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Founded 1907
Peterborough, United States


MacDowell is the nation’s leading artist colony. The mission of MacDowell is to nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence, which MacDowell defines in a pluralistic and inclusive way. We encourage applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and who are investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns. We apply the same egalitarian standards for all those who serve MacDowell either in a staff, volunteer, or representative capacity.

Local Information

MacDowell is located in the Monadnock Region of Southern New Hampshire, in the town of Peterborough. It is a rural arts-minded community with a population of approximately 6500.

Network Affiliations

  • Res Artis
  • Alliance of Artist Communities

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