More than 8,400 artists have been awarded fellowships to the Colony, and more than 300 arrive each year. Get to know them.

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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Michelle Ellsworth

Discipline Interdisciplinary Artist
Region Boulder, CO
At MacDowell 2011, 2013, 2019

Alvaro Sarmiento

Discipline Film/Video, documentary
Region Peru
At MacDowell 2019

Martha Mooke

Discipline Music Composition
Region Nyack, NY
At MacDowell 2008, 2011, 2019

Aryn Kyle

Discipline Writer, fiction
Region New York
At MacDowell 2006, 2013, 2019

Sharon Mashihi

Discipline Interdisciplinary Artist
Region Queens, NY
At MacDowell 2019

Žibuoklė Martinaitytė

Discipline Music Composition
Region New York
At MacDowell 2009, 2011, 2019

Sarah Schulman

Discipline Writer, fiction
Region New York
At MacDowell 1986, 1988, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2007, 2014, 2019

Eileen Myles

Discipline Poet
Region New York
At MacDowell 1991, 1996, 2009, 2014, 2019

Jeff Sharlet

Discipline Writer, nonfiction
Region Vermont
At MacDowell 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2019

Fred Hersch

Discipline Music Composition
Region New York, NY
At MacDowell 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2019

Nancy Reisman

Discipline Writer, fiction
Region Nashville, TN
At MacDowell 2011, 2015, 2019

Frank Carlberg

Discipline Music Composition
Region New York
At MacDowell Summer 2015, Winter 2019

Patty Crane

Discipline Poet
Region Windsor, Massachusetts
At MacDowell 2011, 2019

Becca Albee

Discipline Visual artist, mixed media
Region Brooklyn, NY
At MacDowell 2011, 2019

Guinevere Turner

Discipline Film/Video, screenwriter
Region Los Angeles, CA
At MacDowell 2017, 2019
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