Operating on the property of the late Edward MacDowell, arguably America’s first great composer, the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, nurtures the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.
To advance this mission, the colony is accepting applications from emerging and established artists for its summer fellowship program in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theater, and visual arts. The fellowship includes exclusive use of a private studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for a period of two to eight weeks.
There are no residency fees, and travel grants as well as need-based stipends are available (though artists are generally responsible for the cost of travel to and from the colony).
The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence, which is defined in a pluralistic and inclusive way. The colony encourages applications from artists representing a range of perspectives and demographics. Individuals enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs as of the date of application are ineligible for a fellowship.
Deadline: Jan 15, 2020
Residencies: Jun 1 – Sep 30, 2020
Accepting Applications: Oct 15, 2019 – Jan 15, 2020
Deadline: Apr 15, 2020
Residencies: Oct 1, 2020 – Jan 31, 2021
Accepting Applications: Feb 15 – Apr 15, 2020
Deadline: Sep 15, 2020
Residencies: Feb 1 – May 31, 2021
Accepting Applications: Jul 15 – Sep 15, 2020
See the MacDowell Colony website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and a list of current fellows.