In this era of fast news and free content, a new model of support is needed for journalists who dedicate their lives to telling complex stories that have the power to change our lives and make our society better. The Art of Journalism Initiative will strengthen The MacDowell Colony’s long support of groundbreaking voices in non-fiction like those of James Baldwin and Frances FitzGerald to Sheri Fink, William Finnegan, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Adrian Nicole Leblanc, and others who are publishing new work across a spectrum of different formats and publications. The goal of this initiative is to invest $4.5 million in fellowships and project grants for journalists, while helping to link a new network of publishers, non-profit newsrooms, and other key players in the journalism community to MacDowell’s artist community
If you believe in the benefits of quality journalism, please help us meet our goal of raising $1 million for journalism residencies. Every gift will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous $1 million grant from The Calderwood Charitable Foundation.