Open Call

MacDowell Colony Application Deadline - September 15th for Winter Spring 2019 Residencies

The MacDowell Colony

With Funding
Peterborough, United States


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

Number of Participants

Between 25-30 individual artists are in residence at one time. Small collaborative teams of up to 3 people may apply to come together. Individual studios are designated for each participant.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


February 01, 2019 - May 31, 2019


  • $1,000.00 travel budget
  • $1,000.00 stipend (one-time)


  • $30.00 application fee


Darkroom, Desk Space, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Library, Print Shop


Cabin, Live/Work, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


Breakfast, Chef on Site, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Group Dinners, Open Studios, Picnic Baskets, Readings, Retreat, Self-Directed


Animation, Architecture, Ballet, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Choreography, Cinematography, Composers, Conceptual Art, Dance, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Opera, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Puppeteers, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Theatre, Video Art, Visual Arts



Program Description

The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for two weeks to two months. There is no cost for a Fellowship; however, artists are responsible for materials and travel expenses. In order to open the residency experience to a wider population of artists, MacDowell offers two financial assistance programs to those who have been awarded a Fellowship. Through the generosity of several foundations and individuals need-based stipends are available to artists who would not otherwise be able to afford the time away that a Fellowship requires. Additionally, travel reimbursement grants are available to defray the cost of domestic and international travel to and from New Hampshire.

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