency in this 3-minute film.