Residencies: October 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019
February 15 - April 15, 2018
Residencies: Feb 1 – May 31, 2019
July 15 – September 15, 2018
Residencies: June 1 – Sept 30, 2019
Oct 15, 2018 – January 15, 2019
As media resources continue to shift to free content and fast news, The MacDowell Colony is doubling its fellowship support for writers engaged in deep reporting and complex journalism. By giving more journalists residencies and the possibility of exchanges in a multidisciplinary artistic community, we are helping them sustain their careers and plow new ground for quality reporting that can change the way we see the world.
The Art of Journalism is advancing MacDowell’s legacy of supporting some of the finest voices in non-fiction, from the essays of James Baldwin to Frances Fitzgerald’s investigations into the Vietnam War. More recently, journalists such as Sheri Fink, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Nicholas Dawidoff, William Finnegan, and Adrian Nicole LeBlanc have worked at the Colony early in their careers.
There is not a separate application for this initiative. Journalists interested in applying should select the literature program and choose the nonfiction category. Please note long-form journalism on the project summary question on the application. For more information about the application process visit our Application FAQs or Apply here.
Read Shane Bauer’s latest reporting on private prisons in Mother Jones here.
For more information about the program, read about the Art of Journalism Initiative.
To help support this important work, find out how you can contribute.
With the Art of Journalism Initiative, MacDowell is reaching deeper into the nonfiction community by forming relationships with magazines, publishers, media companies, and journalism schools. We envision that in three years, the Initiative will have helped bring more than 50 written works into the world—and more than 100 by 2020, reaching many millions of readers and strengthening journalists’ capacity to make future works and advance their careers. The goal is to invest $4.5 million in helping today’s groundbreaking writers develop their best work. The Calderwood Charitable Foundation has committed a lead gift of $1.5 million, including a $1 million challenge grant to endow 10 new journalism fellowships. As always, our fellowships will be awarded