DEADLINE: MacDowell Colony Fellowship

Event Date: 
April 15, 2021

The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH provides time and space for artists to work on creative projects. The Colony has expanded its support for journalists by providing additional residencies and project funding of up to $2,500 in addition to financial aid for accepted artists engaged in long-form journalism projects.

A MacDowell Fellowship consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations and three prepared meals a day for two weeks to two months. There are no residency fees. Artists are responsible for materials and travel expenses; financial assistance is available to artists in residence based on need.

MacDowell encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence.

Normally there are three application deadlines per year: January 15 for the Summer period (June 1 – September 30); April 15 suspended for the Fall period (October 1 – January 31); and September 15 for the Winter-Spring period (February 1 – May 31).

MacDowell has suspended the September 2020 and January 2021 application deadlines. Like many residency programs, MacDowell temporarily closed its program due to the corona virus pandemic. Upon reopening, MacDowell is committed to providing time and space to those artists whose residencies were cancelled or postponed due to our closure. We look forward to opening our doors and welcoming artists back to MacDowell in the coming months.

Next deadline: Apr 15, 2021 for the Fall period (Oct 1-Jan 31) (opens Feb 15, 2021)

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