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The MacDowell Colony is a leading contemporary arts organization located in Peterborough, NH.
Since 1907, our mission has been to create a space where inspiration happens on a daily basis. We do that by providing essential support for emerging and established artists by bringing together diverse, multidisciplinary talent to exchange ideas and pursue creative work.Explore our history
The writers, visual artists, composers, filmmakers, playwrights, interdisciplinary artists, and architects who have attended MacDowell have won:
Medals for the Arts
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A house of dreams untold – It looks out over the whispering treetops and faces the setting sun.
- Edward A. MacDowell
Our next application deadline is Jan. 15, 2020 for summer 2020 residencies. The application period opens on October 15.Apply
The MacDowell Colony relies on the generosity of individuals and foundations
to provide vital support every year to more than 300 artists in seven disciplines.