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Carol Burnett to Join The “Art of Memoir” at MacDowell NYC

TV icon to join evening salon with authors Nell Painter and Amanda Stern on October 24 to discuss their memoirs.

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Charles Gaines was 60th Medalist

View videos and see a slideshow of Charles Gaines being presented with the 60th Edward MacDowell Medal at a free public event this past August by author and Chairman of the Board Michael Chabon.

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Katherine Min Fellowship

Help establish this endowed Fellowship with Katherine’s friends and family. Katherine, who was in residence eight times, was excited about the idea of a fellowship in her name to help bring Asian American writers to MacDowell.

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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.

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- Edward A. MacDowell


Our next application deadline is Jan. 15, 2020 for summer 2020 residencies. The application period opens on October 15.



The MacDowell Colony relies on the generosity of individuals and foundations
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