Academic Area

  • Humanities
  • Fine Arts


  • Art
  • Art History
  • Language Studies
  • Music
  • Theatre

Research Topics/Keywords

The MacDowall Colony offers residencies for writers, artists and composers. The mission of The MacDowell Colony 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 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 to The MacDowell Colony is artistic excellence. MacDowell defines excellence in a pluralistic and inclusive way, encouraging applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics.




New Hampshire

Application Deadline

Summer: March 15, Fall: June 15th, WInter/Spring: November 15th

Award Notification Date

2 months after applicable deadline

Award Period

Artists must apply once every 24 months.