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Writer Jacqueline Woodson outside her studio.
Writer Jacqueline Woodson outside her studio.

Press Releases

To read about recent and past news from the Colony, please click on the press release links below.

Director Peter Sellers to Introduce Toni Morrison to Medal Day Crowd August 14, 7/16

Architects of MacDowell Library Will Design Obama Presidential Library, 7/16

MacDowell Awards Charlotte Sheedy Fellowship to Cathleen Bailey, 4/16

Toni Morrison to Receive 2016 Edward MacDowell Medal, 4/16

New Solar Array Generates 75% of Colony’s Electricity, 1/16

68 Artists in Varied Disciplines Awarded Fellowships, 1/16

Arts Grant Awarded to MacDowell for First-Time Residencies, 12/15

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Martin Scorsese, and Michael Chabon in Conversation December 7, 11/15

MacDowell Colony Honors Distinguished Editor John. S. Carroll with Journalism Fellowship, 6/15

New Charlotte Sheedy Fellowship Reinforces Literary Diversity at MacDowell, 5/15

Gunther Schuller to Receive 2015 Edward MacDowell Award, 4/15

New Initiative Supports Writers Engaged in Long-form Journalism, 3/15

Betye Saar Named 2014 Edward MacDowell Medal Winner, 6/14

The MacDowell Colony Receives NEA Art Works Grant to Support Diversity and First-Time Residencies, 1/14

MacDowell Supports Voices of Change in the Middle East, 8/13

Library for the 21st Century at The MacDowell Colony Nears Completion, 3/13

Sondheim, Simon, and Chabon Discuss Creativity for Friends of MacDowell Colony, 12/13

Read about Medal Day 2013, 8/13

Stephen Sondheim Picked for 2013 Edward MacDowell Medal , 3/13

Photographer Nan Goldin Chosen as the 2012 MacDowell Medalist, 6/12

Heinz Endowments Offers Fellowships for Pittsburgh-area Artists at MacDowell, 4/12

MacDowell Awarded $1 Million Grant from The Kresge Foundation, 6/11

Heinz Endowments Offers Fellowships for Pittsburgh Artists, 6/11

Legendary Playwright Edward Albee to Receive the 2011 Edward MacDowell Medal, 4/11

Filmmaker Natalia Almada Receives Fledgling Fund Fellowship, 2/11

Acclaimed writer Michael Chabon Appointed Chairman of MacDowell’s Board of Directors, 12/10

2010 New Hampshire Benefit, A Short Evening: A Selection of Short Films by MacDowell Filmmakers, Announced, 9/10

Campaign for the Second Century Announced, 8/10

MacDowell Announces Fledgling Fund Fellowship for Documentary Filmmakers, 7/10

ASCAP Foundation Supports Fellowships for Composers, 5/10

Chairman and President to Retire from MacDowell Leadership; President-elect Named, 4/10

Sonny Rollins Named MacDowell Medalist, 3/10

New NEA Funding for MacDowell, 1/10

MacDowell in the Schools Brings Daylong Arts Program to Local High School, 11/09

Writer Eva Talmadge Named First Recipient of Rona Jaffe Fellowship, 6/09

Visual Artist Kiki Smith Named 50th MacDowell Medalist, 5/09

The MacDowell Colony Announces New Support For Filmmakers, 1/09

The MacDowell Colony Announces New Support for Women Writers, 9/08

New Hampshire Supreme Court Declares MacDowell a Charity, 3/08

Library of Congress Launches MacDowell Exhibit, 2/07

MacDowell Announces Centennial, 11/06

Edward MacDowell Inducted Into Classical Music Hall of Fame, 4/00

The MacDowell Colony Awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Clinton, 9/97