By investing $13 million in MacDowell’s residency program and facilities, The Campaign for the Second Century will greatly enhance the Colony’s ability to support artists in their creative pursuits. Exciting projects include a transformation of the Colony’s library and extensive Fellowship endowment. Through unprecedented support, artists, patrons, and friends have helped secure the future of creative freedom at MacDowell.
Especially for young, unknown artists, a sojourn in this paradise of time and space can change the world, can inspire volumes of courage where resignation would otherwise take place. I returned to my usual urban life with a widened heart and a belief that nothing is impossible now. Anna Schuleit, Interdisciplinary, MacDowell Fellow
It is difficult to overestimate the value of the uninterrupted meditative thought that can happen here. The time to think sharpened my work and galvanized my purpose for when I leave. This will certainly mean future efforts will bear more fruit. Jason Van Nest, Architecture, MacDowell Fellow