Upcoming: MacDowell Downtown, Friday, October 6, Next Application Deadline: January 15
The MacDowell Colony has awarded fellowships to 67 artists from 21 states and five countries, working in seven disciplines. The fellowships are for upcoming autumn residencies at one of the nation’s leading contemporary arts programs. Read about the incoming group!
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.
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.
Watch Michael Chabon’s Humorous Closing and Intro of David Lynch’s Video Below:
Novelist Michael Chabon closes out the Medal Day ceremony and introduces the David Lynch acceptance with humor and humility.
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All of the things that help our work go deep—are more than just supporting individual artists. It’s a way of valuing the imagination, valuing creative thinking, at a time when we need it more than ever. I can’t imagine anything more important. Thank you for this gift! — Asa Horvitz, theatre/performance artist 2017
Read the transcript: MacDowell Chairman and novelist Michael Chabon moved the crowd on Medal Day with a humorous and moving address that shined a bright light on the truth of creativity.
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.
Novelist and MacDowell Colony Chairman of the Board Michael Chabon welcomes Medal Day visitors on August 13, 2017. Go to our Vimeo page to watch the entire ceremony.
The 2017 National Benefit in May 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.