A Year of Art 2013-2014

Investing in Creativity

Your annual support of MacDowell has an impact that resonates beyond Peterborough, NH far and wide to the major centers and far corners of the art world. A gift to MacDowell helps to support:

  • Architects, composers, filmmakers, interdisciplinary artists, theatre artists, visual artists, and writers of diverse backgrounds and practices
  • Fellowships covering all residency costs, including uninterrupted time in a private studio, all meals and accommodations, and multidisciplinary exchanges with other artists
  • An ideal setting for the creative process 32 studios, eight commons buildings, and four miles of roads on 450 acres of pristine New Hampshire woodlands
  • Residencies for about 300 artists per year at all career stages, including two-thirds who are emerging artists
  • More than $120,000 in financial aid awarded annually in the form of stipends and travel grants
  • 26,000 meals for artists annually with picnic lunches delivered to studios to minimize workday interruptions for artists
  • More than 37,000 connections in schools, community spaces, and partner venues since 2005, plus the annual Medal Day celebration which opens the artists’ studios to some 2,000 members of the public
  • A legacy of artistic success, including 760 Guggenheims, 99 Rome Prizes, 77 Pulitzer Prizes, 29 National Book Awards, 25 MacArthurs, 8 Academy, 8 Grammy, 8 National Medals for the Arts, numerous Tonys, and many more accolades than we can list here.

Become part of the process, and make a gift today to keep creativity alive at MacDowell! And feel free to contact us at 212-535-9690 or via e-mail with your ideas for supporting artists.

MacDowell Clubs and Fraternal Organizations
MacDowell also maintains several historic partnerships with a national network of MacDowell clubs and arts-based fraternal organizations. Gifts from these organizations provide annual contributions for Fellowships, studio maintenance, and/or general operating support. Two of these organizations have committed significant resources to renovate the studios they support. The Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity, which in 1927 helped build Delta Omicron Studio at the Colony, raised funds for Delta Omicron Studio’s renovation. Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies has awarded the Colony a grant toward the renovation of Pan’s Cottage, the residence hall that it helped build in 1927.

Tax Status

The MacDowell Colony is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit corporation founded in 1907 under the laws of the state of New York “to promote the arts.” The Internal Revenue Service has certified that The MacDowell Colony is an organization described in Code Section 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code as revised in 1969, and not a private foundation as defined in Section 509(a). Consequently, all gifts and bequests to the Colony are fully deductible for income and estate tax purposes. A copy of the Colony’s most recent audited financial statement is available here. The Colony also files an informational tax return (IRS 990) available online through GuideStar.