More than 8,000 artists have been awarded fellowships to the Colony. 300 artists 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

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

Frank Carlberg

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

Dominic Finocchiaro

Discipline Theater, playwright
Region Brooklyn, NY
At MacDowell 2017, 2019

Michelle Bowdler

Discipline Writer, nonfiction
Region Massachusetts
At MacDowell 2019

Andrew Martin

Discipline Writer, fiction
Region Massachusetts
At MacDowell 2019

Joshua Shenk

Discipline Writer, nonfiction
Region Las Vegas, NV
At MacDowell 2001, 2012, 2015, 2019

Anthony Wilson

Discipline Music Composition
Region Los Angeles, CA
At MacDowell 2019
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