MacDowell Colony (NH), International Call for Applicants: Residencies 2019 – 2020

MacDowell Colony (NH), International Call for Applicants: Residencies 2019 – 2020

Application Periods and Deadlines:

Summer 2020 Residency
Residency Dates: June 1st – Sept 30th, 2020
Deadline: January 15th, 2020

Fall 2019 Residency
Residency Dates: October 1st, 2019 – January 31st, 2020
Deadline: April 15th, 2019

Winter/Spring 2020
Residencies: February 1st – May 31st, 2020
Deadline: Sept. 15th, 2019

The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees. MacDowell Fellows are selected by our admissions panels, which are comprised of a revolving group of distinguished professionals in each artistic discipline who serve anonymously for three years.

Eligibility: The Colony accepts applications from artists working in the following disciplines: Architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence, which the Colony defines in a pluralistic and inclusive way. MacDowell encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and welcomes artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice and investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns. To that end, emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply. Applicants who are in a degree program as of the date of application are ineligible for a residency and therefore cannot apply. Doctoral candidates who have finished all coursework may apply.

MacDowell is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical ability or disability. The Colony offers barrier-free access in its main buildings and some studios. There are no medical facilities or medical personnel on site. MacDowell is situated in a rural area with limited access to medical care facilities. We strongly suggest that applicants with special medical needs contact the Resident Director before applying.

Application Periods and Deadlines: Artists may apply only once every 24 months. MacDowell will only accept applications for the next deadline. Please refer to the applications dates for application time periods.

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The MacDowell Colony is located in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire, where a striking natural environment and robust cultural scene combine to provide a wealth of options for residents and visitors alike.

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