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Laurie Anderson, Margaret Atwood and Michael Chabon at MacDowell Chairman’s Evening

Don't miss this special night with multimedia artist Laurie Anderson, author and activist Margaret Atwood, and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and MacDowell Colony Chairman Michael Chabon at Glasshouse Chelsea on Monday, December 9, 2019.

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Explore Fellows' Events Worldwide

Wherever you may be, find MacDowell art in your vicinity, be it a concert, reading, film, installation, performance, lecture, or exhibit. Fellows events are updated here regularly.

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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.

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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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