Emerging and established artists may apply in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. If you do not see your specific sub discipline represented below, do not think you are excluded. Please contact us with any questions. In all our operations, we aim to be inclusive, not exclusive.

At MacDowell this discipline encompasses structural and landscape architecture, whether an architect is working on a design or text project.

Fellowships extend to animators, documentary makers, experimental filmmakers, feature filmmakers, and screenwriters.

This discipline encompasses performance art, sound art, movement, choreography, and new media installation.

Writers of novels, short story, graphic writing, journalism, essays, biography, creative nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and translation into English are accepted.

All types of composition in all musical styles are considered at MacDowell from hip hop to classical, and from post-modern jazz to electronica.

The theatre arts include performance artists, playwrights, librettists, devised theatre artists, and composers of musical theatre.

In this wide-ranging discipline, makers of three-dimensional and two-dimensional art are considered from photographers and printmakers to sculptors and creators of large-scale installation as well as everything in between.